The Great Captain Pugwash Debate.

by Englishman 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • Englishman

    First of all it was simply a childrens cartoon about a jolly old pirate and his crew. A bit like Valis and Celtic I guess.

    Then the BBC dropped the series. Rumour abounded that it had been dropped because the series was full of sexual double entendres.

    People spoke about Master Bates, Seaman Staines and Roger the cabin boy being a plot to undermine the BBC and give the adult viewers a bit of a giggle whilst the stuffy old BBC would know nothing about it..great fun!

    However, it's now claimed that there was no Master Bates, Seaman Staines or Roger the cabin boy. Those characters were all the figment of someone's fertile imagination which eventually led to the suing of a newspaper for defamation. There were no sexual overtones in Captain Pugwash!

    Well, so the cartoon makers claimed.

    However, a quick visit to this site has produced a sound clip that, IMHO, does go someway towards proving that Pugwash may indeed have been not quite so innocent.

    What do you think?


  • Odrade

    Nope, no double entendre there...

  • Wallflower

    I was told that a 'pugwash' was Australian slang for having one off the wrist, for want of a better phrase.

    Can anyone verify this?

  • Celtic

    What do Valis and Celtic have to do with Captain Pugwash yam emmetin' Englishman?

  • Stephanus

    IIRC, The cabin boy's name was Tom. Every episode ended with Tom the cabin boy just smiling (indulgently, I believe) and saying nothing. The First Mate's name was William. And the captain's rival was the evil Captain Jake. Not a single double entendre that I can spot in all that, Eman.

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