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Worzel Gummidge? No stop it.

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TheQueef · 18/12/2019 09:25

Of all the things to remake who decided to make this!
It was creepy the first time as a child (many many years of nightmares)
Why would anyone want to watch a sinister scarecrow with multiple personality disorder, hardly festive.
What next? Freddy Krueger and Mr Tumble do Lapland?

YABU = Worzel is lovely and Aunt Sally a feminist icon.
YANBU = it was terrifying then and we should never EVER revisit it.
fucking scary scruffy bastard

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Bluntness100 · 18/12/2019 09:26

What a weird thing to get het up about. Did you vote for you not being unreasonable?


DoraleeRhodes · 18/12/2019 09:27

YABU - Worzel was great, no need for a remake though, can’t improve on a classic!


Dogwalks2 · 18/12/2019 09:28

Omg, I can’t believe op. I am so excited about it, will be the best think on TV.


x2boys · 18/12/2019 09:28

I didn't know they had remade itXmas Shock i used to.quite like it ,but remakes are never as good as the originals imo.


recrudescence · 18/12/2019 09:29

Why would anyone want to watch a sinister scarecrow with multiple personality disorder

That’s no way to speak about Jeremy Corbyn!


NegroniOnIce · 18/12/2019 09:29

The voting function is not for the OP to set the values. It is for others to vote on your premise. Therefore YABU.


TheQueef · 18/12/2019 09:30

I'm not het up Bluntness it is a lighthearted thread about a TV programme.

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CharDeeMacDennis · 18/12/2019 09:31

YANBU, was saying exactly the same thing last night to DP when the trailer came on. Why?!


TheQueef · 18/12/2019 09:31

It was never good the first time just bloody scary!

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LoseLooseLucy · 18/12/2019 09:33

I always found it really weird. Didn't be actually physically change his head or have I made that up?



Mrsjayy · 18/12/2019 09:35

He is terrifying I saw a picture the other day face of nightmares I WON'T be watching .


TheQueef · 18/12/2019 09:35

Iirc Lucy he even had an evil head (possibly made that up)

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Mrsjayy · 18/12/2019 09:38

Sean Pertwee should have done it as a homage to his dad and he woulda been sexy Worzel Wink


LoseLooseLucy · 18/12/2019 09:40

Sean Pertwee definitely has the sex appeal.


HorridHamble · 18/12/2019 09:41

I LOVED Worzel Gummidge. My mum even took us to some sort of Worzel exhibition somewhere in the 80s. I used to borrow the Worzel Gummidge LP from the library, featuring classics like “A Cup of Tea and a Slice of Cake”. Think I was an odd child.

The remake looks horrible!


TheQueef · 18/12/2019 09:43

You put the Worz after W and a.. I'd blanked out the album Blush

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x2boys · 18/12/2019 09:46

According to Wikipedia Lucy he had several interchangeable heads, I think this was one of those early Sunday evening programmes possibly before or after Bullseye ?


NurseNancyandDoctorDavid · 18/12/2019 09:47

@HorridHamble, I can still sing "A slice of cake, and a cup of tea"...Blush


Frazzlerock · 18/12/2019 09:49

I'm really looking forward to this. I LOVED Worzel Gummidge. I don't even remember it being creepy/scary, but I've always had a dark/warped sense of humour.


Villagegreenpreservation · 18/12/2019 09:50

It scared me witless. I will not be watching


LoseLooseLucy · 18/12/2019 09:50

For some reason I remember it being on in the morning x2boys, could be wrong though (definitely watched Bullseye though I loved it Grin. The heads are the thing I remember most, I always got a slightly sinister feeling from it.


billybagpuss · 18/12/2019 09:51

As long as they don’t screw it up like they did watership down last year.


Witchend · 18/12/2019 09:53

Perfect job for Boris anyway. He's not doing anything more important is he?


56Marshmallow · 18/12/2019 09:56

I loved Worzel Gummidge as a kid but was a little bit scared when he changed his head. It was a classic though!

I still say to my kids "let's have a cup of tea and a slice of cake!"

Also vaguely recall the song where he spells out Worzel.

I saw a brief clip of the remake and OMG! he looks effing terrifying!!!! I think if my kids watch it, they'll get nightmares just from looking at Worzel. At least the old Worzel just looked like a scruffy old man, not bloody creepy!

Would love it if Sean Pertwee took on the role. A very sexy Worzel!


fairislecable · 18/12/2019 09:56

My DS was about 2 and absolutely loved Worzel we took him to some country show and he was there in person talking to everyone and he was soo nice.

Son closed his eyes buried his head in my shoulder and was terrified.

I hope he doesn’t get flashbacks now it’s being redone Grin

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