The Mamas and The Papas
Extras: Outtake Reel

by Kim McFarland


[Wembley and Janken are playing a game in which Janken must copy whatever Wembley does. Wembley makes one of his characteristic faces at Janken by turning his nose so far down his head looks like a fist with eyes. Janken makes the same face right back at Wembley.]

Wembley: [astonished] How did you do that?

Janken: [voice mufffled] How did you do that?

[Wembley finishes the game by beeping Janken's still-downturned nose.]

Wembley: You won. You can stop doing that now.

Janken: [voice still muffled] No, I can't. I'm stuck!

Wembley: Oops, here.

[Wembley swats Janken lightly on the back of his head. There is an audible boing, and Janken's nose springs back to its normal position.]

Janken: [rubbing his nose] Thanks. I was starting to get a cramp.


Take 1:

[The Naysayer and the High Mucky-Muck stand back-to back. Then each walks ten paces forward, turns, and raises his slingshot. The High Mucky-Muck shoots first. His missile splats against the cave wall to one side of the Naysayer. Then the Naysayer shoots. His shot flops to the ground halfway between them.]

Take 2:

[The Naysayer and the High Mucky-Muck stand back-to back. Then each walks ten paces forward, turns, and raises his slingshot. The High Mucky-Muck shoots first. His missile splats against the cave wall to one side of the Naysayer. Then the Naysayer shoots. He hits one of the Poobahs behind the Mucky-Muck.]

Take 5:

[The Naysayer and the High Mucky-Muck stand back-to back. Then each walks ten paces forward, turns, and raises his slingshot. The High Mucky-Muck shoots first. His missile splats against the cave wall to one side of the Naysayer. Then the Naysayer raises his slingshot. The missile breaks, and crumbs and grape jam run down the Naysayer's arm inside his sleeve.]

Take 37:

[The Naysayer and the High Mucky-Muck stand back-to back. Then each walks ten paces forward, turns, and raises his slingshot. The High Mucky-Muck shoots first. His missile splats against the cave wall to one side of the Naysayer. Then the Naysayer pulls back on his slingshot. Out of camera range, someone else shoots a pie-ball at the Mucky-Muck and hits him on the nose.]


[Janken, Boober, Mokey, and Red are in Boober's kitchen. Boober is cooking pancakes.]

Janken: [to Mokey] Are you growing a baby now?

Mokey: Yes, I am.

Janken: Are you sure this time?

Mokey: Yes.

Janken: How do you know?

Mokey: [amused] I felt a 'ping.'

[Boober and Red look at Mokey, startled.]

Janken: A 'ping'?

Mokey: Yes. A 'ping.' Ping!

Boober: [over his shoulder] I felt a 'squd' once.

Red: Ew.


Fraggle Rock and all characters except Janken are copyright © The Jim Henson Company. All copyrighted properties are used without permission but with much respect and affection. Janken and the overall story are copyright © Kim McFarland (negaduck9 at aol dot com). Permission is given by the author to copy it for personal use only.