1 fall heavily [syn: flump down]
2 set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa" [syn: plank, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump]
- the dull sound so produced
- OED 2nd edition 1989
- For the sweet, see Flump (sweet).
The various flumps were:
- Grandpa Flump who played a Flumpet (type of trumpet),
- Father Flump a keen gardener
- Mother Flump often seen cooking in the kitchen
- Posie a child Flump (a girl)
- Perkin a child Flump (a boy)
- Pootle a child Flump (the baby)
- The Cloud
- The Magnet
- Get Your Skates On
- Moon Shot
- Keep Fit
- Something Different
- Lend A Hand
- Quiet Please
- Grandfather's Birthday
- What A Carrot
- Where's Grandfather?
The theme tune is currently being used in a series of adverts for Auto-Trader magazine (18/03/08).
Simon Sheridan The A to Z of Classic Children's Television (Reynolds & Hearn books, 2004, reprinted 2007) ISBN 1-903111-27-7. Features a chapter on the series and an interview with voice-over actress Gay Soper.
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