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YMMV / Fraggle Rock

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  • Anvilicious: One of the all-too-rare successful aversions!
  • Ear Worm
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show is much beloved in the nordic countries (or at least the first season, which the only one broadcast and dubbed in those areas), especially Norway to the point where it has its own fansite.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The theme for its Ear Worm qualities.
    • To a lesser extent, "Gee Gobo". In 2011 a viewer watching The Hub's rerun of a season 2 episode misheard this line as "Jigaboo", a (not often used) racial slur, and the ensuing complaint made headlinesnote . It was subject to much mockery and debate among Muppet fans.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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 BSoD!
    • 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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