Wednesday, 18 June 2014

What does Doctor Who and the Milky Bar Kid have in common

There are two heros from my childhood that stand out in my memory.  A sparse two that, through string theory and dimension travelling, have not one, or two, but three things in common.

I am of course referring to Doctor Who... and the Milky Bar Kid.

If you are not familiar with the Milky Bar Kid, basically he's a young kid who goes into some kind of ruckus in the wild west, and handles the situation thanks to a few bars of milk chocolate.

If you're not familiar with Doctor Who, well there's just no hope I'm afraid.

Here we go!

3 - They save people

The save people, of course.  Doctor Who has saved the planet more times than can be remembered, generally on Christmas Eve, and particularly focusing on London.  He is suspiciously inactive in other parts of the world.  I'm not sure if he's ever been to Swaziland.

But he doesn't just save people, oh no - he saves them through bizarre and fantastical actions.

And sometimes he has to headbutt his deepest secrets into James Corden.

And the Milky Bar Kid equally saves people, and again in odd ways.  Here he stops an evil sheriff in his tracks with a lasso, some treacle, and the assistance of a few chickens.

2 - They both regenerate

This one is pretty obvious.  There has been eleven twelve a lot of doctors in the fifty years that Doctor Who has been on the television, which is a good job really because otherwise the doctor would really be getting on by now, and the same for the Milky Bar Kid - an aged man in a white suit offering children chocolate bar gives the wrong impression I would feel.

And this comes to...

1 - They've both been around for ages

Both Doctor Who and the Milky Bar Kid first appeared in the early 1960s, and have shown up in various forms ever since, taking the odd break now and again.  The Doctor has been away from our screens for thirteen months, and we haven't seen the Milky Bar Kid for a few years... but he'll be back.

In other news, I've got my latest YouTube video up for my series of trying to get fit.  It's a late night update where I managed to fight off the temptation to eat junk food, and I yawn quite a bit.

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