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"Here's five pence. That's a 'bob'."
"It's a twenty pence job."
"Yes. Inflation.
"
— Matthew, Sooty and Sweep
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Bob a Job
Director(s)

John Woods

Producer(s)

Charles Warren

Writer(s)

Matthew Corbett

Presenter

Matthew Corbett

Puppeteers

Peter Jago
Judy Palmer
Brenda Longman
Richard Lockwood

Air date

14th September 1981

Previous episode

Boxing

Next episode

Sweep Can't Sleep

Bob a Job is the first episode of the second seires of The Sooty Show.

Plot

Sooty and Sweep complete jobs for Matthew as part of their cub-scouts project.

Characters

Song

Trivia

  • Matthew reads "The Times" newspaper which was quite popular to read in the 70s and 80s.
  • Many of the pipes in the cellar are just drawings.
  • When water first starts squirting from Sooty's hose, he jumps a little indicating a film cut.
  • During the song, Soo appears on the cover of the well-know television guide "TV Times".
  • This episode marks Brenda Longman's debut as Soo

Goofs

  • As Sooty's walking over to Sweep's bed with the first load of mess, the wall shakes slightly.
  • While Sweep is putting objects into the bath, the set shakes.
  • When Matthew says "I think I know who did...", the boom microphone is briefly visible on the top right-hand corner.
  • In the shot of the bath overflowing, a shadow passes over the set.
  • Just as Matthew goes to sit down with his cup of tea, the backdrop behind the window moves.
  • In reality, it would have been impossible for water to spray from the toaster, the telephone and Sweep's head.
  • Sooty's hose does not appear to be connected to anything.

Gallery

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