A fresh look at Jon Pertwee's gig on the Goodies, through the eyes of Mr Paul (Pharos Project) and two-thirds of Radio Free Skaro (Steven Schapansky and Chris Burgess!)
Jeffers and Steve have all the latest NEWS and there's a lot of it this week :) Timbo in a new pilot comedy, Bill on radio and live in person, ISIHAC and Hamish & Dougal, a vintage interview released by the East Anglia Film Archive, and more!
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie... our comedy Gods. We are honored to know their comedic brilliance through The Goodies - the slapstick, the witty cutting remarks, the perfect set ups for the well-timed falls. But who influenced them? Who were the stars of their youth that they studied as they honed their own acting skills? Who are the Comedy Gods our Superchaps Three worship? And do those Gods still pack a punch today?
In this, the first of an infrequent series, we look back at the work of Buster Keaton, the silent film comedy star from America, who both Tim and Graeme have said they were heavily influenced by. Having never seen any of his work before, both Steve and Megan sit down on the Commentary Couch to see if watching Keaton is like watching a Goodies episode, and to try to spot any Goodies parallels in these silent classics that are nearly 100 years old.
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So sit back and enjoy this extra long Goodies Podcast, and the brilliance of The Great Stone Face.
TBT OBE, Bill on Autumnwatch, ISIHAC series 56.
The Goodies' series 9 fancy footwork in Football Crazy is commented upon by Jeffers and Jane. Includes news and competition info.
Bill Banana Bundy!
We look at Bill Oddie's 1970s morning kids show The Saturday Banana and also Bill's appearance in a trio of episodes of the US classic sitcom Married With Children.
Star Wars figures, baseball cards, china pots, TARDISes, pet rocks, Avril Lavigne's home address... everyone collects something. But do you have a Collection of Goodies? Lost in time and unshown in Australia, this rare clip episode has been seen by few and discussed by fewer (unless you have the DVDs.) So, come along for the ride as Steve and Megan provide a fast-paced commentary to a fast-paced special episode...one which Steve has never even seen! Slacker! Bring your Sherbert and get ready for some slapstick highjinks, some shameless plugs, a bare-chested Bill and just try to say "Strip Scrabble" three times fast.
Music polls! Competitions! News!
Bill, Bill and more BILL. Mr Oddie on telly (Would I Lie To You), on the web answering our question, and in actuality at the Save Wild Tigers Forum.
Rome Antics! This is a commentary for the 1975 ep which guest-stars Roy Kinnear as the emperor. There's a track from Stevie Rigsby and some fan chat with Nick James. Enjoy!
The fabulous 69th edition of the Goodies Podcast brings us the commentary we had to have - Gender Education. Yes, it's all about how to make a podcast by doing naughty things. To make sure there are no smutty goings on, the sheet is out and everyone is sitting the regulatory 40cm apart as we look at the wonderful Goodies version of gender education films of the 70s, with Mary Whitehouse and some leather-clad ladies.
Strap yourself in, grab a sheet (but not a lady), cover up your naughty bits and get ready for the best telling of Sinderella you're ever going to see.
Bill Oddie at the Great Gorilla Run 2011. Bills Bird food snub! Unbelievable Truth. Tim Brooke-Taylor Soldier Spy. Bring Graeme the head of Alfredo Garcia!
Punky Business ensues in this commentary by Jeffers and Jane, with added chat by Robert Haynes. Also featuring some Sex Pistols and Jeannie Carson!
It's 40 years since the Goodies first screened on televisions around the world. What is their legacy? What does the passage of time mean for our SuperChaps Three? In this extra special Goodies Podcast episode, we turn the microphones over to the youth of today - the most recent Goodies fans - to see how the everlasting comedy genius of Tim, Bill and Graeme plays through the youngest of eyes. From 1971 to 2011 and a bit, the Goodies still endure. Don't take our word for it, listen to lifelong fans Whitley, 11, and Rain, 7, as they talk you through their favourite of kids episodes...Kitten Kong, with Bubbles their cat, accompanying them on the trandem!!