December 09, 2008
Oliver Postgate has died
I'm very sad to read that Oliver Postgate, creator of, among others, the Clangers and Bagpuss, died yesterday, aged 83. I remember being entranced by Bagpuss, which we watched at school during breaks, trying to guess the identity of the odd, broken items in the shop where Bagpuss and his friends lived.
The Clangers, famously, inspired a moon landing hoax parody site ...
I would be remiss to close this entry with anything other than the end text from Bagpuss:
And when Bagpuss was asleep, All his friends were asleep. The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ. Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls. Professor Yaffle was just an old wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker. Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy cloth cat, Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams, But Emily loved him
R.I.P. Oliver Postgate (1925-2008)
Posted by daen at December 9, 2008 10:01 AM