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5.0 out of 5 stars Gives you a great runaround., 9 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Complete Chorlton & The Wheelies - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Cartoons Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976 -1979 &...)

Once upon a time, the first time, called Happy and the Wheelheads,
Chorlton and the Wheelies remains nonsensical, zany delight;
Accents poured by the teapot, dotty plot by the dotty tealeaf:

Dragon from spotty egg spreads happiness by his presence alone
Chorlton: unaffectedly good-natured, unendingly clueless,
Gormlessly cheerful, gawkily unaware

Completely unconscious of any speciality.
The inhabitants of Wheel Estate are ‘three wheelers’
Two at the front, one smaller at the back,

(A great aid to stop frame animation.)
Only Fenella Fellorick, the kettle witch, and Chorlton have legs
And Fenella tele-transports rather than flies or walks.

Story pedalling is provided by her hatred of happiness:
“Nothing but hideous happiness everywhere,” she screams.
“I can’t stand all this goodness,” she wails.

The tantrum witch and her cronies:
The Toadies, emotionally poisonous fungi
And her Spiker henchmen, all threat, no action;

Claptrap von Spilldebeans, the scheming spell book;
O'Reilly, the one eyed telescope... the long distance spy
And her massively giant son Clifford

Too big for anything but his leg in a T.V. set...
All trying to aid her cause of misery-havoc for all
Out of her cauldron loathing of loveliness and charm.

She definitely lacks charm but not magic!
And Chorlton’s very lack of recognising evil
Counters every plot she conspires.

No cats, no dogs, no pets; everything is wrong!
Wheelies persecuted by a kettle witch
Until Chorlton comes along, hatches and decides to stay.

King Otto and Queen Doris, The Minister, Jenny, Zoomer
Wheelies who delight in Chorlton’s disarming powers
And the easy way he thwarts wickedness and wicked ways,

Her need to cause trouble and spoil all Wheelie fun.
Even her Welsh accent doesn’t help Chorlton’s "sweet little ol' lady".
And she can no longer shrivel the Spare Part Trees.

Once upon a time, the first time, called Happy and the Wheelheads,
But ending up: Chorlton and the Wheelies:
Animation but still, nonsensically, zanily delightful.
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