It seems that famous BoingBoing website has just discovered the very odd Japanese kids’ show, “Gimme Gimme Octopus” AKA Kure Kure Takora that the 3Yen reported on back in February 2006.
One thing that BoingBoing did uncover that the 3Yen didn’t was the secret banned episode where, “the main character, Takora is beaten by his neighbors to the point of being brain damaged, and it was considered much too violent to be rebroadcast.”
Here’s the evil episode #220 that was banned.
Gimme Gimme Octopus (Kure Kure Takora)
WFMU — MP3: …Japanese kids’ show…”An octopus and a peanut are in love with the same walrus. Playing like a kind of Sesame Street segment on an entire sheet of acid….in one segment the octopus and the walrus steal the sleeping dragon’s smoking bowl. They then sit in a tree and sniff the smoke. Soon their eyelids are half open and they seem to be laughing and swaying back and forth….
From October 1973 to September 1974 the kid show Kure Kure Takora at 6-7pm on Fuji TV—-it’s seriously fun in a way only the Japanese can provide.
Enjoy the fun as WFMU provides some of the show’s music as a MP3 download here.
Listen to the theme song and see the characters here and download an AIFF format sound clip.