The Krankies

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     Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 19, 2010
     Category: Humor | Comedians | Television | Actors | Europe

kinda creepy looking as a little boy. she sounds like a chipmunk when singing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/10 at 10:33 AM
...wonder if that show would have made it in America...
Posted by Remm on 03/19/10 at 10:51 AM
i really don't think so. a little too uncomfortable with the 'child' that's obviously not.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/10 at 10:55 AM
Trying to watch kiddie shows as an adult just doesn't work! The Teletubbies and Howdy Doody are good examples. Then extracting the show from it's era just compounds the problem.

As far as content goes... from the clip above it looks like typical UK potty humour. If you don't get all Puritanical it can be funny.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/10 at 12:47 PM
Janette also appears as Jimmy Krankie in the video for 2007 Comic Relief single "500 Miles" with The Proclaimers, Brian Potter, Andy Pipkin and other celebrity stars

Celebrities? I've never heard of any of these people. And I'm grateful!
Posted by Nethie on 03/20/10 at 04:07 AM
Thanks, Paul. I watched this yesterday, and woke up from a nightmare last night concerning what must have stuck in my subconcious as an unsettling ventriloquist's dummy that resembled Janette. *shudder*
Posted by qualityleashdog on 03/21/10 at 04:55 PM
poor baby! that's one heck of a nightmare. try some porn at bedtime that usually drives the bad dreams away. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/21/10 at 06:45 PM
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