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Tomfoolery

ONE OF those offbeat half-remembered cartoons produced by Rankin/Bass in conjunction with British cartoon studio Halas And Batchelo, the humour on the show centered around riddles, puns, and nonsensical jokes, with the titular Tom Foolery, a long-legged ball thing, a Yongy Bongy Bo, a chicken being hit by a jigsaw piece, all based around the poems of Edward Lear with characters such as Fastidious Fish and The Ubiquitous Umbrella Maker. “We’re putting on the nonsense, The funny stuff and nonsense, with riddles, jokes and silly things, it’s all Tomfoolery….”

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