October 10, 2001 5:47 AM   Subscribe

Fandabidozi. The Krankies are a comforting childhood memory of mine. Anyone else got some fond TV memories?
posted by hector (21 comments total)
Captain Kangaroo!

I liked it when Bill Cosby did his Picture Pages. 'Course it's never taken terribly much to amuse me...
posted by spinning jennie at 6:18 AM on October 10, 2001

*Ducks as huge thread begins.* The list is endless. Bagpuss allthough I always fell asleep in the opening credits when he yawned. Dangermouse, still funny now. Terrahawks the first kids program to make me hide behind the sofa.

And last but not least .. "aaaah ahhhhh ahhh... looking to find the ciiiiiities of gold. Among others ;o)
posted by MintSauce at 6:19 AM on October 10, 2001

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Buckskin Bill. (no link available, sadly)
posted by rushmc at 6:23 AM on October 10, 2001

you want a trip down memory lane then a visit here should provide u with adequate substance.

I always liked chocka block, and trip to trumpton
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:30 AM on October 10, 2001

my favourite colour is blue.

see monkeyJuice link above.
posted by asok at 6:32 AM on October 10, 2001

I was always fond of The Tomorrow People on Nickelodean back in the day.

I also liked the bad animation of the Justice league. Wonder twin powers Activate!!!!
posted by Benway at 6:32 AM on October 10, 2001

My Grandmother introduced my brother, sister, and I to Dark Shadows and professional wrestling, in the late 60's and early 70's, but we weren't allowed to watch the 6:00 news because it showed too much graphic violence.
posted by bragadocchio at 6:52 AM on October 10, 2001

Even when as a child and a member of The Krankies target demographic, I remember thinking they were unfunny, unentertaining and patronisingly grim.
posted by normy at 7:04 AM on October 10, 2001

Loved the Cities of Gold, Ulysees, and another cartoon I can't remember the name of - it was about two tribes and followed them through history, from the stone age into the future (anyone any ideas - it's been annoying me for months because no-one I know has heard of it, the leader of the good clan was a wee short guy with a really long beard)
posted by twistedonion at 7:16 AM on October 10, 2001

"Searching day and night, with the condor in flight
And all your friends in tow, searching for the cities of gold.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, one day we will find the cities of gold.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, searching for the cities of gold."

Wasn't that a French/Japanese production? How odd. And Dogtanian and the Muskehounds. That was French as well. That was fantastic. And Around the World in Eighty Days. That was a similar thing. Loved all of those.
posted by Summer at 7:23 AM on October 10, 2001

Battle Of The Planets

Mmmmm...... Princess.
posted by dong_resin at 7:26 AM on October 10, 2001

Definitely The Great Space Coaster.
I get "He's the great big football tackle machine He's Mean Mean Mean...Joe Green!" stuck in my head way too often.
posted by timmy at 7:36 AM on October 10, 2001

just found this links as well. Apologies if its already linked too

'sausagenet brings you cult and classic cartoons and TV shown in Britain over the last 30 or so years'
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:50 AM on October 10, 2001

I saw the original series of Oliver Postgate's The Pogles a couple of weeks ago - it was only broadcast once (the later, toned-down Pogles' Wood series was shown many times when I was a child, though) thirty-seven years ago, but was referred to in the stories Postgate wrote for the Annuals that I read every year when I was small, and were the first books I ever read.
posted by Grangousier at 7:51 AM on October 10, 2001

Almost forgot the ground breaking virtual reality show, that was way ahead of its time Knightmare
posted by MintSauce at 7:54 AM on October 10, 2001

Twistedonion, it had to be
Albert Barillé's Once upon a time...- series. I loved it when I was little.
posted by inkeri at 8:11 AM on October 10, 2001

inkeri, you are a star :-) That's it! I don't know if it was ever shown in the Uk - I remember seeing it South Africa where it was dubbed into Afrikaans. I loved that show so much. I don't even think I was that little - about 12 or 13 I guess.
posted by twistedonion at 8:39 AM on October 10, 2001

Belle and Sebastian but only because I like their music. Ha ha.

There was something on in England called Chorlton and the Wheelies that I didn't think actually existed. The Internet reassured me that they weren't hallucinations, they were indeed real memories.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 10:02 AM on October 10, 2001

Anything by Sid & Marty Croft made me pee my pants in fear (HR Puffnstuff especially. but there is something about a boy and his magic flute...)
posted by tj at 3:18 PM on October 10, 2001

Big Blue Marble and Vegetable Soup.

and, of course, Villa Allegre.

And when I was a pup there was this whack guy on Channel 2 in Oaktown called Pat McCormick...he did this puppet show thing called Charley and Humphrey (see bottom of article), and also hosted the Dialing For Dollars movie show...even a short-lived play-video-games over the phone show called TV POW! That was great. You'd hear these 7 years olds hopped up on pink popcorn and lemonheads yelling "powpowpowpowpow!" [tangentially, I can't htink of this show now without hearing The Birthday Party's Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow] as fast as they could, trying to hit a little target flying by. I think ol' Pat had to actually control the game though.

Oh, the memories. Then there was the Captain Cosmic show that showed Japanese shows like Ultraman, Spectreman and Valley of the Giants...they even had a Thunderbird puppet show called Captain Scarlet for a while.

Catch That Pigeon...Funky Phantom...too many.

Good times, good times.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:52 PM on October 10, 2001

During the 70`s my country imported lots of East-European (usually brilliant) cartoons, mostly from Poland and former Czechoslovakia. My favorite from that time was Krtek alias the little mole, who I still consider the cutest animated creature ever existed.
posted by inkeri at 7:52 AM on October 11, 2001

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