Time takes away the moment but leaves us with imprints of beautiful memories of the past events. The nostalgia is brought upon whenever any thought comes related to any moment back in time. Say talking about the 1900s, there are various shows which can be counted and these are legendary be it from Married With Children, Pride and Prejudice, Hi-De-Hi and the recent ones include Friends, Mr. Bean and so on.
Don’t you feel going back in the time machine to whenever you watched these shows. Although the shows today are marvelous with many creative and upgrade storylines but the magic of the legendary era cannot ever be defeated.
About Hi-De-Hi and it’s Background!
The show’s background is set in 1959 at the fictional holiday camp, which is Maplins around Crimpton-on-Sea. The show follows the tactics of the camp’s Yellowcoats, who consists of mostly all those actors who are struggling or have been working but the task they have in hand is to entertain the stream of British holidaymakers.
To instill some enthusiasm in the staff, they would shout “Hi-de-Hi!” Just for the sake of entertainment and the campers in response with respond with “Ho-de-Ho!”. This was the most common scenario in the British holiday camps back in those times!
What Else About the Show that Makes it Worth Watching!
The show was based on the real-life experiences of Jimmy Perry as a Redcoat at Butlins in the times of 1950s. The presentation touched the milestone by grabbing around 20 million and won a BAFTA in 1984 for its comic scenes, making it the Best Comedy Series. This even led to a huge break for all the cast and crew members of the show.
What About the Amazing Music!
Talking about the music in the show, there is a rock and roll theme tune that indicates the time period when this comedy took place. Holiday Rock is the title tune that was sung by Ken Barrie who was later observed to be the one to give voice for the famous kids TV series as Postman Pat. The music is an essential part of any show as it brings the originality to the show.
Besides that, we even get a sort of attached feelings whenever we hear the same tune again. Most of the shows of the 1900’s had some specific tunes in their background or some album song which if identified can help us in knowing which is show where this song is related.
Airing Time Period?
The first episode was broadcast on January 1, 1980. Hi-de-Hi! As a series ran for quite a good time while attaining huge viewership with nine seasons, making a total of 60 episodes from February 26, 1981, till January 30, 1988. As we have already discussed, the show gained quite popularity, and the creates started to add new ideas. Those were of bringing out the new episodes.
As we have discussed much about the show, we believe that this might have given you various reasons why you should give it a thumbs up to this sitcom.