Davey and Goliath: Christmas Lost and Found

Re-runs of [[Davey and Goliath]] were a staple of my childhood, and possibly the most compelling thing about this show was that it was the only kids’ show on the tube Sunday morning during the late 70s and early 80s—such a radical difference from the Saturday morning smorgasbord of [[Hanna-Barbera]].

The stop-motion animation is in and of itself compelling, and the fact that [[Art Clokey]] is behind it—-the same genius responsible for [[Gumby]]. Nonetheless, Davey and Goliath was kinda like a stripped down version of Harvey, which an imaginary talking dog taking the place of the Bunny. That said, I think every once of morality I have today can be attributed to this show 🙂

NB: I found this gem, along with so many more, at Kliph Nesteroff’s Classic Showbiz blog which ramps up the YouTube filtering of all things vintage TV Xmas via all kinds of video sites around the web. And I just found his Twitter account, where you can get his gem delivered right to your door.

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3 Responses to Davey and Goliath: Christmas Lost and Found

  1. Andrea_R says:

    On a slightly related note, last night I showed Emma A Cosmic Christmas. You know, after googling to try and remember the vague snippets on my head…

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7840941752256418353

  2. Barbara says:

    OMG this is such a blast from my tiny past. I remember trying to get my hair to do what Sally’s did. And the “modern” ranch/splanch house…oh boy

    I thought of you today, Rev, when I went back to this store in the Coventry section of Cleveland Heights. It’s called Big Fun: http://bigfunbigfun.com/ You would love it…many of the games and toys you have talked about on yer blog are there, in mint condition and for sale.

    Heh, need anything in pointy non kidsafe plastic for the new bambino/a?

    B

  3. I saw a lot of this when I was a very young boy. My parents weren’t religious; I suspect it was the Sunday morning thing.

    Did you see the parodies?
    http://infocult.typepad.com/infocult/2006/07/todays_cruel_we.html
    And a lesser sequel: http://orthometer.blogspot.com/2008/11/mad-tv-davey-and-goliath-ii-pet.html. Goliath needs blood.

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