YMMV / Fraggle Rock

  • Anvilicious: One of the all-too-rare successful aversions!
  • Ear Worm
  • Fridge Brilliance: The Fraggles pull off Color-Coded for Your Convenience with unusual subtlety. Each Fraggle's palette reflects their personalities: Gobo's bright orange/purple draws the eye, Red's red/yellow displays her fiery persona, Mokey's blue/violet suggests her Closer to Earth tendencies and Boober's muted Green/Brown (with a few bright red accents) reflects his nerdiness. Wembley has only one color (pale yellow-green), yet it enriches the color palettes of each of the other characters, making Gobo's colors even more eye-catching, cooling Red's palette while warming Mokey's, and even making Boober's seem far less dour.
  • Fridge Horror:
    • In "Marooned", Red and Boober are trapped in a cave-in and running out of air. They both quickly recognize the symptoms of this. Suddenly, living underground doesn't seem quite so charming and carefree...
    • Here's another one, reprinted from the Muppet Wiki: "Wembley has such a bad bonkleberry allergy that the smell of bonkleberries makes him bonk, and touching one will cause him to lose consciousness. It is unknown what would happen if he ate one."
  • Fridge Logic:
    • The intro features more than one Mokey. The second verse of the theme song (the "doozer verse") features the Doozers singing and working while Mokey sits in the background watching them. Then the core five pops up to finish the verse. Mokey is, of course one of them, while another Mokey is still visible in the background. Technicalities aside (more than one muppet), how did she manage to be two places at once?
    • Several songs feature the Fraggles singing about things they wouldn't have heard of. One particularly glaring example would be "Catch the Tail by the Tiger", which features the line "A bird in need is a friend indeed" in its chorus. One season later, the Fraggles encounter a bird - which they immediately refer to as a "tree creature".
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Moe: Wembley. The other four main characters have their moments as well.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Terrible Tunnel. "Heidi!" ''"HOOOOOO-oooo!".
    • The Gorgs, to many a younger viewer. It doesn't help that one of them (Junior) grabs Gobo in the opening theme.
    • In "Marooned", Boober and Red get trapped in a rock slide. As the ceiling is slowly collapsing and threatening to crush them to death, the terrified Fraggles try to imagine what happens after they die. Not a good episode for the claustrophobic. Add to that the Fridge Horror involving both of them recognizing the symptoms of being trapped, and the fact that the spot where they were trapped gave off a hellish vibe. Aaaaaaand this all happened on Boober's birthday. A Birthday, Not a Break indeed.
  • One True Pairing: Red and Gobo for a number of Deviantart and Tumblr users. (In-series, the later episodes occasionally have subtle hints that Mokey and Gobo might have feelings for each other, but this remains unexplored.)
  • Padding: When ABC Family ran the Christmas Episode in 2015, they extended it to 45 minutes(!) and filled the remaining space with extra commercials.
  • Periphery Demographic: Indeed, many are the fans who like it even more as adults.
  • Special Effect Failure: In "We Love You Wembley" there is a scene in the Gorgs' garden where Junior runs toward Mokey and Wembley. The camera moves a little to the right but the Fraggles (who were filmed separately via bluescreen) stay in place perfectly. Especially jarring since the bluescreening in the rest of the series was impressive for its day.
  • Wangst: Gobo occasionally falls into this, mostly based on his status of de-facto leader of the gang. As early as the first season, he spends most of the Invisible Garboil episode in the depths of a Heroic B.S.O.D.!
    • This is even parodied in the second-season episode "Wembley and the Great Race", where Wembley has a Dream Sequence in which Gobo goes completely to pieces over losing a race.
  • The Woobie: All the main Fraggles have at least one Woobieish moment throughout the show.
  • Woolseyism: Several of the dubs, especially when it comes to the songs, get really creative with the lyrics and in some cases slightly changes the feel of the song.
    • Mokey's song "Why?" in the Norwegian dub is a prime example, becoming intricately more philosophical — where the original Mokey asks questions like "why do caterpillars crawl?" and "why is there a sky?", the Norwegian Mokey goes straight for the big questions: "What's the meaning of life? Where are we all going? Would people be more patient with the world if they knew it better?"
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