The boys are a shoe-in for their "Nicest Person of the Year" contest, that is until a mad scientist sets up a plot against them to win.


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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Bill Oddie ...
Himself / Robot Bill Oddie
Dr. Petal
Police Sergeant
Peter Reeves
Felix Bowness ...
Jack Dalton
May Warden
Lola Morice


For some reason, the Goodies are being hated by the public rather than being loved, which is what they need to win the "Nicest Person in the World" competition. But when they ask the local police sergeant, they are told that they are in fact 'Baddies'. But at the same time as being in the police station, the Goodies are simultaneously committing offenses all over England. When the Police Sergeant accuses them, they point out that it couldn't be them as they were with him. The Police Sergeant agrees eventually. However, all the other nice people in the "Nicest Person in the World" competition are also being involved in offenses. Many other nice people are also simultaneously committing similar offenses, and all of the people involved are contestants in the "Nicest Person in the World" competition. The Goodies investigate and find that a mysterious Dr. Petal is behind the occurrences. Dr Petal then imprisons them in an alligator-sulfuric-acid-based death trap. The Goodies however, ... Written by Joe-14

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14 January 1972 (UK)  »

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Patrick Troughton steals the whole show
25 March 2016 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

With The Goodies I liked it as a kid but at best, it doesn't really age well and the best episode by far is the movie one. However, I find Patrick Troughton an extremely underrated character actor. So I decided to watch this episode and he definitely is the best part. The plot is that The Goodies are submitting themselves as entries to their own competition for Nice Person Of The Year. However, they are hated to the point of nobody serving them and the general public throwing food at them on sight and the reason is that the competition is being sabotaged by having robot replicas of themselves doing bad stuff like committing felonies, instead of arresting them the police let them investigate then we never see them again for... some reason and they make their way to the evil lair of Doctor Rat Fink Von Petal, a mad scientist devoted to getting the award because he wants to be liked despite him being sinister at heart and does multiple death traps for The Goodies so he can win. Chaos ensues. This isn't really a good episode but by far the best thing about it is Patrick Troughton, he steals every scene he is in and is definitely the best thing about the episode. I think the antics of this character, all things considered would have been pretty funny. I'd say watch this if you're either a Goodies fan or just really like Troughton's acting.

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