Talk:Roland Rat

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Cocaine addiction???[edit]

I have removed this section:

It was during the early 90s that Roland hit his lowest when he became a Cocaine addict and alledgedly groped Ulrika Johnsson in popular London nightclub Stringfellows. After that he then got into a fight with rival Gordon the Gopher in which later on Roland was charged for GBH. He then disappeared into the ratcave and some say even to this day you can hear him scurrying about underneath Kings Cross.

Can a puppet be addicted to cocaine? I'm not sure the BBC or ITV would create this kind of "story" for a children's character.

If anyone can find a source for this then by all means put it back in the article and quote the source here.

Looks like Uncyclopedia material to me. I doubt we'll be able to find a source. EldKatt (Talk) 15:27, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

I seem to recall reading similar stories to the above appearing in the tabloid press to promote the Channel 5 series LA Rat. Clearly, the press officer for the show had a twisted sense of humour. It does certainly fit with the general satire of showbusiness ego/excess depicted in all Roland Rat material. 95.144.246.53 (talk) 23:47, 16 March 2010 (UTC)DM

Greg Dyke or Anne Wood?[edit]

I thought it was Anne Wood (she of Teletubbies fame) that brought The Rat to TV-am:

The Big Breakfast[edit]

In a case of history almost repeating itself, Roland Rat was given a regular (pre-recorded) slot on The Big Breakfast towards the end of its 9 year run. He didn't manage to save the day this time. I think he had left before it sunk. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.195.115.44 (talk) 22:01, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Not Quite[edit]

There are a number of points in this paragraph that aren't quite right:

Arguably Roland Rat's golden age, was his Christmas show "Roland Rat's Winter Wonderland" in 1984. TV-AM sold Roland Rat advent calendars, with Roland opening each door with the viewers at 7.20am every day. The final show had Roland and his chums in the snow. The following year at Easter, Roland Rat hosted the show "Roland Rat in Kowloon, Hong Kong".

"Roland Rat in Kowloon, Hong Kong" was in fact called "Roland Goes East" and broadcast in 1984. "Roland's Winter Wonderland" was a similar fictional serial set in Switzerland. The Christmas show (with the advent calendars) was called "Roland's Countdown to Christmas". If there are no objections I'll change the main article. Danny Darko (talk) 23:12, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

A photo would be great. Any chance of one that is legally usable? 86.131.98.77 (talk) 03:29, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

record[edit]

yes, i know its mentioned in passing, but i have an LP pressing of "the casette of the album", and theres a running joke that runs through quite allot of the record, whereby the wrong title has been put on the album sleve, lable and intro, as it is of course a "flat round piece of plastic with a hole in the middle, commenly known as a record"

i always wondered if they did in fact reliese the album on cassette, and if so what they did about these skits. did they leave them in, rendering them nonsensicle, did they call it the record of the album, did they cut them out leaving just the songs from the album, are their diferent recordings of him refering to teh record version with "see, this, is a cassette" type comments?

i know its a little thing, and teh infomation probebly isn't there because no one knows or something, but it would be interesting to know ^^

by the looks of things, probebly just wasn't made as a tape —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kiwiai (talkcontribs) 01:33, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

I had the album on tape, and as I recall it was just called The Album, with Roland complaining at the start that "This is, of course the cassette of the album", thereby maintaining the joke. Daibhid C (talk) 23:10, 9 September 2013 (UTC)