Remember when you were learning about the human body in elementary school? And your teacher would make you watch that show with the guy who had an afro and wore a leotard with his internal organs on the outside.
You just wanted to watch "3-2-1 Contact" and follow up with what the Blood Hound Gang was up to, but you had to watch “Mr. Slim Goodbody”, his official name, not “the weird androgynous man with his organs on display, who sang and danced to ridiculous music and gave us all nightmares man”, as we referred to him.
Well I was thinking about Mr. Slim Goodbody the other day and I thought maybe I judged him too harshly. Maybe he did put on a good program for children and he wasn’t as weird as I thought he was.
So here is a clip I found of this unique troubadour:
Oh my…What the…What? That’s even freakier now, right? I don’t know why we thought this was acceptable learning for small children. You can see his liver and rectum.
His rectum people!
Forgive me but with an outfit like that Mr. Slimbody was just setting himself up to be mocked. We may have been little but we knew that something was not quite right with a man who sported a leotard with all that funk going on.
Just as an FYI Mr. Slimbody is still going strong. Do you know that you can book him for an assembly. Oh, yeah, I am sure kids in middle school today would be very open to the musical stylings of Mr. Slimbody.
You might want to book him just for some nostalgia or to scare your children so they truly appreciate the genius that is the “Teletubbies”.
No matter what reason you justify for wathcing Mr. Goodbody, I guarantee you will be changed forever. Maybe not changed in a good way, but changed nevertheless.