Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday's Forgotten TV: Doctor Snuggles

My, it's been a few weeks since I contributed to Tuesday's Forgotten/Overlooked, but I'm happy to be back, this time with a TV series for children that was an international production.

Doctor Snuggles was a 13-episode animated children's series that was co-produced in the US, UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, and featured an elderly inventor who created imaginative contraptions that got him and his forest friends (mostly animals and even plant life) into wild adventures.  Peter Ustinov provded the voice for the doctor in the English language version.  I saw it in the early 80s in syndication, but it aired later in the decade on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block of programming.

Here is the good dcotor appearing in "The Remarkable Fidgety River."  Enjoy!

For more overlooked audio and video, see here.  Thanks!


Caffeinated Joe said...

Very vague memories of this.

Juri said...

Did you know that Douglas Adams scripted some episodes?

Phillyradiogeek said...

Joe: The copyright on the series is 1979, so it's been a long while since it originated. Thoroughly entertaining for it's target preschool audience. Much more tempered and even paced compared to the rapid-fire kids programs of today, if a bit touched by the trippiness that occasionally seeped into pop culture even that late past the 60s. Good stuff!

Juri: I came across that fact in my research on the show. I love little facts like that!


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