Date: 2008-09-06 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is tough. But I have laid down my marker.

Date: 2008-09-06 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bother, tempted to change my mind - I watched Bagpuss, but was read and read myself Winnie-the-Pooh at an early age, but couldn't stand the animated version.

Date: 2008-09-06 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The real question is, Who had the cooler friends: Pooh or Bagpuss?

Owl versus Yaffle is tricky. One might have been Bertrand Russell, but less socially wooden. Owl failed to give his name to a W3C protocol.

Pooh (especially in the book) was clearly some terrible stoner who flew his bees over a whole field of skunk. Organisational skills of My Dad. Even his celebrated theoretical physicist mate, Piglet, could barely get him from one end of the hundred acre to the other without a touch of the Hunter STs, "Don't slow down, this is Woozle country".

Bagpuss, on the other pink stripey paw, had the Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Organ. I rest my case.

Date: 2008-09-06 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But could you imagine how annoying Madeleine and Gabriel would get after a week or two?

Date: 2008-09-06 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Madeleine's a bit of a Hermione really

Date: 2008-09-06 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did think ong and hard (well, about 5 minutes) about this, and then decided that although Bagpuss is undoubtably the baggiest saggiest cloth cat in the whole wide world, Pooh has to win just for the fact of his longevity. I often quote Pooh, I very rarely quote Bagpuss.

Disney totally ruined him.

Date: 2008-09-06 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't say it was an easy question.

I agree with you absolutely on Disney.

Quotations - yes - although both "Fiddlesticks and flapdoodle" and "Heave! Heave! Heave!" have become part of me everyday vocabulary.

Date: 2008-09-06 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The trouble with quoting Bagpuss is that you just have to do it in the voices: either a yawning Willie Rushton, or a thin, piping Charliemouse. Neither is conducive to maintaining a sense of dignity in the office.

Besides, I've always been more of a Noggin / Ivor chap myself. Although you don't get such good quotes from a bassoon.

Date: 2008-09-06 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bagpuss has that kind of anarcho-communism that I didn't really appreciate until I was an adult (and often still don't. Bagpuss is *pink*. I just don't do pink). Winnie-ther-pooh was and still remains in my top ten "read to small children" books, and therefore wins.

Also I have it in Latin :D Ecce Eduardus Ursus scalis nunc tump-tump-tump occipite gradus pulsante post Christophorium Robinum descendens.

Also my vocabulary would be much poorer without heffalumps and woozles innit :)

Date: 2008-09-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bagpuss isn't pink, he's Bagpuss coloured. Pink and white stripes, which make all the difference.

If you glimpse something honey coloured, it could be anything. If you see a pink and white stripe, it's always a Bagpuss. It's as individual a colour as International Klein Blue.

Date: 2008-09-08 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are entirely correct.

Date: 2008-09-07 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pooh for me.

I just ordered the Wacky Races on dvd - I have an urge to hear Muttley snicker and watch contraptions with chainsaws for wheels.........

Date: 2008-09-07 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No question!

Date: 2008-09-07 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The original Pooh books are unbeatable. But the heavy merchandising has sullied the bear's reputation.

Bagpuss always reminds me of fresher's week conversations in SU bars. "God wasn't $kids_telly weird? It's like they were all on drugs! Hahahahaha!"

Date: 2008-09-08 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't answer this at the moment. I've sat staring at the page for faaar too long already. My default answer is, of course, Bagpuss. But then the last few pages of An Enchanted Place, between Pooh and Christopher Robin are amongst my very favourite ever written anywhere. This is up there with Bread or Potatoes?

Date: 2008-09-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Never understood Bagpuss. At all.
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