Saturday, October 21, 2017

COUNT DUCKULA - "No Sax Please, We're Egyptian" (1988)

So what kind of a Halloween can you have without a vampire? That is, a vampire that is also a vegetarian duck, just to make it a little more interesting!
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Velcome to another Countdown to Halloween Saturday Night Special down in The Dungeon!
"Count Duckula" was a British cartoon that ran for five years or four seasons from 1988 to 1993! I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that it ain't quite normal!!
So how does a person come up with the concept of a vegetarian duck vampire? I guess you'd have to ask the writer, Jimmy (Danger Mouse) Hibbert!

Jimmy Hibbert was the main writer, but he also had lots of help, and if you watch a couple of these cartoons you will also come to the conclusion that they were a virtual pack of cards, jokers wild!

Not only is the writing Tom Terrific, but my hat goes off to all the artistes involved too!!

This is Count Duckula's castle, and just to make sure there are no limitations, it is also a time machine of sorts!

Cool Pentagram!!

Here are two portraits of some of The Count's relatives!

I like this landscape!

The story is a bit convoluted as The Count and his entourage travel back to Egypt to look into his roots! It is at this point that I would love to have given you a small sample of the music but since my software doesn't work, and this is what the software creators want me to do..
 "1. Go to "Control Panel" -> "System" -> "Advanced system settings" -> "Hardware" -> "Device Installation Settings" -> make sure "Yes, do this automatically" is selected -> "Save changes" (if required)2. Make sure you have the latest sound-card and MemBoard drivers, all the latest Windows Updates as well as any trusted latest Codec Pack version installed. (reboot PC after each installation)3. Please, make sure that your PC is free of malware and its not overloaded with background running software or not overloaded with severe antivirus configuration
4. When all above is done, uninstall and-> reboot PC
5. Make sure that folders below are removed: Etc. Etc...."

.......I might not have any sound samples for a while!!

There's this whole "who's on first" skit between You Be, You Are, and Not Not that's pretty funny!

You just can't go wrong with a good funny cuckoo clock!

The closing credits feature are a lot of crazy fun imagery I'm passing on to you as cool Halloween wallpaper!
I know, I know, I didn't delve into any of the other interesting characters on the show like Igor, and Nanny, and Sviatoslav, but that will just have to wait until another time, because I will be back with more of "Count Duckula" some day! Of that, I guarantee!

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