Tuesday, March 16, 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?


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