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Super Flying Fun Show, The

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 9 (Australia)

A live weekday morning Australian children’s programme from TCN 9, The Super Flying Fun Show was hosted by Miss Marilyn (Marilyn Mayo), accompanied by former electrician Rod Hull (originally as a character called ‘Clotty’) with his puppet, Emu.

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When Hull returned to his native England in 1971 (and ultimately to fame and fortune and ultimately his own TV show, Emu’s Broadcasting Company) he was replaced by Marty Morton – who was also a co-producer of the show – although he kept Emu.

Regular characters included Wing Ding (A human-sized chicken sponsoring a fast food chain), the Paddle Pop Lion (A human-sized lion sponsoring a brand of ice-cream), and Freddo Frog (A human-sized frog sponsoring a brand of chocolate). Between the live segments were cartoons (usually American) and occasional live musical performances.

The show ran until late in 1979 when it was replaced by cartoons.