La lucarne d'Amilcar (partially found French children's TV block; 1987-1989)
La lucarne d'Amilcar ("Amilcar's skylight" in French) was a French-Luxembourgish children's TV block. It contained many sitcom-like skits with human characters appearing alongside puppets, while showcasing cartoons.
It was created by Jean Chalopin and hosted by singer Karen Cheryl.
It originally aired on now-defunct Luxembourg TV channel RTL Télévision in 1987, and then on French channel M6, from 1987 until 1989.
Karen Cheryl is mischievous and kind-hearted fairy Mina who hangs around in an attic where an old grumpy parrot called Amilcar lives.
Other puppet characters include three mice and a large dark hairy monster (played by a person in a suit) called "Groslais" ("Big Ugly") who, despite his scary appearance, is kind and noble.
Other human characters include an astronaut called Eric played by Eric Galliano and a "Pierre Gédéon" played by François Arambu.
Puppeteers included Claude Bordier, Jean Godement, Christian Dugas , Josette Stein and Sophie Pellegri.
The show was shot during 4 or 5 months, at winter time in Luxembourg.
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Only two short clips and the opening song have resurfaced online.
On nostalgia website Casimirland, a user has claimed to have about 50 episodes on VHS, back in 2009. However, they didn't share them, being more interested in trading them for other rare shows.