Thursday, April 23, 2009

Metal Mickey and other gems

Does anyone remember that British TV show from the 80s called Metal Mickey? It popped into my head the other morning for some reason, although it took me a little while to recall the name. Wasn't quite as popular as The Goodies...

Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I found a video of the intro. Ring any bells? I remember the granny in the wheelchair often used to say, "It's m'knees"...but not much else.




Of course, as is often the case when you go hunting on YouTube for something, you find other cool stuff too. Like other TV shows from when you were a kid. The Wombles! I wish The Wombles would make a comeback so I could say and hear the word "wombles" more often. Considering the environmental theme of the show, it might not even seem too outdated.




And some more...













And finally, Basil Brush...


4 comments:

Jayne said...

LMFAO
Sat and had a journey down memory lane with the offspring enjoying it, too (and now wanting to watch more Wombles eps).
Metal Mickey, from memory, was directed by Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees (eek, I'm old!) lol.

Frisky Librarian said...

Ah, it's fun to reminisce...You know you're getting on when you can say that. The one that got to me most was The Little House on the Prairie intro, possibly because I remember more about it than most of the others and loved it. I wonder if it's available on DVD?

Apparently The Wombles is available on DVD, though possibly not in Australia. They also did make a brief comeback in the late 90s which I didn't know about. Mustn't have made it to the telly over here.

I didn't know that about Mickey Dolenz until I saw it mentioned on You Tube.

Abbeysmum said...

Wow, I haven't thought about most of them in a very long time...what about Fraggle rock, I think it was a childrens television workshop production. and the Magic Roundabout Ahhhhhh we are all showing our age !!!

a work in progress said...

the wombles comeback was crap - 2d cartoon style, not the puppet animation of the original. you didn't miss out at all there.

the original wombles ROCK!!!