Episode 92

Published on:

5th Jun 2021

The Beano

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)
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About the Podcast

Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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