Monday, December 1, 2008

Goodnight Kiwi Comeback!

Well, it's late and what better topic to post on than the Goodnight Kiwi who graced the last minute or so of TVNZ's closing down routine between 1981 and 1994 before the yammering of all-night informercials started. A cooler, saner time (oozing sarcasm about here).

Here's the classic clip. Quite what a kiwi, a nocturnal bird, is doing sleeping when its wild peers are out rooting up worms & bugs, or hanging out with a cat, a predator of said kiwi, one cannot say but most people find it charming in its anthropocentric way. The kiwi even puts out a glass milk bottle...

But Goodnight Kiwi fans, the good news is they're back apparently. Starting 1 December, TVNZ is bringing the guys back for an encore - 3 all-new animated shorts.

Incidentally, the music is a Maori lullaby song "Hine e Hine".... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

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