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TISWAS

Updated January 18, 2004.

SYNOPSIS Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile (or Wear A Smile or other variations). This series was a British children's TV show full of sketches, songs, custard, baked beans, water, and whatever else they could dump on the adults. The series regulars are all profiled at TV Cream. But this site, as usual, will profile Sylveste McCoy. (The "r" in his name came later.)

Sporting a black t-shirt which said "Sylveste is the Real McCoy," Sylvester guested in several episodes as Professor No Ken Do, the karate expert; a werewolf; a flower; a car; and other interesting identities. Some friends of mine have suggested that he might have been the Phantom Flan Flinger, but I don't believe it for a second.

REVIEW What is it about British kid's shows? I dearly love them for their warped senses of humor. And TISWAS is probably the most warped. (Yes, even more warped than Ghoul Lashed.) So far, I've only seen two videos from the series, but am on the look out for the third out of print one. If you know where I can buy it, email me, PLEASE.

PRODUCTION INFO Produced by ITV in the late 70s.

AVAILABILITY Currently unavailable (but sometimes shows up on eBay).

SOUNDS As with all my wavs, I have compressed and uncompressed versions.

For the regular 11,025 Hz, 16 bit, Mono sounds, click on the Regular button. For the compressed MPEG Layer-3 sounds, click on the Compressed button.

Regular Compressed Chris Tarrant: "We have all sorts of odd guests on the program, but the odd guest indeed this morning: Mr. Sylveste McCoy, who thinks he's a motorcar."
Sylv: Making sounds like a car.
Chris: "Mr. McCoy, how long have you been a car?"
Sylv: More car sounds.
Chris: "As long as that, eh?"
Regular Compressed Chris: "Any special features?"
Sylv: Making sounds like a car suggestively.
Chris: "Electric windows... Servo assisted kneecaps... And stereo armpits."
Regular Compressed Sylv: Makes sounds like a car is crying.
Chris: "Oh dear, he seems to have had a breakdown."
Regular Compressed David Bellamy (Lenny Henry): "This is a Sylvester Thbbbbbbbt Plant, and it's REALLY wonderful."
Regular Compressed David (Lenny): [While picking Sylv's legs] "We've got these little hair-like substances..."
Sylv Plant: "Ow! Ooh! Ow!"
David (Lenny): "And it makes funny little noises."
Regular Compressed Sylv clucking like a chicken.
Regular Compressed Sylv clucking like an angry chicken.
Sylveste McCoy, the human motorcar.

Sylveste McCoy, the human motorcar.

Close up of the Sylvcar.

Close up of the Sylvcar.

Sylvcar with a cough.

Sylvcar with a cough.

Windshield wipers on the Sylvcar.

Windshield wipers on the Sylvcar.

The Sylvester Thbbbbbbbt Plant.

The Sylvester Thbbbbbbbt Plant.

Close up of the Sylvester Plant.

Close up of the Sylvester Plant.

Pinching the 'legs' of the Sylvester Plant.

Pinching the 'legs' of the Sylvester Plant.

Watering the Sylvester Plant.

Watering the Sylvester Plant.

After watering...

After watering...

The Real McCoy feeds a chicken.

The Real McCoy feeds a chicken.

McCoy gets hungry.

McCoy gets hungry.

McCoy eating the chicken.

McCoy eating the chicken.