Shatweazle

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In the 70s, wizardy timeslip Brit kids TV prog Catweazle was remade in the US as a vehicle for William Shatner. It was renamed ‘Shatweazle’.

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Shatner played a portly Salem warlock transported into the late 20th century, only with perfect teeth & a new chestnutty rug.

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The scene in which Shatweazle emerges from the Time Anus traumatised kids worldwide, leading to bewildered weeping and diarrhoea.

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Bewildered diarrhoea is, of course, the worst kind of diarrhoea.

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Shatner’s attempted allusion to Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery’s famous nose twiddle was widely misinterpreted as a kind of seizure.

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Shatweazle’s rejection of black magic seemed somewhat undermined by Shatner’s insistence that women be attracted by him on a weekly basis.

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Shatner left when desperate producers introduced a character called ‘Upscot’ who ran a chilli stand, and Shatweazle had to say, ‘Bean me, Upscot, eh?’

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