Friday, 10 January 2014

Flashback Friday - The Poddington Peas

The Poddington Peas

Down at the bottom of the garden,
Among the birds and the bees.
There live a lot of little people,
They're called The Poddington Peas

There's Cre-Pea, Black Eye-Pea and Dum-Pea.
Keep it a secret now please.
Theres Zip-Pea, Hap-Pea and there's Sweet-Pea
And all the Poddington Peas!

The Poddington Peas!

The Poddington Peas was an animated British children's television series made by Paul Needs and Colin Wyatt, narrated by Neil Pearson.  Sadly only 1 series (13 episodes) were ever made and aired in 1989.

The cartoon features a cast of peas, most of their names described the character's job or their main trait  and are plays on words typically "pea" sounding like "-py" such as "Creep-Pea" sounding like "Creepy".

The Poddington Peas included:

Bump-Pea: Clumsy pea covered in bumps; wears a big plaster.
Captain Hop-Pea: Nautical captain pea with a wooden leg.
Chip-Pea: A female fish-and-chip-shop worker.
Chop-Pea: Lumberjack pea with stereotypical hat and axe.
Dough-Pea: "Dopey", simple-minded pea and also a cook.
Dump-Pea: Fat greedy dumpy pea; always eating.
Garden Pea: Pea who likes gardening; has a straw hat and a spade.
G-Pea: A GP or general practitioner, the doctor pea.
Grump-Pea: A very grumpy-looking pea who likes to moan.
Hap-Pea: The happy good natured pea.
Hip-Pea: Musical hippie pea; has long blonde hair and a guitar.
Jump-Pea: Pea with spring-like legs who uses them to jump high.
Nap-Pea: Penela-Pea's baby, who sits in a push chair and wears a large nappy.
P.C. Pod: The policeman pea.
Penela-Pea: Female pea who pushes her baby, Nap-Pea, around in a push chair.
Pop-Pea: Old man pea.
Pup-Pea: Small Puppy pea.
Scoop-Pea: The Podding Press newspaper editor.
Scrap-Pea: The scruffy tool and scrap worker.
Skip-Pea: Little girl pea with blond hair in pigtails, always skipping with her skipping rope.
Sleep-Pea: Pea that sleeps too much.
Slop-Pea: An artist painter covered in blobs of paint.
Snap-Pea: The Poddington Press newspaper photographer.
Snip-Pea: A barber/ hairdresser.
Snoop-Pea: A Detective.
Soap-Pea: Always has soapy bubbles covering her head, she often blows bubbles.
Sweep-Pea:Street sweeper pea.
Sweet Pea: Blonde sweet female pea.
Tea-Pea: Female pea who is a Tea lady.
Wee McPea: Small Scottish pea.
Weep-Pea: Easily upset pea who always cries.
Zip-Pea: Fast pea, always running around quickly.

Like most TV programmes The Poddington Peas had it's share of villains who lived in Creepy Castle and were a darker shade of green then the other peas.....

Black-Eyed Pea: mischievous pea with a black eye patch.
Creep-Pea: Creepy looking mischievous pea, with a long pointy nose.

Look ....... we even still have a book :)

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