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Oldish chidrens programmes

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UzziInSunshine Report 2 Jan 2013 16:03

On the back of Hayleys thread about Sooty and Sweep. How many kids programmes are now not acceptable because people either realise the joke or are too PC to accept.
Also did it hurt us as children watching them

Magic Roundabout is a good start as Brian was always stoned.
Captain Pugwash ..a jovial show is no longer allowed with Seaman Stains
Andy Pandy was no longer allowed to climb in the toy box with Looby Loo but Teddy was allowed in there !

but with all of this HOW did spit the ruddy dog get allowed on TV

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 16:10

Or that Pigging Emu I detested that bird to high heaven :-D


KenSE Report 2 Jan 2013 16:47

"Captain Pugwash ..a jovial show is no longer allowed with Seaman Stains"

An urban myth:


JustGinnie Report 2 Jan 2013 16:50

Couldn't stand Emu either.


UzziInSunshine Report 2 Jan 2013 17:20

I couldnĀ“t stand the owner of the Emu ..I was positive under my rue the Emu would be well behaved :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 17:25

Put me off owning a Emu for life it did I did however love Nookie Bear :-D


David Report 2 Jan 2013 17:44

Scooby doo got about.


Andrew Report 2 Jan 2013 17:46

The Woodentops were good for stereotypes as a 'normal' family.

Tom and Jerry for plenty of violence.



maggiewinchester Report 2 Jan 2013 19:12

Bill & Ben and their fondness for weed - definitely a no-no now :-D


Mayfield Report 2 Jan 2013 21:00

The guys at Thunderbirds seemed to spend most of thier time drinking and chain smoking around the pool, except for poor old John Tracy that is, who was stuck in space all on his lonesome!



TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 3 Jan 2013 10:45

Master Bates was another person in Captain Pugwash!


PollyinBrum Report 3 Jan 2013 10:55

Basil Brush could be so rude sometimes, BOOM BOOM!


KenSE Report 3 Jan 2013 15:01

You are wrong Tess that was Master Mate.

The cabin boy was Tom and the only crew member with a dodgy name was Willy.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 4 Jan 2013 07:20

Sorry KenSE,

I was well into my 40's when someone at work enlightened me about Captain Pugwash. (before that I had thought that it was just a childrens program).

It was she who told me about Master Bates, I had no reason to disbelieve her.

I stand corrected!



LadyScozz Report 4 Jan 2013 09:23

I thought the cabin boy was Roger?

I watched that show in all innocence when I was little.

My cousin's husband told me about the double meanings a few years ago. Could have knocked me over with a feather!



RolloTheRed Report 4 Jan 2013 10:30

Roy Hull was a really nice guy who never got out of the shade of his bad mad bird. IMHO he was very funny especially when he flattened Parkinson. OTOH some people never forgave Emu for annoying the late Queen Mother.

Do not despair!
Emu is back on Children's CITV in the care of Roy's son.

For a misanthropic badly behaved puppet animal Sooty takes a lot of beating.


Janet Report 4 Jan 2013 13:01 Rod Hull wasn't a bit funny, anyone going round making contact with another person by grabbing them ...... then waiting for a laugh is a sad case-jl


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 4 Jan 2013 13:10

I have to confess that I laughed when "Emu" floored Parkinson!

However, I also thought that if Roy Hud did the things to people without Emu on his hand, that he did with Emu, there would have been a lot of raised eyebrows.

Rollo, did you meet Roy Hud? Was he very different without Emu?

I thought that Emu was an annoying bird, but was them silly enough to buy one for my son (via Santa).
I probably deserved what I got as a result of this decision.


KenSE Report 4 Jan 2013 14:37

No Scozz, the cabin boy was Tom.


MrDaff Report 4 Jan 2013 15:43

I remember Muffin the Mule, but I don't think that's allowed these days .... :-D :-D :-D