fun house

Pretty much defining the 90s, Fun House was sooooo much more than just another kids TV Show. It was a place of dreams!

Rocking the airwaves from 1989 way up to 1999, Pat Sharp and his fab duo Melanie and Martina had us on the edge of our seats each week as they led two teams (team Red Vs team Yellow) through the games which included answering questions, finding items, dressing up and of course a lot of gunge! What more could you possibly want?! Oh yeah….and it had Go-Karts!!

Just like everyone we knew at school, we would have given our entire POG collection for a chance to be on this game show, mainly so we could grab some great prizes, race around the (pretty much walking pace) Grand Prix race track and above all else….get our very own Fun House TShirt! Maybe this was a sign for our future endeavours. Hmmmm….

Sadly, as this show is no longer running, the chances of us getting our hands on one of these iconic tees is pretty slim right? WRONG!

Working with one of our personal heroes Pat Sharp himself, we’ve created some amazing new Fun House Team TShirts which we have just launched into the site. Take a peep….

Available form just £14.99 too, what better way to share your love for this 90s icon than with your very own team tee. The only thing left to figure out is….to be team red or team yellow?

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It’s wacky! It’s fun! It’s cr-a-a-a-zy! It’s outrageous!!

We can hardly grasp it! The TV icon that raised us through the 80s is turning an amazing 26 years old today!

Yep way back in 1989, we were first introduced to one of the most loved places frankly in the world, The Fun House! It had everything, fun messy games (loved the gunge!), head to head school battles, questions, go-carts and of course (the guy who puts the fun into Fun House) Pat Sharp and his twin cheerleaders Mel and Martina. What more could we have possibly wanted??

Running for an impressive ten years, Fun House was THE kids show of the 90s and was the one place every kid wanted to visit and make as much mess as possible.

For those not in the know, Fun House consisted of two teams from separate schools who would battle it out in and around the Fun House to earn points. After each game there would be a series of questions that could also earn extra points for each team.

After three usually pretty messy games, it was time for the best thing on TV ever and what every kid wish they could do…the Fun-Kart grand Prix!

Each team would then battle it out on the track to collect bonus points before switching drivers. It was perfect!

From all of here at TruffleShuffle, we’d love to say a huuuuge Happy Birthday to Fun House and all of the amazing people who helped make our childhood that extra special including our retro hero Pat Sharp.

Why not celebrate in style with one of our exclusive Fun House T-Shirts featuring the theme tune and the iconic cast….

So what are your memories of this iconic show? Let us know bu leaving a comment below of sending us a tweet on @truffleshuffle_

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Hello again people of the interwebs!

Hope everyone is making good use of the sunshine as well as of course catching the odd Wold Cup game or Wimbledon match…did someone say Pimms? :)

Up here we have another update with some of the latest Instagram uploads featuring some of our very own items including TShirts, hats, mugs, jewellery and more!

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To say a big thank you to everyone who keeps us updated on what you’ve been buying, we’ve decided to put together another little look at some of our top #truffleshuffle Instagram features that have been uploaded by you guys. Take a peep at some of our favourite from the last few weeks….

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Platinum Plated Simba Outline Lion King Ring from Disney Couture Super Mario Brothers All Over Print Lounge Pants

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Disney Pixar Toy Story Rex T-Shirt Transformers All Over Print Cut Out Shoulder Dress

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That’s So Fetch Mean Girl Oversized Cropped Scoop T-Shirt Harry Potter Slytherin Team Quidditch T-Shirt

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Pat Sharp T-Shirt Little Miss Giggles Vest

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Fun House T-Shirt Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
Huuuge THANK YOU to everyone out there who has been taking snaps and sharing them with us and the world, we really love seeing all of our creations out in their new home and next to some smiley faces! Please keep them coming! :)

Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

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As you know, we LOOOVE working with fashion and lifestyle blogs and of course getting to see our very own designs getting the styled up treatment and getting to look their best. Who wouldn’t right?
Spotting our latest blogger feature, we just had to let you guys in on the action and take a look at who has been the rocking one of our exclusive designs on our very own corner of the internet!

Spotted on the amazing Burkatron.com which is run by the creative and super stunning Caroline Burke! Caroline took our very own Pat Sharp Fun House T-Shirt to the streets of London, coupling this 80s design with some amazing daisy shorts, blue mesh bomber jacket, summery sandals and feather bag. What a look!

Get the look too with one of our exclusive classic T Shirts featuring the retro legends himself Pat Sharp and of course….The Twins!

Fun House T-Shirt

Ladies White Pat Sharp And The Twins Fun House Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

Pick up your very own today from only £19.99 and show your love for the king of the mullets.

So what do you think?

Make sure you head on over and keep up to date with Caroline’s fantastic blog for lot’s more amazing styles and inspiration.

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Mrs Foley’s baby boy! It’s only gone and become the weekend.

So, like a friendly proprietor of fine baked goods. Let us bake for you a cake full of creamy celluloid pleasure, we’ll sprinkle on hundreds and thousands of mega movie moments as the aroma of retro cinematic decadence fills your nostrils. Tasty.

Have a happy retro weekend :-)

SATURDAY 11th MAY

The Princess Bride (1987)5* 3:10pm-5:10pm (2 hours)
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

My Girl (1991)Sky Movies Drama & Romance 3:45pm-5:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A lonely 11-year-old tomboy feels responsible for her mother’s death, but a boy’s friendship helps her get through her emotional problems. Meanwhile, when she realises her father is falling in love with his new employee, she sets out to do all she can to end the romance. Drama, starring Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Bambi (1942)Sky Movies Disney 8:00pm-9:15pm (1 hour 15 minutes)
A young deer grows up in the forest, forming close friendships with other woodland creatures. When tragedy strikes, he is suddenly forced to fend for himself but ultimately becomes brave and resourceful enough to save his friends during a forest fire. Animated drama, with the voices of Bobby Stewart and Peter Behn.

The Last Boy Scout (1991)Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:20pm-12:10am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A private eye half-heartedly takes a job as bodyguard to a nightclub dancer. A shocking attack, however, forces him to take his duties more seriously, and before long he uncovers evidence of murder and corruption – all linked to the world of American football. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Halle Berry and Noble Willingham.

SUNDAY 12th MAY

The Golden Child (1986)Channel 4 2:00pm-3:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A private eye is recruited by a group of Buddhist mystics and sent on a mission to rescue an abducted boy whose supernatural powers will enable him to bring about world peace. However, the kidnapper is actually a demon in human form, determined to ensure the youngster does not fulfil his destiny. Fantasy adventure, starring Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance and Charlotte Lewis.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)Channel 5 3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl‘s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Ghostbusters II (1989)Comedy Central 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Men's Dark Grey Marble Wash Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters T-Shirt £19.99

Men's Dark Grey Marble Wash Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters T-Shirt £19.99

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)Sky Movies Comedy 11:15pm-12:55am (1 hour 40 minutes)
The chauvinistic host of a top-rated American news programme in 1970s San Diego fights for his status and job security when they are threatened by the arrival of an ambitious female reporter, whose determination to become a newsreader leads to a bitter battle of the sexes. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Fred Willard and Steve Carell.

Men's Ecru I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Anchorman T-Shirt £24.99

Men's Ecru I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Anchorman T-Shirt £24.99

Although not actually a movie we must make a special mention this week to Fun House which is airing on Challenge TV at 10pm Friday evening and 11am Saturday morning – it’s a whole lot of fun…….!

Well I hope the sun has got his hat on where you are. It’s certainly movie watching weather for us, no complaints here mind you ;-)

Whatever you get up to this weekend always wear sun screen and enjoy yourselves.

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February 1989 will be remembered for a number of interesting reasons. The Soviet army withdrew its last troops from occupied Afghanistan; Sky TV launched in Europe; Salman Rushdie had a $3m bounty placed on his head and the first GPS satellite was launched into space.

But here at Truffle Towers, the big news of February 1989 was the launch of the best kids TV game show that has ever been! Set in a zany obstacle course, Fun House delighted us young telly addicts with it’s fast paced Grand Prix, gungey games and the tag hunt finale around the house.

Fun House became an immediate hit, propelling it’s host Pat Sharp into TV stardom.  Pat hosted each of the 146 episodes of the show’s 11 year run and has since appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Come Dine With Me and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out O Here!, famously messing with Lorraine Chase’s teddy and causing “Tedwardgate”.

Today, Pat hosts the afternoon show on national Smooth Radio, runs an online presenter academy (www.presenteracademy.co.uk) and spins his wheels of steel DJing at events all over the world.

We’re lucky enough to work directly with Pat on our range of Pat Sharp T-Shirts and Fun House T-Shirts and thought you TruffleShufflers would be as interested as we were to hear some of Pat’s memories of working in kids TV in the 80s and 90s.

TS: Let’s get the obvious questions asked first Pat… What was the best and worst thing about owning such an impressive mullet?

PS: I think the best thing about the mullet was the fact that twenty years later, people still remember it and talk about it! Not many people can say that their haircut from the 80′s is still a talking point!
The worst thing about the mullet… I suppose it would be that I ever considered it attractive!

Pat Sharp's Mullet

TS: Are you and the twins still friends? What are they doing now?

PS: Yes, we’re very much still friends, I saw them three weeks ago for lunch with their partners and kids and I’m seeing them again on Friday at a gig. Martina works for cosmetics company Clarins, and Melanie works at a motor traders in Kent.

TS: When the cameras stopped rolling, did you ever do the Fun House Grand Prix or run around the Fun House?

PS: Alas, no. We didn’t really do anything in the Fun House. We wanted the kids in the audience to see it as a kids place, and having us in there would spoil that image – it would look odd with adults in there! The camera crew were the only adults allowed into the Fun House when the audience was present.
Saying that, we would often use the ball pool as a rest area,  and I do remember having a kip in there every now and then!

Fun House TV Show

TS: TruffleShuffle customer Denise Rolls would like to know if you could gunge one person, who would it be and why?

PS: It would have to be Noel Edmonds – he’s gunged enough people in his time! He looks far too coiffured on Deal Or No Deal and needs a good gunging!

TS: Is there any truth in the rumours that have been circulating for years about Fun House being brought back and if so, would you want to front it?

PS: Yes, there is truth in the rumours, TV companies are considering it. I’d like to see an adult or celebrity version. The twins and I probably wouldn’t front it, at least in the same guise as before, but we’d all definitely be keen on a cameo role – maybe we should be the caretakers of the Fun House!
The biggest problem is that nowadays, the show would never pass Health & Safety rules. I remember we had go-kart crashes and sometimes you’d see kids standing around in agony with us trying to continue the show as normal!

Quickfire round…

TS: What was your favourite TV show as a kid?

PS: Catweazle or Here Come The Double Deckers

TS: Apart from our impressive collection of Pat Sharp T-Shirts, what one t-shirt would you most like from TruffleShuffle.com?

PS: It would have to be this A-Team T-Shirt

TS: What superhero would you most like to be?

PS: Batman – but it would have to be the original Adam West Batman – he had the best outfit and I had one as a kid!

Massive thanks to Pat for taking the time to answer our questions. It gave me a great excuse to watch a couple of old episodes of Fun House on YouTube! We really do hope the show makes a come back, and we look forward to the original three housekeepers making their cameo appearances!

And a final congratulations to Pat – today is his 27th wedding anniversary!

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