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The Herbs
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:54:03 pm »
Look what Ivor Wood has found:



Nearly all the original Herbs puppets !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 04:01:42 pm »
Which one is Mary Jane?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 04:02:50 pm »
That is very cool; they look immaculate!
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 08:29:29 pm »
Isn't the whole thing a drugs allegory?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 11:49:55 pm »
I only remember Parsley the Lion and the chives. Who are the others?
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:59:40 pm »
Back row, from left to right: Mrs Onion, Mr Onion, Sir Basil and Lady Rosemary.

Front row: Tarragon the dragon, two of the Chives, Parsley the lion, Dill the dog, Sage the owl and another Chive

Source: http://www.jedisparadise.co.uk/2/TheHerbs.htm
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 12:05:38 am »
Missing Bayleaf the Gardener, Pashana Bedhi and Constable Knapweed...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: The Herbs
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 12:55:14 pm »
I can still remember the wee songs. 
I'm bayleaf I'm the gardner
I work from early dawn
youll find me sweeping up the leaves
or tidying the lawn

I'm tarrogan the dragon
I better make it clear
that nothings sage when I'm around
things seem to disappear.

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 01:56:27 pm »
Ivor Wood died in 2004. 

The rediscovery of the puppets was mentioned on Front Row this week - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx83 (at 20:12 or so), where it also previews the Ivor Wood retrospective in the imminent Manchester Animation Festival http://www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk/events/ivor-wood-retrospective/
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 08:16:16 pm »
Isn't the whole thing a drugs allegory?

Wasn't that The Magic Roundabout?

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 08:26:54 pm »
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." ~ Will Rogers

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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 07:01:27 am »
Things I have learned today: the RAF naming its Shackletons after characters from both The Magic Roundabout and The Herbs.
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Re: The Herbs
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 07:18:43 pm »
Slightly OT...

In the Southwest there was a Children's TV character called Gus Honeybun

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSx_CoTuFtw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSx_CoTuFtw</a>

On some nights there were as many dedications to Naval messes and ships as children

Judi Spiers also gave an "adult" interpretation.... which appealed to the matelots