Fingerbobs (1972– )

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Charming finger puppet series with Yoffy (Jones) telling stories featuring Fingermouse, Scampi, Gulliver the Seagull, and other animal characters.


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Rick Jones ...
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Charming finger puppet series with Yoffy (Jones) telling stories featuring Fingermouse, Scampi, Gulliver the Seagull, and other animal characters.

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14 February 1972 (UK)  »

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1 May 2013 | by (Whitehaven Cumbria) – See all my reviews

I suppose anyone who was very young in the seventies, like me, will have seen Fingerbobs, part of the BBC 1 Watch With Mother strand at 1.45 in the afternoons.

For anyone who needs reminding, or hasn't seen Fingerbobs, this was a very simple puppet series where Mick Fleetwood lookalike, Yoffi( Rick Jones), presented a series featuring finger puppets such as Fingermouse, Gulliver the Seagull and Mr Scampi and their various adventures, most memorable being Fingermouse( a mouse's grey head and body attached to Jones' finger) and his various attempts to get past a paper cat, always beating the cat with his bodyswerve. Also memorable is the hippyish sounding theme tune, which went, " Yoffi lifts a finger and a mouse is there, puts his hands together and a seagull takes the air".

OK Fingerbobs was incredibly cheap, being filmed by a single camera with Jones set being a desk where he moved his finger puppets around on a set that looked like a primary school art project, but its simplicity worked and for all only 13 episodes were made, it was a staple of Watch With Mother for 12 years. Also the popularity of Fingerbobs, and especially Fingermouse, ensured a new series was made in 1985 entitled Fingermouse, though with a bigger budget and no Yoffi. ( Apparently Rick Jones was a bit tired of being reminded of his most famous role in Britain and being called Yoffi, so moved to America).

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