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The Krankies

One of the strangest (and most disturbing) double acts in television history, the Krankies were essentially a Scottish husband and wife team masquerading as a father and his unruly child under the premise of children's entertainment.

Standing at only 4'5", grown woman Jannette played Wee Jimmy Krankie, cheeky Dennis the Menace style schoolboy with the catchphrase "Fandabidozi" (to be screeched continuously).

After two early eighties TV forays "The Krankies Club" and "The Krankies Elektronik Komik" children of the UK finally came to their senses and banished them to panto forever.


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Anyone remember The Krankies? Last post by Twocky61
26 August 2017

Do You Remember The Krankies?

Do You Remember The Krankies?

  • Anonymous user
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    ah wee jeanette and ian...
  • Anonymous user
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    In fact I better rephrase that. My inner child still thinks Jimmy Krankie is a he not a she.
  • Anonymous user
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    To this day my inner child still thinks she is a young lad.
  • Anonymous user
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    The funniest thing she ever did was fall from a 60 foot high beanstalk in panto
  • Anonymous user
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    I liked them when I was about nine years old. Now I think they are just weird!
  • Anonymous user
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    I have just finished reading their Biography (which my friend bought me for a laugh), it is quite disturbing, more so than their actual act!
  • Anonymous user
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    Does Janet Tough go to football or rugby matches ? Kids' admission fees for life ( mind you, I hope it isn't standing room only....)
  • Anonymous user
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    ooh i could crush a grape! hilarious programme i loved this when i was a kid