Galumph Harrumph!

Galumph Harrumph explores the world of the green tree frog. Listen, astounded, to Oscar’s frog rendition! Sympathise with little Philly as his Dad tries some home schooling. Feel for Michele as she succumbs to her partner’s entreaties.

Galumph is one of the many words invented by Lewis Carroll. It’s a portmanteau word combining gallop and triumphant. As Carroll says about the word ‘frumious’:

“Make up your mind that you will say both words, but leave it unsettled which you will say first. Now open your mouth and speak. If your thoughts incline ever so little towards ‘fuming,’ you will say ‘fuming-furious;’ if they turn, by even a hair’s breadth, towards ‘furious,’ you will say ‘furious-fuming;’ but if you have the rarest of gifts, a perfectly balanced mind, you will say ‘frumious’.”

Then head over to our penultimate sketch (for now) CRISPR à l’orangewherein Straya has cunningly used CRISPR in a new way to make a Vitamin C-rich lasagne – and all for the sake of her food technology assessment.

And what about the antipenultimate sketch – Aww Poor Black Hole – part of the Stir-fried Science production last year. If you think black holes are frivolous details with no relevance to the world around us… then watch this one!

For more serious news, a federal election is imminent, but who would make the best Prime Minister? We have one just across the water, methinks. If you perchance agree, enjoy Dear Ms Ardern – a parody of Judy Garland’s Dear Mr Gable, which you might like to watch here to refresh your memory.

But, for now, go back to your childhood with Galumph Harrumph.


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