The Trap Door (1984– )

TV Series   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy


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3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »


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14 March 2019 | smnbee-11586
9
| Fond memories of this.
Trapdoor was a stop-motion animated children's 'Horror' series that left little to the imagination.

Berk, which I'm surprised was allowed as the word 'Berk' is A) An insult and B) Rhyming slang for a rather severe profane word (Berk=Berkshire Hunt=... Well, you know) was a butler with a thick Cornish accent to "The thing upstairs" (Who we never saw) but heard shouting "BERK! FEED ME!"

He's joined by Boni, a dismembered skull who sometimes ends up as a bookend or holding something upright. And Drutt, a mischievous spider with a taste for worms.

Then there is the Trap Door itself, which when left open (by Berk) would often 'let something out' and we'd follow Berk, Boni and Drutt in the hapless adventure of putting whatever escaped back down the Trap Door.

The funniest thing was the familiar dialogue in an unbelievable world. And like most British children's programmed was written so that Adults would understand also (Bonkin'?).

As a kid, I used to watch this religiously, as did my parents who also found it funny.

Absolute classic TV.

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Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror

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