Topsy and Tim is a staple TV programme in our house, Emma is slightly old for it and Greg is slightly young, but it’s a happy medium for teatime wallpaper (no, we don’t eat round a table, Rob is giving veganism a bash and I’m doing a ridiculous keto plan so it just wouldn’t work).
After smugly boasting about how wonderful my summer has been, I instantly jinxed myself and poor Emma was struck down with a sickness bug yesterday. Naturally a Topsy and Tim marathon ensued (we have a series link set up) and the back to back episodes really highlighted what a pain in the arse Tony Welch is!
On one episode he goes over to play and runs out the battery on Tim’s quad bike, then he spills all the cakes the girl have been decorating (credit where it’s due, he did give his cake to Vinda) but the redemption is short lived when he lets slip that the twins are moving house!
I half expect there to be an episode where he accidentally tells them they’re actually adopted Romanian orphans or perhaps their dad isn’t their real dad and their mum had an affair with one of those workmen she’s always flirting with. I don’t know, I feel there’s only more bombshells to come.
Then there’s the episode he turns up for a fancy dress party in normal clothes so Tim takes pity on him by shunning the wonderful costume his mum had made for him in favour of a shonkey horse costume instead. Poor Topsy and Tim’s mum! Maybe that’s why she gave away Tim’s bed to Tony Welch, to teach him a lesson?
Tony Welch needs to rein it in!
Let me be clear, it’s the character that makes me cross, the cute little actor is lovely and I’m sure he’ll go far.
Do you have any kids TV bugbears? Or am I just tetchy from mild cabin fever? Tell me in the comments!