Captain Fantastic: More Super than Superman!

Captain Fantastic

Between December 1967 and May 1969, British TV channel ITV aired a show called ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’ which many say was a precursor to 1969’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus. I only became aware of the show thanks to my love of Python and one particular character stood out for me – Captain Fantastic!

As the lyrics from this ‘fantastic’ song will tell you, he’s more super than Superman, more bat than Batman and he’s done more good than Robin Hood!

A mere song doesn’t do him justice though, what you really want is to see him in action:

If you’re a Python fan craving something similar, you can’t go wrong with a little Captain Fantastic! Where else will you find David Jason chasing around after a walking tree?

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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3 thoughts on “Captain Fantastic: More Super than Superman!

  1. Great stuff! Thanks for posting it. I’m not sure Captain Fantastic can hold a candle to Bicycle Repair Man but, as djdarko suggested, maybe they would make a good team.

    By the way, any relation to the Captain Fantastic in Elton John’s album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”?

  2. I made the same leap between Captain Fantastic and Bicycle Repair Man, as did the friend who reminded me about the earworm song performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band :)

    I don’t think there is any relation to Elton John’s John (Captain Fantastic) or Taupin (the Brown Dirt Cowboy), though wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were!

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