Metal Mickey also said "boogie boogie" a lot, which was the signal for everybody around him to start dancing.
I wasn't actually part of the target audience, which is perhaps why MM gave me the pip. Mind you, I wasn't part of the target audience for Dangermouse, Willo The Wisp, Henry's Cat or, later in the decade, Duckula and the tiny tots' puppet series The Riddlers, but I still loved 'em. I was, and am, a big kid at heart. So maybe the reason I didn't like MM was simply 'cos it was rubbish?
Answers on a postcard please...
However, back in those (far) simpler days of the 1980s, MM was wildly popular.
In more recent years, the BBC's priggish and factually inaccurate I Love... series sneered at and slammed the show in a most highhanded fashion.
Even I didn't think it was that bad!
Poor old "Fluff"!
My younger sisters go all gooey-eyed and nostalgic whenever he's mentioned.
And what do I know about anything?