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Snug and Cozi
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Starring Richard Vobes
Nigel Cooper
Sara Montgomery
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 1996
– 1997

Snug and Cozi was a children's ITV slapstick comedy series about 2 aliens who had crah landed on earth by mistake and met a new friend called Emily.

Contents

Format

Snug and Cozi are two aliens, from the planet squadge. After an asteroid hits their pink spaceship, they crash on earth and are stranded, they become friends with a girl named Emily who decides to look after them and hide them in her dad's garden shed (Later a summer house in series 2) away from other people. Snug and Cozi do not speak English they speak their own language called squidge, which is just talking gibberish with the odd one or two English words. Each episode features Snug and Cozi trying to do an everyday task, having an adventure or going outside with Emily and failing hilariously or causing chaos in a slapstick way, such as running a bath, going to the seaside or stopping a burglar from stealing from someones house.

The style of comedy in the show was similar to Laurel and Hardy. Richard Vobes thought that Snug and Cozi were Laurel and Hardy but in spacesuits.

The opening tiles of the show, tell the story of how Snug and Cozi crashed onto earth and met Emily.

Creation

Richard Vobes got the idea for the show on the way to a gig, after seeing a funiture shops called 'Snug and cosy' this gave Richard an idea and he invented the two spacemen.

Characters

Snug and Cozi
Emily

Snug Played by Richard Vobes

Snug wears a yellow and silver spacesuit. Snug always gets things wrong such as emptying an entire bottle of bubble bath into a bath, causing the summer house they lived in throughout series 2 to be filled with bubbles. Or trying to fill a bucket with water by chasing a sprinkler. Snug is regularly pushed over by Cozi for doing something wrong.

Cozi played by Nigel Cooper

Cozi wears a red and silver spacesuit he looks very similar to snug except he has a mustache. Cozi also gets things wrong just like snug. Cozi regularly tells off or pushes over Snug for doing something wrong.

Emily Played by Sara Montgomery

Emily is a 10 year old girl who made friends with Snug and Cozi not long after they had crashed on earth. Emily decides to take care of Snug and Cozi hides them in her garden shed to hide them away from other people. Sometimes she takes them out with her such as the seaside.

Popularity

The show was popular at the time having high ratings. It is not widely remembered now but Richard Vobes does upload episodes of snug and cozi to Youtube for fans of the show to watch. He also created a Snug and Cozi page on his vobes radio website recently.

The show had 2 series and 16 episodes before being axed by Scottish Television in 1997. A 3rd series was planned but the show got axed before production could begin. A pilot filmed on 16mm film was made by Richard and Nigel themselves in 1994, This was sent to many ITV companies and Scottish Television asked them to make a series. The pilot was never broadcast. The pilot shown Snug and Cozi crashing on earth and where they got their bizarre names from.

Live shows and tours

Snug and Cozi made appearances on many other CITV programmes, such as Wow in 1996, Scratchy & co in 1997 and Timmy Towers in 1998.

In 1998, Snug and Cozi appeared in a pantomime of Cinderella at the Doncaster Civic Theatre. Their role were Brokers Men. No one in the audience could really the understand Squidge so Snug and Cozi ate dictionary's and suddenly were able to speak English.

Snug and Cozi also did a Pink Caravan tour, where they did shows around Britain in their pink caravan. However, there were not many gigs, and on one of the shows, the Rocket Car they used set on fire, and the fire brigade had to come and put the fire out.

Snug and Cozi in a Cinderella play at Doncaster Civic Theatre in 1998

Merchandise

The show has never been released on VHS or DVD. A Snug and Cozi CD was also released called 'Pink Heads' in 1997.

Richard Vobes is currently writing a series of Snug and Cozi children's books. For further information see http://www.vobes.com.

Snug and Cozi was recently included in a book called 'The legends of kids tv' written by Garry Vaux, where Richard talked about his time on the show.

Episode guide

Unbroadcast pilot (1994)

# Title Original Airdate # episode
N/A "Snug and cozi pilot" N/A N/A
Two aliens crash land into a furniture shop called 'Snug and Cosy'. The two aliens decide to call themselves Snug and Cozi. Snug and Cozi also find a potting shed which they think is a holiday home, so they decide to live there. 

Series 1 (1996)

# Title Original Airdate # episode
1 "The yellow dragon" 1996 1
Snug and Cozi unpack various items from their rocket ship. Snug discovers a remote control unit and manages to control Cozi. Unfortunately, Cozi stumbles into a yellow JCB in the garden next door and the two aliens think it is a horrible monster! 
2 "The haunted house" 1996 2
When Snug and Cozi's football is accidentally kicked to an old derelict house they are forced to retrieve it. The house is no ordinary house and contains many ghosts and strange happenings! 
3 "Bike Ride" 1996 3
Snug and Cozi run out of breakfast cereal and decide to buy some from the local supermarket. They set off on their bike - a tandem. The local bobby investigates they mischief making! 
4 "Helping hand" 1996 4
Snug and Cozi discover a burglar in their friends house and try to stop his stealing. The the house becomes an adventure playground and a dreadful mess ensues. 
5 "Educated aliens" 1996 5
Snug and Cozi visit Emily's school for the day. They try their hand at maths and make paper airplanes. The sports playing field is another disaster and becomes the battle field for a mud pie fight! 
6 "Splash" 1996 6
Emily take Snug and Cozi to the local swimming baths. Exactly which changing rooms do aliens change in? A fire hose, a life guard and a large pool of water are ingredients for fun and mayhem where Snug and Cozi are concerned! 

Series 2 (1997)

# Title Original Airdate # episode
7 "A new home" 1997 1
Snug and Cozi hide in the removal van to Emily's new house. They too discover a garden summer house and move in there. Snug shows Cozi just how much you can pack into a small suitcase. 
8 "Feeling parky" 1997 2
Cozi decides to mock illness and paints spots onto his face. Snug realises the only way to get him better is a stroll through the park. The Park Keeper disagrees! 
9 "Bath time" 1997 3
Cozi thinks it is high time he had a bath and send Snug out to fetch the water. Snug brings in tap and forcet and manages to fill the room with bubbles. Cozi disappears down the plug hole and Snug wonders how best to rescue him! 
10 "Pink letter day" 1997 4
Cozi is writing a letter home to his parents. Snug tells him that they cannot use the normal postal system, instead they need to get the letter high into the air. More chaos! 
11 "Magic moments" 1997 5
Snug and Cozi visit a magic show in the local village hall. The magician asks for a volenteer. Guess who goes up on stage to help! 
12 "Beside the sea" 1997 6
Emily takes Snug and Cozi to the seaside. It is raining, but they make the best of it, watching a Punch and Judy show and taking over and building the biggest sand castle in the world! 
13 "A slight trim" 1997 7
Cozi's mustache grows enormous one day and Snug has to take him to the barbers shop for a trim. The barber is soon put out of action and Snug takes over! 
14 "Sports day" 1997 8
Snug and Cozi return to Emily's school for the sports day festivities. They take part in the three legged race and egg and spoon race. The Head Teacher throws them out, but they return for their revenge! 
15 "Birthday party" 1997 9
It is Emily's birthday and Snug and Cozi decide to bake her a superb cake. Trouble is, they mistake dynamite sticks for candles and the party explodes into a right mess! 
16 "Going home" 1997 10
Cozi pines about his home planet. Snug builds Cozi a one man space rocket. It launches okay, but doesn't hold together very well in the air! Cozi lands earth bound rather hard! 

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