The Wonderful World of Mr Flippit

TV series, 1982

Series for young children, about the colourful mechanical toys of Townsit Town. These included Mr. Flippit, a barrel-like toy with spinning hair and flashing red nose; Mr. Steamit the locomotive; Mr. Paintit the painter, Mr. Postit the postman; Mr. Cookit with his wonderful cakes; and the clever Mr. Fixit, who has a solution for every problem. 

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

18 June 1982

Channel:

TV1

Language:

English

Genre:

Children and youth; Puppets

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

13

Director:

Rod Campbell

Writer:

Lynnette Campbell

Cast and Crew: 

Cast
Eddie EcksteinVoice artist

Crew
Rod CampbellProducer; Director; Puppets; Sets and models
Lynnette CampbellWriter
Nic LabuschagneMusic

Episodes: 

Episode 1
Original air date: 18 June 1982

We meet Mr. Flippit and his friends.

Episode 2: "A Pleasant Surprise"
Original air date: 25 June 1982

Mr. Fixit and his friend fix Mr. Flippit’s axle and flat tyre.

Episode 3: "A Special Cake"
Original air date: 2 July 1982

Mr. Cookit bakes a cake for the toys of Townsit Town.

Episode 4: "The Lost Spoon"
Original air date: 9 July 1982

Mr. Cookit’s spoon goes missing and he can’t mix the cake batter. Mr. Fixit solves his problem with an electric drill.

Episode 5: "Mrs. Playit's Surprise
Original air date: 16 July 1982

Mrs. Flippit learns an expensive lesson, and she arranges a surprise.

Sources: 

  • Des Celliers, Nuut op TV: Dis lekker om kind te wees. Radio en TV Dagboek, 14-20 June 1982, pp.34-35.
  • Rod Campbell, Symphony of Puppets. Cape Town, 2008.