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C&G 172 Mar 2010
March 2010 - Print Email PDF 
Posted by bretta 17/03/2010

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» March 2010

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       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
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    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 172                   12th March 2010
 
 
E-MAIL ADDRESSES
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Newsletter enquiries: clarion@goodiesruleok.com
General enquiries: enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
POSTAL ADDRESS
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'The Goodies Rule - OK!'
P.O. Box 492
Rosanna VIC 3084, AUSTRALIA
 
 
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:
- Jayne Brewster-Beard, Alison Bean
 
 
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. FEATURE ARTICLE – Goodies mentions in Michael Palin Diaries
6. GOODIES WORD FINDER
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
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(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "Nicholas Parsons masks don't scare any ... (catches sight of mask) AAARRRGGH!"
 
(a) Which Goody says this quote?
(b) Who is actually supposed to be scared away by this mask?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode "Dodonuts"
 
(d) What sort of bird do Tim, Graeme and the other hunters shoot after invading the wildlife sanctuary?
(e) What sort of hat is Tim wearing at the hunt club meeting?
(f) Whose favourite item on the hunt club menu is "barbecued badger balls"?
(g) What defence mechanism does Bill's hen have?
(h) What does Bill dust the soot-covered dodo off with?
 
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:
 
WEBSITE POLLS
 
Last month's poll looked at the great female guest stars of The Goodies and it was somewhat ironic that the runaway winner would have probably been the one most likely to shriek "Stop it, stop it!" at the very thought of something so "Obscene, dirty, squalid, scabrous, salacious, lewd, randy, rude, outrageous, lubricious ... and a bit off!" as a female popularity contest At the very least, all contestants and voters would need to be completely covered with white sheets so that nobody would see anything that would morally corrupt them.
 
Who was your favourite female guest character in "The Goodies"?
- Miss Heffer (The Playgirl Club)           10 votes
- Penelope Fay (Come Dancing)                3 votes
- Delia Capone (Come Dancing)                6 votes
- Mrs. Carthorse (Gender Education)         32 votes
- Matron (Way Outward Bound)                 5 votes
- Mildred Makepiece (Cunning Stunts)         6 votes
- Caroline Kook (Punky Business)            11 votes
- Marge & Tina (Politics)                    4 votes
- other                                      2 votes
- Scatty Safari Rolf(one was the mother...) 4 votes
Total                                       83 votes
 
This time around we're looking at which noble deed that The Goodies managed to do "anything, anytime, anywhere" to earn those long-deserved OBEs. In addition to all of the noble deeds mentioned below, they also replaced the entire National Health Service, blew up the BBC, rediscovered the Lost Island Of Munga and made string the in thing, so why not make a dash to your nearest polling booth before it gets completely overgrown with long grass and cast your vote today. You know it makes sense!
 
In their TV show, The Goodies often tried to get OBEs. For what reason should they be awarded that honour?
- helping the Tower of London Beefeaters
- inventing New Improved Snooze
- Representing UK in the Winter Olympics
- solving the pollution problem
- stopping the Music Master
- "saving" the National Gallery
- starting Britain's space program
- popularizing Ecky Thump
- other
- saving UK from a plague of Rolf Harrises
 
 
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:
 
DREADED WHEAT
(Jayne Brewster-Beard – 13th Feb)
 
Being ancient enough to remember the very first run of The Goodies, I can remember the UK advert satirised in the "Dreaded wheat" (and the Goodies version!) very clearly.
 
The original song ran -
"There are two men in my life.
To one I am a mother. To the other I'm a wife.
And I give them all the best.
With natural Shredded Wheat".
 
The Goodies "gave them all the best", and it wasn't with shredded wheat! We sang their version a lot in the playground at school. I can't believe some meanie cut it out!
 
Sorry, To be really pedantic, the penultimate line of the original commercial was actually "And I give them both the best". The Goodies changed it into a crowd!
 
We loved it. No advert deserved to be satirised more than that Shredded Wheat monstrosity - it was vomit-inducing.
 
 
SUPERCHAPS THREE AND THE FAMOUS FIVE
(Lisa Manekofsky – 4th March)
 
The following excerpt is from an article about this weekend's Kaleidoscope event which mentions the showing of the newly recovered Goodies footage:
 
An edition of cult quiz show The Golden Shot and long-lost footage from The Goodies will also be aired.
 
Chris said: "This is a genuine UK premier. Recently, sketches from two early episodes of The Goodies were recovered in Australia. They'd been cut from the show and subsequently lost until now.
 
"Though brief, the footage is both fascinating and hilarious to watch, with stars Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie on top form."
 
 
KALEIDOSCOPE EVENT
(Alison Bean – 10th March)
 
On Saturday 6th May the archive television preservation group Kaleidoscope held an event in the town of Stourbridge (just outside Birmingham). Amongst the rare footage screened were the clips recently recovered at the ABC by archivist John Williams.
 
As we all know, these clips were censored from episodes of The Goodies in the early 70's, being considered too adult for young audiences. All of the clips either contain nudity, sexual innuendo or low grade swearing, although several seem a little too tame to have been censored.
 
The most exciting pieces of footage recovered by John Williams were the notorious "Sex Test" sequences (see C&G #49 for a transcript and further details) and the "Dreaded Wheat" spoof ad. Seeing both was a treat, but Dreaded Wheat was the most exciting as few had previously heard of it. In this spoof ad for the UK breakfast cereal Shredded Wheat a devoted mother farewells her husband and young child before welcoming a series of male callers, including the milkman, the postman and so forth. What may have particularly bothered the ABC censors with this sequence is the implication that the mother spends the day having an orgy with multiple men. The sequence ends with the mother coming to the door and one of her callers, played by Tim Brooke-Taylor, dragging her back into the house. The Goodies - a kid's programme? Not on your nelly!
 
The other footage recovered still exists in the BBC Archive, but for those who want to know, here's what it consists of:
* The Fairy Puff ad from episode 1.1 The Tower of London
* Tim and Bill bathing in a pond from episode 1.3 Give Police A Chance (Bill is nude in this sequence, although his genitals are covered with a policeman's helmet)
* Bill and Graeme looking up women's skirts in episode 1.4 Playgirl Club
* Several scenes in which The Goodies are in a female shower room in episode 1.4 Playgirl Club (plenty more bare bums here)
* The male cage dancers in episode 1.4 Playgirl Club (this only gets 1 out of 5 on my filth-o-meter - I wonder why it bothered the censors?)
* A brief shot of a topless woman from a spoof ad for BBC News which appeared in episode 1.5 The Greenies
* The Supermatic Camera ad from episode 1.6 Cecily (this entire sequence is cut as the joke hinges on a shot of a topless woman)
* A very brief clip in which Tim says "ruddy", which is from episode 2.7 Kitten Kong (This is by far the tamest clip here and given the nature of this edit it must have been extremely obvious which word had been cut, making its removal largely pointless)
 
But irrespective of my views on the material which was censored, it was wonderful to finally see it and all those involved in getting it screened at the Kaleidoscope event are to be congratulated. Next stop a DVD restoration? Let's hope so.
 
 
THE GOODIES PODCAST
 
Jeffers and Jane have continued to be busy with their "Officially Amazing" Goodies podcasts, adding a nice variety of new audio for Goodies fans to enjoy. Since last month's C&G they've put together a commentary for "Bigfoot", some "Miscellaneousity" which they describe as "A double-length episode of Goodies trash-talk by Jeffers and Jane (Elizabeth?)" and an interview with legendary Goodies music director Dave MacRae.
 
You can find these and their other awesome commentaries and interviews at: http://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/
 
 
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) **
 
Please note: BBC RADIO SHOWS listed below can be heard online via each station's website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ) and then for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer (aka Listen Again). Radio shows on the iPlayer can be heard worldwide.
 
GENERAL INFO
 
I found the following info on a BBC Radio 7 message board earlier today. It might be of use to people outside the UK who have had trouble using Listen Again (audio on demand) since the BBC made changes to their iPlayer service a few months ago. 
To hear BBC Radio shows (from national stations like Radios 4 & 7) using either Windows Media Player or Real Player go to http://beebotron.org/index3lite.php?reload  
If you can't find the programs you're looking for in the Listen Again portion of that link, you can use the Beebobodge (also listed on that page). You just need the day, time and station and it will create a link for you.
(12th Mar)
 
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* Bill Oddie is providing a voiceover for a new advertisement for Jordans Muesli cereal. The ad can be seen at: http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/channel/FoodDrink/article/984296/jordans-muesli-rolls-tv-ad-natural-push/
(17th Feb)
 
 
* Bill's 2007 appearance on the show "Chute!" can be seen online at http://www.kidstube.com/videos/19590/Bill%20oddie%20falls%20down%20my%20chute!%20(i%20am%20the%20hand. )
(10th Mar)
 
 
GRAEME & TIM SPOTTINGS
 
* Next month Network DVD in the UK will be releasing "Whoops Apocalypse – The Complete Apocalypse". The set will include both the television series and the film (in which Graeme makes an appearance).
A description of the set can be found at: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=72225
(25th Feb)
 
 
* Bristol Silents has uploaded some photos from last month's Slapstick 2010 festival onto their website at http://www.slapstick.org.uk/gallery.htm . These include photos of Graeme and Tim as well as Barry Cryer, Michael Palin, and Neil Innes plus others who contributed to the event.
(26th Feb)
 
 
* According to David Mitchell's Twitter page, a new series of "The Unbelievable Truth" starts on BBC Radio 4 on Monday, 29th March. The BBC Tickets website says the recordings are fully booked, but does add that guests include "the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Graeme Garden, Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Fred MacAulay and Charlie Brooker."
(10th Mar)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* The following is an excerpt of information from the official "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" mailing list about the April 25th memorial concert for Humphrey Lyttelton to be held at the Hammersmith Apollo. Tim and Graeme are among the celebrities taking part in the event.
Please note that tickets go on sale Monday, March 1st. Ticketing information is provided at the end of the announcement.
Clue fans should also note that Jack Dee will be chairing the Spring series of the radio series; as stated below, the recording dates will be announced in late March/early April.
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This is to bring you news of a memorial concert for Humphrey Lyttelton on the evening of Sunday 25th April at the Hammermsith HMV Apollo, which is being organised by Humph's son Stephen, who has set up a charitable fund in his father's name to assist talented young jazz musicians. The concert will serve both as a memorial to Humph and a fund-raiser for the charity, which will operate in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Music's jazz department. The team from 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' will be taking part, and tickets go on sale on Monday 1st March. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment!
Humphrey Lyttelton - A Celebration Concert
Launching The Humphrey Lyttelton Royal Academy of Music Jazz Award
Sunday 25th April HMV Apollo
The life and work of Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician and broadcaster, is celebrated in a unique concert that brings together band members, guest musicians and the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue team for an evening of jazz and joviality that will raise funds for the Humph Trust.
The Concert
The line up for the evening features a glittering array of musicians and
comedians paying tribute to Humph.
The Humphrey Lyttelton Bands:
Adrian Macintosh - Ray Wordsworth - Robert Fowler - Ted Beament – Tony Fisher - Tony Coe - Jimmy Hastings - Wally Fawkes - John Picard - Dave Green - John Barnes - Karen Sharp - Eddie Taylor - Eddie Harvey - John Rees-Jones
With Special Guests:
Courtney Pine - Elkie Brooks - Charlie Watts - Jools Holland - Ben Waters - Stacey Kent - Graeme Garden - Jack Dee - Tim Brooke-Taylor - Rob Brydon - Barry Cryer - Andy Hamilton - Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen - Jeremy Hardy - Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band - Tony Hawks - Tina May – Louise Parker - Sue Richardson - Colin Sell - Sandi Toksvig - Jim Tomlinson
Tickets: £45, £35, £25
For tickets please visit The HMV Apollo Website -
http://venues.meanfiddler.com/apollo/home  OR call Ticket Line: 08448 44 4748.
Alternatively visit Ticketmaster - http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Details of the three Spring recordings of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' will be sent in late March/early April. The series will feature Tim, Barry, Graeme and Colin as usual, with Jack Dee in the chair.
(28th Feb)
 
 
* Here's the Listen Again (BBC iPlayer) link for this week's BBC Radio 7 repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again". This is for Series 2 Episode 8 featuring the Doctor Who parody "Doctor Y and the Thing":
(6th Mar)
 
 
* BBC Radio 7 has been playing an interview of ISIRTA producer Humphrey Barclay conducted by "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" restorer Keith Wickham. The 3 1/2 minute interview can be heard for a limited time at http://www.sendspace.com/file/nrowv0  
(6th Mar)
 
 
5. FEATURE ARTICLE
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(contributed by Brett Allender)
 
GOODIES MENTIONS IN MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES
With The Goodies' Tim and Graeme recently appearing alongside Monty Python's Michael Palin at Bristol's Slapstick 2010 Silent Comedy Festival, I thought that it might be an opportune time to have a look at some of the Goodies-related anecdotes from Palin's hugely successful book "Michael Palin Diaries 1969 – 1979. The Python Years".
 
The book was published in 2006 and is readily available from online sites such as Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Palin-Diaries-1969-1979-Python/dp/0297844369 ) and all good book stores (plus quite a few bad ones too perhaps! :)
 
It contains a fascinating insight into the establishment of Monty Python in the UK and the start of their stunning success in America, all written in Palin's gently humourous and eminently readable style and I certainly rate it as the most impressive (though understated and modest) name-dropping session that I've ever come across, as the Python crew had the pleasure of working and socialising alongside a galaxy of comedy, music, stage and screen stars on both sides of the Atlantic during this time.
 
However there are three names of Palin's comedy contemporaries from this particular decade that are of most interest to us Goodies fans – Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor – and they all receive several mentions throughout the book during the period when The Goodies and Monty Python were both at the peak of their powers and popularity.
 
I've reproduced the pick of Palin's diary anecdotes regarding The Goodies below, but I'd definitely recommend the remainder of the book as well to all Goodies fans (and fans of British comedy in general) as a unique and interesting personal eye-witness account of one of comedy's finest eras from a key participant.
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN THE DIARIES
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
 
Graeme Garden.
Contemporary of Eric Idle at Cambridge. Writer-performer who worked with MP on 'Twice A Fortnight' (1967) and 'Broaden Your Mind' (1968). First wife Liz and daughter Sally were frequent visitors.
 
Bill Oddie.
Cambridge contemporary of Eric's. Lived nearby. Also worked with MP on 'Twice A Fortnight' Regular source of football tickets.
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor.
Friend and provider of work for MP on 'Broaden Your Mind'.
 
 
DIARY ENTRIES
 
1970 – Monday, February 16th
The third of our more concrete achievements since the end of Monty Python – now six weeks away – was to write a 10-15 minute script for a trade film for Intertel. We got the job via Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie (veterans in the world of commercials) who were too busy to waste time on it. As a means of income during the lean season it had the advantage of being quick and fairly easy to write, no further obligations, except some acting in it if we wrote ourselves in, and no chance of it clashing with Monty Python.
 
1972 – Sunday, August 20th
Mid-morning, Bill Oddie rang to know if I would like a lift to Clapton for another Monty Python XI fixture. The pretence of the Monty Python XI becomes more and more flimsy – in this match we are only represented by Terry and myself. On the way to the ground, Bill tells me how he and the other two 'Goodies' switched on the lights at Morecambe (a quite considerable showbiz accolade). Bill was unashamedly delighted by the fan-worship – especially the drive in an open car along Morecambe front. It's interesting that no-one in Python – even John in one of his most philanthropic moods – would ever have agreed to switch on the lights at Morecambe.
 
1972 – Sunday, September 3rd
Drove Tim Brooke-Taylor and John [Cleese] down to Borden in Hampshire [for a game of village cricket]. ... Tim bowled two overs which were both very silly – on occasional balls John would run in front of him up to the wicket, then peel off just before Tim bowled. ... Enjoyed seeing Tim again – and it is refreshing to talk to someone of our age and background, outside the Python group. Tim will take on almost any work, and seems untroubled by the search for quality. This means he gets less frustrated, and more money, than we do.
 
1973 – Wednesday, August 15th
I bought the other papers, and the situation seemed worse [unfavourable reviews of a new TV play written by Michael and Terry]. Both Peter Black in the 'Mail' and Richard Last in the 'Telegraph' felt that it was the writers who were at fault. Last compared us with Evelyn Waugh, unfavourably of course, and Black felt we hadn't been very clever. Mind you, as a critic, he can hardly have any credence when he caps his review by saying 'if only Graeme Garden, as the Major in the Monty Python series … could have stopped it'.
 
1973 – Saturday, September 1st
Bill Oddie offered me one of his season tickets for Chelsea this afternoon. They were playing Sheffield United, and although they were unlikely to be classy opponents, at least I could see my team in action. ... [description of a very scrappy game] ... Bill grumbled throughout, in his rather endearing way – the only thing he doesn't seem unhappy about is birdwatching. He's energetic and involved in his work, rather like Terry, he seems thoughtful and very aware. I always think the Goodies must be growing more sophisticated, but then he tells me that they're off to Weymouth to shoot a Goodies and the Beanstalk special.
 
1973 – Tuesday, September 11th
At lunch dropped into the Monarch in Chalk Farm Road [to farewell the two owners of the pub on their last day]. A small literary coterie had gathered to pay their last respects. There was Graham [Chapman], Barry Cryer, Bernard McKenna, Tim Brooke-Taylor, an incredibly effusive John Junkin and myself. I'd never been in a group which has taken over a pub as they did today. ... Tim had a nice story. He said to John C at the radio show on Sunday, 'I hear you're dithering about Python.' 'Er … not really,' said John.
 
1975 – Wednesday, June 11th
Up to the bar, where I met Tim B-T and Graeme Garden (surrounded by beautiful women). They are on 'Top Of The Pops', plugging their latest epic 'Black Pudding Bertha' tonight and Graeme has just had a son. They are quite envious about the 'Three Men In A Boat' job.
 
1976 – Saturday, January 3rd
A busy, socialising weekend. Liz Garden rang on Saturday morning to ask if they could come over and fly Sally's new kite on Parliament Hill. I warned her about me and kites – that the two should never meet – but, despite warnings, Graeme, Sally, Tom, Willy and I braved a finger-numbing wind on the lower slopes of Parliament Hill. Bill Oddie had given Sally the kite, as he is now apparently a very serious kiter – a 'Formula One' kite flyer, as Graeme calls him.
 
1976 – Wednesday, March 31st
[At the rehearsals for the Amnesty concerts] I asked [the producer] whether I would be a better bet for tele-verite if I were six inches taller … 'Oh yes, undoubtedly,' he assured me. 'They can get lovely angles if you're tall – shots against the sky, or, in this case, against the spotlights.' Yesterday they'd been filming the Goodies at rehearsal and the cameraman had found Bill Oddie quite a problem.
 
1976 – Saturday, April 3rd
Graham [Chapman] and Peter [Cook] make a strange pair – both with inflated eyes and a sort of boozy calm which can and does easily flare up. Graham's bete noire tonight, and not for the first time, is Bill Oddie. Tonight is the only night the Goodies appear [at Amnesty]. They are in a different world to everyone else on the show with their 'Funky Gibbon' pop numbers, complete with dance movements – a rather gluey, trad, middle-of-the-road 'Top of the Pops' appearance.
 
1976 – Sunday, August 15th
Rumour has it that the Rolling Stones are rehearsing here this week – across on Stage A. Will wait to hear more. Last week I got a letter from a hotel on the Cap D'Antibes, written by Ronnie Wood (whom Eric has been gallivanting around with this summer) saying that Eric was too busy to write, but he'd asked Mr Wood to write and tell me that if my letters didn't become more interesting he'd have to write to one of the Goodies.
 
1976 – December (unsure of exact date)
Everything in full swing when we arrived, but as I hadn't been there since the 1973 LE party, we went in the wrong entrance and found ourselves in a small ante-room, empty save for Jimmy Savile, crouched over a large plate of food. A cheery exchange and we walk through to find a throng of people we once saw so much. Tim Brooke-Taylor and I commiserate over our eternal branding together in John's mind as 'nice' people. Bill Oddie, small, dark and glowering. 'I don't know why I come here, ' he says. Yet he always does.
 
1977 – Monday, February 21st
At two [Terry and I] went up to Hampstead for a pizza and saw the Goodies, Tim, Graham (sic) and Bill, all in almost identical blue anoraks walking up Flask Walk ahead of us. Enjoyed ourselves immensely, shouting loud and coarsely after them – 'Goodies!' 'Eric Cleese!' 'Do us your silly walk!' 'Where's your bicycle?' and watching them deliberately not turn around or quicken their pace in the face of this volley. Even at the top of the hill, when we were almost beside them, they only looked around very furtively and then away again. Finally Bill did an enormous double-take.
 
1977 – Friday, July 29th
The Goodies are in the bar at lunchtime. Tim has been in Australia (Perth) for two months doing a long part in a stage play, just to see, as he put it, 'if I could make people laugh again'.
The talk is of the two scripts for the new Goodies series which the BBC have rejected. One, Jim (sic) told me, was the first the BBC had rejected, and it was because it wasn't funny. Bill, on the other hand, said it was about punk rock and the BBC couldn't stomach it. Jimmy Gilbert came under attack for his pusillanimity – and apparently Tim had been the most aggressive of the lot with him. Times change. John C used to describe Tim as the only man who could get Hitler and Churchill to come to tea together.
 
1977 – Monday, August 22nd
Jill Foster rang to say that Python had been approached to appear in the Royal Variety Performance this year. ... I saw Tim Brooke-T and Bill at the Holiday Inn. The Goodies haven't been asked, Tim admitted. I told him to wait a week! Tim did it once with Marty Feldman, and he strongly advised me against it. The audience was made up of the rich and ruthless of British showbiz – the sort of men, as Tim put it, 'make chorus girls cry'.
 
1979 – Thursday, January 4th
Graeme Garden, who's also speaking [at the upcoming Barclays Bank Northern Manager's lunch], is there [at a lunch meeting of fellow speakers], which avoids the conversation becoming utterly stodgy. The other bank representatives look very English macho, rugby club rednecks, and not really the sort of people I'd spend more than 12 minutes with if possible. My heart sinks as [organiser] Brian (whose wife is, rather neatly, called Judith) tells me that there will only be two or three women there so we can be as filthy as we like.
Graeme is going back to theatre acting in the next couple of weeks. He's going to do Charles Dyer's 'Rattle Of A Simple Man' for Johnny Lynn and the Cambridge Theatre Company. He's only going on tour though. He hated the West End run of 'The Unvarnished Truth' and claims that the provinces provide much more enthusiastic audiences.
 
 
6. GOODIES WORD FINDER
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(by Brett Allender)
 
This puzzle contains hidden words and phrases relating to The Goodies episode "Lips Or Almighty Cod".
 
Try to find all the listed words in the puzzle. Words may be found horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Upon completion, the 10 unused letters can be rearranged to form a solution of two words (7 and 3 letters) from this episode - clue: "The end result of a rather odd(ie) experiment"
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There is a print-friendly copy of the puzzle on the website at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=10  and the solution is on a separate page accessible from the menu.
The solution will also be published in next month's newsletter.
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A

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H

P

S

H

M

R

S

S

R

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G

N

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F

E

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WORD LIST
 
Annoy
Axe
Bat
Batter
Boat
Brass Monkey
Coat
Decoy
Eel
Eggs
Eskimo
Explosion
Fillets
Frog
Graemefingers
Gramophone
Haddock
Harpoon
Hole
Igloo
Jar
Jaws
Lake
Lenny
Limit
Lions
Mask
Max
Net
Oil
Phrase Book
Pier
Pike
Pillow
Radio
Savages
Serpentine
Slime
Tanks
Trout
Walkies
War
Whale
 
 
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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(a) Graeme
(b) The Eskimos
(c) Lips or Almighty Cod
(d) A sparrow
(e) One made out of a seal pup
(f) Tim's
(g) It can shoot a barrage of concrete eggs
(h) One of its own tailfeathers
 
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:
- #173: 12th April 2010.
 
UPCOMING ARTICLES:
- Apr / May: A Collection Of Goodies Themes – Goodies Relatives
- Apr / May: Goodies Music Review – Charles Aznovoice
 
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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