Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Have you written about book about tuna called The Dazzle? Maybe, maybe not. Even if you have, it's unlikely that you are a Hudson. But, you know, better safe than sorry, so I googled 'hudson dazzle' and this is what I learnt:

In the 1970s, there was a 1970s comedy variety show called The Hudson Brothers' Razzle Dazzle Show. Interesting, and people seem to have fond memories of the spoof Buck Rogers. Also, Mark Hudson went on to write songs for Aerosmith.

Lines reminiscing fans can still quote include: "Care for a chocolate-covered cricket, marinated in sauerkraut?" "NO THANKS ... WE'RE TRYING TO CUT DOWN!" and "Ho, hum, another boring day on the island of Pegi Pegi'. It featured Rod Hull and Emu. A programme featuring the Hudsons, Rod Hull and Bob Monkhouse among others was made in the UK - called Bonkers. It never did anything here but was a cult hit in the USA. Bill Hudson married Goldie Hawn and is why Kate Hudson is called that.

Someone on imdb comments: 'I did like Rod Hull & his Emu even though I could tell that he had a fake arm around the bird'. No fool.

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