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Buzby

Post Office Telephones, as they were before privatisation (can you remember the green Morris 1000 vans they used??), used to advertise using Buzby - a big fat yellow cartoon bird who would encourage us to 'Make someone happy with a phone call'. His voice was provided by the great Bernard Cribbins - also of 'Wombles' fame. He was quite a hit with kids, but they didn't pay the phone bills so eventually he got replaced. Gone but not forgotten!


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Do You Remember Buzby?

Do You Remember Buzby?

  • Anonymous user
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    Well I was the first buzby baby to b born over the phone x u was in all the papers and mags calling me the buzby baby x
  • fbatkin
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    I worked for the GPO and lots of my mates used to call me Buzby. Bernard Cribbins was the perfect voice for the advert. Does anyone remember the song? "he flies through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young bird on a ten penny piece".
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi i have got a memory of having busby picture on my blue pants when i was 4. They used to be my faves. Did any1 else have them?
  • Anonymous user
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    He was a huge marketing success, there used to be Buzby strip cartoons in comics and no END of regalia. One of the ads featured Buzby trying to console a giant who was sitting on a barn roof crying his eyes out because no-one ever telephoned him, and flooding the countryside with his tears. Buzby suggests that the giant rings his friends instead of the other way round, whereupon he brightens up and asks Buz if he can borrow his 'phone- picking up and breaking a telephone pole as he does so!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Back in the day when BT was the only telephone provider.
  • Anonymous user
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    does anyone else remember phoning the operator and asking 'can i speak to busby please?' i'm sure sometimes they 'put busby on' although mostly we were told 'buzby's not here at the moment'!
  • Anonymous user
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    my dad's pal was a phone engineer and i got a big sticker (from the side of a van) to put on my bedroom wall .how cool?
  • Anonymous user
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    and Buzbys mum, irene handel "If we'd have been meant to land at 100 miles an hour we'd have been given wheels"
  • Anonymous user
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    The green 'Moggy Thou vans' were before Buzby and they used to tow a little rounded topped trailer which, when sat beside that mysterious green cabinet (or hole in the ground) always but ALWAYS had a kettle on the boil!
  • 80stvfreak
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    Yes, OMG, I remember Buzby, in fact I still have the Buzby toy, its in my mums house, she has kept all my childhood stuff for me, I remember this toy sooooo well, I love it.