Matt Blank

Timmy Mallett

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Timmy Mallett is a TV presenter and broadcaster who achieved cult status in the UK as the host of 1980’s TV show ‘Wacaday’. Timmy’s well known for his striking visual style, involving loud shirts, comedy glasses and a giant pink foam mallet.

Interview conducted 31st December 2000

Questions to Timmy Mallett

  1. If a film were to be made about life, who would you most like to play you?
  2. Where do you shop to get your wacky clothes from?
  3. Out of the following, which puppet would you most like to be and why?
    – Miss. Piggy
    – Kermit The Frog
    – Gordon The Gopher
    – Ed The Duck
    – Basil Brush
    – Big Bird
    – Sooty
    – Zippy
  4. What came first: the chicken or the egg?
  5. Who is the most famous person in your mobile phone? And can we have their number?
  6. The glasses: Who came first, Dame Edna or you?
  7. Can you please repeat, at the same old speed the instructions for Mallett’s Mallet?
  8. Apparently ‘Wacaday’ was created within one week to quickly replace Roland Rat. Now, because of this, the title music tells you nothing about the show, because the creators didn’t know what ‘Wacaday’ was going to be about – WACADAY THEME MUSIC IS PLAYED – Now then, ‘Wacaday’ started in 1985, and finished in 1992. Within seven years, surely you knew what it was all about. So why didn’t you change the theme tune?
  9. Pinky Punky always used to say “Mr. Mallett, Mr. Mallett, can I go to the toilet?”. Now what was that all about?
  10. Who would you most like to work with?
  11. If you had the opportunity to go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would that one thing be?
  12. What would you like to be re-incarnated as?
  13. Can you speak any other language? If so which one?
  14. Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing?
  15. Jessica Rabbit or Minnie Mouse?
  16. What did you think of Cliff Richard’s ‘Millennium Prayer’?
  17. When you have a free minute, or you are bored…what do you most like to do?
  18. Do you ever watch the good old days of ‘Wacaday’ on video and cry?
  19. Have you ever used your mallet in a rage of anger or just to shut up an annoying kid on your show?
  20. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?