TAKE ROD HULL, a fake plastic arm, a bit of Goodies slapstick here, a bit of Python media parody there, and a good amount of Kenny Everett-style mayhem. Stir liberally in Television Centre. Hey presto: EBC-1, complete with a mock ‘handover’ from a Beeb announcer before each programme, with tea lady and brown-coated cameraman/technician (top turn BILLY DAINTY) and witty spoof shows like Doctor Who with pedal bins as Daleks, ‘Yesterday’s World’ (Tomorrow’s World with spoof fried-egg titles sequence), Open University pisstakes Open Emuversity/Closed University (“And that’s how this bridge was made. I’ll just run over that again”), endless ads for multi-purpose miracle product Scunge, frequent technical difficulties caused by Emu’s stab-happy approach to the control panel, and much mayhem of the sort viewers were familiar with from numerous Parky and Royal Variety Show appearances. Rod would go out on location (school canteen, village fete, etc.) and Emu would, inevitably, cause messy chaos. Remember him this way!