One of the cons of writing books is that you never fully accomplish what you wanted to accomplish. I never do, anyway. I wanted TV In My Time to mention every single TV show I could remember watching as a kid. Until today, I thought it did. And then I started humming this:
Though I don’t have very strong memories of Kwicky Koala (I can’t remember on which channel or at which time I watched him), I do remember his power (being able to move so fast that he literally disappeared only to reappear somewhere else) and his theme song. If fact, his theme is possibly the one cartoon theme I remember more than any other. I’ve been singing it for years. I also think about Kwicky anytime I hear the term eucalyptus as I was introduced to that plant via that show. I have slight memories of Krazy Klaws as well, but I don’t remember any of the other characters on the show. Overall, I’m not sure how big a success Kwicky Koala was, but I’ve never forgotten him. Sure, I forgot to put him in the book. But I’ve never forgotten him completely. And that should count for something!
If you like this post, you will want to check out my book TV In My Time. It is full of more of my memories about 80s television. You can get it at Amazon.com, Smashwords, and most other ebook retailers. Please give it a look!