Sunday, August 08, 2004

Fraggle Rock on DVD

Knight Rider, Alf, and now Fraggle Rock... it's like they're putting our childhoods out on DVD all at once. Truth be told, I never watched the Fraggles all that much (we didn't get many channels when I was little, and I think that was one we were lacking), but the detailed review on makes me feel like I've missed out. I like this bit about the show's social commentary:
Back in Gobo and Wembley's room, Wembley reflects on his experience: "It didn't seem like I was a slave. I guess some slavery feels like freedom. I didn't notice what they were doing to me, until... well, until they tried to do it to you." Gobo comforts him: "Well, that's good, Wembley. Know who your friends are." And that's the end of the episode.

And you have to admit that that is pretty remarkable. A puppet show, for kids, and the pro-social message of the day is: "Some slavery feels like freedom." Now, as far as I recall, the take-home messages from other shows of the period were things like "Don't tell lies" and "Eat healthy food."
Hit Store USA seems to be the only place you can buy it online for now, or you can get notified by amazon when they start to carry it.
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