If you were old enough to watch TV in the nineties then you’ll be familiar with Mr Blobby.
A giant pink blancmange-like character, his shtick was to leave a trail of destruction as he bounced off people and inanimate objects in a seemingly constant state of over-excitement.
And people loved it.
His debut on Noel’s House Party in 1992 spawned three theme parks and a Christmas number one, back when that was a big deal.
The imaginatively titled Mr Blobby shot straight to the top of the charts in 1993, keeping Meatloaf and Take That from victory.
It appeared there was no stopping the boggly-eyed prankster on his never-ending quest for chaos.
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Mr Blobby found fame on Noel’s House Party
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That was until he pushed it too far and ended up in an on-stage brawl with a furious father.
The drama unfolded when Blobby thought it would be a hoot to throw a six-year-old girl’s birthday cake on the floor at her party in Luton.
Her father didn’t share his thoughts and pounced on stage in a fit of rage after his daughter burst into tears, and proceeded to pound the pink mischief-maker.
His rep (yes, Mr Blobby had a rep), span into damage limitation mode and insisted a mountain had been made out of a molehill.
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Noel Edmonds’ sidekick created chaos
He scored a Christmas number one
"If the press can knock him, they’ll knock him whenever they can," he said.
But it was the beginning of the end, and his follow up 1995 track Christmas in Blobbyland was a monumental flop.
Of course, behind every good Blobby is a good man, and Blobby’s failure meant former Shakespearean actor Barry Killerby was out of a job.
Barry Killerby was the man inside the Mr Blobby costume
He went on to land a recurring role in Chucklevision.
Now 56, the Blobby bell rang once more in 2012 when he returned to The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s to terrorise comedian Jack Whitehall, followed by an appearance on The Chatty Man Christmas Show in 2016.
At last check, Barry was working as a compere for an entertainment company.
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