Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who's That What? Saturday January 15th

Identify The Character. Email me. Win a Picture.

The Rules

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Hello Everyone!

Sorry. Kind of lost my Friday. So here's Saturday.

Wednesday's was Scientific Stick In The Mud Egon Spengler,
as portrayed by Harold Ramis, but mostly by Maurice Lemarche in the cartoon, The Real Ghostbusters.
Who was also This Guy.

Well Done to Kat, who identified Egon as the archetypal Mythbusters watcher.

Thursday's was King Of The Northmen & Liberal Activist Noggin The Nog!

Well done to Dan, who theorized that Oliver Postgate originally planned Noggin as a Sitcom of Shakespeare's Hamlet:
  • Old Hamlet = King Knut. Dead, but haunting Number 2b Elsinor Road as a ghost, much to the annoyance of everyone else! Hilarity ensues when the vicar drops by for tea.
  • Claudius = Nogbad the Bad, who wants to get it on with Grunhilda/Gertrude, but whose plans are always spoiled by Noggin/Hamlet and/or Knut/Hamlet.
  • Gertrude = Queen Grunhilda. Has a very saucy relationship with Nogbad, filled with double entendres.
  • Hamlet = Noggin. Cheered up somewhat for light entertainment, he would have a hilarious attack of stress-induced Tourette's in every episode.
  • Ophelia = Nooka. Hamlet's fashion conscious sister. Regularly had mishaps with puddles/taxis, garden hoses, stuck taps etc, resulting in her being soaked to the skin, thus showing off her assets.
  • Polonius = Graculus. Stock footage of a parrot was used to save costs. He could be relied upon to repeat something embarrassing that someone else had said at exactly the right moment.
  • Horatio = Thor Nogson. Noggin's friend who fancied Nooka and would occasionally hilariously call her 'Nookie'. Always called Grunhilda/Gertrude 'Mrs. Nogg'.
  • Guildernstern and Rosencrantz = Olaf the Lofty and Ronf, the incredibly camp next door neighbours from Number 2a. One was very tall, the other was very short. Comedy gold!
  • Yorick = Prince Knut, the family dog.
Also, hats off to Jon, who claimed:
"Noggin the Nog was a real historical character.
He wasn't a
north-man, though, he was born in Portsmouth and used to frighten ducks and small children.
He was killed by a drunken bishop driving a
Lamborghini at the battle of Stamford Bridge.
His last words were
"Nice tyres, blood'."

And to Rich, who thought it was Titus Pullo from Rome.

- David

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So here's Today's:
Difficulty: 0 Out Of 5
More Literal Take On Cartoon Icon

Except here he doesn't have his speech impediment.
Because birds can't talk.
Unless you're a parrot.
Or a Mynah.
Or -- well, you get the picture.

Remember, you don't have to be first email in to win!
Just include an interesting fact, to make me love you most!

Go On. Email. Get Cracking.

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