Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Babysitting with Dogs


Here's a useful tip for you. If you ever find yourself required to participate in baby sitting, just remember the number 71.

Yes, pressing those digits on your freeview remote will produce the wonderful Cbeebies and your babysitting will become a breeze.

Mind you, I used to think the Teletubbies were a bizarre figment of a cocaine fuelled producer's brain but Iggle Piggle and Waybuloo makes Tinky Winky look perfectly normal. There's also a selection of failed actors reduced to donning the red and yellow denims and cavorting with Prozac pilled patronizing which they find preferable to getting a job in Macdonalds. Big Cook Little Cook and Mr Tumble are good examples, although I have come through with a passing knowledge of making bean burgers and sign language for the deaf. And Lily was transfixed.

There are a few old favourites from 50 years ago mingled in with the bright overalls and slapstick. Muffin the Mule is still somewhere on the schedule but not much in demand - Kaz will be mortified.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

You don't have to sit there and watch it as well Rog!

I used to like Hector's House!

Dave said...

I dread the day when I will be required to watch such things. Surely Top Gear is entertaining enough for any child?

KAZ said...

But that's not the real Muffin with strings and articulated legs on screws that squeak when he walks.
And where is Annette Mills.
*Rushes off to print out and colour in Muffin* - I'll only need 2 colours.

Rog said...

Sarah: These programmes have a sort of hypnotic effect - I think Derren Brown must produce Big Barn Farm.

Dave: That would be very cruel to submit the under-sixes to video nasty Mr Clarkson.

Kaz: I used to have a pressed metal Muffin that walked when you squeezed the handle. Television hadn't been invented so it was all we had.

Richard said...

Twizzle. Scary.

zIggI said...

Nothing will be as good now Oliver Postgate is late :(

One of the Clangers first appeared in Noggin the Nog as the Moon Mouse.

Not many people know that.

Geoff said...

Shouldn't there be a Cbeebies Gold for big babies?

Z said...

I hate Big Cook Little Cook. And the bloody Tweenies. Teletubbies are fine - and OOglies on CBBC are great. I've been known to watch them with no children present.

When I was a child, my sister used to call me Little Weed. Can't think why.

Sir Bruin said...

I believe that Muffin the Mule is a criminal offence in several countries.

KAZ said...

Thanks Sir Bruin - I've been requesting Muffin the Mule jokes for a few years now.
No one has obliged so far.

Sir Bruin said...

No charge - someone had to stoop to it. I was the obvious choice.

Rog said...

Richard: Blimey. Didn't he have a friend called Jiffy the Broomstick Man or was that a bad LSD trip?

Ziggi: Didn't Noggin the Nog become a serious criminal offence in ....

Geoff: Real life got there first! It's called Dave.

Z: I'm pleased I'm not the only one who doesn't appreciate the irritation cooks. They're like Gordon and Jamie in an earlier life. Flobadob.

Sir B: Kaz will have been really dissapointed if someone didn't say that. It would of course have normally been me.

Roses said...

I can't imagine ever being that broke that appearing in children's television becomes an employment option.

Rog said...

Roses: The coke bill is enormous as well!