Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rainbow

The post from yesterday brought to mind another kids show I used to watch. Obviously not anywhere near the level of the Postgate stuff but as I child I never missed an episode.

One of my many attempts to get the morning off school so I could stay at home and watch this type of crap was mixing bits of toast in with my morning weetabix and then pouring the gooey mess into the bathroom sink in a very elaborately staged puke splatter effect, a forced retching sound added for believability and extra sympathy.

The one where I held the thermometer really close to the two bar electric fire before placing it under my tongue was always a winner.

This clip has been floating around for a while...

3 comments:

Fluff said...

Lol...Rainbow for some reason always scared me to death. I still want to hide behind the sofa when Zippy appears.

My fav after The Clangers et al was Rhubarb & Custard. God...the animation was like being on acid. It was great! :)

joe bloke said...

Me and me dad still watch old Rhubarb and Custard on one of the cable channels!!! that shit is, according to the oldest of my nephews, "wack." they did a reboot of the series a couple of years back. it was, most definately, not "wack."

'ere. anyone remember Chorlton & the Wheelies? now, THAT was "wack."

Lubbert Das said...

Rhubarb and Custard was great! Loved the music and the narration by the brilliant Richard Briers.

Mr Ben, Trumpton, Captain Pugwash, Magic Roundabout- we were truly spoilt as kids!