Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spot The Transgression

It is weekend, a time to reflect and post more light-hearted material. This is another of those. Do any of you remember the "spot the ball" competition that used to feature in the Star or Rand Daily Mail back in the 1970's, around the time when Coke was issuing the bottle tops with soccer players faces on, when a packet of chips cost 5c, when municipal ditch diggers used to sing Shosholoza, when little boys read Thor and little girls read Louise, when we had the downtown Johannesburg hostage drama and when a popular car was the Valiant? Well, that was around the oil crisis time and it was a time when political correctness hadn't invaded our lives yet. This video clip comes from a similar era.

3 Opinion(s):

Exzanian said...

Ha-ha - John Cleese was obviously not advised of the stand in actor for that particular scene! This was the time when the VCR hit SA big time. Not everyone could afford one, so we would rent a VRC plus 3 or 4 videos from the Mr Video on the weekend and pig out on crap hollowood flicks but we loved it. Then of course, we would rent a string of Fawlty Towers and Bennie Hill! Brilliant, we were only like 13 or 14 but my Dad let us watch Bennie Hill! Best time of my life, Great memories VI!!!!!!!!

Vanilla Ice said...

I remember those times, and if you were wealthy you had a cable remote Betamax VCR, otherwise the youngest ended up being the remote. Benny Hill hey, remember the Carol Burnett show? If we go further back, do you remember Jet Jungle, The Mind of Tracy Dark and Squad Cars?

Exzanian said...

They patrol the streets at night, waiting in fast cars and on foot...
Hey, I got a special on a 2nd hand Betamax, anyone interested?