This old clip of Blue Peter catching fire puts the comedy elephant in the shade

Everyone’s seen that Lulu the elephant moment on Blue Peter – about a million times each, probably – and it is indeed a seminal kids’ TV moment.

But we’ve never seen this, another episode of the BBC children’s show which surely puts the comedy elephant in the shade. You might not laugh as much – well, you probably will – but your jaw will definitely drop lower.

Because look at this, a moment from 1971 shared by the always followable @BBCArchive on Twitter. Watch to the end, as they say.

It’s the looks on everyone’s faces. Well, that and everything else. No wonder they sped up at the end.


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Source Twitter @BBCArchive

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