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El Mayimbe
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
Hahahaahaaa! graemlins/rofl5.gif

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
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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 ]