Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Animal TV Criticism

Here are five videos of animals attacking TV reporters plus one of a human assault. Four of these are satisfactory. The two that aren't are the bear attack - too nasty - and the human attack - that's just humans as normal so what's the big deal? But, otherwise, there is something utterly right about the spectacle of animals disrupting the silly conventions and condescending style that form the global TV vernacular. Two of the best I can't seem to find - the Blue Peter elephant, a moment more important than puberty for an entire British generation, and Raggs the Kangaroo. Raggs, with total justification, lost his temper with a man in a stupid monster suit and decked him with a superb right-left combination. Oh and, from this list, Pinky deserves a place in all our hearts - that final spiral movement up the leg followed by the sinking of the teeth into the upper thigh is quite breathtaking.


  1. In fact, if that isn't enough human suffering for you, this is a demo of the US Air Force's new pain gun:

  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bluepeter/bloopers/video/video0.shtml

    This should get you to "Lulu the elephant."

    I haven't been able to watch it myself, as I've just upgraded to Vista and so am having to re-load all my software.

    Good luck!

  3. Great spot for Lulu the elephant!

    How about a more recent example from Blue Peter - Barney the Python produces what can only be described as 'scrambled egg' live in the studio! yuuuuk!