Wednesday, 3 April 2013

C is for Clangers

A clanger, according to google, is 'conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate.'

It's also a mouse-like creature that lives on a planet similar in appearance to the Earth's moon. No, honestly.

In the late '60s/early '70s a documentary was made about these Clangers. As far as I'm aware, the documentary wasn't broadcast in many countries, so I thought I'd share an episode today. In this particular episode Tiny Clanger learns an important lesson about money.



Question: What were your favourite 'documentaries' as a child?

21 comments:

  1. Didn't know of this word, and not at all about the mouse part!

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
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    1. Yep, not many know about these creatures so count yourself lucky that you do now!

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  2. 'Granny Clanger doesn't want that!' *Thwack*
    ...how all of life's conflicts should be resolved.

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    1. I laughed so hard at your comment Little One. I was even out in public ... with the people of the world. And I still laughed.

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  3. I want a clanger as a pet now!

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    1. You can get toys. Does that count?

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  4. I don't remember watching documentaries as a child. I remember watching silly TV shows like "The Brady Bunch."

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    1. I remember that. Fly-on-the-wall documentary about a rather large family, right?

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  5. "Giligan's Island"? This is a Galaxy Quest question, right?

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  6. My fav documentary was the smurfs, or maybe the snorks they were good too! A bit later I then became an avid watcher of the 'Neighbours' documentary. Good stuff.

    I liked the soup dragon by the way....cool. As.

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    1. The Snorks had a better theme song if I remember correctly.

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  7. Very cool! I loved the Snorks. What a great little group.

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    1. So much to see, waiting for you and meeee...

      That's as much as I remember of the theme song lyrics.

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  8. Hurray another sane person, save me from the zillions of fantasy writers on this challenge
    thanks for sharing
    love the Clangers:-)
    martine

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    1. I like you. You think I'm sane.

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  9. Good for you for educating those non-Brits about the Clangers! It's a great word in any sense.

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  10. I can't think of any favorites, but the mouse is cute.

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  11. OMG I remember the Clangers. Showing my age now!

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  12. I never heard of The Clangers before. The narrator sounds familiar though. He sounds like someone you could never win an argument with.

    Julie

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  13. So pleased you used this clip!!

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