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The terrifying original Bungle

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted November 09, 2017
The terrifying original Bungle
WTF? The original Bungle (right) in all his glory. © Thames Television

Believe it or not, Bungle from 'Rainbow' used to look very different...



Back in 1972, the children's programme Rainbow, which ran until 1997, was in its first series.

And apparently, the creators were hell-bent on scaring the bejesus out of anyone who watched it.

Indeed, the original Bungle was subsequently replaced the following year when it was deemed too horrific for the eyes of young children.

Personally, I didn't know anything about this until a consignment of four photos were sent to the Rake & Herald by the Reverend Marcus Trepanning.

Here they are.

Cheers, Rev!


the original scary bungle
Hat tip: The Reverend Marcus Trepanning. © Thames Television

the original scary bungle
Hat tip: The Reverend Marcus Trepanning. © Thames Television

the original scary bungle
Hat tip: The Reverend Marcus Trepanning. © Thames Television

the original scary bungle
Hat tip: The Reverend Marcus Trepanning. © Thames Television


Initially, I thought this might all be some horrific joke, but it seems it's not.

Here's some actual footage.

Can you do that?




See also The Reverend picks 'em #1, posted 4/9/17.


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Ignatius Rake is a journalist, geographer, artist, lyricist and life-long fortean who blew the lid on the 2017 Eden UFO hoax. His hobbies include sitting, eating and drinking. He has so far visited more than 70 countries on six continents. You can view some of his Dada-inspired art here.


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