23 February 2005 | didi-5
Wobbly animation, wobbly theme tune ...
I loved 'Roobarb and Custard' when I was a little kid - that fantastic wobbly tune (like a drowning snorkeler in a bath tub only funnier), and the shaky animation and wild colours. The cat was Custard and the dog was Roobarb. Custard was pink (very 1970s!) and Roobarb was greeny-brown and a bit dim.
Bob Godfrey's animation was absolutely charming and set off perfectly by the narration of Richard Briers - not many voices were better for this sort of thing, and for kiddies' cartoons he was right on the mark.
Much of the amusement in this cartoon was watching naughty Custard get one over Roobarb. There were some birds with amusing faces and bright plumage as well, and Roobarb had a shed which he hid in. It is always good to see this cartoon on TV re-runs - simple it may be but big on heart it definitely is.