Watch this great spoof of 80s TV’s Knightmare

Viral Video Ryan Lambie 5 Oct 2012 - 17:13

The 80s kids’ TV show Knightmare is beautifully sent up in this new parody video…

Readers of a certain age may remember the ITV series Knightmare, a fusion of gameshow and Dungeons & Dragons. In it, an excitable group of kids would sit around a television, shouting advice and spells to a friend stuck in a dungeon with a massive helmet on his head.

Featuring what were once impressive computer graphics, and fantasy characters brought to life by some extremely enthusiastic actors, it was the kind of show that had children everywhere mesmerised every week.

Those 80s rosy memories are amusingly sent up in the fabulous YouTube video below, which recreates the atmosphere of the series extremely faithfully, complete with bad haircuts and dodgy sets. Here’s hoping that its creators, Owyn & Co, will create some further adventures soon.

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I never saw anyone ever win it...!

Just leave the place waving.

Took me a while to realise that wasn't freeze frame at the end. Classic!!

Briilant!!

That was exactly what the show was like (apart from the prostitute line, the boob touching and the knocking out of the extra). Exactly. What. It. Was. Like.

Genius.

I remember meeting the first adventurer who won it in Oxford, and being slightly disappointed he wasn't getting the respect he deserved from those young people who don't know the program!

Ha, I used to have a book game version of Knightmare and could never complete that either!

why should he get respect "from those young people who don't know the program"?

That's the memory that stays with me - I saw about four teams win and they had to cross a room and pick one of 3/4 doors with an emblem above it. I can only remember the shield and chalice. There was also a section with a cave and dragon I think. One of my favourite programmes growing up,

Respect is due because of the scale of achievement, it was like climbing Everest in the early seasons.

Sorry Jason, another time I'll apply clearer humour tags.

I had the nightmare game on my Amstrad. I never once worked out how to get out of the second room.
On a lighter note, I once met one of the creators whilst crabbing on a Kent beach. He was a thoroughly nice chap.

I had the nightmare game on my Amstrad. I never once worked out how to get out of the second room. On a lighter note, I once met one of the creators whilst crabbing on a Kent beach. He was a thoroughly nice chap.

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