More degrees of separation

“I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.”

Significantly, Doctor Who turned 49 yesterday, the 23rd November. I didn’t really make a big deal out of this because next year’s going to be overkill, so I’m preparing.

Of course, many people have pointed out the visual similarity between our youngest child and Charlie Bucket, as portrayed by Peter Ostrum.

So that first photo is really Charlie Bucket with a bucket on his head.

Charlie Bucket is, of course, the protagonist of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of Roald Dahl’s most famous works. Dahl died on 23 November 1990, which – as I just mentioned – is also the day that Doctor Who was first screened.

If anyone is interested in seeing what Ostrum looks like now (or at least seven years ago), here he is:

He’s a vet now, which would account for the outfit. Either that or he’s on his way to a Nintendo convention.

Mario’s been in the news, actually, because Nintendo have just launched their red 3DS, bundled with a pre-installed Super Mario 3D Land. This was launched yesterday, the 23rd November, which was coincidentally the 49th birthday of Doctor Who.

I think I officially have too much free time.

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2 thoughts on “More degrees of separation

  1. Wow, my first though upon seeing no-longer-so-young-Charlie Bucket was “Why is he dressed like Mario?” so I was glad to see where you went with that. 😀

    • reverend61

      The funny thing is I didn’t notice at all. Emily was the one who pointed it out. But once you see it, it’s like a magic eye image – you can’t believe you never noticed it before. The moustache looks like something he grew for Movember one year and then decided he liked.

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