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11-08-2004, 05:23 PM
you poor poor souls
now that I've witnessed what you grew up on T.V. I can understand yer wackyness
[ November 08, 2004, 05:24 PM: Message edited by: EL MAYIMBE ]
11-08-2004, 05:34 PM
That's one of the funniest thing's EVER to go unnoticed the way it did on T.V. here!
What the hell was they thinking?? graemlins/rofl.gif
11-08-2004, 05:40 PM
11-08-2004, 05:42 PM
hahahaha unbelievable. days of innocence... biggrinangel.gif
btw, we also grew up on the Magic Roundabout (http://magicroundabout.com/) :D
The myths and facts ...
• The Magic Roundabout ran from 1965 to 1977 on BBC1. When is was revived by Channel 4 in the '90s, all the voices were provided by Nigel Planer.
• Magic Roundabout first aired in the U.K. on October 18th, 1965. Showing daily before the 5.55pm news, it attracted 8 million viewers at its peak.
• Characters inspired urban myth that each was code for an illegal drug: Zebedee was linked with amphetamines, as was Brian the snail; Dylan seemed always stoned; Ermintrude munched on colourful flowers; while Dougal was linked to LSD, due to his diet of sugar and paranoia. The shaggy dog was modelled on comic Tony Hancock.
• The show ran on the BBC for seven series, until 1977. It has been translated into 28 languages. A film, "Dougal And The Blue Cat", was released in 1972, while undiscovered French episodes aired on Channel 4 from 1992.
• The Magic Roundabout is not just the name of a hellish Swindon traffic system, it's also the name of a nihilistic '60s European art movement.
[ November 08, 2004, 05:49 PM: Message edited by: ramar ]
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