Skippy, our favourite Live Animal character.

Skippy has been voted our favourite Live Animal TV character, according to TV Tonight readers.

The star of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo out rated his competition by more than 2 to 1 -the biggest margin of any character across the survey. That makes the roo our favourite TV character of all time….

There were just under 1000 surveys completed.

LIVE ANIMAL
Skippy, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
44%
Fatso, A Country Practice
21%
Charlie the Wonder Dog, The Late Show
16%
Bouncer, Neighbours
12%
Woodrow, Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5%
Other Option*
1%
*OTHER: included Bob Morrison, The Bob Morrison Show

In the Kid’s TV Character category, Mr Squiggle won by a nose, in front of cheeky puppet Agro. They were followed by TV icons Humphrey B. Bear and Ossie Ostrich.

KID’S TV CHARACTER
Mr Squiggle, Mr Squiggle
19%
Agro, Cartoon Connection
18%
Humphrey B. Bear, Here’s Humphrey
13%
Ossie Ostrich, Cartoon Corner / Hey Hey it’s Saturday
11%
B1 & B2, Bananas in Pyjamas
10%
The Wiggles, The Wiggles
9%
Hi-5, Hi 5
3%
Fat Cat, Fat Cat & Friends
3%
Harold Gribble, Round the Twist
2%
Sonny Hammond, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
2%
Claude the Crow, Shirl’s Neighbourhood
2%
Marty the Monster, The Early Bird Show
2%
Winky Dink, Cmon Kids
2%
Mrs Flowerpots, Adventure Island
1%
Other Option*
1%
Lockie Leonard, Lockie Leonard
1%
Norm the Kangaroo, Shirl’s Neighbourhood
1%
Fredd Bear, Fredd Bear’s Breakfast-A-Go-Go
1%
* OTHER: included Clown (John Michael Howson) Adventure Island, Blackboard Mr Squiggle, Hoot the Owl Giggle & Hoot.

Still to come: Variety & Pay TV characters.

5 Comments:

  1. Unfortunately for Fredd Bear he was on Channel 0 back in the 60s when hardly anyone’s TV could get Ch0 and the Magic Circle Club. As a bear character he was soooo much better than Humphrey, he had far more personality, and only one person (the late Tedd Dunn) played Fredd, whereas quite a few have donned the Humphrey outfit over the years. So he was around a lot longer.

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