Now some 30 years old, Doctor Snuggles, in it’s 13 episodes, doesn’t hold up so great. The animation is maybe comparable to the Smurfs cartoons of the same era; and, it ups the surrealism quotient up by about a power of 10 from those. I’ve only watched the episodes co-written by Douglas Adams (yes, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy author) so far, but expect to be dragged through others soon. There is a quirky quaintness to it all that is, really, actually, a bit icky. I don’t really know what to say. There is some important brain part that may require switching off to engage with even one of these episodes. My experience thus far does confirm, that, yes, this is some fucked up viewing shit, yo. I got to meet Doctor Snuggles’ voice and narrator Peter Ustinov once for about a minute. I think at the time I knew him only for being the old man in Logan’s Run who recites from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Anyway… no shit, Doctor Snuggles will eat your brain whole and then serve it at high tea.

Complete Doctor Snuggles on DVD

The official Doctor Snuggles site