Monday, September 26, 2011
We've been watching a lot of Fraggle Rock at our house. When I was a kid, we didn't have cable and when I wanted to watch the Fraggles, I went over with my sister to Katie and Rachel Lawry's house where we sat on their couches and watched, loving every minute of it.
Lately, our kids have been watching Fraggle Rock on DVD. Tad and I enjoy reliving our childhoods. We have the 1970s collection of The Electric Company, several episodes of The Great Space Coaster, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and The Fraggles. If you ever watched the show, you remember, up in the room at the end of the tunnel lives Doc and Sprocket the dog. They cut to storyline about them along with the Fraggles and the Gorgs. Doc is always talking about his neighbor Ned Shimmelfinney Mr. Shimmelfinney has a cat named Fluffinella and she is Sprocket's nemesis.
Anyway, when Coen refers to this character who we never actually see on the show, he calls him "Mr. Shit-elfinney". It really makes us laugh. And Tad told me today, that all he has to do is just say "Shimmelfinney" out loud, and it gives him energy.
Thanks, Mr. Shimmelfinney.