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Posted on January 11, 2013 by admin

Confession time: hands up who watched the recent ‘Old Skool’ weekend on the CITV channel?

Classic children’s TV shows from the 1980s and 90s like Knightmare and Fun House returned to our screens once more on a nostalgia marathon that proved to be a top trip down memory lane for those of us who grew up in that era.

Reliving some of the programmes whisked viewers back to a care-free time of rushing home after another lame day at school to tune in to see Neil Buchanan make something amazing out of bits of old junk on Art Attack and Super Gran keeping the mean streets of Tynemouth safe.

The 80s and 90s was also a time when the following classic fancy dress icons enjoyed plenty of success:

Zippy from Rainbow

Probably the most famous character from Rainbow was Zippy with his infectious laugh and general shenanigans. Anybody got any idea what kind of animal Zippy was? No, neither do we. Anyway, here’s a Rainbow episode from back in the day.

Scooby Doo

The canine crime fighter first appeared on our screens in the late 1960s, but anyone who was a kid in the 80s will fondly remember watching Scooby Doo, Fred, Velma, Daphne and the rest of the gang investigating all sorts of weird and wonderful goings on. Watch the theme tune here and try not to sing along – it’s impossible.

Spotty from Superted

Superted’s trusty sidekick Spotty, who was voiced by former Dr Who star John Pertwee, was always on hand to foil Texas Pete and Skeleton  in their attempts to get up to no good. Hurrah for Spotty and Superted!

Sonic The Hedgehog

Everyone at some time in their lives must have owned or at least played a Sonic The Hedgehog console game and it was also a popular cartoon. “Too fast for the naked eye” went the theme tune and he is still blazing a trail to this day.

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