Wed, Jun. 15th, 2005, 09:38 am
I've just discovered your community! It's years since I've watched 'The Goodies' (why do they never repeat it on tv?) but my favourite episode ever was 'Eckythump.' I will never forget Bill Oddie in that oversized hat wi' a black puddin' in his hand. And the giant kitten...
Do you guys also know 'I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again', the radio show from the '60s and '70s? I believe that was the first show that all 3 Goodies performed in. The spin-off, 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' is still going strong.
Oh, I thought I was the only person in the world who remembers The Goodies. I shall have to go away and have a sentimental sob into a large hankie.
I'm Maggie, by the way: ex-librarian and mother of 2 teenagers (which explains my general loopiness.)
Being as how you are all clever Goodies fans, I am hoping one of you
may be able to answer a queston that has been bugging me for years.
"In the Ecky-Thump episode (Kung Fu Kapers) what is the name of that
music that plays when Graeme is fighting Bill while dressed as a black
boxer (Wow!) ) I have heard it played on hundreds of radio ads but I
have never known the name for it....
Also for those who like Ecky-Thump, (and who doesn't), did you know an
Ecky Thump Master appeared in a little known Marvel comic? Check out
Thanks for you time, I must dash or I'll miss Christmas again.....
Fri, Apr. 1st, 2005, 06:17 pm
bangdrum: Hi :)
Thought I'd say hi, since I joined without doing so. I'm (get this) American. Would you believe a large dose of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, and 6 Goodies episodes can get you hooked? (The six on those PAL videos. I LOVE my worldwide VCR! :)
I just bought both of the DVDs (now available in Region 1! Yay!) for $85 (slight un-yay).
My favorite Goody is just barely Tim, but I love all three.
Anyway, in the spirit of "come bearing gifts," I managed to rip the trio doing Funky Gibbon (what else?) from The Secret Policeman's Ball DVD.
the link to it! :)
The more I watch The Goodies
, the more I become thoroughly convinced that Tim (or at least his character) was one great poof.
I leave you this:
Tim (the Chief Of Police about hooligans like Bill): " ... Modern
football. It's what happens on the pitch that really rouses them. All
that sex stirs up their wild primitive urges!"
Tim: "Just look at 'em! Look at those flimsy shorts ... (starts
talking in a poofy voice) ... exposing their glistening thighs and
sexy knees ... look at those shirts. ... (resumes policeman voice) ...
In the old days they didn't have silk shirts, no, they had rough
hessian shirts ... (chuckles and gets a worriedly suspicious look from
Graeme) ... with collars, but they don't have collars nowadays, they
have plunging necklines ... (becomes increasingly excited) ...
brazenly showing off the napes of their necks as their golden hair
cascades like smooth silk as it stretches over their tight shoulder
muscles and shows off their pert cheeky little ... (agitated orgasmic
scream!) .. (resumes talking in his own voice) ... phew! No wonder the
fans go mad!"
Although i'm from Newcastle, i'm currently in Queensland on a holiday and thus was able to see The Goodies last night at QPAC (Brisbane). This was probably the only chance I would ever have of seeing any of them in the flesh, let alone all three onstage at once, so of course I wasn't going to miss it for the world.
Guys, this is a truly great show. I haven't had a good belly-laugh in a long time, and The Goodies gave me the much-needed comedy relief that i've been craving! There are some truly brilliant moments in the show that had me sinking to the floor in fits of hysteria.( A few spoilers - don't click if you don't want to know!Collapse )
I was lucky enough to meet the lads afterwards; they were very approachable and friendly (even while being surrounded and shut in by almost a hundred excited fans) and were also very obliging to those hungry for photos and autographs. I was able to chat with Tim the most. The reports are true - he is a perfect gentleman. We chatted about the show being on ABC when I was in primary school, and he made a comment along the lines of, "You haven't changed a bit since primary school!" - to which I replied, "Yes, you're the reason i'm so well-adjusted
!", going high-pitched and crazy at the end. That got a good laugh and then he started reading my shirt, which read, "WARNING - This body contains: Adult themes - Nudity - Coarse language". Of course, he loved the shirt very much, saw my camera and said, "Well, we HAVE to get a photo of that! I like a bit of rough stuff!" Then he swept me up in a hug and it turned out to be the best shot of them all. I only chatted briefly with Graeme and Bill, but I did talk about Bill's necklaces. I forget what he said each symbol meant, but they obviously meant a lot to him.
As they left they received a huge round of applause from the waiting crowd, which I thought was very respectful and well-deserved.
To The Goodies: I would never have had the opportunity to tell you how much you meant in my life if you hadn't graciously come down under. I may be younger than your typical fan (i'm only 21 in May) but you unknowingly raised me from a very small age.
Good onya, and thanks for showing the world that you can still kick on, many years after the cameras stop rolling. Cheers!
Hey, guys. Let's look alive in here!
Well, I'm sure all of you are excited about the release of the new DVD, which is fantastic. And I'm sure that those of you of Antipodean persuasion are equally if not more excited about the Goodies tour. How many of you were able to get tickets?
I fought for mine tooth and claw (they sold out instantly), and the performance was today. I'm still floored. It was fantastic. There were lots of old jokes and stories and many interesting questions were answered. There was also a really half arsed singalong of Funky Gibbon but it was all good fun. It went for nearly two hours and it was a complete joy to see them live, even though they've gotten older. I admit, from where I was sitting, Tim looked exactly the same :D.
It was just a really joyful experience, and I'm glad that I went. If you can try, please go to see them! I'm sorry for all you who aren't Australian, but I'll try my best to share the experience :).
Goody goody yum yum indeed.
It's official, my friends - The Goodies are coming to Australia.
They'll be here in Sydney in March as part of our Big Laugh Festival and will be playing the Enmore Theatre. Tickets go on sale from December 13 (although I dread to think how much they'll be).
Seeing as the release of the new DVD is imminent, which episodes would you like to see on it? I would love to see The End, which is a favourite, and I'd like to see it in its uncut state (in my video copy there is a whopping great cut in the middle). I'd also love to see the concert show, which is one of the few I can remember from when I was awful wee.
What about you?
One of my favourite Goodies quotes:
"I told her it was yucky and she went off in a huff -
If that's what kissing girls is like, I'm gonna be a puff!"
Whee! DVD news!
The latest news is that Australian retailers have released a DVD release date of December for The Goodies Vol. 2, which will consist of six episodes plus tons of extras. Hopefully a UK date will follow.
But of course, if you read The Goodies Rule - OK!
, you'd already have known :P