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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Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
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Bill Oddie ...
Himself / Robot Bill Oddie
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Dr. Petal
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Peter Reeves
Felix Bowness ...
Jack Dalton
May Warden
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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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Nice Person of the Year?
5 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Baddies feels like one of the Goodies strongest and funniest entries, hardly surprising as it's the first episode of the show I ever watched, only back in 2011.

The Goodies enter competition 'nice person of the year', but soon discover they are widely disliked, unable to make sense of this, they soon find that everyone in the competition is behaving very oddly. But why?

This episode is one of the shows strongest because of its crazy but effective action scenes, the rather interesting whodunnit, and some great performances, especially by the great Patrick Troughton, who plays the crazy scientist Dr. Petal.

The action scene at the end is one of my all time favourites due to a great soundtrack, and just that it's really funny. It's episodes like this that make me sad that there's not more Goodies fans out there any more, maybe there would be if Network or anyone else would release the episodes on DVD, take the hint NETWORK, but as the cast had to battle to get the DVDs we have, and the lack of repeats on TV, will the Goodies clever wit and craziness ever make it back on our screens? I sure hope so!


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