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Mop and Smiff/Mike, Mop and the Moke

GUITAR-WIELDING WUNDERKIND MIKE AMATT helmed this romp about his titular pet dog Mop and cat Smiff, who proceeded to turn into animation for dull adventures bookended by live action with a musical bent. Fantastic brass band oom-pah signature tune would always promise riches, only to leave you sorely disappointed when the camera came up on Mike et al visiting yet another canal boat or gypsy caravan. Title song also perpetuated preposterous bit of rhyming with lyrics “Mop and Smiff/there’s no buts no ifs”. …MOKE took the dog out in a Mini Moke for a dreary GO WITH NOAKES-style meet-the-kids-of-Britain tour. With a musical bent.



  1. ash

    February 27, 2010 at 4:42 am

    hi just wondering apart from books is there any vhs or dvd’s around of mop and smiff?
    ive been searching all over cant find anything please help

  2. graysonscolumn

    August 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Bless me. I had no idea yer man Amatt was a member of this lot beforehand:

    Trivia FAIL. I knew about Jossy’s Giants, though. Football’s just a branch of science, etc.!

  3. Tom Ronson

    February 21, 2022 at 1:44 am

    I remember the bit where kids were invited to tell jokes on camera included the following…
    FIRST KID ‘Dad, why have you got green hair?’
    SECOND KID (Snorts into his hand, then runs his hand through his hair) ‘Dunno, son!’
    Not really a joke, or even particularly funny, but the other kids on the screen fell about.

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