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Bejeezus and begorrah! - Here's Mr Sage and Mr Onion, two of the daftest "oirish" fellas ever to have graced our tv screens.

 

These fine creations first appeared on the second series of the BBC's "Live and Kicking" saturday morning entertainment show. They popped up on show number 21, on 4th February 1995.

 

Their role was simply to titillate, twitterpate and titter in between segments of the live show, but they quickly went on to steal the whole darned thing.

 

No star guest was big enough to outshine the sparkling pair, with their nonsensical banter and patter. 

 

 

The Leprechauns (1995 - 2001)

So whom was Mr Sage, and whom Mr Onion? - Who knows! - What is known is that they successfully outlived presenters Phillip Scofield and Emma Forbes, flourished through the Good Old Days of Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston and stayed on right up to the show's demise in 2001.

 

In the end they joked, joshed and jested with the star guests on more than 150 shows and racked up in excess of 500 appearances with luminaries as diverse as Brittany Spears, The Spice Girls, Westlife, Cher, Nanette Newman, French and Saunders, BoyZone, and Lionel Blair.

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The Sage and Onion puppets were brought to life through a combination of hand puppetry and animatronics by Darryl Worbey, John Eccleston and Don Austen - puppet designers, builders and operators at the forefront of their industry.

 

Mr Sage and Mr Onion will be alive in our hearts forever.

And who knows, with the luck of the Irish they may get a chance to return to our screens...  

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