History Radio / TheGoonShow

25th Apr '16 3:19:27 AM WillBGood
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early series of ''The Goon Show'' had four people (the regular three plus Michael Bentine), and were written as multiple short sketches rather than the extended if incoherent stories featuring a CommediaDellArteTroupe of madmen that became the show's typical structure later in its life.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early series of ''The Goon Show'' had four people (the regular three plus Michael Bentine), and were written as multiple short sketches rather than the extended if incoherent stories featuring a CommediaDellArteTroupe UniversalAdaptorCast of madmen that became the show's typical structure later in its life.
19th Apr '16 6:19:40 PM PaulA
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early series of ''The Goon Show'' had four people (the regular three plus Michael Bentine), and were written as multiple short sketches rather than the extended if incoherent stories featuring a CommediaDellArteTroupe of madmen that became the show's typical structure later in its life.
12th Mar '16 8:01:39 AM notShemp
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* BringingRunningShoesToACarChase:
** In "The Missing Number Ten Downing Street":
--->'''Eccles:''' Inspector? I think I'm on to something. Iíve been tailing a car up der Great North Road for the last 30 miles, and it looks very suspicious. \\
'''Seagoon:''' Overtake him at once! \\
'''Eccles:''' But heís doiní a hundred miles an hour. \\
'''Seagoon:''' Well, try and pass him. \\
'''Eccles:''' Well, Iíll try, but heís got the advantage over me. \\
'''Seagoon:''' Why? \\
'''Eccles:''' Heís in a car, Iím walkiní.
** In "Ill Met By Goonlight":
--->'''[[ThoseWackyNazis First Nazi]]''': Ach Himmel! He's running alongside the car. Faster driver! \\
'''Driver:''' Jawohl! \\
'''Second Nazi:''' Gerblunden, he's still keeping up with us! Faster driver, faster. \\
'''Driver:''' Jawohl! \\
'''First Nazi:''' Great gerblunden, he's still alongside, and we're doing hundred miles an hour. \\
'''Second Nazi:''' Lower the window. ''[Window lowered]'' Look, go away you, stop running after us. \\
'''Eccles:''' I can't! I got my coat caught in the door!
25th Feb '16 6:08:34 PM PaulA
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* BrokenEcho:
** In "World War One":
--->'''Seagoon:''' Hello!\\
'''Echo:''' Hello!\\
'''Seagoon:''' Ahh, an echo!\\
'''Echo:''' Ahh, an echo!\\
'''Seagoon:''' Mi mi mi mi mi.\\
'''Echo:''' Mi mi mi mi mi.\\
'''Seagoon:''' Holla-loo!\\
'''Echo:''' Holla-loo!\\
'''Seagoon:''' I'm an idiot!\\
'''Echo:''' You certainly are!
** In "The Great Bank of England Robbery", Eccles gets in an argument with his echo, thinking it's a real person mocking him -- "Who's that?" "Who's that?" "I'm Eccles." "I'm Eccles." "You can't be, I'm Eccles." and so on -- even though it's just repeating what he says... until the end of the bit, when this happens:
--->'''Eccles:''' Now then I've got to find Mr. Seagoon.\\
'''Echo:''' Needing me anymore?\\
'''Eccles:''' No!\\
'''Echo:''' OK, goodbye!
20th Feb '16 2:02:34 AM WillBGood
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--> '''Seagoon (while trying to seize control of a train from a hostile Grytpype-Thynne):''' Eccles, cover me with this photograph of a gun!

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--> '''Seagoon (while '''Seagoon:''' ''(while trying to seize control of a train from a hostile Grytpype-Thynne):''' Grytpype-Thynne)'' Eccles, cover me with this photograph of a gun!



''Fx: Hammer on anvil''\\

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''Fx: ''FX: Hammer on anvil''\\



** In "The Mummified Priest", Crun announces he is having an ancient Egyptian manuscript sent to his museum to be translated. Neddie isn't sure about his translation skills, but don't worry; Crun "knows two men who are experts at reading ancient scripts; BobHope and Steve Allen."

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** In "The Mummified Priest", Crun announces he is having an ancient Egyptian manuscript sent to his museum to be translated. Neddie isn't sure about his translation skills, but don't worry; Crun "knows two men who are experts at reading ancient scripts; BobHope scripts: Creator/BobHope and Steve Allen."
20th Feb '16 2:01:02 AM WillBGood
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The plots, such as they were, often revolved around well-meaning fool Neddy Seagoon (Secombe) becoming the target of some plot by impoverished [[ConMan conmen]] Hercules Grytpype-Thynne and Count Jim "Knees" Moriarty (Sellers and Milligan respectively) Grytpype's influence drags Moriarty down from the competent schemer of series 5 to the cringing dustbin-dweller of series 9. Other major characters included DirtyCoward Major Bloodnok (Sellers), the aged Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister (Sellers and Milligan), happy-go-lucky ChewToy boy adventurer Bluebottle (Sellers), and The Famous Eccles, the world's biggest idiot (Milligan).

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The plots, such as they were, often revolved around well-meaning fool Neddy Neddie Seagoon (Secombe) becoming the target of some plot by impoverished [[ConMan conmen]] Hercules Grytpype-Thynne and Count Jim "Knees" Moriarty (Sellers and Milligan respectively) Grytpype's influence drags Moriarty down from the competent schemer of series 5 to the cringing dustbin-dweller of series 9. Other major characters included DirtyCoward Major Bloodnok (Sellers), the aged Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister (Sellers and Milligan), happy-go-lucky ChewToy boy adventurer Bluebottle (Sellers), and The Famous Eccles, the world's biggest idiot (Milligan).
20th Feb '16 1:57:05 AM WillBGood
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** If one hasn't read up on it going in, s/he might not realize many jokes about Bloodnok are fart gags, accomplished through odd sound effects (i.e. explosions) and suggestive phrases, e.g. "No more curried eggs for me!".

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** If one hasn't read up on it going in, s/he they might not realize many jokes about Bloodnok are fart gags, accomplished through odd sound effects (i.e. explosions) and suggestive phrases, e.g. "No more curried eggs for me!".


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* LoudGulp: Usually from Neddie. Unsurprising since it's radio and all.
1st Feb '16 11:32:22 PM WillBGood
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* OnlySaneMan: Grytpype-Thynne was the only character who had some vague knowledge of how ridiculous the situations were and how crazy all of the others were. Of course, he tried to exploit this at every opportunity.
1st Feb '16 11:07:07 PM WillBGood
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** Minnie Bannister: "We'll all be murdered in our beds!" and referring to everyone as "buddy".
1st Feb '16 10:55:39 PM WillBGood
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** Henry Crun: "You can't get the wood, you know..."



** Major Bloodnok: "[[MadLibsCatchPhrase X my Ys and A my Bs]]!" as an UnusualEuphemism curse.
*** "Nurse! The screens!"
*** "I don't know who you are sir, or where you come from, but you've done me a power of good!"
*** "It was hell in there!"



* DirtyCoward: Major Bloodnok ''is'' this trope.
** To wit, in ''The Stolen Battleship'', after a case of exchanged identity:
-->'''Bloodnok''': Here! Give me that money order!\\
'''Eccles''': It's mine, I'm Major Bloodnok.\\
'''Bloodnok''': Nonsense! You give it to me, you thieving coward!\\
'''Eccles''': I'm not a thieving coward!\\
'''Bloodnok''': Then that proves it, you're ''not'' Major Bloodnok!



* GreatWhiteHunter: Major Bloodnok, sometimes.
* ICanExplain: Major Bloodnok, when interrupted with a woman. In one episode, he quickly introduces the woman he is with as his sister; when rebuffed, he reintroduces her as his mother.



* {{Leitmotif}}: Bloodnok's theme.



* OverrankedSoldier: How self-proclaimed 'dirty coward' Major Denis Bloodnok ever obtained his rank is a mystery. More than one episode implies that blackmail had something to do with it.
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