Fifth Day of Muppet Christmas: “The Bells of Fraggle Rock”

As much as I love this episode of Fraggle Rock–and I do–I nevertheless have some questions about it:

Why did Gobo assume that the “Great Bell” was something that he’d be able to carry back home?  Doesn’t “Great Bell” kind of imply something that’s large and heavy?

When Gobo and Wembley saw that the cave was bell-shaped on the map, why did it never occur to them that perhaps the cave is the Great Bell rather than simply containing the Great Bell?  That’s immediately where my mind went.

Whatever happened to the Weebabeast, anyway?  They introduce this whole implied mythos about the Weebabeast, and then we never hear about it again.  I feel cheated.

Why does everyone think that Cantus is so cryptic?  He makes perfect sense to me.

There will be motion in the stillness even as there is music in the silence.”  Translation: “Don’t worry; even if you freeze, you won’t die.”

We do the things we have to do when we have to do them; not sooner, not later.”  I’ve often found that to be true in my own life.  For example, part of the reason it took me four years of thinking about it before I started a Muppet blog was because I could never think of a good name for it.  (And then when I DID think of a good name, I forgot to Google it first, but still…)

He may be as determined as he is wrong…I admire that.”  There are soooooo many topical jokes I could make out of that, but I don’t really want to get into that right now.



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