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Fingermouse - thats me!
Member Name: dingo01
Date: 23/02/01, updated on 23/02/01 (755 review reads)
Advantages: Yoffi's completely off his head!
Disadvantages: Dodgy stories but still cool!
Fingerbobs is a show from the early 70's featuring a man known as Yoffi (he was really a Playschool presenter at the time) who has little fingerpuppets that he talks to - yup hes a nutter!
These fingerpuppets go off and gather together items that he can use to illustrate his stories. The fingerpuppets also talk to each other and even argue?! And this show was for kids - no wonder I grew up like I am!
The fingerpuppets - Fingermouse the mouse, Flash the tortoise, Scampi the Scampi and Gulliver the seagull. Each have their own little songs when they go off on their adventures - eg: "Finger mouse, finger mouse - I get round cats so easily with my amazing body swerve!" Well I did say Yoffi was a bit of a nutter!
The show was one of the very few childrens shows to spawn a spin off show called - Fingermouse! Of course fingermouse was never as good as Fingerbobs and disappeared very quickly.
I bought this videocassette about a year ago and its a cracking 45 minutes. From the opening song from the show (Yoffi lifts a finger - and a mouse is there!)
I was immediately a child again watching the magic telly! Get it - its great! Even if your kids hate it, you'll be glued to it!