Okay folks, I need some serious help here. My good pal Cliff (you’ll see him on the zonkboard on the right, scroll up if he’s disappeared) has tweaked a memory of mine. He mentioned watching Write On, and if he’s a fellow member of the TV Ontario generation, then i’m thinking of the same show as him. (The show was about a guy named Henry, sitting at his typewriter, always in trouble with his boss?)
Anyway, Cliff’s post reminded me of another TVO show which I’ve been trying to name for the past few years. From what I remember, it didn’t have much dialogue and it centred around a group of people who spent most of their time in what looked like an art studio. They’d work as a team to create large pictures which took form as time-lapse photography condensed a couple of hours into about a minute. The weird thing about this show was that every now and then this giant caterpillar that looked like a feather boa would suddenly fly out of the ductwork and freak everyone out, and they’d run around in a mad panic for a little bit. Kinda like whenever Gilligan accidentally lit his butt on fire and did laps around the beach before sitting in the lagoon.
Another thing I remember is that the title of this show was presented in a little animated piece, where it was written in cursive writing (that means non-printing), rotated 90 degrees, and reflected along a vertical axis so the screen had a left-right symmetry to it. The shape made by moving the title this way created an image that looked like the face of the caterpillar which terrorized the humans in the art studio. I’m not sure, but the name of the show may have been a French word.
I know this post means nothing (except maybe a bad trip) to anyone outside of the Ontario/northern New York State/Western Quebec readership, but it’s been bugging me for ages. Does anyone know the name of this show that’s been haunting me since I was five?