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* {{Catchphrase}}: After Squiggle had finished his drawing and wanted his assistant to turn it 'right side up':
--> "Upside down! Upside down!"

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* {{Catchphrase}}: {{Catchphrase}}:
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After Squiggle had finished his drawing and wanted his assistant to turn it 'right side up':
--> "Upside --->"Upside down! Upside down!"
down!"



--> "HURRY UP!"
*** Mr Squiggle also frequently changed his mind about the drawings.

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--> ---> "HURRY UP!"
*** ** Mr Squiggle also frequently changed his mind about the drawings.



* [[LongRunners Long Runner]]: It ran for forty whole years before ending in 1999.

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* [[LongRunners Long Runner]]: LongRunners: It ran for forty whole years before ending in 1999.

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* SentientVehicle: Bill the Steam Shovel.


If you were a child that grew up in Australia during the second half of the 20th century, chances are you would have at least heard of one Mr Squiggle. Originally referred to by his full name of "Mr. Jolly Squiggle", he first appeared on the [[TheABC ABC]]'s ''Children's TV Club'' before getting his own ([[MorePopularSpinoff evidently more popular]]) {{spinoff}} which started airing in July 1959. Initially the spinoff was intended as a six-week fill-in for another children's show, but the show proved to be so popular (at one point the ABC was getting box-fuls of squiggles from children) that it was back on air that November.

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If you were a child that grew up in Australia during the second half of the 20th century, chances are you would have at least heard of one Mr Squiggle. Originally referred to by his full name of "Mr. Jolly Squiggle", he first appeared on the [[TheABC [[Creator/TheABC ABC]]'s ''Children's TV Club'' before getting his own ([[MorePopularSpinoff evidently more popular]]) {{spinoff}} which started airing in July 1959. Initially the spinoff was intended as a six-week fill-in for another children's show, but the show proved to be so popular (at one point the ABC was getting box-fuls of squiggles from children) that it was back on air that November.


* BowtiesAreCool: Squiggle's attire (including, of course, a bowtie) remained as part of his character for 40 years.


* {{Blooper}}: The show had its fair share of these in its early days when it went out live. Mr Squiggle's longest-running LovelyAssistant, Pat Lovell, once told of an incident where Squiggle's pencil nose fell out, leaving her to place her handkerchief over his face and turn him away from the camera in order to protect children watching from any horrific imagery.



* CreatorCouple: Norman Hetherington's wife Margaret would write the scripts for the show.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bill Steamshovel disappeared without any explanation when the show returned to it's original 5 minute format in the early 1990's.


* NiceHat: Squiggle's tall hat, which concealed the string used to hold him upright.

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* NiceHat: Squiggle's tall hat, which concealed the string used to hold him upright. Also, the tip of the hat - which was never seen onscreen - was used as the handle for his human operator to move the head in order to for Mr Squiggle to draw with his nose.

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** Mr Squiggle also had an unnaturally-keen desire to have his lovely lady assistants to hold his hand.


Apart from his LovelyAssistant, Mr Squiggle also had acquaintances in [[GrumpyBear Blackboard]] (who he always used as an easel, often prompting a disgruntled [[CatchPhrase "HURRY UP!"]]), Gus the Snail (who initially had a TV for a shell, but later had a flower pot), Bill the Steam Shovel (who often told [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny bad jokes]] and blew steam out of his nose whenever he laughed) and Doormat (who was, erm... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a doormat]]).

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Apart from his LovelyAssistant, Mr Squiggle also had acquaintances in [[GrumpyBear Blackboard]] (who (whom he always used as an easel, often prompting a disgruntled [[CatchPhrase "HURRY UP!"]]), Gus the Snail (who initially had a TV for a shell, but later had a flower pot), Bill the Steam Shovel (who often told [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny bad jokes]] and blew steam out of his nose whenever he laughed) and Doormat (who was, erm... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a doormat]]).


* HeyItsThatGuy: The comedian and radio announcer Mikey Robins played recurring character Reg Linchpin in 1989 and 1990.


* {{Blooper}}: The show had its fair share of these in its early days when it went out live. Mr Squiggle's longest-running LovelyAssistant, Pat Lovell, once told of an incident where Squiggle's pencil nose fell out, leaving her to place her handkerchief over his face and turn him away from the camera in order to protect children watching from any NightmareFuel.

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* {{Blooper}}: The show had its fair share of these in its early days when it went out live. Mr Squiggle's longest-running LovelyAssistant, Pat Lovell, once told of an incident where Squiggle's pencil nose fell out, leaving her to place her handkerchief over his face and turn him away from the camera in order to protect children watching from any NightmareFuel.horrific imagery.

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*** Mr Squiggle also frequently changed his mind about the drawings.


* GrumpyBear / SourSupporter: The ever-grumpy Blackboard.

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* GrumpyBear / SourSupporter: The ever-grumpy Blackboard.Blackboard and Gus.


* ReTool: Not too dramatically, but the show's format often changed throughout its lifetime. It was initially a five-minute format when it first aired, then it grew to an hour and a half (with cartoons, songs and the like included). In 1966 it was pared back to 15 minutes and became ''Squiggle, Pat and Bill''. A few years after that it expanded to 30 minutes and was retitled ''Mr Squiggle and Friends''. In 1986 a StoryArc was added, the idea being Mr Squiggle joining Roxanne in an old caravan in Bandywallop where she was waiting for Mr Wallop to fix her car. This arc was dropped 3 years later after Rebecca became the sixth and final presenter, and in 1993 the show reverted to its original 5-minute format. Another StoryArc was added in 1995, where Rebecca became shipwrecked on a desert island with Mr Squiggle and Blackboard coming by for the occasional squiggle.

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* ReTool: Not too dramatically, but the show's format often changed throughout its lifetime. It was initially a five-minute format when it first aired, then it grew to an hour and a half (with cartoons, songs and the like included). In 1966 it was pared back to 15 minutes and became ''Squiggle, Pat and Bill''. A few years after that it expanded to 30 minutes and was retitled ''Mr Squiggle and Friends''. In 1986 a StoryArc was added, the idea being Mr Squiggle joining Roxanne in an old caravan in Bandywallop where she was waiting for Mr Wallop to fix her car. This arc was dropped 3 years later after Rebecca became the sixth and final presenter, and in 1993 the show reverted to its original 5-minute format. Another StoryArc was added in 1995, where Rebecca became shipwrecked on a desert island with Mr Squiggle and Blackboard coming by for the occasional squiggle.squiggle.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Squiggle.

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