For ‘90s kids, Mr Blobby – aka that pink and yellow spotty, erm, animal that made Noel Edmonds’ House Party programme so great – was a pretty big part of their childhoods. But while Mr Blobby was a totally normal part of life for us Brits, Americans have only just discovered him – and they are BAFFLED.
Last week, Reddit user Soren_Aabye shared a clip of Mr Blobby on The Big Fat Quiz Of The 90s, writing: “I’ve got absolutely no idea who “Mr Blobby” is, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t the funniest, weirdest, most brilliant bit of television I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
We know what you’re thinking. How dare he shame good ol’ Mr Blobby as weird?!
And he’s not the only one, either. Here’s what a whole load of other users had to say…
“Mr. Blobby is gonna f****n haunt my dreams.”
“More importantly, what the f**k is he?”
“He looks like silly putty, and sounds like a Dalek.”
“This is like going to a friend’s family reunion. You understand they have traditions and their own thing going on but no matter what those people’s s**t is weirder than your family’s s**t.”
“Had to shut it off. It was freaking out my cats.”
“He is a absolutely nightmarish to me, makes me shudder every time I hear that ‘blobby’ noise.”
“His voice is very unsettling.”
“I have never laughed so hard at something so terrifying.”
“How is this even remotely amusing?”
Ouch. Weird or not, Mr Blobby can bet his bow tie we’ll back him ‘til day. And in the meantime, we’ll be rewatching the clip in question. Join us?