Monday, February 28, 2005


We've gotten some feedback on our recent post about a British TV show the existence of which makes Pee Wee Herman seem ultra-manly. To all you doubters: yes, Spitbull is often not to be trusted but on this one issue we're stone cold sober. Here are several articles from BBC News about the "hit" show, which ran from 1972 to 1992. However, a line from one of the articles does give us pause:
There was a time when children's shows were not ironic, post-modern or anything more than innocent fun, a time when Rainbow ruled the roost.
UPDATE: OK, turns out the show, Rainbow, was for real, but the naughty episode was sort of not. That is, it was created by the team at Thames Television as a Christmas party prank not intended to be aired but seems to have eventually been broadcast anyway. I guess the show really was "innocent" fun, most of the time...

(Thanks for uncovering the mystery, Nancy "Drew")


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