761 – Coronation Lantern – Sleepin’ With Doctor Who S2 E8
Gather round for a long meandering parade with a sleepy celebration.
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary. It's time for the podcast made in a room full of blankets. I don't know if it's irony, it's not a paradox. But I have a quilt above me, moving blankets. I also have a couple fleece blankets and then some curtains and the blackout curtains all in the climb in closets. Here, because it's time for the podcast you make possible, patrons. It's time for “Sleep with me” podcast that put you to sleep.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind-racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome and this is “Sleep with me” the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it to bedtime story. All you need to do is get into bed, turn off the lights and press play. I'm going to do the rest. But what I'm going to attempt to do it create a safe place where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake. Whether it's thoughts, the feelings, a physical sensations, mispronunciations. hich is also bonus, I didn't realize sensations and mispronunciations rhyme. I mean kinda. It would take some work to get it in a couplet. Hey, would you guys like to be a couplet sensations and what's the other word, mispronunciations? Maybe we'll come back to that.
What I'm going to do, I forgot what I was talking about, if you're up all night tossing, turning, mind-racing, I'm here to take your mind off of that. I'm going to create a safe place where you can set all that aside. Whether it's thoughts, feelings, physical sensations. I may have, may have repeated this but it's important to repeat them. I'm here to help you. I'm here to keep you company. I'm going to send my voice across the deep, dark night. I'm going to use a lulling, soothing creaky dulcet tones; pointless meanders, super facile dialogue; repetition. I get lost in my own thoughts, holy cow. I mean, it's not a bad place. You know, sleepy thoughts are a good thing to get lost in. It's not really lost, it's more misdirected. They say I know where I am, I'm in a safe place. A room, full of blankets on the walls above me. A nice quilt, and all's I'm here to do is help you fall asleep.
Welcome! If you're new, a few things to know about the show. One: structurally. That's one thing the new listeners, it's sometimes, like is a little bit confusing, cause this show is just structured, as a sleep podcast. And what it means is, the show starts off with a few minutes of business, that's how the podcast stays free. Then around minute 4 or 5, when intro starts, and the intro is about 12-14 minutes of actual content. And the content is me introducing the podcast. Kind of, setting about works in a familiar way, but different every time. And a lot of listeners, listen to the intro as part of their wind down routine.
Some people listen to it and fall asleep. A few people skip it and, like if people listen during the day. But if your new, yeah, this is a bedtime story with a long lead up, or wind down, so you can wind down. So it does take me a while to get to the story, if you want to skip ahead, it is about 18 minutes. But this is regular listeners, most regular listeners, favorite part of the show. I think mostly because it's the only part of the show, a lot of people only hear this part of the show.
But I'm going to be here til very end, or the berry end, which I keep saying over and over again, because, Strawberry Shortcake, she appears and says, “I'll give you 5 bucks if you say berry” and I say, this is how tricky she is, she's a trickster goddess by the way, I'm pretty sure, because I say “No, I don't take money to mispronounce words” And she laughs at it, and I say indirectly. But she planted the seed, the berry seed in my brain. So then I still say, in a way, I go “very good” and then I say “berry good”.
But where was I? Oh the intro, yeah you can skip ahead. Or you can listen. Then, after the intro there's a little business tucked in between the intro and the show, “The Bedtime Story”. Tonight's story will be a recap of, what's that show called? Oh Dr. Who. A Dr. Who episode. It'll be a lulling read, like indirect recap, a pretty hazy recap. And then, some facts, maybe I looked up, if I was curious on the show. Then some thank you's at the end.
Also, I'll be here a hour, so if your new, there's no pressure to listen to me. Or to make sense of what I'm saying, because, it's a little bit nonsensical. And you say, why does the podcast take 14 minutes to get started? And I say, well it kind of already started, it's just a slow start, but like, get a build up momentum to slow it down. And you say, wait a second, did that make any sense? I say, hmm it could, it could make sense.
Okay, so there's a long intro, then the show. No pressure to listen. Also, no pressure to fall asleep, that's why I'm here for an hour. So I can keep you company while you drift off. So no pressure to listen, no pressure to fall asleep, but if you can't sleep I'm gonna be here, and you can Que up episode after episode if you need it. I don't know, because I really want to help you fall asleep, it's really important to me, because I've been there. Or to keep you company if you can't sleep. Either way, you deserve something to kinda look forward to.
Your bored friend, your bore bud, your bore babay, bore sib, your bore bestie, if you're a regular listener. If you're new, those are things I'm applying to be. But yeah, no pressure, I'm here to help, and here to, what words was I trying to rhyme? Mispronounce, mispronunce, no. I had two words, it was like bountiful and mispronounce, but those weren't the words. I already forgot the words I was trying to remember.
You know what word is nice, and I don't know if I'm pronouncing it correctly, is Izambic Potamider. How come more words don't end in ambider? Like, I'm not even kidding, what are cambider, potambider. I'm trying to, like, but that would be a tough word to rhyme. Iambic potamider. Some witty person probably already did it.
Oh I was trying to put words in couplets. Say, well hey, how you doing? And then I know the poets out there are saying scooch your, and I say, yeah I probably should move on. My poetry vocabulary, is limited. And this podcast is not sublimited. Did you get that? I rhymed those things. I was just pandering to the lowest common dominator in my brain, who found that hilarious.
Yeah, but I'm here to help, I'm here to take your mind off, so here I was trying to rhyme those things, but I couldn't figure out what I was trying to rhyme. But yeah, I make a show, because I really truly believe you deserve a good nights sleep. You deserve to take some of the seriousness out of bedtime, for me to, you know, puff up your covers, loosen them, shake them out. To do the Hokey Pokey.
What if people started doing the Hokey Pokey at bedtime? Maybe, have I ever done that on the intro? I mean, I've done it in some live shows. Is the Hokey Pokey in the public domain? Does anyone know? Because that could be part of a nice bedtime routine, with a podcast. You start the intro, and you start listening to it. And then you kinda shake your-
You know, like I said, I don't tuck my sheets in. So I can shake my sheets very easily and my blanket. Yeah, so you can do something like that, shake it all about, when your shaking your bed loose. Or you can puff it all about. And you do the Sleepy Pokey, turn yourself around, bedtime is what it's all about. Right pillow.
I guess for someone like single, this seems perfectly sensible. And if your partners asleep, they would be asleep anyway. If they're awake, they would probably be amused. And say we just do 3 rounds of it. One right turn, one left turn, and in a soothing, slow way, with a little bit of dancing though. I don't know, I think that does activate the chill out receptors in our brain, and maybe even in our spirits. The Hokey Pokey's good for that.
You say, okay, because can you see my-
You know I've talked about podcasts, I'm not sure I have the ability to move my hips. Whatever the mind body connection between my mind and my hips is not active. But I can move my legs, and my arms. So I'm pretty good at doing the Hokey Pokey part of the Hokey Pokey. But put your left leg in, and snuggle it right under the blanket. Or toss it all about. You know if you like your blankets tossed off of your feet.
Believe it or not last night, so I've been testing this new thing. With a weighted blanket just over my feet, my legs. It was an accidental experiment one time, but then I found it comforting. And, like, I can pull my feet out or tuck them back under. And then I say they feel, there's something about it, and I'm not kidding. Like, it feels reassuring to me, to just have a little weight on my lower ankles and lower legs. I don't know if, it keeps my legs from tossing and turning or not, but I had also notice my temperature at night, I was having trouble regulating it. Where as, getting too warm. But I had the room too cold, so I've been having, trouble with the balancing with the room temperature and my temperature.
And so last night I said, well maybe it's because my feet are always under the blanket. And so I said, okay, let's try tonight, so then I think I'll try a night or two, without the weighted blanket. And I said, well I kinda miss that thing, and the moving blankets say, excuse moving blankets have feelings too. And I said, I kinda miss that wonderful blanket on my legs, that I love so much, and I said thank you. I'm just wondering about my temp.
So then I tried, having a blanket over my legs, but then my feet out from the bottom of my covers. And you know what, I slept great. You know, it could be a placebo, or it just could be whatever. But, I don't know why I shared that, but if you have a weighted blanket, then give it a test, let me know how it is. I love it, I highly recommend it. You could also do it with like- You know what you could do, is one of those things in the winter you use to keep the draft out. Maybe you don't need a weighted blanket, one of those draft things. It's usually full of, like, you know what I mean. It's like a round long thing, and you stick it under your door, like at the bottom of your door. So a draft doesn't come through. Usually it's like round with material, like, maybe you could try that.
Maybe not though, maybe just try the weighted blanket. But that's one way I soothe myself. I don't normally share these types of tips. Especially, when they're in the beta phase. But I just thought of it.
So anyway, I'm here to help. I'm here to take your mind off, so I'm here to keep you company. And, because I've been there, just like even these temperature things sometimes. It's important, your good sleep is important to me. Okay, because I want you to be out there in the world flourishing. And that's why I work very hard, and I strive, and I yearn. And I really appreciate your time. Thank you for coming by. And here's a couple ways we keep the show a going.
Alright, everybody, we're talking season two, episode, well here's where it gets interesting. It took me a while to figure this out, but it's episode 8 to me, and for our intent of purposes, but it's really season 2, episode 7. But let's not get caught up on that technicality. I counted the holiday special as episode 1 for season 2. And recording this before most of these are released, so like, so you'll probably let me know about it. But it took me a while to fix it.
But here we are, The Idiot's of Lantern, is the name of the episode. And this is a episode about TV. Called in the YouTube, it used to be called, when it was a tube. It was called the B O O B tube in the US, where do I live, the United States. But I do like the term the idiot's of lantern. It's a rainy night. It's a storm in England. And what's my line is on the tv as a man is working hard. He got, what do you call those things on, suspenders. He's breathing, he seems to be balancing the book. And he's a little stressed, 200 pounds to short, things aren't good, and the end of programing comes on, and they say good night from Alexander Palace.
Yeah, Alexander Palace, a very good night. They play the national anthem, and he says, “I need a miracle.” Every, he doesn't say everyday. Then we see a kid reading radio enthusiast magazine. Cool kid, really, future podcaster. Can't see what that says about, at the tele. What does that say, tele. Their listening to the radio. And it's mother, grandmother, and their joking about what's on there. And then the father comes, who's into being a character we don't belove here. Something about getting a tele for the Coronation. Everybody's got one lately in this neighborhood, the boy says, I think his name's Tommy.
Grandma says, “TV rots the brain.” It's a stormy night, I think lightening. We see the man asleep at his desk. The TV calls to him, “Mr. Magfive, woo woo, woo hoo.” Or something. “Can you hear me, Mr. Magfive calling?” And I said, “Not a dream sweetheart.” Because he says, “What am I having a dream, or am I out of it?” And she says, “Sit down and we'll begin.”
And then we see triple pink lightening, and the character on TV laughs. And the episode opens, and it's a Mark Gatiss episode, so one of our favorites here in the world of Who and GOT, and entertainment in general. Then the opens to Rose Tyler, she's kinda dressed, there's Rockabilly music playing, she's in a pink and blue skirt or something. Like, they look shagadelic or whatever, but that's not right term for the 50's. He says, “I thought this was like Vegas, flares and chest hair.”
And we see the Doctor has like, what is that called, I call it a doc spot, but I think it's a duck tale or quav. And the doctor goes, “The late 50's Elvis is what we're going for, Elvis the Pelvis.” He goes, “He's got a waist and style.” The Doctor has a, like, Tyler, a scooter, he's in total mod style. And he pulls up, he's got a helmet on, sunglasses, he goes, “Going my way doll?” And Rose goes, “Is there any other way Daddio? Straight from the fridge, man.” And then they talk about Cliff Richard bank holiday, every bank holiday Monday, they would watch, Cliffard, and Rose and her mom, Who's, I don't know how I can't remember, Jackie would Cliff Richard movies.
And he goes, “Oh, I knew she was a Cliff fan.” And then they go, “We're gonna go watch Ed Sullivan and the Hound Dog.” So their going to see Elvis' appearance on Ed Sullivan, The Ed Sullivan Show. And we're gonna catch it. And Rose goes, “Okay so we're in New York City, huh?” As a double decker bus goes by. Rose has a purple helmet I think. And he goes, “Yeah.” There's laundry hanging in the streets, Union flag bunting. And red, like, mail box, and Rose goes, “Digging that New York vibe, Daddio.” And he goes, “Yeah, this is kind of like London in New York.” And Rose goes, “Well what's up with the flags?”
Then we see Muffin and Mills on the TV, and people watching it, the same family's watchin TV. They're kind of in there. Something Dad, is impressed with the TV. I don't know if that's a smarking Dad. But he says, “Look at how good this TV is, Tommy your right.” He goes, “Doesn't this make you happy Rita?” He says that to his wife or the Mom. He's very impressed, but everyone else is, like, worried about Grandma's nap. And if Grandma gets enough nap time. And Grandma, like, she has this new thing, I think where she's wearing clogs around the house upstairs. And, instead of teleng them stuff, she clogs around upstairs. They say, “What does that clogging mean? Does it mean she's hungry?”
Then we see Mag Pie delivering TV's, he happens to talks to the doctor and says, “What's going on?” He goes, “Getting the TV's ready for the big day.” And Doc goes, “What big day?” He goes, “Coronation, where are you, what are you a square or something?” And the doctor goes, “Well, what coronation?” He goes, “The Queen.” And Rose goes, “Oh, Queen Elizabeth.” And Doc goes, “Oh it's 1953.” Somehow I get these dates mixed up, because they put 1933 down somewhere, but not important. And he goes, “Yeah, the last time I looked, that's what date it was. Time for some pop and circumstance, what we do best.”
And the Doctor's pretty pumped about this. And Rose goes, “Look at all the TV arials, like everyone's got one. I thought my Nana said, that everyone had to watch TV in one house, that not everyone had it.” And Mag Pie goes, “We sell them, for 5 quid, at Mag Pie's Marvelous Tele.” And Doc goes, “Cool, technic-color, Everest, everything off ration. Brighter, happier future for England.”
Let's see, Doctor Swampton, has more clog issues at another house. So Mr. Gallagher's been clogging around. And Doctor says, “What are they doing?” Tommy says, or something they say, “No clogging, it's just been clogging, a clogging ordinance has been passed. Clogging's too loud.” What does it say, [inaudible 00:21:15], for Doctor and Rose in pursuit. I think they say something about the patriarchy. Because the Doctor says, “I'm not sure about this, Tommy what's going on?” He says, “They're trying to frame everyone for clogging.” And he goes, “I don't think their choosing to clog. I think it's a TV show their watching.”
So the Doctor chases after the MIB's, which are picking up the clogger's. They chase after in their scooter. The MIB's, they say, “Let's institute Operation Market Stall.” So then, in a James Bonding, and Indiana Jonesing way, they hide behind between, market stalls and hide outs. And they say, “We lost them.” The Doctor and Rose say “We lost them.” Rose goes, “You're not a very good driver, have you ever passed your driving test?” And the Doctor's, “What's going on here, we got anti-clog initiatives, the MIB, disappearing cars.” He goes, “I thought this was Churchill's England.”
And Rose goes, “Maybe we should as the neighbors?” She goes, and the Doctor says, “That's what I like about you, Domestic Approach.” And Rose says, “Don't you think it's insulting, busy busy brand new…” Then we go back to Mag Pie's office. He's talking to the TV, who seems to be behind all this, I'll just tell you, TV's behind the clogging. And, like, Mag Pie's made affordable TV. He's talking to the TV, he goes, “Can I get my freedom back?” And she goes, “No, no, no you're empowering my clogging.” And she goes, “If your good, you know, then I'll let you go, back to your life, but for right now we're busy, busy, busy. Your world's forging into a new age.” And she goes, “The time is right, for someone-” Let's see, right me, busy brand new, right Mag Pie. Or right Mag Pie, or there's nothing like a right Mag Pie.
Then we see kid podcast, aka Tommy, that's what I call him. He sneaks upstairs of his house with a key. And he says, “Gram it's me, it's Tommy.” And the Dad kinda busts him for interrupting, or something. Or looking into stuff when Dad told him not to. Being disobedient, there's also ducks on their wall. And the Dad is just, like, too much. He's too good, the acting is almost too good so it throws off kinda the balance of the episode for me. I mean, he puts the arch in patriarch. He's like a Arch Patriarch. And he says, “A little bit of hush” Or somebody says that, yeah he's got to make all these speeches to the Mom and the son. And right before he says a little bit of hush, the doorbell rings, it's Doctor and Rose.
And they say, “Hi.” And the doctor goes, “Who are you?” And the doctor goes, “Nice house, decent family members and you represent Queen and Country.” He pulls a psychic paper, you know, to do some fast thinking and just barges in. And he goes, “Yeah, we're just checking in before the big day. We work for the Majesty.” And he goes, “You don't mind if we come in? Not bad, very well, congratulate you, well kept, Mrs. Conley.” And the Arch Patriarch tries to run the show, you know, because he's – And the Doctor goes, “Well I'm here for everybody, not just you.” He goes, “How come your flags aren't up?” And the Doctor, they say, “No, no” Rose is like, “Dude, you put them up. Don't boss your family around.”
Somebody, I think they said at your Majesty's leisure. Maybe to tell, instead of, to be like, to tell, the Kid Podcast and his Mom to sit down. Because they say, “Mr. Conley you put up the freakin thing.” He says, “The Queen's country now, not yours. Mr. Splanin.” And he goes, “We're gonna put these Union Jacks up.” And Rose goes, “Union Jacks?” And he goes, “Right” And she goes, “No it's the Union Flag, it's the Union Jack when it's flown at sea.” And she goes, “Get to it now.” And that's when the Doc says, “At our Majesty's leisure.”
And they introduce, he says, “I'm the Doctor, this is Rose. Kid Podcast, good to meet you.” And he goes, “Oh I love the Tele.” And the Doc says something about dinosaurs or something, but Doctor gets into the heart of the matter. The Doctor says, “Hey what's going on? Everybody seems a little bit -” And the Dad says, “Well I don't think he needs to know.” And the Doctor says, “Yeah I do. We're here to help.” And the Dad says, “This is my house, this isn't part of the government's duties.” Or whatever. He goes, “I'm in charge of what's under my roof.”
And Doctor says, “I heard some stuff about clogging.” And the Dad raises his voice at the Doctor. And the Doctor says, raises his voice back, and says, “I'm not listening Mr. Conley. You can be in big trouble here. You tell me what's going on.” And then we hear the clogging. And they say, “Gram won't stop clogging. And then the MIB start coming and taking all the cloggers away, and we're afraid their gonna take Gram.”
And then they go upstairs. Tommy, Kid Podcasts, says, “Grand it's here, I'm here to help you with my friends.” And they realize that, she's just absentmindedly clogging. Without, like, some sort of clog zone. And the Doctor, kinda scans her, and he goes, “She's a clogger now. I don't understand it. What happened?” And they go, “We don't know, that's just all she does anymore. Silently then noisily.” And they go, “Well, what was she doing before?” And they go, “Watching a TV show about clogs.” And they, “Okay.”
And then, the MIB comes to take Grand the clog removal school. And everyone's like, “I can't believe this is happening.” Whatever. And, let's see, not listening. Grand won't stop. The Doctor chases after Grand. He's fast downstairs, really fast. But Rose sees pink lightening coming out of the tele. Looks at the back, more pink lightening. There's also pink lightening on the aerial. Doctor follows after Grand and the MIB, but Rose is stuck behind.
And then she says, “Dude, by the way your flags upside down. Jokers smile and run.” So the area said. Rose leaves, and, let me see. She goes, yeah, she just makes a smile and runs, it's funny. The Doctor's going after PVJ601, then he sees how they use the market to hide. He goes, “Very good. [inaudible 00:29:16] is here still a factor?” I put, or something. Factor being enjoying the episode even more.
He finds more people that are absentmindedly clogging all in a room. And they just seem zoned out, and just clogging. They also clenched their fists and hands, as they clog around. Then headlights come, the Doctor gets kind of seen.
Meanwhile, Rose goes into Mag Pie's tele shop, and he says, “He's closed, come back tomorrow.” And Rose says, “Tomorrow, it is the Coronation, I need a TV.” And he goes, “Nah, no, no. You can find somebody else's TV to watch it.” “Dude, your just giving these TV's away, for nothing.” And he goes, “Yeah I got my reasons.” She goes, “What are they?”
And then the same character comes on TV, and says, “Hey clogging, I love clogging.” Rose goes, “Who's that? What's that?” And Mag Pie goes, “A TV show, I don't know some, alvent guard clogging show.” And Rose goes, “I'm not leaving until you give me your questions. How come the TV's are so cheap?” And he goes, “It's my patriotic duty.” He goes, “So more people can watch the Coronation. 20 million people are going to be watching, and they can't be wrong.” He goes, “Why don't you go home and rest for tomorrow?”
Rose goes, “I'm here to see everything. Because somethings going on with this CLO to the G. Starts with C, and rhymes with T, and that stands for trouble. And the only common thread is your TV's Mag Pie.” Mag Pie goes, “I knew I'd get busted.” And Rose goes, “Tell me everything.” And he goes, “I'm just looking for some peace,” He goes, “from the TV, CLO to the G.”
And the presenter, she goes, “Oh what a pretty little girl.” And Rose goes, “Are you talking to me?” And she goes, “Yeah I'm talking to you little one.” The last time I heard that was Cersay, say that, little bird. And she goes, “Don't you think it's chilly?” And she goes, “Well who are you?” And she goes, “Clogging, it's time for clogging.” And then she uses the pink lightening, to hypnotize Rose to start, suddenly there, she has wooden clogs on Rose's feet.
And then we go, let's see, just doing my duty, tele. Oh yeah, Rose is fuzzy and clogging. Then the Doctor's getting interviewed by these two police, these two officials. And they say, “Tell us everything you know.” And Doctor starts making jokes, “You can't wrap your hand around your elbow and make your fingers meet.” And they say, “Don't be get clever, we saw you today.” And the Doctor goes, “Listen Bishop,” And the Bishop goes, “How did you know my name?” He goes, “It's in your collar, I can see it. Your mom washes your shirts.”
And he goes, “How much inspection are you doing with this clog stuff?” He goes, “Are you trying to ut down the clogging, so it doesn't distract from the Coronating?” And he goes, “You just trying to sweep everybody up?” And he goes, “Yeah” He goes, “It's an image we have to maintain.” And the Doctor [inaudible 00:33:00] don't you want to figure out why?” And goes, “Yeah I do,” He goes, “but we gotta get ready for the Coronation.” And he goes, “I never seen anything like this. Doctor let's fix it.” And he goes, “How?” And the Doctor goes-
There's also another character there the whole time, that never speaks. And the Doctor goes, “Start from the beginning. Tell me everything you know.” And he goes, “It started a month ago. Spreading out, all over North London. Across the demographics, large number up the street we saw you at-” Oh there's another, the crab trees, this other dude, he brings somebody in and it ends up, it's Rose.
And the Doctor goes, “What is that? That's my friend, and she's just absentmindedly clogging.” And the Doc, he goes, “This is unusual, she was just out.” He goes, “We gotta have Shortwood looking into this.” And the Doctor's not happy that they just, and he goes, “[inaudible 00:34:02] absentmindedly” He goes, “Now I'm on this, No power on Earth can stop me. Let's do it.” But the Doctor is really stunned and not happy. So much so that, he takes his glasses off.
Then we get, like, a Doctor, and the Inspector, and a Hero. What does that say? Hero Patrol. A Coronation party with the Dad, Eddy, then there's a bell, at their door, as their trying to watch the Coronation on the Tele. It's the Doctor, he says, “Tommy talk to me.” He goes, “I need you Kid Podcast, to tell me what's goin on.”
And the Dad gets in the way. He can't let anything go. He's gotta be the boss of everybody. But his son stands up to him, and goes, “Listen Dad, Your the one-” He goes, “Did you tell on everybody about this clogging? I thought you stood up against this kind of stuff. I thought you were fighting for the underdog, and now I find out your, who's side are you on?” And the Dad goes, “I just don't like clogging. It's more like random clopping movements. I don't like clopping.”
And Rita goes, “You know what, hit the road. You told on my mom for her clogging. Hit the road.” And the Doctor goes, “Kid Podcast, can you help me?” Let's see, you also see something, the block party's being set up. We see the Queen. Oh we see some nice shots of the Queen's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth II. Look at the term, that was the sound. Rita says, “That was the sound of something ending.” She says it as she sits back down to watch TV, when someone says, “What was that outside?”
Doctor rings the bell at Mag Pie's office. Then he goes, “Get out here” [inaudible 00:36:06]. They start searching around his office. The Doctor find the portable TV. He goes, “This can't be right.” He touches it with his tongue and he says, “There's something about this, not just human-” if human hands with something else.
And they say, “Is that a portable television? That's impossible.” And the Doctor scans stuff with his screwdriver. And they see people's feet are dancing, and they see Rose's feet even. Then Mag Pie shows up, and the Doctor loses his cool. And he says, “Yo, what is up with Rose? What is up with this man?” Yeah, and he goes, “What do you think-” He goes, and Doctor goes, “Who's in charge here?”
And then the TV speaks, it goes, “This one, you hoo.” And they go, “I'm afraid this is, I want to introduce you to my new friend.” Oh Mag Pie says that. And they go, “It's a verse on TV.” And Doctor goes, “No, it's more of the image.” And she goes, “C L O to the G, that's what makes me re-corporate with glee.”
They can't talk a little bit about the history. She even turns skell into keller TV. And the inspector goes, “Couldn't agree, good gracious. A skeller television.” Also I saw a sun beam, mixer ad, right by Mag Pie's head, at one point. He pasted it on the wall. And Doctor kind of figures everything out, he says, “Oh your gonna use the TV's to, your gonna get powered by clog. The TV person who calls herself The Wire.”
And she goes, “Why worry about it? Kick off your shows and enjoy the Coronation. You're gonna be glued to the screen.” And she uses that to try to make, she uses that pink lightening. And she goes, “Yeah, you know, C L O to the G, C L O to the G.” But the Doctor gets out a sonic screw driver, and she goes, “Oh I, he's got an arm, and he's clever. Withdraw, withdraw.” And then Mag Pie goes on the run with his TV box, and she says, “Conduct me to my victory.”
And he gets in the van. The TV's still talking about clogging. And Doctor wakes up with Kid Podcast, and they say, “Where did Mag Pie go?” They go outside, they say, “The other inspector, he's in full clog mode.” But he says, “It's never too late.” And there's a hero zoom, like a low show on the Doctor and Tommy. The Queen makes you forget your troubled cathouse? What does that mean? I think that said, Tommy's house.
So they say, “Hey, the Queen doesn't make you forget trouble.” But the Doctor and Tommy, their like, “Where would we go? Where would the thing?” Like where, the Doctor goes, “Moosewell Hill, oh wait, Alexandra Palace, that's the biggest TV trans-, transmitter.” And He goes, “We gotta go shopping.” And then they start putting together a bunch of electrical stuff.
Mag Pie doesn't want to do this whole thing. We see vacuum tubes, you see one of the Queen's corporation, Coronation. You see Mag Pie climbing up, to broadcast a TV. Doctor and Kid Podcast are on the run. They thought for a second, they were using the music from the, Jack Box games. You don't know Jack from the Jack Attack. At the end of the game. And The Wire says, “The time's at hand, Mag Pie.”
We see Doctor and Tommy on the run again. Mag Pie place The Wire, plugs in The Wire, who laughs. Then there's a lot more pink lightening. And she says, “Too late, Doctor. I'm gonna consume you too via clog.” So we see a good shot of Doctor's Converse All Stars. Can not stop The Wire. Soon I shall become manifest. Doctor's climbing up after him. Mag Pie goes, “Byy Bye” But the Doctor says, so he climbs up to Mag Pie, and he says, “You've been burning the candle from both ends.” To wire. “You've over extended yourself.”
And the Doctor starts plugging in his equipment, and. Also, he's got his rubber soles. At first it doesn't work, it shorts circuits. And he says, “Oh geez Tommy.” And then Tommy ends up, what do you call that thing? The vacuum tube below. Tommy finds a new vacuum tube. And The Wire says, “No, no, no. No more clogging.” And I think that's it. Let me just double check. Yeah, The Wire just says, “No, no, no.” And gets sent back to whatever world she was in.
And I think that somebody says a joke about a epilogue. The Doctor also says, “I just invented the, VCR, but it's beta max.” He goes, “Yeah, I sorted it all out.” Then the Doctor and Tommy, yeah they just talk. He goes “Yeah, I got rid of it. It's from another planet really. Clog Planet” Then Doctor and Rose have a big reunion and hugs. Rita and Tommy, Grandma's declogged, Rose is declogged, back to normal. But a lot of Indy Movie music, it felt like.
The Dad has to go and re-figure out his purpose in life. There's long tables in the middle of the block. There's dancing cole. Pop and circumstance. Tape out or tape over it, oh that's how the Doctor's gonna get rid of The Wire. He's like a little bit, Doctor goes, “Oh Oprah” He goes, “Tommy you get a scooter.” So, he gives Tommy a scooter. He goes, they go, “Maybe, your Dad's, you know dinosaur.” And Tommy goes, “Yeah” And Rose goes, “You know what, he's still your Dad. Maybe, you could make some kind of, he could make amends to you, go give him a chance. You're clever, clever enough to save the world, but don't stop there Tommy.”
And then people are dancing. Tommy runs after his dad. Rose and the Doctor starts to celebrate. And the episode comes to a close.
Alright, so let's look at a couple things he came up on. The city, it's lantern an episode. One of the first shows we say was, What's My Line. And we'll talk the UK version, but Wikipedia article, of course starts with the US version.
Panel game show, ran on CBS in the US, from the 1950-1967. Also, had subsequent revivals. Records celebrity panels to answer questions to determine the persons occupation. With panelists being called on to identify a weekly mystery guests, with specificity. You think I made it not sound like it made any sense. It came back in syndication after being canceled from CBS reign. And syndication from 68-75. And in 2013, TV Guide ranked it #9 on the best of 60 game shows.
Let's shoot to the UK version, because it was on. Let's see, panels, looks and styles, who's who. Later introductions, revivals, specials. Bob Barker, looks like did a live version. Episode availability. Board game, 1955-1969 & 2001. And there's international versions. So there's an Australian version, with John Barns, in 1956. It only ran to 58. It was replaced by, To Tell the Truth. A Brazilian one, hosted by Heloisa Helena. She was also a contestant in the American Version in 1956. And radio Canada, and French Canadian from 54-59. Luie Morissette. Let's see, Germany there was a version 55-58 & 61-89, that Robert Lemkey, looks like. Indonesia there was a version from 92-98.
Let's see he, who, he, she is. Lithuania, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Sweden. And the UK version ran on BBC television for service from 51-63. The host was called the Chairman. On the premier it was Gibert Harding, replaced by Emon Andrews, or Amon Andrews for the remainder of the run. There was also a radio version on radio Luxembourg. Let's see, [inaudible 00:46:39] their places were by Peter Martin, Bernard Bradon and then Adam Borough. That was on BBC, too, from 73-74.
So this is a little bit about it's history, just because it was on the TV there. But what about Alexander Palace, for those of us that don't like in the UK or London. It is a real place, and still exists, and as I am recording this, it has a lot going on. I know we covered the pasted, but this, when I'm recording, this is December 20-, whatever year it is, 2018. And in December they had, baby Jazz, parent and baby music classes, Christmas Carnivals, Santa's Grotto. Ronnie Scott, Courtney Pine, Billiards Cup, it looks like Mosconi Cup, Aladdin on Ice.
Dilan Moran, live. Doctor's Cosmo's YMCA Santa Run, Garris Malone. Elephant Love, actually were actually playing over the holiday season. Not so great, Christmas Super Mood, story telling thing, Darts tournament. Foumage on Ice, I don't know what that means. That's like a show on ice. Friday night music with Alfie Bow.
Let's see what else is coming up. Go to Club to Floumage on Ice. Maybe it's like a club on ice, some hockey. [inaudible 00:48:24] or train exhibition, model trains, ping pong. A lot of music in February and hockey. So, definitely worth checking out, if you're in the UK.
As far as the history goes, according to Wikipedia, it has an extensive history and link to. It's an entertainment sports venue in London. Built on the site of Tottenham Wood, on Tottenham Wood Farm. Built by John Johnson and Alfred Meson, in 1873, it opened, two weeks later it needed to be rebuilt. It was intended to be the peoples palace, and a alley palley. It's purpose was to pose as a public center of recreation education entertainment. A counterpart to the Crystal palace in South London.
At first a private venture, then they sold it to the park for development. Let's see, in 1935, the trustees leased part of the palace to the BBC, for the use and production and transmission center for the new BBC television. In 1936, it became home as the worlds first public television service. Broadcasting service was a 4 or 5 line monochrome analog television. The first of fully electric, electronic television system, to be used in regular broadcasting.
Although, other facilities superseded it later. It continued to be used by the BBC, for many years. And it's radio and television mass is still in use. Might be a different one, or maybe it's the same one from this show. The original studio's A and studio B, survived in the South East Wing, with the producers galleries, and are used for exhibiting original, historical television equipment.
The original Victorian theater with stage machinery, also survives. Looks like, yeah, the ice skating rink, hotels, cinema and a ten pin bowling alley and exhibition center, had been playing. It looks like it did open up though. The nearest underground stations are Woodgreen and Alexander Palace.
Also, it gets served by, London Buses route W3. So, that's a little bit about that. Another nice, interesting thing. Speaking of which, who's this Cliff Richard guy? I mean, I honestly had to look it up, and now I'm glad I did. He's an OBE, so Sir Cliff Richard to me. Or Sir Richard maybe? British Pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Sold 250 million, world wide records.
It's the third top selling artist in the UK's singles history behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Originally, or like, a rebellious rock and roll singer, in the style of Elvis Presley and Little Richard, with a backing group to shadows. Dominated the pop scene in Britain, pre-Beatles, 50's-60's. His 58 single move, is often described as Britain's first rock and roll song.
And John Lennon was a fan. They he kind of moved into contemporary Christian music. He's had a career for over 60 years. Won many awards. And very beloved, now let's see about movies. Because that's what, or did they watch a special, with Richard in the 70's the renaissance in the 90's. He became a night bachelor. So, yeah, I mean, there's a really really in depth stuff about Cliff Richard on Wikipedia.
What about Muffin and Mills. You can't get enough of this stuff. And Muffin and Mills also seen on this episode is a public character, in British public programs for children. Roughly was made in 1933 for Hogarth Puppets. Original program was presented by Annette Mills, sister of John Mills. And he was broadcast live, from Alexander Palace, BBC, in 1946-1952.
Mills and the public continued with programs that broadcast until 1955. Series was transferred to I TV in 56 & 57. An animated version of Muffin appeared in 2005 on BBC 2. The original puppet was created by, [inaudible 00:53:23] Fred Tickner, for Jane Bussel, in Hogarths. To form part of a puppet service, for, more of a puppet circus for Hogarth's Puppet theater. They didn't act on it, they put away and took it back in action in 46. When they were working with Annette Mills. Character became Mill's Muffin. And appeared in television for the children, broadcast in October 46. Muffin danced on top of a piano as Mill's played it. Muffin and Mills sorted by a host of other puppet characters that appeared occasionally.
Yeah, so that's a little bit about Muffin and Mills. Interesting too. Ducktale haircut, we may have covered somewhere else, but is a haircut style, popular in the 50's. It is Delta Ducks rear in the UK or slicked back hair. It was invented, according to this in 1940's in Philly as the Duck's butt. In Britain it formed part of visual identity to the Teddy Boys and the Rockers. Along with Quaf and the Elephants Trunk. This style hair combed back in a round sides of the head. And then you have a thing in the middle that looks like a rear of a duck. I think that's what the Doctor had, he could, I don't know my hair from my, I don't have this issue. I don't know.
Let's close it out with a little bit about the Coronation of Elizabeth the II. It took place June 2nd, 1953, Westminster Abby, in London. The age of 25, after the passing of George the VI on February 6th 1952. She was reclaimed the Queen, but her Coronation was held a year later. You know, a lot of festivals, let some time pass. Let them prepare for the celebration. Celebrations took place across the common health realms. It was the first British growing nation to be televised. Television camera's had not been allowed in the Abby for her father's Coronation in 1937. And, let's see, it took 14 months of preparation.
Under the chairmanship of Phillip the Duke of Edenborough. Other committees were formed. Let's just see what we have about the, the perception was about 200 microphones. I just want too see, if they have anything about televising it. Music, many assumed that Arnold Vox, would be the director of music. There's a lot of stuff in here, celebrations, monuments and media. Review of the fleet. Yeah, so there's a lot about it, but nothing specifically about Queen Elizabeth, you have a lot of other links in here, but I want to look up television prices over the years.
No, that's a wrong article, I found something here, let's see where is it, TV History.com.tv. And here's some prices, and here's a cool link, cause it has the advertisements in UK and US. And the US, American TV prices in the 30's, it looks like you could buy, for around, in the 30's, money though between $40 and $90. But a factory made television would be similar. On the low end 150, all the way up to 450. And in 1940's the TV's were more expensive. Looks like, I think it's anywhere from 500 to a few thousand dollars.
In the 1950's the prices went down again. It looks like, put black and white sets you could get from anywhere from 150 to 4 or 500 dollars. And color televisions from 500 to up to a couple thousand. In the 60's actually, yeah, black and white TV's were around $250 bucks and up and color TV's could be as low as 350 and up to, you know, multi-thousands. In the 70's, again, you could get away with some black and white TV's for around, a 12″ TV for around 90 bucks.
And a smaller color TV's started around 350 or so. Let's see in the UK, you could get a mechanical kit in 1930's from Daily Express, by Mervin for 5 lbs. And factory made set for 20-26 lbs. The bare to Model A, or to televise or. Then before, the WAR, your looking at, for factor sets, 175 and up. Post WAR, you know, the prices went way up. And you're looking at the high 3's. And in the 50's, yeah, it was like, we did in the 50's so. Looks like this one doesn't have a black and white TV's in the 1950's. We had the PYE, 76.
So let's just click on this ad. This is a choice of TV for the contasour, it was a 18 valve 12″ console, minus TV chasse and a superbly style mahogany cabinet. Two swivel controls, improved, to suppress, to circuit, produce a picture of fine definition and graduation of tone. Pictures extend by 8″. Consoles 22 X 18 X 35. And yeah, it's like, so that's a little bit about TV's and stuff.
Yeah, but that's it. Good Night.