Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Worzel Gummidge

This morning a colleague mentioned that she had a head-ache.  I told her to just unscrew her head and put a different one on.  She giggled and then it reminded me of a TV programme I used to watch as a young girl on British Children's television in the late seventies.  Gosh, I'm showing my age now..

Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally.

Worzel was a walking, talking grubby scarecrow, who had a set of interchangeable heads - turnip, mangel worzel and swede heads - each of which suit a particular occasion or endow him with a specific skill.  He has mice living in his chest, he's obsessed with cake and he's forever trying to seduce a shop mannequin called Aunt Sally, with whom he is in love.

A bit dark and twisted for kids but it was still pretty cool

Can any of you remember this television show?


cat said...

Sounds like my type of show.

Brian Miller said...

interchangeable heads...nice.

Sausage Fingers said...

Hell yeah I remember this, it was on Sat. nights in Dundee and I loved it. Take a look at the blog I wrote called Basil Fawlty fights the Fonz. It was based on a discussion I had with my American wife over American and Brit t.v. shows.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Yep! I watched it every week cos I thought Aunt Sally was beautiful, but it still scared the c**p out of me when Werzel screwed his head off. :)

Vicky said...

Yep I remember it :-) and I agree screwing his off was freaky!!

KK said...

NO and that is scary to me as an adult! LOL


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