As previously mentioned every few months a group of my friends meet up for an ‘under-appreciated music evening’. This weekend the theme was (partly) Christmas songs, and someone played this which is pretty much the worst thing I have ever seen or heard.
Although mostly forgotten now, Mr Blobby was briefly very popular in the mid 1990s. I remember when the Reading cinema complex on Courtney Place was being built there was a giant inflatable Mr Blobby doll trapped between two pre-cast slabs of concrete on the site. Mr Blobby’s wikipedia page notes:
Although popular, the character was not well received critically.
A Sun article published the previous month had reported that Blobby reduced a young girl to tears after throwing her birthday cake onto the floor during a show, causing the girl’s father to mount the stage and assault Blobby. . . A trio of failed Mr Blobby theme parks also resulted in considerable negative press and scandal.
Update: via Nick R in the comments, a Daily Mail article with photos of an abandoned Mr Blobby theme park: