I have just recently introduced the Sprouts to the joys of Fraggle Rock. For those of you who missed out on this fabulous kids program (poor you), it is a Jim Henson (the Muppets) show. It centers around "Fraggles", who are colorful characters who live in the tunnels within and below (surprise, surprise) Fraggle Rock. With the Fraggles live "Doozers". They are smallish people who seem to have an obsession with architecture. They are constantly building towers and bridges of some clear material that the Fraggles actually eat. At one end of the tunnels is the entrance to "outer space", where a bumbling tinkerer and his dog keep their workshop. At the other end of the tunnels is the exit that leads to the garden of the "Gorgs". Gorgs are giants who want to capture Fraggles and make them slaves. Luckily the Gorgs aren't too bright, so the Fraggles generally have no trouble escaping their traps.
Fraggle Rock is full of fun songs and cute stories. I remember loving it when I was younger, and am so glad that the Sprouts seem to like it, too.
Here is the opening bit, for those of you are fans who are now jonesing as well as those of you who have no idea what I am talking about.