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  • The series finale. The series itself, really; how many television producers create a new show with the intent of saving the world?
  • The series opens with the theme tune, leads quickly into "Hip Hip Hooray", then shortly thereafter into "Follow Me." The show averages over one song of pure awesome per episode.
    • The awesomeness of the music did not go unnoticed by the general public. The theme song made the UK Top 40, and the first LP record got a Grammy nomination.note 
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  • Gobo's song "Shine On, Shine On Me" at the end of the episode "The Day the Music Died." As the entire Rock goes dark and all the Fraggles fall asleep but Gobo, the scene is very eerie, and the viewer can feel Gobo's despair. He starts the song slowly and apprehensively, but hope begins to build as the light (the Ditzies) return and the other Fraggles start to wake and join in the rousing song.
  • In "A Tune for Two," Wembley refuses to accept that Cotterpin won't be allowed to sing with him in the Duet-a-Thon only because she's a Doozer. He finally tells Gillis that just because something is tradition doesn't make it right, and refuses to sing if Cotterpin can't. Gobo and the other Fraggles side with Wembley, forcing Gillis to allow Cotterpin to participate, otherwise there won't be a Duet-a-Thon at all. Cue one of the most awesome songs in the entire series run: "Children of Tomorrow," which gets everyone (including Junior Gorg and Sprocket) singing.
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  • Jim Henson delivers the central philosophy of his life through his character Cantus: "Everything is important. Either that, or nothing is. I prefer the former."
  • In one of the final episodes, Junior Gorg has spent the entire episode in the Fraggle world learning about the universe after freaking out about becoming king someday. Not only is he the first one to actually figure out all three levels of their co-dependent ecosystem, he then proceeds to go home to his Awesome Moment of Crowning and uses his first decree to immediately declare the universe can take care of itself and abolish the centuries-long useless monarchy while his blowhard father looks on and can't do a thing about it.
  • The 2020 Rock On relaunch, with the original main cast taking it upon themselves to provide new Fraggle material even as they're all quarantined during the Coronavirus pandemic, showing a level of creativity that Henson himself would absolutely be proud of to make a fully believable presentation as the Fraggles use a new piece of Doozer technology to talk to each other throughout different areas.


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