January 28, 2006 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Mamtakim: Do any native Israelis remember a children's radio show or audio tape in which bacteria living in your mouth sang and talked about the dangers of sweets, sugar, and not brushing your teeth?

Nobody can remember it, but I was raised on hearing it repeatedly; thus, I think it was pretty popular at the time. I remember it was two voices, basically the burglar archetype recast as bacteria (or sugar, or something)
posted by yonation to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Best answer: Maybe here, under health, or under radio. If not there, I'm sure you will be blown away by the rest of the offerings there.
There was also a Norwegian children tale, called Karius and Baktus, that may have been translated leivrit. Labri'oot
posted by growabrain at 8:41 AM on January 28, 2006

Best answer: I think it could very well be Karius and Baktus. The book version was very popular in Israel when I was growing up in the early 80s, and there were probably multiple audio versions as well. I even recall hearing about a theatrical adaptation.

One Hebrew recording is available here along with couple audio samples. The Hebrew book is available here.
posted by ciocarlia at 9:32 AM on January 28, 2006

It is definitely Karius and Baktus, as growbrain suspected. Here is a poster for the show and the book.
posted by dov at 9:32 AM on January 28, 2006

Yes, Karius and Baktus, always gleefully chiselling at your molars. I thought I was the only Israeli infiltrator around (aside from felixbetachat, I guess.)
posted by ori at 10:38 AM on January 28, 2006

Response by poster: ken! toda raba chevre
posted by yonation at 2:58 PM on January 28, 2006

אני עזבתי את הארץ בשבעים ושלוש
ולכן לא ידעתי על התרגום לעברית
(I left Israel in 1973 and didn't know about the Hebrew translation)...
posted by growabrain at 6:54 PM on January 28, 2006

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