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AIBU to ponder, on a sleepy Sunday evening...

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LadyFlumpalot Sun 28-Apr-13 18:36:02

... Are the Ha Hoos (apostrophe?) on ITNG sentient brings with free thought? Most of the other characters appear to have a defined role within the programme as either free thinking characters or props (the balls, the bed). The Ha Hoos are not as clearly defined however.

DH and I have been debating this for a while, and have decided to put it to the Mumsnet jury.

alienbanana Sun 28-Apr-13 18:38:28

I think they're about as intelligent as sheep.

TippiShagpile Sun 28-Apr-13 18:41:09

No apostrophe

whilewildeisonmine Sun 28-Apr-13 18:41:55

I think there's a lot more going on there than they'd like to have us believe.

OddSockMonster Sun 28-Apr-13 18:42:11

I think they're actually super intelligent and using mind control over the weak-minded characters. Also over Upsy Daisy's bed, have you seen how they're trying to run her over with it?!

McNewPants2013 Sun 28-Apr-13 18:43:14

They are pillows, so I would say a prop

alienbanana Sun 28-Apr-13 18:43:46

Giant inflated harlequin sheep

OddSockMonster Sun 28-Apr-13 18:44:40

You look, they're there in the background making al the others do a silly dance like puppets - they're really the ones in charge.

HandMini Sun 28-Apr-13 18:46:12

Watching Night Garden here as well. In fact, DP has taken DD for her bath and I'm still watching Night Garden. I think the Ha Hoos are lesser beings than the others somehow...a bit like as fish are to mammals.

OddSockMonster Sun 28-Apr-13 18:51:16

I always get slightly emotional at the thought that the whole thing is a figment of Iggle Piggle's imagination. Won't let onto the DSs about that though.

xigris Sun 28-Apr-13 18:52:54

The Ha Hoos are definitely some sort of sinister control device. Possibly like the giant ball things in The Prisoner. I can just see their inane expressions suddenly changing and becoming all scary and threatning shock. While we're on the subject, I also think the Pontipines and the Wottingers are members of a weird sect / cult Not that I've thought about this much of course

peeriebear Sun 28-Apr-13 18:54:23

I think they want to eat the smaller characters, hence bouncing ominously towards them, but they're just too slow.

LadyFlumpalot Sun 28-Apr-13 19:35:33

I'm REALLY glad that I'm not the only one that thinks too much about this and watches it even once DS is in bed

HandMini Sun 28-Apr-13 19:46:45

The Pontis and the Wottingers ARE a weird sect/cult. I didn't know the Garden was supposed to be Iggle Piggle's dream <<slightly disappointed --and slow to catch on--)

OddSockMonster Sun 28-Apr-13 19:49:11

I'm only guessing HandMini, it seems like it's maybe his dream time, before settling to a good night's sleep.

50shadesofbrown Sun 28-Apr-13 20:13:18

DH & I have discussed ITNG at length since DD expressed an interest in it & have decided:

- Makka Pakka is a drug dealer. His obsession with stones is a cover - they are rocks of crack.
- Upsy Daisy is an addict, she has no home & hides one of Makka Pakka's stones in her bed.
- Mrs Pontipine & Mrs Wottinger are sisters. Mrs Pontipine married for love & they are poor. However Mrs Wottinger married for money, as evidenced by the fact that they are rarely there; it's their holiday home.
- The Pontipines may also be addicts. They are always losing their children & make them travel on the roof of the Ninky Nonk, they also make the children eat runny grovels while the parents eat cakes.
- The Ha Hoos are projections of transdimensional gods (like the mice in 'Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy').

Clearly, we have too much time on our hands. grin

OddSockMonster Sun 28-Apr-13 20:31:15

See we just had them down as a bunch of social misfits (with the added dimension of the all powerful Ha Hoos). Throw in drugs and it takes on a whole different life.

I also suspect there may be some degree of incest going on with the Pontipines and Wottingers, and that there are extra hidden children in the lofts.

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