Sunday, 27 February 2011


Number 40: Skippy
One of the most infectious theme tunes ever! Most recently in my mind when Ryan Styles beautifully recreated Regina Fong’s use of the song for a thumping singalong at the wonderful Readers Wifes Fan Club nights last year at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
I am also very fond of it because, ever since our geriatric cats were kittens, Stu has pretended regularly that the boy cat is a kangaroo and interrogated him about kids trapped in the old mineshaft. The real kangaroos apparently had a shit time, with animal-handling practices that wouldn’t be countenanced these days. One story I read says they got an emu drunk in order to make it more malleable when filmed.
And then there was always the impression Tony Bonner made (helicopter pilot Jerry), in those tiny shorts that were spray-painted on.

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