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 constant references to gibbons date back to the 1960s radio series "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again" which starred the Goodies alongside John Cleese, David Hatch and Jo Kendall. This explains the huge laugh in the "Radio Goodies" episode where Graeme calls their pirate ship "The Saucy Gibbon". The 1975 season contains graffiti references to "Funky Gibbon", scrawled on the wall near Graeme's computer. This was a novelty single recorded by the team that reached number four on the British charts. See more »

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Graeme: Don't worry, the windscreen won't shatter.
Bill: How come?
Graeme: No glass.
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Referenced in Screenwipe: A Very Screenwipe Christmas (2006) See more »

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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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