Thursday, March 29, 2007


FP and I have the craziest of conversations sometimes.

Last night we spent around two hours on the phone talking about the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and how I had a crush on Raphael (the red one). He then listened to me as I sang (horriby out of tune) verse after verse of the song, but in French (Tortues ninjas tortues ninjas!) Here’s a question…did they shout Kallabunga or Kawabunga?

Next we were onto the subject of the Ghost Busters. ‘If there’s something strange, in the neighbourhood, who ya gonna call?! Ghost Busters!’ Classic!

I was up early this morning and switched on the t.v. for some background noise as I ate my Frosties (rather soggy but I still enjoyed them, thanks for asking).

The Teletubbies were on. Today told the story of how Po was chased by the vacuum around the living room, and yes, Tinky Winky is still sporting his oh so feminine handbag. La-la and Dipsy began throwing Tubbie Custard at the vacuum and they all fell down.

Now forgive me for showing my age, but what the hell happened to kid’s t.v.?? Why are our kids watching programmes that can only have been thought out by people heavily stoned?

The type of kid’s t.v. I watched in the good old days were so much better (oh my god, did I just say ‘the good old days’? I’m so old); the Care Bears, My Little Pony, Chip and Dale the Rescue Rangers, Fraggle Rock, He-man, She-ra, Thundercats…

*Nostalgia sets in*

And don’t get me started with kid’s modern day toys. I mean, why do little girls nowadays have to have a walking, talking Bratz doll who is programmed to say 130 different phrases about shoes? What was wrong with good old Tiny Tears who cried and urinated?

To share my nostalgia, for those who are from the same era...enjoy...




T.D. Newton said...

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I recently bought the entire G.I. Joe first season on DVD off of eBay and it is a huge treat. I watched cartoons well into my early teen years (while transitioning to more adult cartoons). I'm very disappointed by what's on lately; I never watch TV on Saturday morning because the majority of the cartoons are some americanized and translated anime rip-off or worse.

I never enjoyed "young" children's programming even when I was that demographic. I never watched Sesame Street or anything like that when I was a kid; I had four older siblings so I watched "big kids" shows.

Princesse Ecossaise said... missed out!! Sesame Street is charming, I think they've taken that off the air too now.

When I have kids I'm gonna have to give them all my old videos of the programmes I used to watch. Don't want my kids watching teletubbies and the Hoobs.

Miss Despina said...

Music Time with Jonathan and Helen anyone? Ah the joy. Opera for 4 year olds.
Have you also noticed that Postman Pat has gone rather P.C. now?
My ex's mum was a childminder, and she wouldn't let us watch the Simpsons because they spoke in "silly voices" - to which I say, "again again!" and also, bring back Rainbow!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Noddy (Oui-Oui pour les francophiles) has had a total P.C. make over. No more gollywogs, no more gremlin pixie things and Big Ears and Noddy no longer sleep in the same bed.

Rainbow was bloody AMAZING! But apparently they stopped showing it after they made a secret porn episode and it got out.

Hahahahaha remember Bungle was kidnapped? Someone actually stole the suit and put a ransom on it! That really cracks me up!

T.D. Newton said...

I can understand and appreciate the wholesomeness of Sesame Street but it just seems too light and fluffy for me, even as a kid.

G.I. Joe is a good semi-violent medium; they use lasers and never hit anything so no one ever gets killed. And hearing "Yooooo Joe!" every few minutes builds patience and tolerance somehow.

Drew said...

The turtles said "Cowabunga". I know the turtles. I just saw the new movie and was blown away.

Transformers were the best show on TV in 1984. I am also a huge TF fan.

Wanna talk 80's cartoons give my blog a look. Check out my photos from the 27th, one is of the TMNT poster.

ColbyPants said...

werent they the teenage mutant ninja turtles?

and the fraggles are the BEST!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

TD wasn't GI Joe a barbie doll who had the ability to move his eyes from one side to another? Or am I thinking of Action Man?

Thanks Drew, I'll head along to your page soon to catch up...I was there this morning and it didn't seem to work! Although could have been my computer.

Tom you are the only person here who has mentioned the Fraggles!!!! I love them, they are great! The song in French is hilarious. And yeh it used to be tennage mutant ninja turtles but then they changed it for some reason. It could have been a British p.c. thing. Our governement have big problems with words like ninja...

(did I spell governement wrong? I think this may be the french way!!)

The Horns and the Hawk said...

i'm with todd. i liked sesame street when they were showing puppets and stuff, but when they showed kids jump roping and doing kid stuff, i lost interest. i mean, i was a kid at the time, and if i wanted to watch a bunch of 3rd graders jump rope, i'd go back to school. give me some puppets.

cartoons in the 80's were essntially a really big commercial for different toys. still enjoyed them. except g.i. joe.

check out pirates of dark water. that was an awesome toon.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Yeh Sesame Street was boring when there were real people in it. And when they had cartoon bits of like a hotel porter who had to run up 10 flights of stairs so we could learn to count.

I liked that big elephant thing. And big bird!! Big bird and his feathers. And Kermit. And Elmo.

Bert and Ernie were gay. And the vampire dude who counted, he was rubbish.

ColbyPants said...


May I ask, what could possibly be offensive about a ninja turtle??

My moms favorite character afetr oscar (I mean they actually had a cranky old grouch on a kids show!) was the count, 6! 6 blocks uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh!



ColbyPants said...

watch it!