Allow me to set the scene - it's 1986 and Fatso the Wombat has ripped up Sgt. Frank Gilroy's rose garden... again. Frank is well pissed and Fatso is in danger of being packed off to a random nature park somewhere to live out his merry marsupial days. Luckily Shirl (Frank's free-spirited wife Shirley) knows just how to calm Frank the freaky frittata down, and Fatso lives to eat another bloom right out from under Frank's nose...Read More
In the interests of not letting game shows disappear completely from our world, here lies a Top 10 (+1) of my favourite game shows from ye olde days of yesteryear, in all their Vegas-style lights and catchy as fudge jingles glory...Read More
Here's a little TV show you may not have thought about for a very long time.
Out Of This World was a US sitcom that ran from 1987 to 1991. I loved this show back in the day and have very vivid memories of ALF & Out Of This World on Friday night TV. Still not ringing any bells? Perhaps the opening theme song will tease those memories out...Read More
Whenever I talk about how great Shirt Tales (1982 - 1984) was, I usually find myself talking to a blank face. Nothing. Nada. No connection there at all. But if you go online to suss out the Shirt Tales vibe, there's actually quite a few people out there who get all excited when they've made contact with a fellow 'Shirty' (this nickname for a dedicated Shirt Tales Fan is currently unrecognised in the wider Shirt Tales community, but I'm hoping it might catch on). It doesn't happen often, but it can happen - and it is a beautiful thing when it does.Read More
A little treat for fellow Aussies today. Mr Squiggle was an institution for kidlets in Australia. Apparently the show had been around since the '60s, so my way of thinking is that by the time my friends & I were tuning into the ABC after school in the '80s, Mr Squiggle & all his mates had well and truly found their grooveRead More
I love revisiting the cartoons I used to watch as a kid. How good were Saturday morning cartoons!? If reincarnation does turn out to be a thing, I want to come back as a human again, just so I can be a kid that sprawls out on the lounge room floor watching cartoons on a Saturday morning all over again. Bliss!
The other day I asked my sister what her fave cartoon was. I hang my head in shame that I actually had no idea! But I've righted my wrongs now, and that's why we're hanging out with The Flintstones today.