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C&G 169 Dec 2009
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Posted by bretta 11/12/2009

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       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
       **********************************************
 
 
    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 169                   12th December 2009
 
 
THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
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EDITOR
- Brett Allender clarion@goodiesruleok.com
 
ACE REPORTER:
- Lisa Manekofsky
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS:
- Andyt29, Raymond
 
CONTENTS
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1. QUIZ & QUOTE - Goodies brainteasers for you and you and you
2. BOFFO IDEAS - The latest club news and happenings
3. SPOTTED!!! - The latest Goodies sightings
4. 2001 AND A BIT - Tim, Graeme and Bill sightings post-Goodies.
5. GOODIES CROSSWORD
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
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(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "Well it is the work of a genius!"
 
(a) Which Goody says this quote?
(b) What is he describing?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode "The New Office"
 
(d) Which last item of food does Graeme overcook while the Goodies are stuck outside their office?
(e) Which of the four real estate agents at Gazump, Grasper, Meanie and Snatch serves the Goodies when they go there?
(f) What does Tim cover with gold paint?
(g) Who emerges from the chimney placed on the ground during construction?
(h) Where did Tim purchase his throne from?
 
The answers are listed at the end of this newsletter.
 
 
2. BOFFO IDEAS
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You can make it happen here. Liven up the club with a boffo idea for bob-a-job week. E-mail <enquiries@goodiesruleok.com> with your comments, ideas or suggestions - meanwhile these are the boffo ideas which our club has been working on this month:
 
 
SEASONS GREETINGS
 
Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our readers from the C&G Team. Our thanks for your contributions and support during 2009 and we'd like to wish you and your families a Goody New Year in 2010
 
 
WEBSITE POLLS
 
Judging by the results of last month's poll, the vast majority of our voters are a bunch of shameless hussies who belong in the Sunday papers … nearly two-thirds are willing to "do do do the funky gibbon" (with or without Rolf!) while only four people (plus a few freaky festering ferret fans) had the eminently good taste not to scuff their shiny shoes by refusing to be like that monkey, get a little funky in those crazy dungarees and make a complete nong of themselves in the name of pop music. Oh well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em … c'mon everybody, it's gibbon time …
 
Do you Do the Funky Gibbon?
- yes                            45 votes
- no                              4 votes
- you can get arrested for that 22 votes
- I prefer the Festering Ferret 13 votes
- only with Rolf Harris          23 votes
Total                           107 votes
 
And now it's over to gift gibbon of a different sort … a chance to vote for your ideal Chistmas / holiday gift to enjoy before the world ends at midnight. I've got a skateboard destruction kit and two dozen Mars bars (though preferably not the ones that Bill has already licked the chocolate off!) on my wish list, but hopefully you'd prefer one of the interesting gift ideas in our poll (then I can have my chocolate fix all to myself!), so put the clock back 30 seconds and catch a taxi to the website polling booth right away. You know it makes sense!
 
Which Goodies-themed gift is on your holiday wish list?
- New Improved Snooze
- Goodies Plastic Spacemen
- Sparklipegs Toothpaste costumes
- a Playgirl Club membership
- Loch Ness Monster spotting trip
- a Grow your Own Giant Beanstalk kit
- a luxury weekend at Camelot castle
- a lifetime supply of string
- other
- Painting lessons from Rolf Harris
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
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More exciting than getting your wig-spotters badge! If you've seen the Goodies recently, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> with the details. Here's where we've Spotted!!! the Goodies this month:
 
GOODIES RESCREENINGS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 29th Nov)
 
* Weekdays starting Tues, 1 Dec - The Comedy Channel in Australia is repeating episodes of "The Goodies", starting with Series 1. Currently they are scheduled to show rare episode "The Playgirl Club" (aka "Caught in the Act") on Friday, 4 Dec. Their website (http://www.comedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211) has details about episodes coming up in the next 7 days. According to Andyt29, the Foxtel programme guide book shows "The Goodies and the Beanstalk" will be shown on Christmas Day.
 
* Thursdays & Sundays - SKY NZ's New Comedy Central channel is repeating "The Goodies".  (Thanks for raymond for this info!)
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
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If you've sighted Tim, Bill or Graeme in a post-Goodies role, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> so that we can tell everyone where to spot a Goodie nowadays. Large files (such as scans of articles or photos) for posting on the club's website can be sent to us at: groksite@gmail.com  
Those of you seeking radio and tv alerts between issues of the C&G should consider signing up for the Goodies-l mailing list (more details available on the club website), as our crack (cracked?!) team of reporters attempt to post alerts as the information becomes available.
 
** (All items in this section contributed by Lisa Manekofsky, except where otherwise credited) **
 
GRAEME & TIM SPOTTINGS
 
* Fri, 11 Dec - "QI" on Dave at 21:00 is a repeat of the episode with Graeme.
(29th Nov)
 
* Graeme Garden will once again be appearing at Bristol's Silent Comedy Festival this coming January. He is scheduled to appear at Slapstick 2010 as host of an evening billed as "Something Almost Completely Different", with special guest Michael Palin.
Here are the details listed on http://www.slapstick.org.uk/ :
        Venue: Colston Hall
        Booking: 0117 922 3686
        Online: www.colstonhall.org
        Thurs 21 Jan 2010, 7.30pm
        £16/£12concs/£6 (under 11s)
Tickets are on sale for the event from http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event1016, which also provides a description of the show.
(4th Dec)
 
 
* The schedule for Slapstick 2010 (the silent comedy film festival in Bristol, England, to be held January 21-24) has become available. The good news is that Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Barry Cryer will all be participating in multiple events over the course of the four day festival. Please note: there isn't a Goodies-specific event.
 
The festival's home page is http://www.slapstick.org.uk/, from which you can download the festival brochure (the direct link for that is http://www.slapstick.org.uk/docs/Slapstick2010.pdf ).
 
Here is a quick cut & paste of the sessions involving Tim and/or Graeme. Please consult Slapstick's official website/brochure for full details and ticketing information.
 
* SLAPSTICK GALA WITH MICHAEL PALIN, hosted by Graeme Garden.
Something Almost Completely Different
THURS 21 JAN 1930hrs Venue: Colston Hall
Tickets: £16.00/£12.00 concessions and Bristol Silents members
Book via Colston Hall: 0117 922 3686 or visit www.colstonhall.org.uk  
 
* LAUREL & HARDY: CLASSICS & RARITIES
SAT 23 JAN 1400hrs Venue: Arnolfini
With an eclectic programme of classics & rarities from the 'two minds without a single thought', Graeme Garden (The Goodies) & silent comedy expert David Wyatt demonstrate why Stan and Ollie are now considered amongst the best comedy teams ever. They will divulge the duo's influence on other comedy teams including 'The Goodies', and introduce films and clips of the rarest of all L & H appearances in Charley Chase's 'Now I'll Tell One' (1927) and a complete screening of their classic silent short 'Putting Pants on Philip' (1927).
Tickets: £7.00/£5.00 concessions and Bristol Silents members
 
* THE REAL FRED KARNO
SAT 23 JAN 1600hrs Venue: Watershed Cinema 1
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Tony Staveacre (author of 'Slapstick!') investigate the legacy of the Exeter-born showman and impresario, Fred Karno. Credited with discovering Chaplin, Stan Laurel and even the pie-in-the-face gag, he has pioneered a tradition of physical comedy which still flourishes today. Their presentation will include rare archive footage of the great man himself as well as clips of his alumni, including Sandy Powell, Flanagan & Allen, Will Hay, Denny Dennis, George Carl, Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin. A rare opportunity to discover the genius of this master showman.
Tickets: £6.50/£5.00 concs and Bristol Silents members
 
* DESERT ISLAND SLAPSTICK
Chaired by David Robinson
If you were stuck on a desert island with only one silent comedy to keep you company, which would you choose? The first act of Slapstick's hilarious double bill is our ever popular celebrity panel show Desert Island Slapstick. Join three of Britain's best loved television and radio personalities as they each in turn choose their favourite silent comedies for our viewing pleasure. This year's panel features three members of Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't Clue team including festival regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden plus for the first time at Slapstick festival illustrious comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer. What will they choose?
Tickets: £12.00/£10.00 concessions and Bristol Silents members ­ Includes both events (this one plus THE RUTLES: ALL YOU NEED IS CASH).
Book via Jesters: 0117 909 6655 or visit www.jesterscomedyclub.co.uk
(7th Dec)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* The new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" with Tim & Graeme starts today. It can be heard on BBC Radio 4 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nv8ng ) today at 18:30 and will be repeated Sunday at noon.
The show will be available for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00nv8ng/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_52_Episode_1/  
(17th Nov)
 
 
* The Daily Mail has an enthusiastic review of Jem Robert's new book about I'm Sorry I Haven't A clue, "The Clue Bible, at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-1231388/The-comics-hadnt-clue-THE-CLUE-BIBLE-BY-JEM-ROBERTS.html
"The Clue Bible" is available from online retailers such as amazon.co.uk:
(27th Nov)
 
 
* Mondays- "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30 Mondays, with each episode repeated the following Sunday at noon. Broadcasts can be heard worldwide from www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 . Each episode will be available for a week after the initial broadcast from the BBC iPlayer. 
(29th Nov)
 
* Tuesdays - "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" repeats on ABC Radio National at 5:30 (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/comedy/ )
(29th Nov)
 
 
* Sundays - "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" on RTE Choice at 09:30.
(29th Nov)
 
 
* The latest episode of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" with Tim & is now available (for one week) from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00p604t/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_52_Episode_4/  
Because this is a BBC radio show you should be able to listen to it worldwide.
(7th Dec)
 
 
5. GOODIES CROSSWORD
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(by Brett Allender)
 
Here's a new Goodies crossword for fans of the superchaps three to puzzle over.
 
As with my previous crosswords, if you're not familiar with a number of the Goodies episodes listed, the information in my Goodies Episode Summaries (in the "Articles/Guides" section) should help you solve the clues.
 
There is also a copy of the grid and clues in a print-friendly Word format in the "Articles/Guides" section of the website at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=8  along with the solution on a separate page. The solution will also be printed in next month's newsletter.
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. C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C .
R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R
1                             1
2                             2
3                             3
4                             4
5                             5
6                             6
7                             7
8                             8
9                             9
10                             10
11                               11
12                             12
R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R
. C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C .
.
. 
* CLUES *
 
ACROSS
 
Row 1, column 1 (5, 4 letters) - The Goodies are stuck at this lighthouse for 5 years (Lighthouse Keeping Loonies)
 
Row 3, column 1 (4, 2 letters) - The martial art which Tim & Graeme are learning (???? ?? Kapers)
 
Row 3, column 8 (4 letters) - Goodies song: ???? Animals (Kitten Kong)
 
Row 4, column 7 (2 letters) - Bill: "Get ??, ya great nancy!" (Football Crazy)
 
Row 5, column 3 (4 letters) - Tim removes his own and replaces it in the opening sequence (Saturday Night Grease)
 
Row 5, column 10 (3 letters) - Punkarella leaves this behind at the Trendsetters Ball (Punky Business)
 
Row 7, column 1 (3 letters) - One appears through the ice hole in the floor of the hotel (Winter Olympics)
 
Row 7, column 8 (4 letters) - The Goodies flee this lifestyle in their disused railway station (The New Office)
 
Row 8, column 4 (5 letters) - Uncle Butcher crashes through one in his tank (Hunting Pink)
 
Row 9, column 8 (5 letters) The Goodies ????? the Snooze antidote into the water supply (Snooze)
 
Row 10, column 1 (6 letters) - Tim dresses up as one in the castle (Camelot)
 
Row 12, column 3 (6, 4 letters) - The Star business that the Goodies run (Scatty Safari)
 
 
DOWN
 
Column 1, row 1 (4,4 letters) - The Goodies are forced to limit their entertainment to here (Goodies Rule OK)
 
Column 1, row 10 (3 letters) - Desiree Carthorse is offering the Goodies one of these (Gender Education)
 
Column 3, row 1 (5 letters) - Graeme peels spuds with his guitar during this break (The Stolen Musicians)
 
Column 3, row 10 (3 letters) - Graeme: "???. Switch off something" (Rome Antics)
 
Column 4, row 8 (3 letters) - Tim's condition upon the others returning from their fishing trip (Chubby Chumps)
 
Column 5, row 3 (6 letters) - There is a casket-shaped one in the kitchen of the Tower Of London (Beefeaters)
 
Column 6, row 8 (3 letters) - "A boy scout leaves no litter, ??? indeed kindling" (Scoutrageous)
 
Column 8, row 1 (9 letters) - Bill is wearing fishfingers because he has run out of these (Camelot)
 
Column 9, row 9 (4 letters) - Graeme inflates a tyre (and his trousers) with this. (The Race)
 
Column 11, row 1 (7 letters) - Goodies episode (Daylight ??????? On The Orient Express)
 
Column 12, row 9 (4 letters) - Tim has nightmares of the kitten doing this to him (Kitten Kon)
 
 
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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(a) Graeme
(b) His newly-constructed Radio Goodies headquarters
(c) Radio Goodies
(d) A bean
(e) Mr Snatch
(f) The Silver Rose awarded to the Goodies at Montreux 72'for 'Kitten Kong
(g) Santa Claus
(h) The Balmoral jumble sale
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Mastermind Of The Year
7    Goodies fan supreme
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Goody Goody effort
1-2 Time to watch some more episodes
0    Are you sure you're not Rolf Harris?!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #170:    12th January 2010.
 
UPCOMING ARTICLES:
- Jan / Feb: Goodies Music Review – Melody Farm
- Jan / Feb: A Collection Of Goodies Themes – Goodies Targets: Vanessa Redgrave & Mary Whitehouse
 
C&G BACK ISSUES CONTENTS INDEX: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45
Updated to C&G 162 (May 2009)
 
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