New Dennis TV Series

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I see that they are now repeating the earlier Dennis and Gnashers.
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I told you that last week. :P
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More episode titles:
Monday 5th - No Pies For Pie-Face
Tuesday 6th - Dog Tired
Wednesday 7th - The Way Of Den-Do
Thursday 8th - Smelling Of Roses
Friday 9th - Curtains For Dennis
Looks like tomorrow's is the last new episode.
The Way of Den-Do was the first episode.
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As Dennis's world in the Beano becomes aligned with that on the telly, I note in Beano 3505 that the Colonel looks quite different (without checking, no hat - bigger moustache?) and so does Bea (big open eyes).

The whole of page 5 is a "generating electricity from Bea's pump gas" gag. Do they have that kind of stuff on the TV series?

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They did the electricity fartgas gag in Thursdays episode 'smelling of roses'

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SID wrote:I see that they are now repeating the earlier Dennis and Gnashers.
Reprints!!! Blah! Disgrace.

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I hope that's sarcasm, because he's referring to the TV series, not The Beano. ;)

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Yep, I must master the emoticons, I come across as qite aggressive but I don't mean to - I just thought it was funny that the issue of reused material had arisen so quickly :grouphug: !

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Borders bookstore have in stock the 70th Birthday Beano package with Beano Video, Beano Videostars, Dennis and Gnasher (1996) vols 1,2,3 and Bananaman vols 1,2,3 for all those curious enough to wish to view them again. I bought the package without the Bananaman DVDs so am a little gutted! The cover is the characters around a massive cake drawn by what looks to be Nigel Pakinson.

I presume this is a company wide thing

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Since Bananaman is included, I assume it's actually a Beano-Dandy joint branded package.

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You will be overjoyed to know that the Dandy is actually mentioned on the box Digifiend

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Thought I'd bump this since the earlier episodes are being shown on BBC1 at the moment and the later ones were shown on CBBC channel last month.

Today's BBC1 episode, Rubberbands and Paperclips (ep12), really highlights the changes, and what's stayed the same. Halfway through the episode, Dad gets fired. He tries other jobs. As a postman, he gets distracted by a rubber band holding some mail together. In the past, surely Gnasher would've failed to recognise him and gnashed him! He's even done that to Dennis in the Beano once when he was disguised as a postie. But the end of the episode showed a bit of consistancy. All episode, Dennis had been asking for a new bike, and because he wrecked the house, even Dad getting his job back on triple pay wasn't enough. Dennis got his pocket money stopped until he's in his 30s! Some things never change! :lol:

And at the beginning of the episode, there was even a reference to Dan Dare, something the comic would probably never do. The scene where Dad begs for a pay rise reminded me of The Simpsons, as Scrimp forgetting Dad's name (which obviously is a running gag used to avoid revealing it) is just like Mr Burns always forgetting Homer's name.

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