The Goodies (1970–1981)

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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do ... See full summary »

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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy reliance on slapstick. Ran for ten years on BBC TV before removing for one final series to the commercial channel London Weekend Television. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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[the Goodies have been told there's half an hour to go before the end of the world]
Tim: At least there's time to do the ironing.
[Brings in the ironing board and a basket of laundry]
Tim: Just think, this is the end of Derby County... and the Muppets!
Graeme: The Muppets?
Tim: Yes, when we go, they'll go too, you know... oh, I do hope they don't suffer.
Graeme: They're not real, you know!
Tim: Well, of course they're real!
Graeme: Don't be silly... the Muppets are just dollies!
Tim: If they're "dollies", how come they can sing and dance and ...
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One of the forgotten classics of British Comedy
30 June 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The Goodies are a very funny British comedy group that grew out of a radio show called "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (sometimes called "The Wonder Show".) The radio series also had John Cleese and a few others.

The writing for this group is always very sharp and filled with unexpected and dreadful puns.

If you can find a copy of this, rent, buy or borrow it! (That goes for any of their other movies.)


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