Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lost weekend

I'm told it's been a nice weekend; I wouldn't know. I've finally replaced the video facilities chez Musgrove. Which has prompted a few hours' rummaging about in the study, rooting out old tapes for a re-showing. The Captain Pugwash-athon was delerious; I've seen all the Inspector Hornleighs and I'm halfway through a mixed bag of Falcons, Lone Wolves and Saints - Tom Conway doing the debonair amateur sleuth by numbers. Oh, and a couple of Mister Motos. And some Warren William Perry Masons. And...

I've come up for air and a sanity check: I was just so far from embarking on a four-hour orgy of Magic Roundabout episodes. I shall save it for Friday night: I'll need all the Eric Thompson I can get by the end of this working week!

29 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

I imagine that Mrs P would have a sardonic dog like Dougal, wouldn't she?

Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

I expect so.

Or else a golden retriever with a weakness for ginger snaps.

Gadjo Dilo said...

An intriging mixture of videos for a weekend. When I was at university for the first time the Students Union showed Thompson's Dougal and the Blue Cat - I still don't understand why.

scarlet-blue said...

I'm not joking Gadjo, but 'Dougal and the Blue Cat' is like . . . cult. My mum wouldn't let me see it.

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Mrs Pouncer said...

Disappointing. If you'd read my posts carefully, you would know that I have a Welsh Spaniel, a pug and two fox terriers.
Kevin, it WAS a glorious weekend. The sun shone and the air was balm. You wasted a wonderful opportunity to get some natural vitamin D and colour in your cheeks. Your pursuits were infantile in the extreme, and you did not get round to making your jelly.
Disappointing.

Ellis Nadler said...

zebedee rules

scarlet-blue said...

You have so many flipping dogs Mrs P, it's difficult to keep up . . .
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

I cannot believe that Mrs. P. limits herself to the four compact canines. There's obviously a secret saluki somewhere in her closet.

I was always very fond of The Magic Roundabout but I'm of a vintage where the student viewing of choice was Camberwick Green.

Zebedee always reminded me of that terrible French politico Laval.

Papercuts said...

You'll know you've gone hardcore when you break out the Bagpuss.

having my cake said...

NO BAGPUSS!!! OR MR BEN!!! Both seriously over-rated. I watched the Magic Roundabout with a sense of total bemusement as a child, much preferring Hector's House. However, for all-time favourites, The Camberwick Green/Trumpton/Chigley triumvirate reign supreme - although I did love Captain Pugwash, despite all the recent furore over Master Mate and his friend the Seaman. I suspect my own children will go gooey over Rosie and Jim, Auntie Mabel's Come Outside, Bananas in Pyjamas and the Teletubbies.

scarlet-blue said...

Was Hector having an affair with Kiki the frog?
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Of course he was! They were at it like knives. Zaza didn't like to get her paws dirty.

Papercuts said...

Jamie and his Magic Torch, eh? Now there's a theme tune to get stoned to.

Anyone else remember Doctor Snuggles?

Mrs Pouncer said...

What the fuck is Aunty Mabel's Come Outside?

Keveen, you're closer to my vintage, oh yes you are, don't deny. And I grew up with Torchy the Battery Boy, Larry the Lamb, M. the Mule, etc. Are you pretending to be more youthful?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Doctor Snuggles was far too wierd for words. If I remember aright it was done by an Englishman who decamped to Holland in the seventies, which explains much.

And while we're at it: what about The Magic Ball?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Mrs P., we crossed in the blogosphere!

Given our audience I can well understand your coyness: "M. the Mule" indeed! I will admit to Pussycat Willum, Fred Barker and Olly Owl but no further.

My brother is considerably younger than me and babysitting duties led me to the newer stuff. My father's a big fan of 'Come Outside' (I never knew it was Auntie Mabel, though, I shall review this with him shortly), though his favourite is 'Pingu'. His excuse is that he babysits for the fruits of my sibling's loins. My mum wants to know what his excuse is when he's not babysitting.

Papercuts said...

I'll see yer poncey Muffin the Mule and raise you IVOR THE ENGINE.

Ha!

Papercuts said...

Fingerbobs!

Christ. I've got 70s Kids' Television Tourette's now.

I'll be on the bus tomorrow shouting "Bloody Button Moon! Arsewank Cockleshell Bay! Rainbow jobbies!"

scarlet-blue said...

Papercuts . . . How about Rhubarb and Custard???
Sx

Papercuts said...

Great. Another earworm theme-tune.

Gah!

Kevin Musgrove said...

At the risk of being anoraky: it were ROOBARB. Custard was a spear-carrier in the act.

We're doing fingerbobs at work this week, honestly.

There was one job I always wanted: the bloke whose hands played "Itsy and Bitsy," the spiders in "Paperplay." They spent the whole of that programme running up and down Susan Stranks' body. I expect you need a RADA diploma for that.

scarlet-blue said...

Blimmin' 'eck, sorry Kev. 'Roobarb' it is then. Have fun with your 'Itsy and Bitsy' dreams . . .
So what were Andy Pandy and Looby [Loopy?] Loo doing in the big basket . . . ?
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

The main thing to remember is the very sinister sounding voiceovers that accompanied Andy Pandy, the Woodentops etc. The RP vowels were so overpronounced that it must've been difficult for Northern or plebby children to keep up with the narrative.

Hillo, Endy, whit sheeyal we do todee? I see Looby and Little Tid hiv got their Willingtons on! Shill we jamp into the peddles etc etc and so on for ever.

Bloody Daphne Oxenford.

scarlet-blue said...

flipping 'eck Mrs P, do you know everything?! Or are you an expert with the google?
Apparently Daphne was also in the earliest episodes of Corrie.
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Nope Scarls, I know very, very little really. Well, nothing of any consq. It's just that D. Oxenford's voice WAS the voice of my childhood; I simply never forgot it. In fact, I have tried my adult life emulating it.

Hillo Scarlet! Thet's a very naice strep on! And is thet a tube of anil lube in your hend?

scarlet-blue said...

MRS P!!!!!

I think it may take some time for me to compose myself now . . . !

Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Sorry Scarlet. A very bad man told me a very bad joke today, and it stuck. In my head.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Synchronicity: Daphne Oxenford acted as stooge for Les Dawson on 'Listen To Les.'

I meant to ask Papercuts which channel 'Arsewank' was on.

Papercuts said...

Fantasy Channel, of course. It shows every Friday straight after Pingu Does Dallas.