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Episode 92: The Beano
Episode 925th June 2021 • Two Geeks, Two Beers • Tom Eames and Morgan Jeffery
00:00:00 01:45:08

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And now for something totally Beano…

For this episode, Tom takes Morgan back to his childhood for a look back at his favourite comic book, the British institution that is… The Beano!

So grab your pea shooters, catapults and your Dennis the Menace fan club membership card, and let’s discover nearly 100 years of cheeky cartoon brilliance.

We drunkenly natter about:

  • The Beano-Dandy feud that wasn’t
  • How Morgan’s PE teacher Mr Stern looked just like Desperate Dan
  • The Beano’s Ostrich and Bear mascots before Dennis
  • What Beano actually means
  • Tom’s lamenting that pea shooters have disappeared
  • The great Bash Street Kids scandal of 1994
  • The fascinating coincidence of the two Dennis the Menace cartoons
  • Dennis’s dad time jump
  • The awesome Dennis TV theme tune from a genuine rock star

Clips used:

  • The Beano’s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show (BBC)
  • Dennis and Gnasher (1996) (BBC)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993) (Warner Bros)
  • Dennis and Gnasher (2009) (BBC)
  • Walsh and Barker (British Pathe)
  • Mr Blobby (BBC)