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Help me prove she's right - find this video

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dramallamaforamama Fri 24-May-19 01:52:59

My grandmother has had dementia for some time but she has moments of absolute lucidity. My mother, however, insists that things she says during those moments are rubbish. She's wrong. She has form for gaslighting in general but this is getting a bit much...

The last couple of times GM has been lucid, she's told me she remembers a video that I used to watch as a child (I was born in 87 so late 80s/v early 90s). It was a live action sort of thing with real (overly smiley) people singing songs - some nursery rhymes, but also some more current (for then) stuff. I remember this too but I cannot find the video or even its title - can anyone help?

Some of the songs I remember from the video with details:

The sun has got his hat on (one man and one woman singing this both with straw hats that had a hole in the top - when they put them over their face it looked like a smiley sun with the brim as the corona)

Lambeth walk

Boiled beef and carrots

This ole house - sung by a very smoky man next to a sort of cartoon/graphic of a house which kept losing parts

Getting to know you

Underneath the spreading chestnut tree - smiley man wore yellow for this one and kneeled down while some woman sat on his knee

It's a very long shot but I need to prove my poor GM right and get my toxic mother to back down. Anyone ever heard of this?

dramallamaforamama Fri 24-May-19 01:53:22

Smiley - not smoky!!

SpeckofStardust Fri 24-May-19 02:08:11

There used to be a weekly show called the Good Old Days, it was staged like an old time Music Hall variety show, it was set in a theatre, they were costumed in Victorian style and they’d sing those kind of songs. The only other thing I can think of like that would be the Black and White Minstrel Show but tbh I think they both went off the air long before 1987.

HermioneMakepeace Fri 24-May-19 02:10:23

How old are you? Just trying to work out what time period we’re talking about.

HermioneMakepeace Fri 24-May-19 02:10:57

Sorry, just seen when you were born. I’ll have a think...

PissOffPeppa Fri 24-May-19 02:37:10

Not sure it’s the same one but I had a similar VHS at the same time. I remember the box was white with pastel-coloured alphabet blocks, but not the name of it.

Tuesdayrain Fri 24-May-19 02:41:24

Could it have been Rod, Jane and Freddy?

Tuesdayrain Fri 24-May-19 02:45:58

Or Playdays?

Intothe Fri 24-May-19 02:50:22

This might help?

costacoffeecup Fri 24-May-19 03:00:27

My sister was born in 88 and she loved play days, this us the logo

costacoffeecup Fri 24-May-19 03:01:07

Would second the two already mentioned as a starting point!

Decormad38 Fri 24-May-19 03:14:20

Yes I would stay playdays or Rod Jane Freddy too.

StarJumpsandaHalf Fri 24-May-19 03:31:38

Sounds like this

RubberTreePlant Fri 24-May-19 03:47:01

That looks hopeful @StarJumpsandaHalf

StarJumpsandaHalf Fri 24-May-19 03:57:21

I don’t know if they did any more videos or just this one. Think Getting to Know You is on there too, not sure about the other songs. It’s a long video grin

PivotPivotPivottt Fri 24-May-19 04:03:09

Singing Kettle? I loved that as a child, had a few VHS and used to watch them daily much to my mum's despairgrin. I don't recognise any of those songs from it but worth a shot.

frazzledasarock Fri 24-May-19 04:06:13

Clicky link here.

Looks like pp is right, ‘the sun has got his hat on’ song is near the end of the video.

Idontmeanto Fri 24-May-19 05:19:07

Any chance it was the emu in the pink windmill thing?

ItsAHardKn0ckLife1 Fri 24-May-19 05:29:09

Ahh I hope that’s the one ^ 🤞🏻

Shelvesoutofbooks Fri 24-May-19 05:32:24

Why am I still awake? and not sleeping? and on mumsnet looking forward to a random stranger looking for a kids tv show?

ItsAHardKn0ckLife1 Fri 24-May-19 05:49:13

shelves my sentiments exactly grin

Xmas2020 Fri 24-May-19 06:12:58

What will this achieve in the end?

Xmas2020 Fri 24-May-19 06:14:41

Best way to deal with your toxic mum is to ignore her, instead of trying to prove her wrong.

EmmaGrundyForPM Fri 24-May-19 07:13:15

Rod Jane and Freddy was my first thought. Look them up on YouTube.

StarJumpsandaHalf Fri 24-May-19 08:22:12

I just couldn’t sleep last night confused

It’s nice to try and solve a puzzle, especially when it’s to do with childhood memories. Toxic mother or not, it’s very satisfying if you can resolve something that’s bugging you.

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