So, the Den has been cut. In what other country of the world would a kids' daytime show play host to the head of state?! End of an era...
One of my greatest stories stems from the Den:
It's such a pity. I watched The Den from when I was old enough to concentrate on a TV until I left for college.
My nieces and nephews watch nothing but cartoon network and Nick!
I always loved the Halloween and Christmas special! Always worried when Christmas might be cancelled! But Dustin and the gang always saved the day, with a bit of light musical entertainment from Boyzone!
I still remember the day Zig and Zag arrived. They kept us entertained for years. Loved the specials they did. They had the best side characters. They've given birth to Dustin, Podge and Rodge, Socky.
Ted attacking Ray was always great!
He was coming in as I was going out. I thought that he was good with the younger kids, no? He went on to the early morning show with Emma.
I always hated him. His annoying voice, his blue bucket and the fact that he was as thick as two short planks.
All the other characters you mention were genuinely funny and entertaining but they were really scraping the bottom of the barrell with that feckin sock monster.
I watched the Den from the 80's until late 90's and then stopped when that simpleton Sock Monster appeared, he was very sad.
I'm glad they scrapped the show as it was getting absolutely nowhere with the late setup they had.
I caught some of the new childrens programming on RTE this morning, god it is woeful,even my 3 year old was not enamoured!
Emma has turned into a complete simpleton <no offense Emma>, bring back the old Emma my 3 year old misses you!
Dump that 'Hubble' program and bring her back in as more of a childrens continuity presenter.
God I have no life..
Emma is doing a show now with a weird blue bear type of thing but its the same man who did Socky.
He barely even changed his voice and he's as annoying as ever.
The type of humour on the Den was special. I still laugh when I think of Ray fighting Ted - clearly knackered and pissed off - but having to keep up the pretense.
Interesting to see how different they looked compared to say the 90s
Thought I'd throw Zuppy in the thread for posterity.