Digitiser: Press Reveal

One of the features of teletext TVs was to hide portions of content behind blank areas of the screen, which could then be displayed by pressing a button on the remote control. The reveal button came as standard on millions of TV remotes, and while it was consistently used by various teletext services over the years, it was with the arrival of Digitiser that its potential was fully realised. It wasn't long before the joy of reveal was unleashed, with reveal-o-jokes quickly becoming synonymous with Digi, and the instruction to 'press reveal' one of their most recognisable catchphrases. No longer simply employed as a TV quiz device, when Digi let loose with a reveal-me-do you were suddenly and inexplicably transported into another dimension - specifically, the twisted recesses of Mr Biffo's psyche. A place where warped versions of swans and snakes roamed in blocky pixel form. Where Jarvis Cocker would 'sing' by 'flashing' his 'lips' at you. A place where strange beasts would cry the legend 'Moc-moc-a-moc!', and where TV characters and obscure celebrities ran amok in deformed glee. Welcome, then, to Reveal-O-Show: a gallery of but a tiny fraction of the hidden delights that lurked behind the seemingly innocent teletext screens of Digitiser. It is now time to push your button. Barken!



Press reveal


EastEnders
Eastenders Ian Beale

Eastenders Dot Cotton

Eastenders Steve Owen

Eastenders Phil Mitchell

Eastenders Janine Butcher

Eastenders: Mitchell Vs. Fowler


The Tin Man
The Tin Man

The Tin Man

The Tin Man


Star Wars
Jar-Jar Binks

Yoda please don't hit me

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbaca


Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca's father, Toboggan

Darth Ronson

Yoda

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

Peelbacca

Peelbacca


Press reveal to see a beast:
A beast

Press reveal to see the Mona Lisa:
The Mona Lisa

Press reveal to see Mr Biffo being interviewed:
Mr Biffo being interviewed

Press reveal to see Mr Biffo's PC:
Mr Bifo's PC

Cracker

Reveal-o-joke

Reveal-o-joke

Mr Biffo's website

Insulin Guy

Gary Barlow


Press reveal to see a nice flower:
A nice flower

Giraffe Cat

Press reveal to see your worst nightmare:
Your worst nightmare

Press reveal to see where you live:
You live here: The Skank's Caravan

Things: just ate a brush

Things: helicopter sounds

Things: nanny pushed her fag-ends through the letterbox at me

Bjork

Robert Smith from The Cure

Thom Yorke from Radiohead

Everybody loves a doner

You can't protect children from everything forever!

Pat Walker wants to smack Chris Evans and Ainsley Harriot

Pat Walker wants to smack David Beckham

Captain Birdseye

Captain Birdseye

Captain Pigseye

The Man In The Moon

Puppy smells like a pupa

Cow hate

Richard E Grant

A cat called Derek Croft

Someone killed a mink!

The Digitiser guide to British games journos


Swans
Digitiser swans

Digitiser swans

The Snakes meet the Swans


The Funny Dancers
The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers
The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers



Hunchback Notre Dame Disco

Men and Motors

Sooty and Sweep

Naked Psychiatrist

A fan of Shigeru Miyamoto


Batman
Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman


Press reveal to see Bill Gates:
Bill Gates

Press reveal to see Lex Luthor:
Lex Luthor

Aardvark The Mask Somebody Stop Me

Press reveal to see a bearded woman:
Bearded woman

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

Press reveal to see an egg birth:
Egg Birth: Gary Lineker

Press reveal to see a monkey:
Monkey Egg

Magic Monkey

Poirot

Rollo Benny

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

The Great Suprendo

You, naked

The Devil (Digitiser)

The Devil (Digitiser)

The Devil (Digitiser)

The Devil (Digitiser)


Mr T
Mr T in the 21st Century

Mr T street soccer

Mr T's bins

Mr C from The Shaman

Mr T and Daddy Cool

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T getting busy

Mr T's Christmas bins


Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool


Morrissey
Morrissey

Morrissey weregiraffe

Morrissey

Morrissey



Turner The Worm Meets The Snakes

Visual happiness

What Santa is bringing you

Teletubbies

Teletubbies

Bing Bong Lethal Weapon

DIY Kelly

Dr Derek Doctors

Christmas Perv

Peter The Postrich

Peter The Postrich

Ralph Stramps MP

The Lickmaster

Press reveal to see an unexpected celebrity union:
Unexpected celebrity union: Alanis Morrissette and ISIS

Vanilla Ice

Cocoa Nova Laxative Pills

Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

Hansel Meds

Mmmnnng

Bontempi The Easter Bunny

Humpty Dumpty The Eggman

Lil' Jesus Christ The Bible Dude

Press reveal to see what Mr Biffo thinks Game of Thrones is like:
Kelbroth The Boob Dragon

Ragtime Alan

Silent Seymour

Officer Coffeesir

Sonic needs Ritalin - and it's a bank holiday!

Henry Lettuce

Archangel Gabriel

The Man's new job

Insincere Dave's Friday Letters

Insincere Dave's Friday Letters

Insincere Dave is a centrist

RIP Bronk

Mr Foetus

Press reveal to see what John The Baptist has to say about all this:
The Baptist Formerly Known As John

Press reveal to see an hilarious Dapper Laughs comedy routine:
Dapper Laughs

Press reveal to see where you're going to be sent for this crime:
HMP Skankton

Press reveal to see a scene out of Lawnmower Man:
Lawnmower Man

Press reveal to see what Mario's dungarees smell like:
The smell of Mario's dungarees

Press reveal to find out why gecko toes are sticky:
Gecko toes

Eunus The Unicorn

Harry Potter

Star Trek: Picard and Worf

Ghostmen

Captain Birdseye has Chron's disease

R2-44DD

Mr Leprosy

Press reveal to see who paid Mr Biffo a visit:
Julian Assange

Press reveal to see what Gaz has forgotten:
Gaz Be Rotten

Press reveal to see Mr Biffo's version of the Ghouls 'N Ghosts artwork:
Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Press reveal to see what happens on your boat:
Boat party

Press reveal to see something Mr Biffo does care about:
Bald aunts

Press reveal to see your welcome home gift:
Welcome home gift

Press reveal to see some boat-based fun:
Boat-based fun

Press reveal to get a visit from "Father Surgery":
Father Surgery

OK boomer

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

Ladder joke

Po from Teletubbies

F-Max the lost Teletubby

Terry Tomato

Hulk smash roadworks

Jeff Pomade

David Bowie

Salvador Dali

The ghost of Postman Pat

Detective Bill Posters

Jeff Bezos

Press reveal to see an episode of Doctor Who
Doctor Who

Press reveal to see what your boat looks like:
HMS Poo

Press reveal to be reminded of Sega's mascot from that game series:
Pig-Face The Heretic

Press reveal to see who Mr Biffo has killed:
Doovrey

Man from the Pearl and Dean ads

Honk!

Crab-Henry

A big steamer


Simu-Sing
Simu-Sing: Jarvis Cocker

Simu-Sing: Mick Hucknall

Simu-Sing: Wallace and Grommit

Simu-Sing: Liza Minnelli

Simu-Sing: Neil Tennant

Simu-Sing: Sparks


The Rapping Shoe
The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe at Christmas


Le Chef
Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef



Stag/Wife

The Space Hens

Uncle Sam is your fantasy

Bullied cyclops

Grolly

Casper The Over-Familiar Ghost

Sergeant Fuffer

A face

Stinking Hollywood

Asthma bear

Enjoyment fire

Android in pain

Don ant

Pro seal

Mt. Rushmore King Bong warning

Nude hell is OK

Neil is OK

To kick is to win

Basin full of magnets

Doctor Who magic show

John Craven hinge eating

Dong Time

I Am The Walrus

Heart surgery

On the move

Student hedgehogs

Doctor Heinous

Councillor Clack

Press reveal to see an anteater:
Anteater


Mr Paranoia
Mr Paranoia

Mr Paranoia

Mr Paranoia


The Digitiser Advent Calendar 2018
Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

The Digitiser Advent Calendar 2019
Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar



Tooth Fairy

Press reveal to see an eco warning:
Eco warning: Don't Eat Sky

Creature From The Brown Lagoon

Press reveal to see a text-based game:
Text-based game


Don Palmer
Don Palmer

Don Palmer

Don Palmer


Press reveal to see Gr'n M'chl:
Gr'n M'chl

Merry Christmas

Guy

Guy

Paint 'em up Hannah Gordon

We Love ELO

Alex Garland

Anderson Shelter For Skanks

Buzz Aldrin

Super Church 76

ET

The Real Turner The Worm Being Sick

Do you know of any important moments from the annals of Digi history that have been omitted? If so, then mail me (superpage58@gmail.com) right now, man. Credit will be duly given for anything that gets put up.

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