Mortality Is Real, The Fraggles Unfortunately Are Not

Jane Henson, Muppets co-creator and partner of Jim Henson, lost her battle with cancer yesterday. And, according to this supercut made by Squigiman (which coincidentally premiered on the eve of her death), the Fraggles totally saw it coming. In nearly all 96 episodes of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, Red and the gang discussed or alluded to death in some way. If this two-minute compilation isn’t enough of a mortality reminder for you, there’s also an 18-minute version. Carpe diem, y’all!

 

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    Jerry Juhl, head writer and creative producer for Fraggle Rock (among other things), has Fraggle figurines in his niche at the Columbarium, a place famous for residents with comfortable and humorous attitudes toward death. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11910323

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Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.

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