A strange, strange, strange
example of the weirdness of British television in the 1990s, Mr Blobby began life as a character appearing on Noel Edmonds' variety show Noel's House Party
Not so much a character as a force of nature, Blobby was a tall, pink blob
covered from his overly large head to his overly large feet in yellow spots. He also boasted a pair of bulging round googly eyes and a permanent toothy grin
and, as if this was not weird enough already, he spoke in a highly distorted, nightmarish electronic voice and said only his own name
He appeared on the "Gotcha" sketch on Noel's House Party
which hoaxed celebrities into thinking that Blobby was a popular childrens television character filming an episode about their particular line of work. Mr Blobby would begin by clumsily trying to take part in whatever activity their celebrity guest was trying to teach him before giving up entirely and resorting to rather violently breaking the set in order to frustrate the unwitting celebrity.
After "Gotcha" hit the air the character could no longer be used in the same way but the popularity of the character led to him making frequent appearances in other parts of Noel's House Party
(usually to unleash some chaos and destruction on poor Noel himself). In fact, Mr Blobby was so popular that in 1993 he released his own single and hit number one in the UK
After a successful music career, Mr Blobby took up the job of being a popular "guest" at university balls, cameoing on Noel's House Party
and occasionally invading other shows for kicks before joining the cast of BBC One's Saturday Morning Kids Show Live & Kicking
for its second series and The Generation Game
on Saturday evenings.
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