70’s kids TV – so THAT’S why we all love drugs! Or a bit more of those influencers………
So it’s a bit of a cliche to mention ‘The Magic Roundabout’ when discussing the drugs references in all that great kids TV us of certain vintage enjoyed in the 70’s. Dougal spent his life tripping off his head, Brian was full of coke, Ermintrude was stoned out of her brains (good girl!), Dylan was spaced out on mushrooms and Zebedee was a poppers fiend. But a closer look at kids TV and drugs from that era reveal that we were pumped full of drugs references and really didn’t stand a chance when we were offered a spliff/line/shroom or tab in adult life.
And Bagpuss was soooooo stoned he just couldn’t be arsed with anything……….
Combine the Banana Splits with a little Crystal Tips and I run for the acid cupboard…….
And it’s Shrooms all the way with the Clangers!
But as with many drugs there is a dark side and a come down………….
For the little old lady from ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’ was the flip side of good……..
And the man from ‘Fingerbobs’ was who you were warned about………..
But we are saved by vague memories of Bill and Ben, the original kids stoners with a flob and a weeeeeeeeeeee…..