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  1. 113243211557911 March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    British television these days is not doing enough to frighten children.

  2. Toasterfire March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    This nearly got me in trouble once as I knocked on the staffroom door looking for a teacher called Mr Jones, but there were two named such the school. The teacher who answered asked which one I needed and without thinking I said “the one that looks like the head from art attack”.
    The teacher looks puzzled but then looks behind him into the staffroom, sees Mr Jones and starts laughing at how accurate it was.

  3. Mr_Britland March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Metal trivia: Neil Buchanan, the geezer who presented Art Attack, was in a NWOBHM band called Marseille who won the first battle of the bands at Wembley.

  4. yessyussy March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Wait, I thought this show aired only in Italy, is “art attack” known in the UK too?

  5. HuskyHatfield March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    “Hellooooor! Yes it’s me… *the Head!*

    I still remember his terrible jokes about the art he’d created as well. Like when he ‘showed’ a blank sheet of a4 and said it was a landscape drawing of the North Pole.

  6. BlaeRank March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I was an adult when I realised ‘Art Attack’ was punning on ‘Heart attack’ smh

  7. Slanderous March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    one of the strangest experiences of my life was turning on the TV in a hotel room in shanghai and finding Art Attack dubbed into Mandarin complete with statue head guy. it was like I’d slipped into a parallel dimension.

  8. constarc March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    His fringe hair spells out ‘sex’ if you look closely

  9. boxsteam March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    This is an art attack. THIS is an art attack. THIS IS AN ART ATTACK!

    If you didn’t have pva glue you were basically fucked

  10. Dynamite_Shovels March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    That jawline though. Pretty sure Head and James Milner are related.

  11. miraoister March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    no joke, former Spanish speaking housemate saw Art Attack on TV and he was like ‘WTF! You have this show in the UK? You know its originally from Spain.’

    lol, he was unable to realise that the Spanish dubbed version wasnt the original.

    I took a few moments of reflection, I saw all the great things the British empire has done, you know Brunel’s big iron ships and steel mills, Queen Victoria etc, then I burst his bubble.

  12. fredyouareaturtle March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    This being at the top of reddit just made my whole life. Art attack has gotta be one of the best, most distinguished children’s shows ever produced. great artist, great instructor (very encouraging.. always saying “don’t worry if it’s not perfect”), great craft ideas, great pacing, FUCKING DOPE STUDIO, good variety (talking head, big art attack), no ulterior commercial motive (not trying to sell you anything), just all around solid show.

    I will admit that this talking head thing was definitely the weirdest part.

  13. Maddieland March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    We had it in Spain as well! I loved it when I was younger and was always doing all the crafty stuff they showed 🙂

  14. myelectiveishard March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I went to a club on nye and this guy was with his brother who had taken mdma and lsd together.
    He was opening his mouth really wide when he spoke and rolled his head around. We all looked at each other and almost simultaneously say ‘it’s the head!’

  15. buchanaf March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    That’s the original bust of Ronaldo before it got redone, right?

  16. dannydrama March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I’d managed to repress this memory until now, therapy is on you, op.

  17. ILikePorkAndFighting March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Every morning I say a thanks and a prayer that Neil Buchanan never got stung by operation Yew Tree. So glad my absolute idol wasn’t a horrible man. Long live THE HEEEEAD.

  18. JustRiedy March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Oh man Art Attack, prime Australian TV viewing when off school sick.

    So glad ABC borrowed so much programming from the BBC

  19. ShuffleandTruffle March 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Fun fact! The head is an ex Spitting Image puppet ! The body is stuffed in the base. I won a competition a few years ago to go to see his band and meet them all before. We all pretty much just talked about art attack as he still fucking loves it, it was his baby! He still has all the set pieces in storage too, including the head.

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