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The Son of a Gunn Show - Thingee's Eye Pop Television (Full Length) – 1994 Children

The Son of a Gunn Show - Thingee's Eye Pop

Television (Full Length) – 1994 Children

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Thingee's eye popping out is one of the most famous moments on New Zealand television, as an unflappable Jason Gunn continues hosting duties despite his co-presenter being newly one-eyed. The ocular incident occurred during filming of the The Son of a Gunn Show; it didn’t screen live but as part of a bloopers episode. Thingee was a puppet who debuted on After School, and appeared in several children's shows, including What Now?. Thingee was retired from NZ TV when he returned to his home planet. (Alan Henderson is rumoured to be the person behind the puppet.)

Whoops!
– Thingee

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