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September 20, 2003

Robin of Sherwood

The Campblog writes about Robin of Sherwood.

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ROS is, in my opinion, some of the best television ever made, and one of my favourite all-time series. And, in answer to the inevitable Michael or Jason question, I like em both.

For Flea-readers who missed Robin of Sherwood, the central role was played by two actors. Michael Praed and Jason Connery (yes, that Connery) under the literary conceit of the "Hooded Man" as an heroic figure whose mantel is assumed by different men at different times. A Best Friend of the Flea has been obsessive about the series for more than ten years and, in an ironic reflection on Mike Campbell's post, has Rocky Horror call-and-response fun watching the show on a scene-by-scene basis. Praed's "acting thighs" get special mention as do the sing-along opportunities of the Clannad soundtrack.

Bah-hoo! Bah-hoo!
Ba-dooby-da!
Bah-da!

Judi Trott's Lady Marion may be the ultimate Flea-pick for my own peculiar obsessions. She would have been an excellent exemplar for Pre-Raphaelite Week at the Flea but somehow slipped my mind. Even so, the Sheriff is my favourite character:

Gisburne: And when will the ceremony take place, my lord?
Sheriff: When I'm drunk enough to go through with it!

Sheriff: It's a wedding Gisburne, not a celebration.

And then... More Robin of Sherwood lore is now available at the Campblog.

And then... This calls for a Robin of Sherwood drinking game.

Some kid yells "Father, father! Soldiers! Soldiers!" take 6 sips.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 20, 2003 09:21 AM

Comments

That show is one of my favorites. I have a couple of the episodes on an ancient videotape, and I even bought the soundtrack. On vinyl. Yes, those were the days.... The Sheriff was one of my favorite characters too.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 20, 2003 01:04 PM

I have a bunch of episodes taped, too. But I've also bought the 1st season dvd (have to watch it on my PC, but it's worth it).

Posted by: Mike at September 20, 2003 03:54 PM

First season dvd... first season dvd... First the Tripods. Now this. I have not been staying on top of things. I still don't have any Space 1999 or Dr. Who on dvd!

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 20, 2003 04:48 PM

I so loved that show! and the soundtrack introduced me to the existance of modern Celtic music.

Posted by: Ith at September 20, 2003 04:58 PM

I just had to blog some more on ROS.

http://www.mikecampbell.net/the_campblog_sep16_sep30_2003.htm#2003092003

Posted by: Mike at September 20, 2003 08:59 PM