Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Remembering Bogy and Tamtam puppet show

Thu 25 Mar 2021 | 07:01 PM
Ahmed Emam

Ramadan evokes memories. Many are from our own childhood. Most of them are positive, thankfully.

Our childhood memories of Ramadan are probably pretty Egyptian typical, i.e. decorated streets, presents with pretty wrapping paper, extended family gathering around a beautifully appointed breakfast table.

Among the great memories evoked at family gatherings during Ramadan are the puppets TV shows that dwell in the hearts of most Egyptians, especially the Puppet show (Boogy and Tamtam) by the late remarkable actor Younis Shalaby (Boogy) and renowned beautiful actress Hala Fakher (Tamtam).

Moreover, the sight of the decorations and the rhythm of the show's songs, and the light of the lanterns remind Egyptian Millennials of the dances, songs and costumes of their favourite characters in those iconic TV shows in the hope of watching them once again on today’s new televisions.

It's worth noting that Boogy and Tamtam show have been emulated into several puppet shows ever since they gained fame as beloved characters and have since dominated the realm of puppetry.

Although Egyptian millennials enjoy watching and listening to a lot of different types of puppets songs and shows, there are two remarkable puppets who are more important to them than any other puppets. They are Boogy and Tamtam.

According to Millennials, that fleeting hour-and-a-half was the sliver of Ramadan month when the television was meant for every one  and we didn't want to waste a second of it on adverts.

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