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The Goodies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:27 am
by Stonesy
Am I the only one who is excited by this;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 54-7813228
One of my favourites.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:35 am
by Cheeky Chezzy Woo
i never saw it but my mum and dad loved it back in the day!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:45 am
by Stonesy
If you've not seen it its a bit like the Young Ones only 70s. You can get the first DVD set for less then a tenner in HMV now and its well worth getting if you've got the money to spend. Its got the Reece Shearsmith seal of approval as well (On I love the 70s)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:39 pm
by serafina pekkala
Stonesy wrote:If you've not seen it its a bit like the Young Ones only 70s. You can get the first DVD set for less then a tenner in HMV now and its well worth getting if you've got the money to spend. Its got the Reece Shearsmith seal of approval as well (On I love the 70s)


see there is no excuse now ... Reece is a self-confessed Goodies fan cos he said on the Soundtrack to my life when he picked "The Funky Gibbon" as one of his songs. And his favourite Goodie is also mine - Dr graham Garden who, back in the day, i find strangely attractive even though i cannot explain why. Must be the sideburns

i am a bit skint at the moment but i intend to get it ...

Sefi x

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:57 pm
by Laura Folds Five
I used to love it when I was little. And I fancied Graeme too.
The huge kitten scared me a bit though, like the cute killer bunny in one of the monty python films. it's a wonder I'm not phobic of fluffy animals.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:11 pm
by Papa's new wife
Never liked The Goodies - my parents poisoned me against them. I was always told to watch Python and hate Goodies. Plus I hate Bill Oddie.

Sorry Stonesy.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:37 pm
by Stonesy
I thought the exact opposite. Used to think Python was tory crap. Mainly because I'd never seen it. I've come to love it though. Its certainly a better programme in every way. But the two groups are from the same stable of people anyway. And its not like football where you have to choose. I can't understand how you can hate Bill Oddie though. Its like hating clouds.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:22 pm
by Papa's new wife
Stonesy wrote: I can't understand how you can hate Bill Oddie though. Its like hating clouds.


Dunno why I hate him, he just makes my skin crawl. I think his watery lips don't help, plus he looks a bit like my Grandpa......... I hate Johnny Ball for some unknown reason too.
They didn't do a programme/something together that was frightening to a young child did they?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:33 pm
by Stonesy
Bill Oddie had a kids show but it was only on in one ITV region. Perhaps they were on Swap Shop or Crackerjack or summat together.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:51 pm
by Papa's new wife
Which region?

Am sure you could be right about just appearing on something like Crackerjack.

I don't mind the other two from the Goodies, well I prefer Graeme to Tim Brook-Taylor.
That quiz show they did recently was okay, better than Countdown anyway.

Have just reread this thread. Reece likes The Funky Gibbon? Noooooooooo :shock:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:02 pm
by Stonesy
One google later;
http://www.paulmorris.co.uk/satkids/banana.htm

More than one region. Having googled I've just found out that the Goodies are massive in Australia. I bet the Canadians watched them as well. There's a few jokes nicked from them in Austin Powers.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:05 pm
by Papa's new wife
I was born in '78 so I'm too young for that programme. Plus I was in the Granada and Meridian regions when small.

Must have been something else that triggered this.....

Thanks for looking Stonesy.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:26 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
Goodies and the Beanstalk was on a Christmas.It wasn't as funny as I remembered. Infact I didn't laugh at all. I remember it being hilarous at the time!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:48 am
by Stonesy
I thought that. I think they aimed that one particularly at kids though.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:52 pm
by x_x_caitlin_x_x
awww!! how funny !! :lol:
the beanstalk is a classic :D