Got up at 11.00
Had a bath & hair wash
Sam came round at 2.40 til 5.00
Had a good talk
Really appreciate him coming up this weekend
Started to make a pink satin waistcoat (it was fuchsia pink and bloody awful lol ) Fi phoned
In the Judy Annual for schoolgirls 1979 there is a 3 page 'spread' about Rod Hull and Emu. Now I am not entirely sure how widely spread Rod's act was known across the world, but he had this rather annoying puppet Emu attached to his arm. Through the 70s and beyond he made this his career & most folk my age were brought up with Rod and that thing
The article in Judy tells us about how he got to have his arm up an Emu's posterior!
The article also mentions entertainers of that era who I had quite forgotten (maybe for a good reason!!)
Here is a classic 70s clip of Rod and his annoying Emu in action on Parkinson
He even had his own TV spot .... EMU-TV . This next clip is with Bill Oddie from the Goodies (Ah!! the Goodies... that will have to be another post on their own)
In the 80s Rod and his Emu had a viewership of about 11 million. Unfortunately he became bankrupt later in the 80s, his wife divorced him (she should have just cut off his right arm and got rid of the emu) and he fell out out public view only appearing in Pantomines & TV commercials.
In 1999 unfortunately Rod died. He climbed on the roof of his house to adjust his TV ariel so he could get a better picture on his TV whilst watching a game of football (Inter Milan v Manchester United) and fell off. I bet that ruddy emu was to blame it was probably up there with him trying to adjust it for him !!