Eh by gum: Remember The Goodies? 29



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Can you believe it was 45 years ago The Goodies first graced our screens? They were three blokes with lots of hair and slightly dubious senses of humour, but how could you not love them?

Throughout the 70s and 80s they entertained British and Australian audiences alike with off-the-wall skits and their three-seater bicycle called the trandem.

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie wrote and performed in the surrealist, Monty-Python-esque sketches, and in fact the trio was friends with the Python crew, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Eric Idle.

The Goodies ran for ten years with 69 episodes. It was one of the first shows in the UK to use stop-motion techniques in a live action format.


Tell us, which was your favourite sketch from The Goodies?

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  1. Loved them, especially some of their songs. Cactus in my Y-fronts. Or Blowing off, it’s a gas, blowing off, it’s a trip
    It’s a sin to let it in, so let it rip
    Some folk like to hiccup, some folk like to cough
    But me…braaarrrp… I blow off!

  2. To this day, my favourite sketch of the Goodies is of the two dogs singing “Anything you can do I can do better.” It came from the episode where they set up an animal hospital. It might have come from “The giant kitten.” It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the Goodies. I really need to visit the library to see what they have available.

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