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Sunday, May 03, 2009

BERTIE BASSETT

For any non-UK readers (puzzled by my reference in the post below), here's some pics of Bertie Bassett, The Liquorice Allsorts Man who haunted the candy-induced nightmares of many a Brit child...

You may be surprised to find that he even featured (kinda) in a vintage episode of Dr. Who (so that's Doppelganger's next Who-related essay sorted out then! - like the cybermen, his earlier (eyeless/noseless) incarnation is more sinister I reckon...and also has a sort of Residents feel to it...)

In Finnish: "Englannin lakritsi" or Englannin laku" - "English Liquorice" lol.







9 Comments:

At 9:18 pm, Blogger The Dopper said...

anthropomorphisized liquorice-based confectionary....

it doesn't get more sinister...

 
At 9:36 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Flesh glistening like coal or cold cresote. Speckled with cobalt blue carmelised sprinkles. A tube of dark candy for a top-hat.

 
At 8:14 am, Blogger Loki said...

and'll wreck yer teeth faster than Dan Decay... maybe that's why people have all those dreams about their teeth falling out...

 
At 7:24 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Teeth-falling-out dreams are usually all about loss of virility...yeah?

 
At 11:54 am, Blogger the X said...

I remember him! Always wanted him to have some sort of secret affair with the Michelin Man... (To kids, the Michelin Man looks like he's made of marshmallows)

 
At 5:26 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Bertie Bassett and the Michelin Man had an affair and the result was the Pilsbury Dough Boy.

No, waitaminute, they're both guys!!! Does gender exist with corporate brand-avatars?

 
At 9:39 pm, Blogger the X said...

Yes, and I'd like to watch. ;)

(If Arnie could be a pregnant man, so could they... lucky Dough Boy! :D They'd probably fill up his room with All Sorts... of toys)

 
At 9:45 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

I forgot that Arnie could get pregnant. I wish he'd got pregnant in one of the 'Terminator' films.

He should've given birth to John Connors. That would have taken the franchaise off in some interesting directions.

 
At 1:42 am, Blogger Rachael Bones said...

who illustrated the second one down? would love this on a tshirt!

 

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