Good Luck, Bad Luck

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 4
Airdate: 28th January 1988
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 37958

Synopsis

Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Matthew all experience lots of good luck and bad luck - Soo finds 5.00 after seeing two magpies together, whilst poor Matthew ends up spilling tea all over himself, and things begin falling over in his bedroom after he leaves his shoes on the table! Later on Matthew finds himself wishing he could see into the future, and the gang call in a fortune teller to make Matthew's wish come true. A crystal ball appears in the kitchen, and Sooty and Sweep tell Matthew that he's about to be visited by "Gypsy Nose Lee", who turns out to be Soo dressed as a fortune teller! However, suddenly a voice calls to Matthew from within the crystal ball and summons him inside, where he comes face-to-face with a real fortune teller! The fortune teller predicts that Matthew will encounter water, and indeed he does...when Sooty squirts him with a water pistol! Matthew wakes up and it appears that he's been dreaming, and the three friends present him with some flowers, which they discover includes a lucky four-leaf clover, which leads to fish & chips all round!


Availability

This episode of The Sooty Show has NEVER been officially released on Home Video.

Notes of Interest

Magic Wand The fortune teller in this episode is played by Brenda Longman, best known to Sooty fans as the voice of Soo from 1981 right up to the present day! As an additional note of interest, the fortune teller's voice and persona are very reminiscent of Brenda's second best-known Sooty character, the recurring character of Mo from Sooty & Co.!
Magic Wand During the sequence where Matthew speaks to the fortune teller, he mentions his father, Harry Corbett, by name. Harry would get another couple of references in the following series of Sooty, specifically in the episodes "Lists" and "Moving House", although in thpse episodes he's not referenced by name. Harry passed away the following year.
Magic Wand Unusually, when Sooty squirts Matthew with a water pistol during the fortune teller sequence, it's a different water pistol to the one Sooty normally uses!

Screenshots

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Soo has a stroke of good luck and finds a 5 note! Sooty makes Matthew a rather strange cup of tea...
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...which unlucky Matthew then spills over himself! Soo dresses up as "Gypsy Nose Lee"!
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A fortune teller calls to Matthew from within the crystal ball! Inside the crystal ball, she begins telling Matthew his fortune...
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Sooty appears and squirts Matthew with a water pistol! The gang find a lucky four-leaf clover


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