internetsdairy (internetsdairy) wrote,

In The Night Garden - a guide (part 2)

Who's here?

Look, it's Makka Pakka.

Makka Pakka, usually about half the size of Igglepiggle, is a cowed figure, skulking around the Night Garden with his pathetic trolley or 'Og-Pog', washing stones and the faces of the other Night Garden denizens with his sponge or 'Agga Pang', compulsively stacking rocks. While outwardly presenting a stoical bearing, Makka Pakka is clearly riddled with feelings of inferiority and unworthiness. He occasionally toots on his trumpet or 'Hum Dum', but his heart is not in it. He lives in a dank cave.

What horrific spirits haunt Makka Pakka's that so compel him to appease them with towers of stones?

What visions of foul pollution drive him to wash everything in sight?

What have these eyes seen?

What have these eyes seen?


The answer comes in episode 113, 'Makka Pakka's Visitation':*

This is Upsy Daisy:

I don't like Upsy Daisy.

*An episode unusual in having no music or Derek Jacobi narration. The only sound in the entire 29 minutes is a deep tolling bell.

Read part 1 - Igglepiggle
Read part 3 - the Tombliboos
Read part 4 - the Ninky Nonk and the Pinky Ponk
Read part 5 - Derek Jacobi
Read part 6 - the Pontipines and the Wottingers
Read part 7 - Shunka Warak'in
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July 25 2012, 23:29:21 UTC 2 years ago



July 26 2012, 08:58:06 UTC 2 years ago



July 26 2012, 10:20:06 UTC 2 years ago

Upsy Daisy is mega annoying. the only out and out good egg on the whole show is the Toucan who does his sad parps and then stares lifelessly into the camera. He's the modern day Open University ident.


July 26 2012, 10:39:22 UTC 2 years ago

I've always thought Makka Pakka had a sort of Beckettian quality.