Punch & Judy?

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  1. Hoss

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    Really?

    Why in the name of all that breathes would I want to enduure that kind of torment? I detest Punch & Judy!

    Puppet shows suck!
     
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    Miss Piggy has a stronger, opposite opinion. Il a eu un tel manque d'imagination de la petite. Quelle tristesse.
     
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    The interesting thing about Punch and Judy was that when I was a child I was somewhat aghast at how violent it was.

    Looking at some of the story lines of the program as an adult is how mature the themes sometimes were. There was a scenario once where Judy was beating up Punch because she thought he was cheating on her and she killed him. The police came to arrest Judy for killing Punch and Punch appeared and confessed he was only pretending to be dead to teach Judy a lesson. I can't imagine story lines being used like that today in children's programming. But then again maybe they should; perhaps children would be more pragmatic about life instead of all the fantasy crap they are being spoon fed today.
     
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    I don't remember Punch and Judy. I do remember Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Another puppet show. Fran being the host. I didn't like her. She seemed drunk all the time. It scared me as a child.

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    I don't know if Punch and Judy was televised in the US or not. I remember it while visiting my father in the UK.
     
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    PunchJudy is a name of a rock band.
     
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    Punch n' Nudey? :D

    I never understood the storylines...the only image i really remember is Punch chasing Judy with this sausage on a fork. :/
     
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    I remember them from childhood seaside holidays. I never liked the violence and I didn't like the voices. I had a fight with another kid at a show once. See what violence does.
     
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    I too first saw a Punch and Judy show at a seaside holiday! Were you the little twerp that I clocked?
     
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    Same - I couldn't see all that much tho, since there was usually a crowd, and it would've taken ages to push to the front. :frown1:
     
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    You mean as you went arse over tit through the flower bed? :biggrin1:
     
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    "That's the way to do it!"

    I can remember a pretty long comedy sketch on TV that had a comedian pretending to be Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman as Mr Punch. That crocodile never made much sense to me, or cheering when he beats up the devil.

    It reminds me of that yellow stuff made out of pig fat that they used to call icecream, stuck between 2 wafers. You'd spend so much time trying not to drop it, none of the storylines made any sense.
     
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    There were obviously a lot of drugs around in the Seventies.

    That Ice Cream, didn't need a freezer to stay cold..................
     
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    Unfortunately it was the 80's, & my grandparents still thought that they were on rations!
     
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    Nudeyorker, with the exception of Drifterwood an possibly one other poster, I'm afraid that any discussion that requires a modest understanding of commedia dell'arte is a given failure here at yea olden LPSG. It's like expecting the crowd to connect the dots from Chiaroscuro to Little Kitty. And even Little Kitty is too old of a cultural reference for most.

    But, god bless them, most LPSG-ers seem happy, don't they?

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    It's funny how my parents banned all Disney cartoons and films but they allowed Punch and Judy.

    I think they might have been more lenient if they knew that Walt actually threw all those lemmings over the cliff in their suicide scene.
     
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    I know, and I accept - all that's left to do is set the date, order the flowers and pick a continent. :smile:
     
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