Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Bob GodfreyRoobarb and Custard Animator

Dead

16 replies to this topic

#1 Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

    Post-Twunt

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,248 posts

Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:29 PM

The Bob Godfrey thread
Roobard and Custard Intro

#2 Octopus of Odstock

Octopus of Odstock

    Post twunt

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,837 posts

Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

An interesting pick, not least as I'm not aware he's ill. Could be an inspired one...

#3 Spade_Cooley

Spade_Cooley

    Rich Homie Quantick

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,059 posts

Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

Is this the bit where some pedantic wanker comes along and says "Actually the show was just called 'Roobarb'"?

(This probably is the most interesting pick on this year's 50, although my generation probably remembers him for from "Henry's Cat". My first ever bank account for putting my pocket money in as a nipper came with a Henry's Cat piggy bank)
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

"Get back to task and participate, or you will come with us at the finale to dance, although there will be shocking deaths. Yoshi is coming for me." - Pikalin Soutdalany

#4 Handrejka

Handrejka

    Manx Minx

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,370 posts

Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:07 PM

He's on my DDP. I know he has mobility problems and I did hear he has some breathing problems too.

2013 Alternative 50 final total 13/50 against DL 13/50 - See about me page for more details.
2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
2015 Alternative 50 (1/50)
1. Rev Billy Graham.2. Zsa Zsa Gabor 3. Prince Philipp Duke of Edinburgh 4. Sam Simon 5. Kirk Douglas 6. Fidel Castro 7. Stepehn Hawking 8. Pele 9.Lupita Tovar
10.Ron Moody 11. Jean Alexander 12. George Blake 13. Peter Sallis 14. Valerie Harper 15.Mohamed Ali 16. Brain Cant 17. Gretel Bergman 18. Pat Priest
19. Stuart Hall 20. Jaques Rivette 21. Anthony Booth 22. Nigel Lawson 23. Buzz Aldrin 24. Kenneth Anger 25. Al Molinaro 26. Clive James 27. Tamara Press 28. Izzy Young
29. Zara Nutley 30. Caroline Aherne 31. Cyril Frankel 32. Olivia de Haviland 33. Hywel Bennet 34. SugarPie De Santo 35. William Barrington-Coupe 36. Christiana F. 37. Peter Sutcliffe
38. Dave Swarbick 39. Rene Angelil 40. Vincent Bugliosi 41. Helmut Scmidt 42. Gro Harlem Brundtland 43. Christopher Wenner 44. Clare Torry 45. irving Kanarek 46. Russ Tamblyn
47. Movita Castenada. 48. Klaus Rainer Rohl 49. Desmond Tutu 50. Akinwale Arobieke


"Wehat shall we do with the wisswass tdonkleys?" "Throw them in the turwetts til they've diwed."


#5 Mr.3374

Mr.3374

    Hatchet man

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 23 posts

Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:18 PM

He's on my DDP. I know he has mobility problems and I did hear he has some breathing problems too.

How far away were you? :o
Don't argue with fools. They drag you to their level, then beat you with experience.

#6 JR976evil

JR976evil

    I Need To Get A Life!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,592 posts

Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:15 PM

Is this the bit where some pedantic wanker comes along and says "Actually the show was just called 'Roobarb'"?

(This probably is the most interesting pick on this year's 50, although my generation probably remembers him for from "Henry's Cat". My first ever bank account for putting my pocket money in as a nipper came with a Henry's Cat piggy bank)


awww I loved Henry's Cat!

#7 SalmonMousse

SalmonMousse

    Bomber

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 181 posts

Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

Posted Image
its a Mr Grim, he's come about the reaping....

#8 sympathyforthedevil

sympathyforthedevil

    Shipman

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 489 posts

Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Not really sure why he is on the list.

#9 Phantom

Phantom

    uber twunt

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,760 posts

Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

Not really sure why he is on the list.


He's old and for many of us on here, he's an iconic person.
I think in the next year or two we should start seeing Michael Bond making an entrance on the list.

A good line never dies
It just smells funny

----
DDP 2015 - 1/20

Lauren Hilljoker.gif, Little Jimmy Dickens, Sylvia Miles, Liz Dawn, Joao Havelenge, Sam Simon, Chris Woodhead, Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Stephen Lewis, Jimmy Perry, Peter Sutcliffe, Ian Brady, Peter Vaughan, John Stevenson, Jerry Maren, Ian St. John, Patricia Hitchcock, Robert M. Pirsig, Nancy Reagan

 

2015 Shadow List

2/50

Jean Alexander, Muhammed Ali, Daisy Berkowitz, Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington, Ian Brady, George H.W Bush, Jacques Chirac, Beverly Cleary, George Cole, Liz Dawn, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bob Dole, Clarissa Eden, Janet Fielding, June Foray, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gaston Glock, Billy Graham, "Superstar" Billy Graham, Joao Havelange, Lauren Hill, Patricia Hitchcock, Clive James, B.B. King, Helmut Kohl, Stephen Lewis, Jerry Maren, Sylvia Miles, Al Molinaro, Mary Tyler Moore, Hosni Mubarak, Robert Mugabe, Les Munro, Leonard Nimoy, Denis Norden, Maureen O'Hara, Jimmy Perry, Leslie Phillips, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles, Sonny Rollins, Peter Sallis, Helmut Schmidt, Sam Simon, Dudley Simpson, Ian St. John, Percy Sledge, Peter Sutcliffe, Peter Vaughan, Chris Woodhead


Winner of the 2014 Wojciech Jarulzelski sweepstakes


DDP 2014 4/20 - Joint 71st

DDP 2013 11/20 - Joint 24th

DDP 2012 8/20 - Joint 47th
 


#10 Dead Wait

Dead Wait

    Bomber

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 204 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Died peacefully in his sleep today......

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-21552718

#11 Phantom

Phantom

    uber twunt

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,760 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Sad news and so soon after Richard Briers too. I remember seeing a short documentary on Godfrey and how he sought to emulate Briers' style of narration from Roobarb when he narrated Henry's Cat.

A good line never dies
It just smells funny

----
DDP 2015 - 1/20

Lauren Hilljoker.gif, Little Jimmy Dickens, Sylvia Miles, Liz Dawn, Joao Havelenge, Sam Simon, Chris Woodhead, Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Stephen Lewis, Jimmy Perry, Peter Sutcliffe, Ian Brady, Peter Vaughan, John Stevenson, Jerry Maren, Ian St. John, Patricia Hitchcock, Robert M. Pirsig, Nancy Reagan

 

2015 Shadow List

2/50

Jean Alexander, Muhammed Ali, Daisy Berkowitz, Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington, Ian Brady, George H.W Bush, Jacques Chirac, Beverly Cleary, George Cole, Liz Dawn, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bob Dole, Clarissa Eden, Janet Fielding, June Foray, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gaston Glock, Billy Graham, "Superstar" Billy Graham, Joao Havelange, Lauren Hill, Patricia Hitchcock, Clive James, B.B. King, Helmut Kohl, Stephen Lewis, Jerry Maren, Sylvia Miles, Al Molinaro, Mary Tyler Moore, Hosni Mubarak, Robert Mugabe, Les Munro, Leonard Nimoy, Denis Norden, Maureen O'Hara, Jimmy Perry, Leslie Phillips, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles, Sonny Rollins, Peter Sallis, Helmut Schmidt, Sam Simon, Dudley Simpson, Ian St. John, Percy Sledge, Peter Sutcliffe, Peter Vaughan, Chris Woodhead


Winner of the 2014 Wojciech Jarulzelski sweepstakes


DDP 2014 4/20 - Joint 71st

DDP 2013 11/20 - Joint 24th

DDP 2012 8/20 - Joint 47th
 


#12 Death Impends

Death Impends

    Post-Twunt

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,146 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Even though I wasn't familiar with his work (Roobarb was never in the US to my knowledge) it's always a shame to hear of an animator's death

DDP Team - Thomas Jefferson Survives (2015 - Caroline Aherne, Harry Beitzel, Bob Benmosche, Colin Bloomfield, Martin Crowe (J), Little Jimmy Dickens, Wendell H. Ford, Kate Granger, Michael C. Gross, Lauren Hill, John McCabe, Bryan Murray, Gino Odjick, Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, Robert H. Schuller, Stuart Scott, Sam Simon, Percy Sledge, Ion Trewin, Ralph V. Whitworth 5/20) (2014 - 7/20, =12th place) (2013 - 11/20, 4th place)

Personal 50: Sam Simon, Billy Graham,
Little Jimmy Dickens, Gordie Howe, Clive James, Leonard Nimoy, David Rockefeller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kirk Douglas, Herman Wouk, Olivia de Havilland, Bob Dole, June Foray, George H.W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Prince Philip, Robert Mugabe, Al Molinaro, Jim Leavelle, Henry Heimlich, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Pope Benedict XVI, Morton Sobell, George S. Irving, Nancy Reagan, Maureen O'Hara, Muhammad Ali, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alan Young, King Abdullah, Lee Kuan Yew, Jimmy Carter, Carol Channing, Patrick Macnee, Ingvar Kamprad, Jim Nabors, John Dingell, Melvin Laird, Gaston Glock, John Glenn, Ennio Morricone, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bart Starr, Mary Tyler Moore, Joanne Woodward, Francoise Gilot, Chuck Yeager, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, Abe Vigoda (3/50, 12/50 in 2014, 14/50 in 2013)


#13 themaninblack

themaninblack

    Pun Plunderer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,372 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Don't forget Noah and Nellie either.

"All aboard the Skylark!"
  • Phantom likes this
"I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille."

Gene Wilder as "the Waco Kid", Blazing Saddles (1974)

#14 Guest_Guest_*

Guest_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Bad week for Rhubarb with Briers and Godfrey both gone within days,and also a bad week f or deathlist.Should have been hit no 4. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

#15 Guest_Guest_*

Guest_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

So the animator and narrator have both gone, that leaves creator and writer Grange Calvely (69) and Johnny Hawksworth (89)who wrote the theme tune. Wonder who'll be next.My moneys on Hawksworth

#16 Windsor

Windsor

    LFN Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,398 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Why is the front page being updated with his death? He's not on the list this year.

Shadow List 2015.

Sam Simon, Robert Mugabe, Bhumibol Abdulyadej, Rob Ford, Bob Dole, Muhammed Ali, Qaboos bin Sa'id, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ian Brady, Peter Sutcliffe, Clive James, Caroline Aherne, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, George H. W. Bush, Nancy Reagan, Greville Janner, Rev Billy Graham, Henry Sandon, Sheila Sim, Desmond Tutu, Jean Alexander, Leon Brittan, Prince Philip, Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Albert McQuarrie, Mary Wilson, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Sir Christopher Lee, Stephen Hawking, Harlan Ellison, Jim Bowen, Fidel Castro, Grand Duke Jean, Kirk Douglas, Denis Healey, Valerie Harper, Ken Dodd, Sir Nicholas Winton, Jalal Talabani, Vera Lynn, Murray Walker, Lord Snowdon, Flora Fraser, Tariq Aziz, Bill Cosby, Liz Smith, Liz Dawn, Daisy Berkowitz.

2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 10/50, 2015: 1/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.


#17 time

time

    Lord

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,109 posts

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

Here's an old BBC programme about Bob Godfrey. The OP's suggestion is that it dates from the early 70s, which seems about right.



Part 2


2015 DDP Team (Time's-up team) Richard Davies (Joker), Emile Ford, Daphne Fowler, John Glenn, Bernard Haitink, Gerald Harper, Buck Henry, Colin Jeavons, George Johnson, Patricia Knatchbull, Sheila Mercier, Les Munro, Cormac Murphy O’Connor, Pete Murray, I.M. Pei, Dudley Simpson, Nobby Stiles, Joseph Wapner, Peter Wyngarde, Jimmy Young

 

2015 DDP Theme Team (...and its goodnight from him etc): Ronald Atkins, Ron Brown, Ronnie Carroll, Ronald Chesney, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Ronnie Dawson, Ron Ely, Ronald Baron Fearn, Ron Flowers, Ronnie Gilbert, Ronald Harwood, Ronald Hines, Ron Isley, Ronnie Moore, Ronnie Moran, Ronnie Ronalde, Ron Smith, Ronald Stevenson, Ron Suart (Joker)

 

Deathrace 2015 Team: Eric 'Winkle' Brown, Richard Davies, Emile Ford, Daphne Fowler, John Glenn, Bernard Haitink, Gerald Harper, Colin Jeavons, George Johnson, Patricia Knatchbull, Sheila Mercier (Joker), Les Munro, Cormac Murphy O’Connor, Pete Murray, I.M. Pei, Dudley Simpson, Nobby Stiles, Joseph Wapner, Peter Wyngarde, Jimmy Young

2015 Hartlepool Deadlypool Team: Ethel LangEric 'Winkle' Brown, Rev Billy Graham, Doris Day, Richard Davies, Vera Lynn, Kirk Douglas, George 'Johnny' Johnson, Javier Perez De Cuellar, Al Molinaro, Subs: BB King. Mary Quant

 

I have CDO. It's like OCD except the letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be.




Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Dead

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users