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YouTube Guide: “Fraggle Rock” was actually pretty grim

All the mentions of death and dying in the classic kids' show Fraggle Rock, assembled in one depressing supercut.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 3, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 7:35 pm CDT

With more than 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. In YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Squigiman, “Of Fraggles & Death”

Look beyond the shenanigans, the silliness, and the musical numbers in Fraggle Rock and you’ll find things might not be so carefree. They mention thoughts of death and dying in almost every episode, which have been meticulously edited together into one supercut.

2) Bored Shorts, “Kid Snippets: ‘Cooking Show’ (Imagined by Kids)”

The kids now have their own cooking show, and they’re determined to make something delicious through the adults forced to act out their scenario. However, they can’t agree on what to put in their pancakes, and it ends up as a pile of mush.

3) Jack Vale, “The Happiest Farts On Earth!”

Jack Vale is known for his potty humor, and now he brought his speciality to the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland. Throughout the day he manages to disgust a number of unsuspecting tourists by farting on them.

4) Lamorner Brothers, “Black Rapunzel”

The prince travels across the land to rescue Rapunzel from her tower, but when he arrives her hair is nowhere near long enough to climb. He’s frustrated at the misinformation from the traditional fairy tale until a hair stylist comes in to help.

5) GnarlyTooth, “Darth Baby’s Lightsaber”

There’s a reason Jedi Knights aren’t supposed to have children. The prequel trilogy speaks on the danger of attachment, but just think about what sort of trouble your child can get into once he gets his hand on your Lightsaber.

Photo via Squigiman/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2013, 7:07 pm CDT