24 Oct: Meet Mr Blobby

Mr Blobby made his anarchic television debut on 24th October, 1992, in a new segment called “Gotcha” on the hugely popular BBC show Noel’s House Party.

The googly eyed, perma-grinning, yellow and pink character was an immediate hit, selling masses of merchandise to British kids and adults alike. At the height of Blobbymania, Mr Blobby released a No. 1 UK single and spawned four theme parks around the country.

In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly defend Mr Blobby against the haters; speculate on how he became an inadvertent victim of his own success; and marvel at what can be achieved with a lot of alcohol and just five minute of doodling…

Further Reading:

• ‘’A Loveable Anarchist’: The Oral History of Mr Blobby’ (Vice, 2021): https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj85mq/mr-blobby-oral-history-television 

• ‘A decade of Crinkley Bottom: Noel’s House Party remembered’ (BBC, 1991): https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/anniversaries/november/noels-house-party/ 

• ‘Noel’s House Party: Season 2, Episode 1’ (BBC, 1992):