I was reading Dive's blog (thanks Petrea for letting me know about it), about the scary children's programs he grew up with. Which made me wonder how mines would hold up. Wouldn't you know, they are all on YouTube.
By the way, what did we do before the internet? Will the children who grow up without memories of a world before computers and the internet, facebooks, text messaging, etc... will they think of us as dinosaurs? For goodness sake, I remember the days of type writer ribbons and white-outs.
Aanyway... Here are a couple of shows from my childhood. Maybe it's just the nostalgia talking but they are really not bad, some quite enjoyable, actually. You, my dear reader, won't be able to fully enjoy it of course, because of the language, but some of the visuals and music might come through. It's a pity though, some of these have pretty funny songs and dialogues. It's a little know fact that The Flintstones are much funnier in the Hungarian dubbed version - that also happens to be entirely in rhyme.
This is Dr. Bubó, General practitioner of a strange forest. His assitant is nurse Ursula the bear, who has romantic aspirations towards the good doctor. The visuals are slightly Yellow Submarine-ish.
This episode tackles the subject of alcoholism and domestic violence, with a fair sprinkling of cursing. At the end Mr. Boar gets cured of his abusiveness via a concussion, but Mrs. Boar is not happy. Crazy Hungarians.
Mézga Család (The Mezgás) is a a little bit like the Simpsons. Less topical - unless there was some subtext I missed -, but a bit more scifi. It's about a disfunctional family who is in radio contact with a relative from the future.
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