Hat tip to Grumpy Old Twat for the nostalgia trip. I dropped the Queer one off to work this morning and got back home, made a coffee and sat in front of the box just to channel hop and see what took my interest. Imagine my delight when i came across a channel which proclaimed Roobarb was on next ...wooohhoooooo!!!!! Then imagine my dismay as the realization slowly dawned that this was not the original series. The first give away should have been the fact that it was called Roobarb & Custard too, it was always just Roobarb. Second was that the animation was too new and clean, oh it still flickered a bit like the original but, naaaahh, it just wasn't there anymore, it was always better when it looked real dodgy, although Richard Briers still does an excellent job of the narration. It was made in 2005.
Anyway, here's a Youtube link if anybody wants to see some originals. Even my eleven year old Daughter agrees they are better, even if it was just because she hadn't seen me laugh so much in ages. It has taken me twenty minutes to pull my sides in to post this. When you hear an old fucking coffin dodger saying things like "They don't make them like they used used to.", you'd better believe they know what they are talking about.