T. Bag And The Sunstones Of Montezuma Episode 9: Y-Fronts

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UK Air Date02/03/1992, 4.00pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright YearMCMXCII (1992)
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref53473
Consecutive Episode Number83
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
PennyEvelyn Sweeney
Y-Fronts/MonsterLewis George
Granny BagDenise Coffey

Make UpAngela Seyfang
CostumesRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorClive Gulliver
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerIan Russell
ProducerCharles Warren
Directed ByGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

Granny Bag arrives in the T-Room and takes T-Shirt on her motorbike on holiday. They end up at a creepy castle where they meet monster called Y-Fronts who has the next sunstone. He runs off when Granny Bag lights up the fire and Penny meets up with him. T-Bag tricks him into getting Penny’s bag but will he give it back?
The High-T Website synopsis

The Biker, Granny Bag

We Won The Game

42nd Time Around

Quicksand

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Not another quest surely?

(Granny Bag appears by magic in the flying saucer on her motorbike).
Granny Bag: Yee-har, ride 'em cowboy (laughs).
T-Shirt: Granny Bag.
Granny Bag: How you doing sunshine? Like the new set of wheels eh? A mean machine this is, eats tarmac, vrrrm, vrrrrm (laughs).
T-Shirt: What are you doing here?
Granny Bag: Oh, where's glumbag?
T-Shirt: Through there having a tantrum.
Granny Bag: Nuh.
T-Shirt: Just follow the froth marks.
Granny Bag: Uh no, I don't want her. It's you I want. (She uses her magic and another helmet appears) Bung your bonce in here and let's hit the highway.
T-Shirt: Hey?
Granny Bag: You and me's off on holiday. Yeh, two wild weeks with your teeth rattling and the wind whistling through your knickerbockers, sounds great, eh, eh? Come on, let's rip up the road.
T-Shirt: I'd love to Granny but er...
Granny Bag: Oh no, not another quest surely?
T-Shirt: What else?
Granny Bag: Oh let her get on with it. You want some fun and laughs, you stick with Granny, hop on.
T-Shirt: Dead right, it's my life and I'll do what I want with it.
Granny Bag: Yeh, that's the spirit.
T-Bag (off screen): Where's that tea?
T-Shirt: Coming your Majes...
Granny Bag: Oh no you don't, come on, let's burn rubber. Rhhhhnnnn, rhhhhhnnnn, yee-har.
(Granny and T-Shirt disappear and T-Bag walks in).
T-Bag: What's go... what's going on in here, T-Shirt? T-Shirt?

Added: 04/04/2015

Y-Fronts

Granny Bag: Hello.
T-Shirt: Granny.
Granny Bag: Hello, what’s your name eh?
Y-Fronts: Duhhh.
Granny Bag: Come on, you’ve got to have a name. I’ve got a name, he’s got a name.
Y-Fronts: What’s his name? What’s your name?
T-Shirt: T-Shirt.
Y-Fronts: T-Shirt, then me want to be called Y-Fronts.
Granny Bag: Y-Fronts?
Y-Fronts: Why not?
Granny Bag and T-Shirt: Why not indeed.

Course it is

Penny: Are you alright?
Y-Fronts: Hello.
Penny: Hello.
Y-Fronts: What's your name?
Penny: Penny.
Y-Fronts: Penny, that's a silly name.
Penny: What's your name?
Y-Fronts: Y-Fronts.
Penny: Course it is.
Y-Fronts: Corset, course-it is, you made a funny. Me like you. Me give you a present. Now shut your hands and hold out your eyes.
Penny: The other way around.
Y-Fronts: Oh right (he turns around), where'd you go?
Penny: I'm here.
Y-Fronts: How'd you do that. This for you (he holds out the sunstone).
Penny: Wow.

Added: 04/04/2012

As steady as a jelly in a lift

Y-Fronts: Hello.
T-Bag: Hello.
Y-Fronts: What's your name?
T-Bag: Tabatha.
Y-Fronts: Y-Fronts. You're a pretty lady.
T-Bag: I know.
Y-Fronts: Have you got a boyfriend?
T-Bag: Well, don't be stupid. I mean, I mean, I've been waiting for the right monster to come along.
Y-Fronts: Me never had a girlfriend.
T-Bag: You surprise me.
Y-Fronts: Will you be my girlfriend?
T-Bag: Well, what is in it for me?
Y-Fronts: Errrrrrrrrr.
T-Bag: If you want to be my boyfriend you have to give me something nice. You know what I mean.
Y-Fronts: Hmm, you wait there. (He brings back a tree) For you.
T-Bag: I don't want that you idiot. Urhhhh, I want this.
(T-Bag takes the Sunstone).
Y-Fronts: Does this mean we're going steady.
T-Bag: Oh as steady as a jelly in a lift.
Y-Fronts: Sounds fun.
T-Bag: Now you come with me lover boy, ha-hah, there's work to be done.

Added: 04/04/2016

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  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Frankenstein'.
  • The character Y-Fronts, played by George Lewis, is credited only as 'Monster' in the episode credits.
  • The character of Granny Bag was first mentioned in The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag book released in 1990.
  • Denise Coffey appeared in The Tomorrow People which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Denise Coffey appeared in all five episodes of 'The Culex Experiment' as Aunt Ruth.
  • Denise Coffey appeared in Spatz which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Denise Coffey appeared in the episodes 'Fire Alarm' (#2.5, 07/02/1991) and 'The Curse of Karen' (#3.5, 27/03/1992) as Mildred.
  • Denise Coffey previously appeared alongside Evelyn Sweeney in an episode of the Channel 4 sketch show 'Josie' in 1991.

  • Granny Bag, played by Denise Coffey, appears again from the previous series and reappears as the anchor character in the final series.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 5: Vampires)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 10: Shangri-La)
  • Denise Coffey also appeared as The Queen during T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 9: The Bard)
  • T-Bag wears her purple night dress during this episode, this is seen in other episodes throughout Tabatha Bag's series.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 5: Mutiny!)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 6: The Ghost of Castle McCarr)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 7: Rats)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 5: Hippies)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)