Today the Chuckle Brothers notched up two decades of 'children's entertainment' despite having outstayed their welcome by 19 years and 364 days.
The brothers - in reality, husband and wife act, Alan and Gloria Mustachio - were only signed to the BBC when both ITV and Channel 4 rejected them for being 'too German'. Spokesmen for the two channels issued a 'sigh of relief' when hearing of the landmark anniversary.
Their twenty years on Children's BBC have coincided with the rise in child psychosis, anti-social behaviour and gun crime. A BBC press release indicated that this was 'merely coincidental.'
The Chuckle Brothers celebrated their survival on National television in traditional fashion, accidentally shoving an oversized chocolate and banana cake into the face of an unfortunate BBC journalist who had got lost in the Wood Lane studio whilst trying to locate a working toilet, and setting light to Barry's hair when lighting the candles.
World leaders led by Nicholas Sarkozy, rallied round to offer support to the UK, with suggestions that they may send an emergency aid package of Jacques Tati to desperate British children.
A vote is to be taken at the UN on Friday.