The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ...
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy reliance on slapstick.Written by
Wild 70's era British comedy show needs a reshowing
This series came on my local public television station in the wake of Monty Python's success. It didn't last long and has not resurfaced since. It didn't make a great impression on me although I did enjoy several episodes which, interestingly, have been mentioned in other comments. I fondly remember the cast going nuts after their house is encased in concrete with one character shrieking, "I'M A TEAPOT!!" while mimicking a pouring teapot.
That said I usually found their sometimes hysteric "Let's Be WACKY!" delivery a step down from the Monty Python method. And the theme song drove me nuts, it still haunts me with that irritatingly upbeat, "The Goodies...Goodies Yum Yum!" or something like that. It was over 25 years ago I last heard it outside my head.
By reading fellows commentators here, I now understand why my younger siblings enjoyed the show. They were very disappointed when WNET-TV here abruptly stopped showing it. They kept turning the TV on each week for months in hope it would reappear. This show was made for them.
Hopefully the series will be re-released in Britain and then brought over to the US.
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