The Goodies: Season 1, Episode 3

Love the Police (22 Nov. 1970)

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While enjoying some rare leisure time, the Goodies suddenly get their front door broken down by a rough police superintendent who wishes to hire the Goodies to improve the force's unpopular... See full summary »

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Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
Himself
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Police Sergeant
Roland MacLeod ...
Policeman
Jim Collier
Alexander Bridge
Bartlett Mullins
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While enjoying some rare leisure time, the Goodies suddenly get their front door broken down by a rough police superintendent who wishes to hire the Goodies to improve the force's unpopular image. A quick fact-finding mission reveals exactly why the police have a (very apt) bad reputation. But with the right incentive (namely, getting clubbed on the head by the superintendent), the Goodies brainstorm a few ideas that make the police beloved by all. However, this only earns the Goodies a place on Britain's most wanted list, as the superintendent suddenly decides that the Goodies are making the police seem too nice... Written by Camel13

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"Who Has Short Hair And Goes Round Hitting People?"
24 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The police recruit the Goodies to help them change their image. Tim, Graeme and Bill become 'hippy' policemen - wearing sunglasses, handing out flowers, and generally being nice to people. But the new image doesn't sit too well with Commissioner Butcher - he has the Goodies arrested, and put on trial...

The sight of spaced-out policemen dancing in slow motion, uprooting 'No Bathing Allowed' signs, and skinny-dipping is the main image one takes away from this episode, also known as 'Give Police A Chance'. It drew criticism at the time for portraying the police as thuggish and corrupt; well, they had to be seen as such else they wouldn't have wanted a change of image, would they? The late Paul Whitsun-Jones makes a suitably hard-faced police commissioner, continually shouting and hitting people over the head; he's also to be seen in the 'Avengers' episode 'Room Without A View' and 'The Mutants' adventure of 'Dr.Who'. Roland McLeod also appeared alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor in 'Its Marty'.

Funniest moment - Butcher's reaction to a picture of Tony Blackburn ( I can't bring myself to write the word! )


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