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How did Matt lose his baloobius?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by fizzingsoda, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. fizzingsoda

    fizzingsoda Member

    (sorry if "baloobius" in the title is misspelled - i've never seen it written anywhere else but unofficial sources!)

    so we know for certain that matt does not have the tuft on the end of his tail.


    like that is very gone.
    however, when you watch the episodes where he is shown as a younger fraggle,


    it's there.
    we - i, maybe - know why it's gone (with reference to character design and symbolism, you can ask about that! I Love To Explain It), but do we know how he lost it?
    did it fall off? did it get detached? did it just grow out?
  2. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I think Sprocket bit it off.
    Pig's Laundry and Froggy Fool like this.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I definitely never noticed! Good eye. I guess there's no good explanation other than, he probably lost it during some kind of adventure. Maybe plucked by a Gorg.
  4. Dodo

    Dodo Active Member

    I've always just assumed he's balding. Brio the minstrel doesn't have a baloobius either, and she looks kind of old as well. Do we know if the world's oldest fraggle has one?
    gavry3 likes this.
  5. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Hm. I never noticed that. I'd assume it'd be, like @Dodo said, either balding or some kind of accident during exploring, maybe.
  6. fizzingsoda

    fizzingsoda Member

    ohhh balding? ive never heard that one before...
    brio has always been young to me. she implies that she's the newest minstrel (and "new" tends to be around "young" in my head)... convincing john doesnt have his either!
    i'll look for pictures of the world's oldest!!
  7. Foodie

    Foodie Well-Known Member

    I always figured it was an old-age thing. Although, I'm on the fence, ( very on the fence ) with calling his tail tuft, the baloobius. I've always thought it was a gland or something in the tail. That's just me though. :smirk:

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