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Fri, Apr. 6th, 2007, 07:26 pm
staystrange: Goody Morning

I'm new here so thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 16, female and live in London (England). My 70s British Comedy addiction started at around age ten when I discovered Python and has since progressed, covering a wide range of programmes on both TV and radio. I must say, though, that my all time favourite is... The Goodies! They are by far the funniest - I can't understand why they are so much less remembered than Python. I'd say that Graeme is my favourite, as he reminds me a bit of me. Favourite episode? The End, Earthanasia and Radio Goodies.


Fri, Apr. 6th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)

Those are all really great episodes! In addition to those I like best Bunfight, A Kick In The Arts, The Movies, and Lighthouse Keeping Loonies.

Sun, Apr. 8th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)

A Kick in the Arts? I haven't seen that one...

I'm not sure about Bunfight or the Movies. I think they have some of the best moments but I'm just not too keen on them overall. I think it's the long film sequences - they're funny but I prefer verbal comedy. Lighthouse, however - now there's a great episode. If I ever catch mumps (unlikely!) I'll sing the Jolly Rock shanty the whole time.

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC)

I got all confused and mixed up Culture For The Masses and A Kick In The Arts. But I agree with you that I prefer the verbal comedy episodes. There's sometimes only so much that you can do visually, but the Goodies do it so well. I love the unexpected twists in the film sequences in The Movies. But overall, my favourite bits are the verbal bits.

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 11:08 am (UTC)

I haven't seen Culture for the Masses either :( Is it on LWT, or do you live in Australia and get repeats?
My absolute favourite Movies moment it the bit where Tim walks in dragged up as 'Lady Macbeth' and Graeme says, "Excuse me, madam, but this is a private vi- TIM??" And then a little later where Tim says "I am Lady Macbeth" and Graeme says "You are peculiar!" That is just so classic...

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)

I live in the UK, but got videos and DVDs of episodes (which usually originated from Australia) copied through people on the Goodies Yahoo group. Also uknova.com sometimes has Goodies for download! Difficult to sign up but worth it.
Graeme's way of saying things to give them duel meanings is classic. The Goodies tour I went to a few days ago, he would mention things like when they were on the same bill as a young Australian comedienne called Germain Greer - "How we laughed". He probably has much to do with Humph's lines like "Oh, what? Fun?" on ISIHAC too.

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)

You went to the tour? oh, how lucky you are! I'd love to go to one... I am, however, going to the ISIHAC recodin on 7th May - INCREDIBLY EXCITED! However... I really want to wait afterwards but I have school the next day so we probably can't. *sob... sob...*

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)

If you've still got a chance to see one of the tour dates, do! It's well worth it! I met Tim and Graeme afterwards too (YEAH!), and it didn't finish too late. I've never been to an ISIHAC recording though! I always find out too late. If I'd been to one whilst I was in school at least my form tutor would've been sympathetic if I was a bit tired, she was a fan!

Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)

I think all the ones near me are during the GCSE period. Although I'd rather go to them than be awake during my GCSEs...

Anyway, this reminds me of something - my mock GCSE oral with my Spanish teacher. He's from Barecelona (no, really).

Senor Carbonell: Que te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre?
Me: Me gusta mucho escuchar la radio. Mi programa preferida se llama "Perdon, No Tengo Una Pista" --
SC: Yo tambien!
Me: Erk!

SC: What do you like to do in your free time?
Me: I like listening to the radio. My favourite programme is called "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" --
SC: Me too!
Me: Erk!

It freaked me out so much... I mean, he's scary and he's Spanish and he's my teacher. How can he possibly listen to the same radio show as me???