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12-05-2009, 21:31   #1
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Forty Coats

Never could work out WTF was going on with his 40 Coats and 50 pockets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-KnZVseNnY

Don't remember him speaking in rhymes like this I have to say but then again I was a nipper!

I remember slightly bonkers though and The Whirlygig?
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12-05-2009, 22:05   #2
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Slightly Bonkers' granny and my granny were first cousins.
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For some odd reason the smell of oranges always reminds me of Fortycoats. I think it came out in the Autum and as kids we used to eat buckets of mandarin oranges...

I remember Sofarsogood and slightly bonkers had mad pigtails i think

What year did it come out? Im 35, trying to remember how old i was
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and his copy of a tardis. It had to have been early eighties, 83 or 84 maybe.

I loved it, was very strange to me as a child.
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13-05-2009, 11:53   #5
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the other thing that always confused me as a kid. Forty coats would have more than fifty pockets.
If it was just a name, why was he wearing so many coats then.
And finally wouldnt wearing forty coats be really hot.

I thought about this too much as a kid didnt i :-):-)
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Slightly Bonkers............. Georgie burgess's wife in the snapper........... Slightly Bonkers is right.
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Yes, I noticed how old she was when they showed it on TV3 a while back. She must have been about 40 when she was kitted out in that ridiculous school uniform. Gawd, no wonder it drove her on to become a barrister http://www.barcouncil.ie/barristers/..._McColgan/921/
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As far as i know slightly bonkers was the first woman in Ireland to get a divorce here!!
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As far as i know slightly bonkers was the first woman in Ireland to get a divorce here!!
From Georgie Bleedin' Burgess??
ah that sharon curley wan whah
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Can anyone confirm was there a radio series of Fortycoats & Co as well as the TV series? I'm almost certain there was. Can't find any info online.
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Slightly Bonkers............. Georgie burgess's wife in the snapper........... Slightly Bonkers is right.
She died in real life, sadly
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Yes, I noticed how old she was when they showed it on TV3 a while back. She must have been about 40 when she was kitted out in that ridiculous school uniform. Gawd, no wonder it drove her on to become a barrister http://www.barcouncil.ie/barristers/..._McColgan/921/
Granted it's an 11 year old post, I'd no idea TV3 showed it, does anyone know was it just on some clips show or did they repeat it proper?
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It's a bit odd looking back on it now.
The real Fortycoats was a homeless guy and the Wanderlys, I guess they'd be classed as travellers.
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What was the story with Sofar, the posh guy? Was he supposed to be a schoolboy?
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What was the story with Sofar? Was he supposed to be a schoolboy?
He was a butler No?
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