Surreal children's animation from award-winning British animator Bob Godfrey and writer Grange Calveley. Roobarb the green dog's enthusiasm for inventions and hairbrained schemes to liven ... See full summary »
Surreal children's animation from award-winning British animator Bob Godfrey and writer Grange Calveley. Roobarb the green dog's enthusiasm for inventions and hairbrained schemes to liven up life in the garden know no bounds. It's up to Custard the indolent, grinning purple cat, and the rest of the garden animals to make sure nothing comes of them so that their idle tranquility can be preserved, and score points off Roobarb's inflated ego at the same time. Some of the episodes defy belief, such as the one in which Roobarb decided Thursday should be Thor's day, and pretends to be the Norse god of thunder. This only incurs the wrath of the real Thor, who responds by turning the hapless dog into a variety of ludicrous shapes, to the hilarity of the other garden animals. Written by
Roobarb invents things. Custard the cat annoys him.
The greatest animated TV show ever. Bob Godfrey's wigglevision animation, manic theme music and Richard Briers' narration made this the best reason to sit in front of the telly on a weekday afternoon. Roobarb is a placid green dog who invents things in his shed while Custard is the annoying pink cat that hangs around. Leeds Utd, bottles of Tizer and Roobarb and Custard are what made wearing brown corduroy flares tolerable in the 70's.
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