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 ...
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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
It's funny how the controller of BBC2 can allow repeats of "The Good
and "Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" (to name but two admittedly excellent
comedies) to be shown over and over but her reasoning for not repeating
Goodies" is that she doesn't want to air too many repeats. But the good,
utterly brilliant, news is that Messrs Brooke-Taylor, Garden and Oddie
themselves have bought the rights to their classic show and plan on
releasing it on DVD and video. At this time it's unknown whether they'll
publish the whole lot with loads of fabulous DVD extras (a commentary
the trio would be wonderful) but the fact that us Goodies fans can
get to see our wacky heroes any time we like is reason for the most
The jokes that sailed too close to the wind and the occasional mis-fired
episode have already been discussed here but it still remains that these
were some of the funniest guys of the Seventies (and beyond) and deserve
good deal more recognition than they currently enjoy. "Kitten Kong" and
"Bunfight at the OK Tearooms" are no doubt their best known sketches but
their take on "Bright Eyes" was hilarious and their flat-capped
knocking nine bells out of each other with blackpuddings were
(unless you're from Yorkshire and therefore fed up to the back teeth with
that kind of "eckie-thoomp" stereotype).
It's about time we finally got to see The Goodies on DVD but while we
can highly recommend that you listen to the BBC Radio 4 "quiz" show "I'm
Sorry I Haven't A Clue" which features both Graeme and Tim.
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