Literature: Worzel Gummidge
Doctor and childhood fan of the original books, Jon Pertwee. The show lasted four seasons in the UK and an additional two were made in New Zealand. The Pertwee series had many radical changes from Todd's original stories, such as eliminating his wife, a scarecrow named Earthy Mangold and making another supporting character, Aunt Sally, who was his real Aunt in books, his sort of a girlfriend, and adding the Crow Man, Worzel's creator.
Worzel Gummidge provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adults Are Useless
- Cool Old Guy: The Crow Man
- Scary Scarecrows
- Many adults who remembered the Pertwee series as children.
- Not so accidental in the New Zealand seasons with a full-blown supernatural villain and Demonic Possession.
- Secret Keeper