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Friday, August 12, 2005

Childhood nostalgia.

I was thinking this morning when I woke up, comatose in that period where you want to get up but can't really be ar$ed and your mind wanders for 5 minutes or so. Why is morning telly just so pants? I get the idea of the news at that time of the day, but kids TV? Why is kids TV just so rubbish. Looking at it from an adult's (!) perspective I see the point of tame telly for little-uns but I really don't think anything educational at 6:30am is going to help kids. I mean, are they not so ratty and screamy that they just can't learn at this ungodly hour? Surely?

For me, morning telly should be cartoons and comedy for all.
Here's the logic;
  • When you wake up realistically you're not of the right mind to take an awful lot in.
  • News is good as it's current and satisfies built up curiosity.
  • Cartoons are good for kids and grown-ups, much like Haribo, as they give you a quick fix of uplifting primary entertainment. Easy on the eye and easy to drift in and out of.
  • Making us laugh makes us happy. It's as simple as that in my view. A quick laugh in the morning whilst watching the latest American sitcom is uplifting and sets you off in a good mood, or a better mood to start the day on. Although I can understand why this may be the reverse for shows such as Roseanne or The Golden Girls.

Going back to cartoons... What are the timeless classic cartoons?

There's the obvious selection - Thundercats, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Hero/Ninja Turtles et al. But what about the often overlooked classics?

My choice is Dennis.

For those not old enough to remember Dennis ran through the 80's and was about a young American scally-wag who was always causing mischief in the neighbourhood, and especially irritating his immediate neighbour Mr Wilson. Dennis is the bane of Mr Wilson's life and I wouldn't be surprised if he has angina as a result. Anyhow it's a cult gem now and well worth catching if you have never seen it. A real blast to the past!

I'm sure everyone out there has something from the vault they'd like to see again. We'd be interested to hear from you... Maybe an all time Jammy top ten in the frame.

Animated for the day,



  • Yeah, Telly-bots! No-one in the world remembers them but me, they were ace! Beat the shit out of the tellietubbies!

    And Trap Door, with that big fat blue clay-mation dude and all the little worms!

    Don't leave open that TRAP DOOR!!!

    And Count Duckula with David Jason and his TARDIS type scary castle that defied all scientific reasoning, but hey, who cares when you nine??

    By Blogger puggsley1980, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

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    By Blogger puggsley1980, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

  • One word to end all discusions
    Saves the world with just one eye and what a theme tune.
    Sod off with the ar$eholes in a half shell.

    By Anonymous GodWag, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

  • gummy bears!that was the best

    By Anonymous sally, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

  • I remember that, they had gummy bear medalions that they sold in sweet shops for 10p…

    By Blogger puggsley1980, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

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    By Blogger puggsley1980, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

  • I remember the British"The Gophers".I remember it as very funny,don't know why it wasn't broadcasted longer..not much on the net either..

    By Anonymous Whity, at Sunday, August 14, 2005  

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