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Monday, 27 September 2010

The Features - Home Movie


In the early issues of Cheeky Weekly, our toothy hero would view a home movie every Thursday.  These cinematic sensations were created by Cheeky's pal, Oscar.  However, in another of the many inconsistencies that are evident in Cheeky Weekly, the director we see in 'Colditch. The Great Escape' is clearly not Oscar.  This episode is also the only one where the film (denoted by sprocket holes around the comic panels) ends before the page concludes, allowing a few panels of 'real life' to intrude.

The home movies were spoofs of various film genres, but mishaps, usually caused by adults becoming unwittingly involved in the film, invariably occurred during shooting. Evidently Oscar didn't have great editing skills, as all the foul-ups were left in the final cut.

A cast list was shown at the end of the majority of episodes, the most regularly featured actors being Hooter Harrison and Tubby Thomson. An uncredited dog and worm also featured in many of the movies.


The final Home Movie strip carried the usual 'another Home Movie next week!' banner at the foot of the page.  In the following week's comic, Oscar invited Cheeky to view his latest offering, but Cheeky declined as he was hurrying to look at the skateboard competition on the following page.  Evidently Oscar saw this a a personal affront and stopped making movies as a result.

All the Home Movie pages were drawn by Jack Clayton.

Home Movie in the Cheeky Weekly Index


                                                                                                                                                         
FeatureFirst AppearanceFinal AppearanceTotal IssuesTotal Issues Missed In RunPage History
Home Movie22-Oct-7710-Jun-7831319,20,21,22



Issues Missed In Run
07-Jan-78
04-Mar-78
29-Apr-78

































Story Title
Start

End
Hambush at Deadmanz Gulch22-Oct-7722-Oct-77
Airship Over England29-Oct-7729-Oct-77
The Mummy's Curse05-Nov-7705-Nov-77
Mac of the Mounties12-Nov-7712-Nov-77
Colditch. The Great Escape19-Nov-7719-Nov-77
The Vikings26-Nov-7726-Nov-77
The Boy from Atlantis03-Dec-7703-Dec-77
When Knights Were Bold10-Dec-7710-Dec-77
Tarzan of the Apes17-Dec-7717-Dec-77
Top Hat and Tails24-Dec-7724-Dec-77
Xmas Past31-Dec-7731-Dec-77
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp14-Jan-7814-Jan-78
Dr. Zuzz21-Jan-7821-Jan-78
Franky Stein28-Jan-7828-Jan-78
El Bullfighter04-Feb-7804-Feb-78
The Case of the Missing Lollipop11-Feb-7811-Feb-78
Rock Around the Block18-Feb-7818-Feb-78
Defeat of the Spanish Armada25-Feb-7825-Feb-78
The Mystery of Loch Ness11-Mar-7811-Mar-78
2001 A Space Oddity18-Mar-7818-Mar-78
The Thing from Another Planet25-Mar-7825-Mar-78
The Trojan Horsebox01-Apr-7801-Apr-78
A Bridge To Fear08-Apr-7808-Apr-78
Treasure Island15-Apr-7815-Apr-78
Mary Popkins22-Apr-7822-Apr-78
Z Carties06-May-7806-May-78
Moby Dick13-May-7813-May-78
The Scarlet Pimple20-May-7820-May-78
Dick Twerpin27-May-7827-May-78
Australian Adventure03-Jun-7803-Jun-78
Robinson Crusoe10-Jun-7810-Jun-78

2 comments:

  1. Note that the 1978 "2001 A Space Oddity" has the spaceship apparently made of Tesco & Sainsburys boxes...

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  2. Yep, wonder if those names will still be recognised in another 32 years.

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