The Goodies: Season 4, Episode 5

The Stone Age (29 Dec. 1973)

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The goodies fall through a hole in their floor and find a T-Rex below.


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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...


Graeme falls through the floor of their office and lands in a cave far below. Tim and Bill follow him down and there they find a Tyrannosaurus Rex's jaws, and accidentally lock themselves inside. They are forced to live inside the stomach forever and ever, until they suddenly think of crying for help through the T-Rex's vocal cords. This wakes up the T-Rex and as he yawns, they get out of his mouth and they climb up, only to see the T-Rex eat their house. Written by Erla Filipía

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Tim: HELP! We've been gobbled by a prehistoric monster!
Bill: Tim!
Tim: Help!
Bill: Tim! Panicking does not help!
Tim: Yes it does!
Bill: Yes it does...
Graeme Garden: Stop it, you two - that isn't doing any good! We'll just have to try and lift it. Right, one, two, three, HEAVE!
[They strain and struggle to re-open the dinosaur's mouth, with minimal success]
Tim: Aaah! My hand! My hand! It's caught between it's teeth! IT'S TEETH!
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13 June 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a good Goodies episode, which manages well despite having no slapstick scenes. The Goodies discover an ancient cave below their office, where they find a well preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex and manage to get trapped into it, and finally they wake it up.

The episode features two of my favorite mock ads, "Stone's liniment" and "Bristo" ("Get rid of Rolf Harrises fast").

This must be an episode with a low budget, with no guest stars and all done in studio. Despite much of the scenery is obviously textiles, there are many gadgets that add to the fun, like Graemes "bone calculator".

The episode has the kind of open ending that we also find in "Radio Goodies", "Kitten Kong" and "Baddies", where it ends right when a disaster appears, and we don't get to know how it really ends. I like that kind of ending a lot better than "all dies" endings, and it is usually funnier than standard "punchline" endings (like "Give police a chance").

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