The Goon Show (1968)

TV Short  -   -  Comedy | Short
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
a list of 398 titles
created 13 Feb 2012

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Goon Show (1968– )

The Goon Show (1968– ) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Goon Show.


Credited cast:
Harry Secombe ...
Himself / Neddie Seagoon
Himself / Announcer
Christine Pryor ...
Bikini Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bentine ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Short





Release Date:

8 August 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Goon Show  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


This was in effect a televised radio production of an original "Goon Show" script, broadcast by Thames Television. The Three Goons reunited with the addition of John Cleese as announcer. This followed two years after the Goons re-enacted "The Whistling Spy Enigma" for inclusion in a broadcast of Secombe and Friends (1966). See more »


Referenced in The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Just as well they only made one
18 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 1968 the nascent Thames TV invited 1950s BBC Radio favourites The Goons onto their new London television channel, with the idea of recreating their uniquely surreal humour in a weekly show . A pilot was filmed, without the musical breaks from the original radio format, and with John Cleese taking the linkman role. And that was about that, since the series never progressed beyond the pilot stage. Presumably it was thought a failure at the time - and rightly so, since it looks pretty terrible now.

So The Goons make a cursory effort to re-enact one of their last radio shows, but it does not translate to TV and they very likely know it all along. The team's comic timing is awry, perhaps so they can get off backstage for a shot of the old brandy, and the low production values don't help (we often miss jokes because cast members are out of shot). And for some unexplained reason a beehived dolly bird lounges on a chair in a justifiably bored fashion, but says and does nothing - most odd. Milligan has the right idea - he just gives up and wanders off halfway through. Most definitely for the most zealous completists only.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Script ragg_adam
Discuss The Goon Show (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: