Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970)



If you grew up in the 70's, Saturday mornings meant watching such classic children's television shows as The Shazam!/Isis Hour (1975), Lance Link: Secret Chimp (1970) and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973). While your caregiver(s) were sleeping off the effects of five days of mindless work, you were catered to by some of the greatest minds in children's television and advertising. Some have argued that your time might have been better spent in some cooperative physical activity in which you could have acquired valuable social skills and attuned your body to the physical world, but they probably never watched Here Come the Double Deckers (1970), the single greatest children's program ever to reach these shores.

The Double Deckers had a clubhouse in a junkyard in an actual double decker bus. They were English, which meant they were smart, and they could make up songs on the spot and sing them to illustrate important story points. Though one club member was black, he had all the same club privileges as the other members. They lived just outside London right at the end of the swinging 60's, the best place and time to be alive ever.

Though this show is not yet on DVD or VHS, you can purchase a 3-DVDr set of the entire series on eBay. The original source material is most likely a television broadcast, so some serious copyright laws are being broken, as well as your eBay user agreement, but what's your other option? To not watch the Double Deckers ever again? Bullshit!

7 comments:

karma said...

I used someone else's ebay account to buy my copy so that I was not in violation of my agreement.

k8 said...

weren't you tagged by kurt?????

taarzaan said...

Oh My God--you mean that show was real? I'd been thinking I'd dreamt it for a while now--it MUST be released on DVD!!

Twisted Sister said...

I absolutely loved Sigmund and the Sea Monsters! They've got ALF on DVD so why NOT the Double Deckers? WTF?

Tara's World said...

You forgot Dr Shrinker! Oh the memories of the Banana Splits.....Im waiting on the Bugaloos to come out on DVD

DEE DEE said...

HI I LOVED WATCHING 'HERE COME THE DOUBLR DECKERS' AS A CHILD. I THOUGHT IT WAS BRILLIANT, FUNNY AND VERY ENTERTAINING! AND HAVING REDISCOVERED IT ON THE INTERNET MADE ME REALIZE THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT BACK ON TV AGAIN! WITH ALL THE BAD THINGS CHILDREN HAVE BEEN WITNESS TO THESE DAYS , IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THEM TO SEE SOME GOOD CLEAN ENTERTAINING FUN!
SO I WAS THINKING OF WRITING TO CHANEL 4 OR CHANEL FIVE TO FIND OUT IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER BUYING 10 EPISODES OF IT. WHAT DO YOU THINK? I MEAN, TO BE HONEST I DON'T REALLY KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT BUT IF ANYONE OUT THERE DOES PLEASE LET ME KNOW. SEEYA!

Alan Smithee said...

Alan Smithee thinks an official DVD release is in order.