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The Strangest TV show ever made

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe Hutch, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Not Lost, not Twin Peaks, not The Prisoner. It was in fact a US comedy show. Not Mr Ed, though a talking horse is quite weird.

    No, it was My Mother The Car, in which a man’s dead mother is reincarnated as a 1928 Porter, which talks to him but to no-one else.

    Surprisingly, only one series was made. I guess the TV executives confiscated the screenwriter’s drugs.
  2. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Man, I feel old. I can remember watching that programme / show on the telly in the mid / late sixties. Laid on the floor with my face about 2 feet away from the screen ( You'll get square eyes!)

    Good times.

    But the original Twilight Zone is still the Best.
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I always remember my great grandfather telling me that the American comedy ‘Soap’ was, “too daft to laugh at”.
  4. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    BBC2, six o’clock-ish in the week...

  5. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

  6. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    My vote goes to Channel 4's Map of Dreams.
  7. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

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  8. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    In the 1970’s I used to have tonsillitis a lot and be off school.

    It would be the only time I would see this insane cartoon. I loved it. It was mad.

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  9. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’m sure there was one in which a pervy-looking old bloke with long dyed hair and a weird yodelly voice sat in his armchair, sucked on a cigar and promised to fulfill children’s dreams. But I can’t find any mention of it anywhere on the BBC, so perhaps I imagined it.
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  10. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Mini-pops. Pure paedo porn. Utterly mad. I think they deleted all the episodes with good reason
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  11. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy How’d all these people get in my room?

    Fortean TV or Fortean Times, not exactly sure of the title. It was a 90s show about the paranormal hosted by a vicar.

    Dare To Believe was a strange sort of comedy show I used to watch. I always like the sketch with the Dept for the Environment was doing an otter survey on members of the public with snooker style commentary. Rather odd.
  12. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Sapphire and Steel must be a strong contender.

    I mean, what the hell was all that about?

    Amazing that it was shown on primetime ITV.
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  13. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    I don’t tend to have nightmares, but after watching this...

    <shakes head, stares blankly>
  14. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Maybe not the strangest but the Japanese take on Spider-man is pretty cool.

  15. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Used to love watching that, really funny.
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  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Thats my go to weirdness fix. Slightly weirder in colour maybe, we only had B&W when I watched it.

    Lots of strange animated cartoons from the communist Cold War losing countries were weird too.
  17. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

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  18. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    I can't remember thinking this was creepy at the time.

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  19. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Gamma rays on.
    Yobba rays on.
    On our way home, on our way home.
  20. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    H.R. Pufnstuf, still get the occasional flashback...
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