Return Of The Living Podcast! It's nearly Halloween, so to get you all into a suitably spooktacular mood, here's a second outing for the widely acclaimed fright-tastic special of Why Won't You?, in which Ben Baker, Phil Catterall and myself take a look at some of the ridiculous things on TV, in films and in pop music that terrified you as children.
Join us as we count down the top twenty five suggestions of things that weren't even remotely frightening but which you still found frightening regardless, from Mr. Noseybonk and Return To Oz to the Only When I Laugh opening titles and the Blue Peter boat. There's also room for all the old 'favourites' like Camberwick Green, Picture Box, Professor Yaffle, Raggerty, Watch Out There's A Humphrey About!, TV 'Girl' and 'Clown' (Test Card), Crow from You And Me, Vrillon Of Ashtar Galactic Command, The Muppets' eyes, The Max Headroom Broadcast Intrusion and many many more. No matter how often you ask them to go away.
Who would 'win' out of World In Action and Panorama? What was Helen Reddy really doing with that radio? Are Spitting Image puppets scarier when not moving? Which loveable puppet alien did Ben mistake for a man who'd exploded and gone inside out? And why were we all so traumatised by ordinary everyday television continuity slides?! Find out all of this and more in Why Won't Boo?!
You can download the first part of Why Won't Boo? here, and the second part here. And if you like it, please spread the word. And don't have nightmares. Except about The Dot Stop from Playbus, mwuh ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa...