Did He Fall, Or Was He Pushed

Tamara and I spent a couple of hours on a Zoom course being tutored on how to make Gromit.

My guy is (was) the terracotta-coloured one, the poor, innocent victim. Tamara’s is the brown guy, who may or may not be culpable.


  1. Tamara says:

    Let’s hear it for Aardman Animations for conducting these Zoom sessions via the Scottish National Gallery – and my creation (the cutie brown Gromit) feels very bereft that your Gromit (the terracotta sweetie) fell so to his demise… Take heart, David, some day we will make the critters again!! Still, how sad about your guy. These things happen. He must have leaned incorrectly against the kitchen table, poor guy!!…🥲

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    1. OK – now the truth will out. I think your guy pushed him. It’s the only explanation!


      1. Tamara says:

        Baloney!!! My Gromit is a peace-loving soul.

        See below, Maggie has solved the mystery for sure! 🔍

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  2. Or was it the penguin, Feathers McGraw???
    While you were making Gromit, I was watching “A Grand Night In” the story of Aardman on Netflix.
    I am a huge fan – I don’t think I’ve ever laughed quite as hard as I did that night in the theatre when Wallace launched the rocket from his basement and the rats in the grandstand, in unison, put on their sunglasses to avoid the glare.

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    1. Haha! That’s lovely about the rats.

      You may be onto something. I shall look for telltale footprints on the tablecloth…

      I love the bit in ‘A Close Shave’ where Wallace is chasing Preston’s lorry on a motorbike and all the sheep pile on.

      Wallace says “Get yourselves organised down there!

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      1. Tamara says:

        Love this particular video bit, David, thanks for including it. I had forgotten how incredibly loony that part of the film is: Britain at its best with that stellar sheep formation and heroic Gromit as ace fighter pilot to the rescue, eh? ⭐️

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    2. Tamara says:

      Maggie, GREAT SLEUTHING, many thanks: No doubt it WAS the penguin, Feathers McGraw. My Gromit is completely 100% innocent!! 🤩

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      1. hmmmm… what’s that saying… protesting too much? hmm? 😉

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        1. Tamara says:

          Ah, yes, Maggie, well – so often the innocent becomes the fall guy and gets blamed. A lamentable trend throughout history, eh? 😂

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