Pinky and Perky make perfect sausages
There was something really irritating about Pinky and Perky.
Some cartoon characters as I was growing up were endearing (The Magic Roundabout), some were frightening (Rupert the Bear, believe it or not, but that's a subject for another blog) and some scored 10 out of 10 for annoyance.
Pinky and Perky fell into the last category.
Now the're bringing back the little bastards.
This time the piglets have been given their own show on Children's BBC.
Be warned, it starts on November 3rd at 5.45pm and runs for 52 episodes every weekday.
And it promises, like the original series, to be very annoying.
Bosses have, thankfully, ditched the squeaky voices for the relaunch but the damage has already been done.
I appreciate the new Pinky and Perky have higher production values and computer-generated graphics but they are still the same characters who made me want to switch off the television in the 1960s.
Their appeal was lost on me. How could the piglets, and their incomprehensible adventures, be such a hit?
They even appeared on the same bill as the Beatles, for God's sake, at the 1963 Royal Command Performance.
At about the same time they appeared on the same plate as a couple of eggs and a fried tomato.
I know which one I preferred....