When you’re bored in the car…

…everyone take a role and sing Danny Boy Muppet-style – personally, I love being Beaker.

Also, while we’re on the Muppets, I’m sure you know the Mana Mana song – but have you seen the original? I kind of like it – it’s more hairy, freestylin’ beeboppin’ beatnik than the monster/alien version. The girls remind me of Gweneth Paltrow for some reason.

And while we’re on good, vintage silliness which the kids will love, we watched The Goodies – Kitten Kong (in three parts) this morning in hysterics. Amelia is at just the right age (the age when I must have been watching the Goodies at 6pm followed by Dr Who at 6.30) and thought it was fabulous. Lily asked “is that real?” a lot but still loved it.

I’m off to write 500 words.

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15 Responses

  1. Emjie says:

    Goodie goodie gum yum!The Goodies and Dr Who were also a big part of my childhood. Oh the good ole days.

  2. kelli says:

    love it! That version of Manamana song is the best and that is sooooo Gwyneth Paltrow!!!Thanks for the smiles this morning 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for showing The Goodies. Oh my god such a walk down memory lane.

  4. Meg says:

    When are you going to post a clip of you impersonating Beaker??? xx

  5. katef says:

    Oh how we love the muppets at the moment…. the show with Julie Andrews singing the Goat Herd sing from the sound of Music is a firm favourite with our five year olds and the almost two year old LOVES the Manamana song!

  6. Jess says:

    Wonderful! Oh I do love Animal ( it is animal isn’t it?)Thank you!

  7. Fiona says:

    We got a Goodies DVD from the library a couple of months ago – Audrey liked Kitten Kong the best, too. Perhaps not quite so much as Matt & I, though. Love the Goodies.The mana mana song will be in my head for the rest of the day now!

  8. christie says:

    Ok, I will be animal then…I recently bought the muppet show DVD’s & the kids (&i ) are enjoying watching them, although they have NO IDEA who any of the guest starts are!

    The goodies were a big part of my childhood too, I used to think it was hilarious!

  9. Andi says:

    I hadn’t ever seen the Muppets version of Danny Boy.Oh, how I laughed!!!Many thanks.I’ve bought loads of viewing for my kids from my childhood including Season 1 of the Muppets (which we all love).Must see if I can get some Goodies on DVD.Andi 🙂

  10. Bek says:

    I am told that kitten kong freaked me out so much as a toddler that the goodies theme song made me a little hysterical. Good times!

  11. Jodie says:

    Oh man ! I loved the muppets….

  12. Anja says:

    Oh this is great. I’d never seen this one. It’ll last me a while 😀

  13. kerri Young says:

    Oh Claire, I love the Muppets doing Danny Boy I laugh and Laugh every time.I have to paste this link here


    it is my most ever fav ‘ famous person onSesame Street’ Clip.I have little ones and sing a version of this to them every night.Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.,Cheers

  14. elissa says:

    Oh I laughed at Danny Boy, then a friend gave me this link to Beaker doing Ode to Joy http://tinyurl.com/5mlcj3 – more car fun?

  15. Sren says:

    I was laughing so hard that I spat on my computer screen….

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