To think that Sarah and Duck on cbeebies should have a proper theme tune?

(45 Posts)
Trapper Wed 10-Apr-13 17:41:26

I can't help but feel that I am not getting value for my license fee when the narrator just says 'Sarah and Duck' three times with some lift Muzak plinking away in the background.

Likesshinythings Wed 10-Apr-13 17:47:27

Who is the narrator? Was trying to look at he titles as it ended but hey were too fast (presumably to avoid further repetition of the title?!). He sounds like one of the actors from "Cabin Pressure" on R4. Is going to irritate me not to know (sad!)

StellaNova Wed 10-Apr-13 17:50:04

I think he is the Tory MP from The Thick of It.

Trapper Wed 10-Apr-13 17:51:17

Roger Allam.

Likesshinythings Wed 10-Apr-13 17:51:57

Thank you. I would have been preoccupied with that all evening otherwise!

MooMooSkit Wed 10-Apr-13 17:51:58

I hate Sarah and Duck. I agree it's the worst theme tune ever. LO just says "sarah and duck" over and over during the day till I say "quack" after!

MissEleanorLavish Wed 10-Apr-13 17:53:03

Yep it's Roger Allam. It's a huge favourite in our house - I love the knitting lady (actually the cook from downton - can you tell I had to
Google it earlier this week? grin)

OhGood Wed 10-Apr-13 17:54:04

I quite like Sarah and Duck. And I much prefer no theme tune because less likely to get inside head and drive me to wild reaches of insanity a la Peppa &^%%&(( Pig.

sarahandemily Wed 10-Apr-13 17:57:42

Yes! We love the theme tune and all join in on the quacks!

NoTeaForMe Wed 10-Apr-13 18:13:05

I love Sarah and Duck. My husband thinks the theme tune is ridiculous too!

When is it on now though? It was about 4pm but seems to have disappeared!

Chockyeggpants Wed 10-Apr-13 18:14:47

Love Sarah and Duck!
It's the simplicity that is so appealing.
Reminds me of Mary Mungo and Midge.
Do You Live in a Town?

Oodsigma Wed 10-Apr-13 18:26:35

We love it too. Have you seen the one at the fair when duck watches 'hook a duck'in the background?

OhGood you've put that tune in my head....

b4bunnies Wed 10-Apr-13 18:31:47

don't dare change sarah & duck! not in any way at all. duck! duck! more duck!

today i've seen scarf lady's house, robot juice (again), penguins, donkey, cake bake. yesterday i saw shallots, robot juice, sit shop and stargazing.

there are still some i haven't seen. don't touch the duck!

RainbowsFriend Wed 10-Apr-13 18:33:28

YABU we love it here - one of the few things that will cheer up DD mid-tantrum "Sarah and duck" says I: "Quack" says DD with a smile smile

Trapper Wed 10-Apr-13 18:38:04

And what's with those BIG EYES?

SmellieWellies Wed 10-Apr-13 18:41:17

Today DC 3 (also aged 3) and i ran around the house screeching 'Sarah and Duck, QUACK' FOR HOURS (it seems).

Was fun. smile

PseudoBadger Wed 10-Apr-13 18:44:42

Sarah and Duck is just pure surreal brilliance. I would actually watch it even without DS in the house.

b4bunnies Wed 10-Apr-13 21:23:44

i live on my own.

I don't get Sarah and Duck. I like the idea, but the execution is just a bit dreary to me. Much prefer Abney and Teal, which is in the same sort of surrealist vein, but much brighter and more engaging.
However DS adores it, I can usually wiggle out of an oncoming tantrum by cheerfully saying "Want to watch some Sarah and Duck, DS?" grin

PseudoBadger Wed 10-Apr-13 21:41:07

Kudos b4bunnies grin

Lots of Shallots is one of my favourites - "turnip, turnip, turnip, quack!"

ThwartedbyMum Wed 10-Apr-13 21:44:26

Anyone else think Duck looks more like a pigeon than a duck?

WhatTheWaterGaveMe Wed 10-Apr-13 21:51:23

Sarah and do do....Sarah and Duck....

It DOES get stuck in your head!
I repeat "Sarah and Duck" all day sometimes

MsPepperminCreams Wed 10-Apr-13 22:03:08

Sarah and Duck fly through the air. Like a girl and duck. Super Sarah. Super Duck. Super Sarah. Super Duck.

neverputasockinatoaster Wed 10-Apr-13 22:39:02

I love Sarah and Duck!

LittleEdie Wed 10-Apr-13 22:44:18

I like it.

BedHanger Wed 10-Apr-13 22:51:21

I love it. I'm currently trying to interest my DS in it and wean him off his Abney and Teal obsession. He spent ages at soft play today building a porridge tower smile.

sarahandduck Wed 10-Apr-13 22:52:42

My ears are burning..... smile

SongoftheSpoon Thu 11-Apr-13 19:50:16

To respond to Trapper, the licence fee is £2.70/week so for that you get not only 40 eps of Sarah and Duck - the most original kids show for ages (including totally apt theme tune) - but lots of other jolly good audio visual entertainment too. So give over your Mail-ish complaining.

MrsHiddleston Thu 11-Apr-13 19:54:49

No... I love it.

Sarah and Duck
Sarah and Duck
Sarah and Duck

An I love, love, love Roger Allam!

LOVE Sarah and Duck.

The other day I showed it to DH on the iPlayer and left the room. NExt time I went to 'Last Played' there were about 7 episodes, he sat up late watching it back to back!


miffybun73 Thu 11-Apr-13 20:02:42

I adore Sarah and Duck, especially the talking cake in "Cake Bake" who then goes on an outing to the park. It's all so surreal, but at the same time simple and wholesome.

PseudoBadger Thu 11-Apr-13 20:05:46

I love how the bag gets so exasperated with poor Scarf Lady

MDA Thu 11-Apr-13 20:07:05

Lol. 64 zoo lane rocks, apparently she recorded it in 2 takes, aged 7.

intheshed Thu 11-Apr-13 20:07:08

Well according to DD2 it is a theme tune... at least she walks around the house singing it to herself (with extra loud quacks)

Lilipaddle Thu 11-Apr-13 20:07:37

My 9m/o absolutely loves it for some reason, I think it's the voice. I like how its quite simple and calm, rather than music and flashy tunes.

Ezza1 Thu 11-Apr-13 20:09:51

Yabu. The theme tune is perfect. Sarah and Duck is brilliant and favourite programme - oh, DS likes it too.

Moon is wonderful and I love that they have a technology room. Brilliant.

Hate Abney and Teal...and Wooly and fucking Tig.

Chockyeggpants Thu 11-Apr-13 20:10:17

All hail the Duck.

Trapper Thu 11-Apr-13 20:20:05

Ooh MDA I completely agree, 64 Zoo Lane is a great theme tune. I feel better about my license fee now grin

yaimee Thu 11-Apr-13 20:24:30

Aww love Sarah and duck and the theme tune! I'm another quacker too!

littlestressy Thu 11-Apr-13 20:29:43

Love Sarah and Duck. Quack.

I heart Sarah and Duck. Esp the non-theme tune. Yabvvvvvvvu! grin

Taffeta Thu 11-Apr-13 20:33:27

DD is 6.5 and loves Sarah and Duck. Esp the theme tune. grin

The ep we saw she bought a chair from the Sit Shop. There was a lady on the bus with a talking bag. What's not to like?

KansasCityOctopus Thu 11-Apr-13 20:36:22

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Ginger4justice Thu 11-Apr-13 20:36:27

Another Sarah and Duck loving family here to. DD calls it "Sarah-and-Duck-Quack". All one word.

PseudoBadger Thu 11-Apr-13 21:25:33

Hey Kansas! "Some are quite big, and some are very small, and the last one's Georgina, who's incredibly taaaalllllllllllll" grin

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