Friday, 22 August 2008

The Goodies - Who?

It has been pointed out to you that some of you may not have heard of The Goodies.

Bloody philistines.

So for those of you outside the UK, or who are too young to have seen them originally, let me introduce you to The Goodies!

The Goodies are:

Tim Brooke-Taylor "The Posh One"

Bill Oddie "The Scruffy One"

Graeme Garden "The Loony Scientist"

The Goodies was a very popular comedy show on the BBC throughout the 1970s, and for one season on ITV in the 1980s. As well as the TV show they released a series of books, appeared in comic form, and had chart success with "The Funky Gibbon."

I suppose you could say that they were a bit like The Monkees. Only funny. And they wrote their own music too. So there!

Unfortunately, in the UK at any rate, the Goodies has very rarely been repeated since they defected to ITV, and it has only been in recent years that the episodes have started to appear on DVD.

Really the best way to try and describe them is to watch an episode, and thanks to the magic of YouTube we are able to do that for you!

Hype Pressure (1976)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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