Rolandís been part of my life since I was born. Many of my
earliest memories include Roland; I suppose you could say that he was without a
doubt a childhood idol!
I thought it was amazing when back in 2003 Roland joined
that MSN site that I created, it was I think itís fair to say a dream come true!
Not that I wish to brag, but if it wasnít for that site we wouldnít never have
known him personally! I donít talk to Roland as much as I used to but I do think
about him still, and will always find him a fascinating entertainer! Hereís to
the next 30 years Roland!
Tribute to Roland Rat Superstar
(No.1 Ratfan Chief Archivist)
30 years in the showbiz game
How the time has flown!
Can't believe it's been so long
More fond of you I've grown
You've been with me through thick and thin
Through good times and through bad
Knowing that you're always there
Makes me oh so glad
You'll always be my superstar
The one that I adore
Oh Roland, you're my hero
Now and forever more!!!!!
Bex and James Speed
Happy to be a part of a generation defined by a rat!
And even happier to be moulding the next generation for many years to come! Jim
is truly a ratfan in training!
Congrats your Royal Highness Sir
Bossman...aka Roland....a great friend and geni-arse superstar.
What more can I say? Hang on how much is he paying me for this
Tribute? What a Fiver?....enough said..
Well done from your mainman and gang x
Happy 30th Anniversary Roland Rat - from
watching you save TVAM travelling the country daily in your clapped out Ford
Anglia to tuning into your series every week as you brought some class to the
BBC, you have entertained and defined a generation. Ratfans across the nation,
holding their ratbags, cuddly replicas and OWRRAS memberships thank you - never
has a client of D'Arcy De Farcy gone so far! You are Brill, Ace and Skill!
So 30 years down the line and
I'm still in love with you Roland, I'll love you till the
day I die. I follow the rules of OWRRAS, I still have all my
original collections, my heart skips a beat when you reply
to one of my tweets or a post on Facebook and to ensure that
you will never ever be forgotten I have made it my mission
to encourage my young nieces to watch your shows and watch
you when you've recently been on Daybreak - they have fallen
in love with you the way I did.
It was 1983, I was
coming up to 2 years old and my life was about
to change forever - not only was I due to become
a big sister later that year but on April 1st
that year I fell in love for the first time with
this cuddly rodent that suddenly burst onto our
From the moment I first
saw Roland Rat Superstar I was hooked, I loved
everything about him and soon had his picture up on
my wall and collected the merchandise when it was
released. I along with my brother
OWRRAS and we looked forward to received our letters
and pinning the posters to the wall in our own
Ratcave (my bedroom). Every Birthday, Easter,
Christmas we could be sure that there would be
something Roland in our stocking and we were never
disappointed. For my birthday I would ask my Mum to
make my cake to look like you or it had to be
something Roland. When it snowed I wouldn't build a
snowman, I would build a snowRat I guess you could
say I was obsessed with Roland.
We went to the event at
Battersea, twice saw the filming of Roland Rat: the
series and it was during one of these visits that me
and my brother actually got to meet our idol Mr
Roland Rat himself - he made two Ratfans very happy.
We presented him with a little trophy we had made
and in return Roland gave us a copy of the script
for that show. Even now just writing about that day
makes me smile and just wish I could go back and do
it all over again.
Roland had a huge impact
on my life. As a child I was painfully shy and would
hardly ever speak to people (even family) but I found my
voice by imitating Roland and I spoke through my cuddly
Roland toy and he went everywhere with me - I guess you
could say he was my security blanket. As I got older and
hit rough patches Roland was always there - no longer on
TV much to mine and every Ratfans dismay but in my heart
and in my treasured collection.
But most of all I want to say Thank You Roland for all the
times you brought a smile to my face when I was sad, for all
the times you made me feel part of something when I felt
alone. You are a legend, a superstar, a geni-arse but more
importantly you are loved by your legion of Ratfans and we
celebrate 30 years of fantastic entertainment and we raise
our glasses to another 30 years.
(P.S this letter is sealed with a
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