Anyone remember this little gal?
For some strange reason, I woke up this morning with the theme tune to this show in my head. I remember it vaguely as a tv show from my childhood, but wasn’t entirely sure if it was my brain making up words to a tune. So I googled (obviously). And it turns out, my brain wasn’t making it up at all.
Check out the theme tune that I’ve been singing in my head this morning:
It turns out that Little Lulu was a comic strip/book created waaaaay back in the 50’s and in the late 70’s appeared in half hour shorts. In 1995 The Little Lulu show was broadcast on HBO and lasted until 1999 – which makes sense, as these were my childhood years back in Cape Town. She was the first-ever animated stand-up comic, which is pretty awesome (even though I don’t remember that element. I don’t think I knew what stand-up comedy was when I was 7)
It’s funny, we didn’t watch too much TV as kids (getting MNet was a huge deal when it finally happened! This show may have been on K-TV) but this is quite a happy TV memory (as well as Yo-TV’s Disney cartoons in the mornings, we’d all discuss the mornings episodes when we got to school circa. grade 3)
Wikipedia also informed me that Lulu fans hold a gathering at Comic Con every year where they perform a play adapted from a classic Lulu story. Kinda cute. Kinda creepy.
Watch the pilot episode here, and some comic strip below🙂
I feel like I want to go find some of these old comics (hoarder alert!). Does anyone else out there have fond Little Lulu memories as a kid?