The Goodies (1970–1982)
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Lighthouse Keeping Loonies 

"Lighthouse Keeping Loonies" is an episode of The Goodies starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie. The boys are in charge of a Lighthouse where Tim gets the mumps, they lose the light and they inadvertently project the lighthouse into space and crash land on Nelson's column.

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Tim Brooke-Taylor
... Graeme Garden
Bill Oddie ... Bill Oddie
Corbet Woodall ... Newsreader
Patrick Moore ... Patrick Moore
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Storyline

Graeme accidentally volunteers himself and his fellow Goodies to mind an offshore lighthouse for five years. This is much to Bill's dismay, as he doesn't like things that are all round and literally everything in the lighthouse, including the room itself, is round. Things go even more haywire when a hurricane hits, Tim gets mumps, the oil to light the lamp runs out, and in trying to dig for more oil the boys inadvertently launch themselves into space. Written by E. E. Buchanan

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Release Date:

31 March 1975 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Tim's quoting of "...down, down, deeper and down..." is taken from the Status Quo song "Down Down" from the 1975 album "On the Level." See more »

Goofs

When Graham is doing a hand shadow his thumb and finger are together while the image on the white cliffs has the thumb and finger apart. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Oi, Graeme! Chuck me down the lighter, will you?
Graeme: Here it is.
[Throws the lighter down the hole where Bill is drilling for oil]
Graeme: What do you want it for?
Bill: Oh, well, I wanna light me candle. It's a bit dark down here.
Graeme: Okay.
[Realizes]
Graeme: NO! Don't light your candle, you'll...
[Smoke billows from the hole and Bill comes scrambling out of it]
Graeme: Oh...
[...]
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