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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by charlietheowl, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Really nerdy/obscure question here, but I was working on a fraggle fic and was trying to write a scene where Mokey fed Lanford and something popped into my mind: Exactly what would a creature like that eat? I know he's a plant, but I can't imagine that he could subside on just water. Did they ever show him eating in any of the episodes (I think he ate soap or something in Wonder Mountain) or does anybody have any creative suggestions? Bugs? Other, smaller plants? I'm perplexed here.
  2. Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Lanford is sessile, but he has a long enough stalk to give him some reach. And he certainly is well equipped to bite and capable of swallowing, showing that he does eat. It would make no sense for him to eat other plants, as he'd soon clear the area around himself and then starve. I'd guess night-blooming deathworts stay still, looking like unassuming buds, until something edible wanders into range, then strike like a snake.
  3. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    That makes sense. I could see those plants doing a sort of Venus flytrap routine when they're out in the wild. Guess Mokey'll have to find Lanford some poor thimble bugs for his breakfast then.
  4. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Lanford would eat whatever he wants. Hey can anyone see Lanford sining "FEED ME"from Little Shop of Horrors? I sure can!
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  5. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    You really don't want to mess around with him!
  6. Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I've always thought of Audrey II when I see Lanford. :dreamy:
  7. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    No way! It's all fun musical numbers until somebody gets eaten!
    It would be hard for the Fraggles to resist Audrey Two as they love music, but Boober would probably rescue them believing everything to be too good to be true!
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  8. bandit Well-Known Member

    lol Lanford does eat. He had 'yummy yummy' which is....Well who knows what! but it's what Gobo called it in the episode 'Wonder Mountain.' Some kind of mushy stuff for plants, I'm assuming. Anyway, he seemed to hate it. He ate the soap instead.

    THAT wasn't his most brilliant moment. But anyway, this fic has probably loonnnnnggg since been written. I just had to chime in.
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  9. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    My favorite moments are when Mokey fusses over him only to have him give Red and the others a hard time!
  10. bandit Well-Known Member

    Haha! He is so like a pet. My best friend's bird and I share a similar relationship. I can't even say his name without him flaring his wings and barring his beak...but with HER...its all kisses and head rubs. Uncanny. Difference is everybody hates her bird and she is fully aware of his attitude towards others.
    Lanford must be part cockatiel.
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  11. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I guess so!
  12. So, got me wondering about Muppetwiki would say about Lanford. Apparently he is a Night-Blooming Yellow-Leaved Deathwort:confused::smirk: the Dearthwort part frightens me a little lol :o
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  13. bandit Well-Known Member

    ...and not his vicious, bipolar personality? ! Hah!
  14. HAHA well of course that too, but thats what makes him so funny:laugh:
  15. bandit Well-Known Member

    Hah! Funny yes....but he sure makes a terrible pet. Everytime I get to thinking about it, I'm left wondering where the heck and how Mokey acquired him.
  16. Oh boy we could start a new thread questioning where one would acquire a Night-Blooming Yellow-Leaved Deathwort
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  17. bandit Well-Known Member

    Hahahah! I have a one word answer that would would get bleeped out. Hahaha!
    But seriously. Mokey's kind of dreamy and has always been one to accept all creatures great and small with open arms. STILL...how on earth do you come across a yellow leaved, night blooming DEATH wort?! And what then makes you go, "Hmmmm! Yes! I'll take you home with me." That's CRAZY!
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  18. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I figure Mokey saw him in bloom one day and thought, well isn't this pretty, and took him in despite warnings from all around her. She is so patient that I imagine Lanford took to her after awhile.
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  19. Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Mokey can see good in anything. She befriended Begoonie when all he deserved was a drop-kicking. She probably got on Lanford's good side, and is too kind to see his nasty, bitey side.

    I wonder if Mokey could even see good in Wander McMooch. That's probably one of those "irresistible force, immovable object" questions.
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  20. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    It's hard to say if Begoonie was always like that, or was that way because his "friends" left him.

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