Hi No Award. Steph, in conjunction with No Award contributor Ash, want you to listen to some things this morning. We’re not saying it’s important that Play School have some influence on your life as an Australian, but as children we loved it, and as an adult Steph adores Jay Laga’aia.
Prepare to clutch your shirt in joy at the Play School theme
The saddest song ever: Benita sings 5 Little Ducks, which worries Ash:
Five Little Ducks (no video, sorry)
Barbara sings about the creepiest cat:
Noni sings Five Grey Elephants; Stephanie wants to be a puppeteer (age 4)
The Ning Nang Nong is a lot creepier than Steph remembers (stand by for another post on this important ecological feature)
Galumphing Frogs (children all over Australia sing about the noise frogs make when you step on them)
Noni reads Go the Fuck to Sleep
Not a song, but very important. Noni, beloved of many members of Gen Y (and Team No Award) due to her years on Play School, a and well-known potty-mouth, was commissioned by Text Publishing to do a reading of this classic, and it’s so perfect. Her face still brings comfort and the knowledge that something amazing is about to happen.
And to round us out, the GREATEST THING EVER: Simon and Noni and Humpty and Max and Morris in Humpty Dumpty the Opera. Steph doesn’t remember this at all, unlike the other pieces, but prepare to want to watch it twice.