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Clangers !!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Just heard the clangers on TV. Even after all these years I can still understand what they are saying !!
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  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Oh, I thought you meant...oh never mind!
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i dropped a clanger this morning. it was disguised as a mug of hot milk :blush: :biggrin:
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    There is a story told by Oliver Postgate that he took an episode of the Clangers to an international TV festival, minus his narration track. Showed it to an audience of buyers and asked afterwards if they understood the plot.

    "Oh yes," said the guy from Oslo, they were speaking Norwegian.
    "No, no", said a guy from Germany, "they were speaking German..."

    And of course, there's the swearing...
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Clangers! Arch...get your knitting needles out! :blush:
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I do have a pattern....
     
  7. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    "The bloody things broken again!" (Major Clanger kicks door.) Absolute classic and yet my house mates thought me weird when I sat on the sofa and watched both seasons back to back on DVD.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland


    watch 1st minute or so, and see comment underneath :blush::biggrin:
     
  9. JamesAC

    JamesAC Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Do you REALLY? My wife (who is rather over the age of 25) had never seen the Clangers, so I bought her a Clangers DVD for her birthday (along with some useful presents such as a new coke shovel) and she was enchanted. She's also a keen knitter....:blush:
     
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
  11. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    We've got a clanger on a shelf in the boys' bedroom. We've never dropped it, but his voice battery went a long time ago.
     
  12. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    Damn, I can't even quote the Clangers correctly:biggrin::biggrin:!
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    If you get one of the squeezy ones that makes a noise, that's the sample they used... When the company asked Postgate for a sample, it was the first thing he thought of. The BBC complained that they couldn't swear and Postate said that nice little children would hear it as "oh, bother, the blooming thing's stuck again".

    James, yes, I do, but I see Fnarr has found you one, and I think it's more authentic than mine. And it's bookmarked on my laptop, which isn't internet connected at the moment.

    It was Mrs Firmin (wife of Peter who worked with OIliver Postgate) who knitted the originals and I was lucky enough to meet her last year and thank her...

    Did anyone hear the episode of I'm sorry I haven't a clue where they did Swannee/Kazoo cineam and played out the restaurant scene from When Harry Met Sally with the swannee whistle as Meg Ryan? Imagine a Clanger having an orgasm. I was scarred for life...
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    A link please would be helpful !!!!
     
  15. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I dunno if it's on the web, and this computer has no sound so I'm not sure I can find out...


    Anyone?