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Oh No! Mr. Fuggles!

Mr. Fuggles

Charlie Brooker, who we’ve brought to your attention before–especially and most importantly for people on this side of the pond who probably aren’t aware of him, has given us great joy in the form of his -Wipe series of shows. However, he brought his keen sense of gloom and sarcasm to a panel show, You Have Been Watching, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK for two series in 2009 and 2010. Alas, no more have been created.

During the show, Charlie and three panelists would discuss (and ultimately quiz about) various shows. The episode we’re drawing from is the Kids TV Special, where they had just finished going over the slightly psychotic and definitely unnerving 70s show Pipkins. (I highly recommend seeking out that segment of the show. It’s mental.) Having seen how that show dealt with telling kids about death, Charlie decided to put his panelists to the test…

This being the 21st Century, of course, Mr. Fuggles has his own website, Twitter account, and CafePress store. I think I might have to invest in a mug, honestly.