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9th Nov 2001, 07:07
I know it sounds like a porn star, but I think there was once a Postman on a kids' T.V. programme called Pop-It-In-Pete.
Someone please tell me I didn't dream this, so I can win an office bet.
:confused: :confused: :confused:

9th Nov 2001, 11:23
This had me worried for a moment. I thought it might have been a reference to a certain much-loved PPRuNer....

9th Nov 2001, 13:30
Eagle, he existed, but along with "Self Raising Fred the baker" was a character created by Larry "shut that door" Grayson.

What a gay day! (http://freespace.virgin.net/kevin.orford/page4.html)

9th Nov 2001, 13:33
Not really a kids'programme - it was the Generation Game
'Pop-it-in-pete' was one of Larry Grayson's characters - others included -
Slack Alice
Pop it in Pete, the postman
Self Raising Fred, the baker
Apricot Lil
Non-Stick Nell
Once a week Nora

and Larry's Catch Phrases -

"What a gay day"
"Shut that door"
"I'm sure he's got my brooch"
"Seems like a nice boy"
"Look at the muck on 'ere"
"What are the scores on the doors, Isla?"
"She's as common as muck"

Biggles Flies Undone
9th Nov 2001, 13:53
PP! :eek:

9th Nov 2001, 14:44
I mentioned no names!

9th Nov 2001, 21:50

I mentioned no names!

Why break with tradition now? :D

10th Nov 2001, 00:56
PP just to make you feel better: the fact that I hoped it might shed some light on the life of exactly the same much-loved-bar-top-clearer when reading the name of this thread was the only reason i clicked on it! :D :o :D

10th Nov 2001, 10:04
Eric and 4llA - Thanks for helping sort that out.
I used to watch The Generation Game when Brucie was hosting it, but when Larry Grayson took over, I was in my late teens and had a few other things on my mind on a Saturday evening. :p :D :eek:

10th Nov 2001, 11:46
Who remembers Captain Pugwash the pirate?

Was there not Seaman Stains & Master Bates on the crew?

10th Nov 2001, 14:31
There certainly was.

And don't forget Roger the Cabin Boy.

10th Nov 2001, 14:38
Unfortunately that was a bit of an urbane myth as well
Urban Myths: Captain Pugwash (http://www.snopes2.com/radiotv/tv/pugwash.htm)

Shame as the names were excellent :D :D :D

P.S. My boat's called "The Black Pig" :D

pax anglia
10th Nov 2001, 18:52
Memory probably playing tricks here,but wasn't one of Larry Grayson's Dramatis Personae a certain "Fag Ash Lil"? I can't find any reference to it in the site mentioned above and only ask out of (very) idle curiosity.Can anyone shed any light on this for me,please?