Skip to main content

Kolah Ghermezi (The Redhat) Muppet Show

Today a very nostalgic film was shown on the state television which inspired me to write this post. Redhat. It is the name of the most popular children’s programme in my childhood. Redhat was a puppet, a little noisy playful kid who couldn’t pronounce some words correctly and didn’t listen to adults. He had a red hat over his black spiky hair made with wool, a big funny nose, a wide mouth which was always open in surprise, a green eye and a blue eye (very creative) and a striped blue-white shirt and green trousers. The programme had a host and this Redhat and some other puppets too. I really loved the host. He was a middle-aged man with a receding head and black moustache. Generally speaking I believe he was the best ever host in children’s programmes over here. He was neither too kind in an insincere way nor treated children like they can’t understand anything. As a child I really liked the way he talked to children. He got sometimes angry with Redhat and asked him to behave himself but Redhat used to make things worse in a funny way. Even a film was shot with the host and Redhat and some other funny people and it was a real success. I never forget long queues of children with their parents in front of cinemas. I watched it FIVE times that year (1994) in cinemas; two times with my parents, two times with my aunts and uncles and my closest cousins, and once with my schoolmates and our teachers. After that whenever the television replayed it I watched it again. So many times that I forgot. Every time you see them they are new. It was a programme and film which was not only made for children. Adults also enjoyed it. I remember my parents watched it with me and laughed a great deal. Even today after 15 years my parents and I sat and watched it again. It still could laugh us. Since then a lot of hosts and puppets have appeared in children’s programmes but none of them were that popular and successful. I am happy my childhood began with that nice cartoons and puppets and that host and finished when they became outdated and left the television.

The name of the host is Iraj Tahmasb.


Popular posts from this blog

Terms of Endearment in Persian Language

Terms of endearment are the words people say to show love and affection, like dear, honey, babe, etc. in English language. These are terms of endearment in Persian language. You can use them with your friends as well:

azizam: dear
eshgham: my love
khanoomi: missy
janam?: Yes? (used when someone calls your name and you want to answer)
jan: dear (used at the end of names like "Sonya jan" which means dear Sonya)
jigar: (very informal) sweetie
jigar-tala: (very informal) sweetie (tala means gold, funnily enough jigar means liver!)
khoshgel khanoom: pretty girl (please use it just for females you know, if it's said to strangers it has a bad meaning)
aziz-e delam: the dear of my heart
asal: honey (not very common but still you can use it)
doosetdaram: I like you
Asheghetam: I love you
divoonatam: I'm crazy about you
mikhamet: I want you
delam vasat tang shode: I miss you
miboosamet: I kiss you
boos: kiss

You can surprise your Iranian friends/sweethearts with these words. Have fun!

Queen Fawzia

Today I'd like to write about someone who wasn't Iranian but for sure had a role in Iran's history: Queen Fawzia.

If you ask me to name the most beautiful women in the world, one of them is certainly Fawzia Fauad.

Daughter of Malek Fauad, the Egyptian king, she was born in 4 November 1921 in Cairo, Egypt. Malek Faud's family were originally from Albania, and you can see that in their blue eyes and light hair.

Reza Shah, Iran's King at that time decided to choose a wife for his son Muhammad-Reza among Eastern princesses. From all those girls, Muhammad-Reza chose Fawzia.

Soon a Royal group from Iran with Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi left Iran to Egypt, for the courting ceremony and planning  the wedding. The young couple met there and a splendid feast was held.

After a few days Muhammad-Reza, Fawzia and a Egyptian royalty group including Fawzia's Mother and sisters arrived in Iran for the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was very magnificent according to the Life magazin…

Arash, Melody, and Two Little Ds

This is Arash, the Iranian singer in Sweden. He has got a famous song called Melody (but in my opinion not better than his song Dasa Bala, feat Aylar, et al). There is a blond baby at the end of the song in Arash' arms. Many people said Melody, the little girl at the end of the video is Arash' daughter.

My question at that time was if she's his daughter, why so blond? Had Arash married a Swedish girl? Then by little searches I understood, firstly Arash married just some months before the video and it's not possible to have a kid so soon (unless the bride was expecting a baby before the wedding which I'm sure wasn't the case!); secondly Arash married an Iranian girl and it's not possible for an Iranian couple to have such a white blond baby (if they had, ask some genealogists what had happened), thirdly Melody is his colleague's daughter, a Swedish man.

A few moments ago Arash updated on his facebook page he became a father, has twins called Donya and D…