Saturday, 15 November 2014

Daily Doodle : Green Gilbert

Way back in the late 80's there was a kids TV program on ITV called "Gilbert's Fridge". It featured an Alien called Gilbert who was a rubbery puppet created and voiced by Phil Cornwell. Gilbert had been in a previous program called "Get Fresh" (hosted by Gaz Top) and had proved so popular he'd earned himself his own erratic and somewhat surreal show. Gilbert had a constantly dribbling and runny nose and would talk and babble on without seeming to take a breath. He was also expert at impressions and would often start talking like David Bowie or Mick Jagger for no apparent reason. The show was largely improvised and held together by Phil Cornwell's fast thinking and utterly mad mind. I was a huge fan. So today's quick sketch and daily doodle by me is of the runny nosed "Green Gilbert" ...