Has a classic children’s TV show inspired a generation of stoners? The ABC program Magic Mountain has some VERY unreliable references to marijuana
The ABC children’s show Magic Mountain is fondly remembered by a generation of Australians growing up in the late 1990s.
But the colorful adventures of lion, dragon, panda and turtle seem a lot less innocent when viewed through the eyes of an adult.
As noted by BuzzFeed on Tuesday, some of the show’s odd scenes feature not-so-subtle references to marijuana.
Bizarre: ABC children’s show Magic Mountain is fondly remembered by a generation of Australians growing up in the late 1990s – but was it all a big joke?
Magic Mountain featured several questionable scenes in which Tortoise, Panda and Lion begged Dragon to blow its magical smoke in their faces.
Indeed, the mystical and wise character Dragon was often seen chugging smells of the other characters, all of whom seemed incredibly happy to receive it.
In fact, an entire episode was devoted to Lion sniffing Dragon’s smoke and enjoying the experience of his entire body disappearing.
Strange: As pointed out by BuzzFeed on Tuesday, some of the show’s weird scenes do not contain so subtle references to marijuana. Magic Mountain featured several moments when Tortoise, Panda and Lion begged Dragon to blow its magical smoke into their faces
In addition, the characters in Magic Mountain were constantly smiling and seemed remarkably relaxed.
Magic Mountain was actually produced in China and later dubbed for the Australian public.
A Chinese-language version was broadcast on the state-controlled China Central Television (CCTV) network.
Strange: The characters in Magic Mountain were constantly smiling and very relaxed
The whole body puppet show aired from 1997 to 1998, but reruns continued until 2004 on the ABC and 2013 in China.
The series follows the adventures of the characters who live on Magic Mountain and the wise Dragon who lives in a nearby cave.
The show only ran for two seasons, with 26 episodes each.
International: Magic Mountain was actually produced in China and later dubbed for Australian audiences. A Chinese-language version was broadcast on state-controlled China Central Television