All posts tagged: childrens

Pogo remixes Willy Wonka

Perhaps my favorite film from my youth (other than No Holds Barred – Hulk Hogan DUH!) was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The film undoubtedly still holds up today, despite the fact it was made in 1971. While made for kids the film does have many hidden adult jokes which makes it watchable today…not to mention a very scary tunnel scene. So scary in fact that during the filming, Gene Wilder’s acting was so convincing that it frightened some of the other actors. They thought that Wilder really was going mad from being in the tunnel. Australian musician/DJ POGO is also a big fan of this film. We’ve written about POGO before for his eclectic remixes of childhood classics. And of course when he posted a new remix of Willy Wonka (above) I couldn’t help but post. One of my favorite scenes in the film (which plays a big factor in my childhood obesity) is the “Candyman” sequence. POGO’s remix once was another instant classic. Watch for at 1:06, when Bill the Candyman flips …

The Big Comfy Couch

Normally when I’m talking about the big comfy couch, I’m referring to the worn-down, mismatched and lumpy couch in my living room that my girlfriend has been nagging to get rid of for years. But in this case I’m talking about the 90s Canadian children’s series The Big Comfy Couch. Nobody does kids programming like the Canadians, I would know…I am Canadian and spent my youth watching Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly solve everyday problems while sitting on their green sofa. The show was such a success in Canada that it was picked up in the USA in 1995 and became a staple of afternoon TV. After a 10 year run the show saw a reboot in 2006 with a different Loonette and the same dolly Molly. I was kind of ashamed at the time, but I use to have a crush on Loonette. She had those cute little freckles and pigtails that say “I’m innocent during the day, but a wild child at night”. Here she is today… You can sit on …

For the Canadians: The Log Driver’s Waltz

A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry, chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. I’m sure many outsiders must think that this is Johnny Everyman up in the cold country of Canada. I grew up listening to the Log Driver’s Waltz and now many decades later I can tell you that I have never known, or known of, a single Log Driver.