What’s that, Skip?

RIP John McCallum, creator of one of the greatest TV characters of all time – Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

What’s that, Skippy? Something’s wrong with John? Where are the rangers? They’ve been re-assigned from Waratah National Park to the National Australia Zoo? Where is John? He’s in hospital? Suffering from an advanced form of leukaemia?


Skippy - the labour union years

Quick, Skip, grab the chemo kit and two bags of plasma. What’s that? You don’t have opposable thumbs? Or fingers? Well grab it with your mouth and put it in your pouch. C’mon Skip. What do you mean it won’t fit?You carried an entire second Kangaroo in there and you can’t fit a few bags of liquid? Huh? Dangerous liquids? There’s no time for protective clothing! No, you can’t take a minute to write a Health and Safety complaint!

You’re going on strike? But you can’t! A man’s life is at stake. Damn you Skippy, and damn the Federation for Marsupial Labour! Lazy bastards.



4 Responses to “What’s that, Skip?”

  1. I’m not sure this resonates with your American readership.

  2. urdead2me Says:

    RIP – John McCallum, 91, an Australian actor & producer spent $5k to make the pilot for “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, a TV show about a boy & a pet kangaroo. It ran for 3 yrs & in 80 countries. The theme song is imbedded in my brain. http://urdead2me.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/rip-john-mccallum/

  3. Thanks for a little Antipodean flavour in here Hon’.

    Sing along now…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCHY6n907OE

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