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22nd Aug '16 4:06:34 PM sabremeister
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** Little Jim, except when announcing someone had fallen in the wa-tah. In the final episode, only Eccles could understand Little Jim - ''including Little Jim''. Bluebottle concludes that he must be one of [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Mrs. Thatcher's]] incomprehensives[[note]]A reference to the Comprehensive School system introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Tory Party.[[/note]].

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** Little Jim, except when announcing someone had fallen in the wa-tah. In the final episode, only Eccles could understand Little Jim - ''including Little Jim''. Bluebottle concludes that he must be one of [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Mrs. Thatcher's]] incomprehensives[[note]]A reference to the Comprehensive School system introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Tory Party.Party, of which Thatcher was the Education Minister.[[/note]].
26th Jul '16 8:57:49 AM morenohijazo
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* ColorBlindConfusion: In the episode "Foiled by President Fred", Eccles has a red sack of forged money and a blue sack of genuine money. Or maybe it's the other way around. Thanks to his colour blindness, he isn't able to tell which sack is which colour anyway...
2nd Jun '16 6:27:40 AM Motan12
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** ''"Le Salarie de la peur'', or "The Wages of Fear", or in English "The Fear of Wages".

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** ''"Le Salarie de la peur'', or "The Wages of Fear", "Film/TheWagesOfFear", or in English "The Fear of Wages".
2nd Jun '16 6:25:12 AM Motan12
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** '"The Giant Bombardon" or, "The Giant Bombardon", or...'
2nd Jun '16 6:21:42 AM Motan12
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* EitherOrTitle: Many examples, usually played with in some way.
** "The Greatest Mountain In The World!, Or: I Knew Fred Croot, Or: The Greatest Mountain In The World!"

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* EitherOrTitle: Many examples, usually played with in some way.
examples. The Goons mocked this trope mercilessly:
** "The Greatest Mountain In The World!, Or: I Knew Fred Croot, Crute, Or: The Greatest Mountain In The World!"



** "The Fireball of Milton Street", or "What's become of that crispy bacon we had before the war, ey?"



** The episode "The Curse of Frankenstein" was given two possible titles in the episode itself: "'My Heart's in the Highlands but My Feet Are in Bombay', or 'I Was the Victim of a Terrible Explosion'."
** ''"Le Salarie de la peur'', or "The Wages of Fear", or in English "The Fear of Wages".



--> '''Milligan:''' "I was Mrs Dale's Chiropodist, by John Bunion", or...
--> '''Seacombe:''' "The Collapse of Mrs Dale's Saxophone System on the Tibetan Sandwich Railway", or...

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--> '''Milligan:''' "I was Mrs Dale's General Woolfe's Chiropodist, by John Bunion", or...
--> '''Seacombe:''' "The Collapse of Mrs Dale's General Woolfe's Saxophone System on the Tibetan Manitoba Sandwich Railway", or...
2nd Jun '16 5:19:43 AM Motan12
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* AffectionateParody: Among the stories that could qualify as this are "Shangri-La Again" (''Film/LostHorizon''), "1985" (''1984''), "The Scarlet Capsule" (''Series/QuatermassAndThePit''), and the various takes on RobinHood done as Christmas episodes.

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* AffectionateParody: Among the stories that could qualify as this are "Shangri-La Again" (''Film/LostHorizon''), "1985" (''1984''), (''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''), "The Scarlet Capsule" (''Series/QuatermassAndThePit''), and the various takes on RobinHood done as Christmas episodes.
2nd Jun '16 4:34:58 AM Motan12
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--> '''Seacombe:'' "The Collapse of the British Rail Sandwich System", or...
--> '''Milligan:'' "I was Mrs Dale's Chiropodist, by John Bunion", or...
--> '''Seacombe:'' "The Collapse of Mrs Dale's Saxophone System on the Tibetan Sandwich Railway", or...
--> '''SFX:'' [Incomprehensible noises]
--> '''Milligan:'' ..."We Shall See".

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--> '''Seacombe:'' '''Seacombe:''' "The Collapse of the British Rail Sandwich System", or...
--> '''Milligan:'' '''Milligan:''' "I was Mrs Dale's Chiropodist, by John Bunion", or...
--> '''Seacombe:'' '''Seacombe:''' "The Collapse of Mrs Dale's Saxophone System on the Tibetan Sandwich Railway", or...
--> '''SFX:'' [Incomprehensible noises]
'''SFX:''' ''Incomprehensible noises''
--> '''Milligan:'' ...'''Milligan:''' ..."We Shall See".
2nd Jun '16 4:32:57 AM Motan12
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** One of the earliest episodes took this trope too far...
--> '''Seacombe:'' "The Collapse of the British Rail Sandwich System", or...
--> '''Milligan:'' "I was Mrs Dale's Chiropodist, by John Bunion", or...
--> '''Seacombe:'' "The Collapse of Mrs Dale's Saxophone System on the Tibetan Sandwich Railway", or...
--> '''SFX:'' [Incomprehensible noises]
--> '''Milligan:'' ..."We Shall See".
9th May '16 5:35:09 AM AgProv
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** The very name of the show is a shout-out to ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'': Milligan was fascinated with the huge lumbering not-burdened-with-brains Goons of the cartoon and visualised his characters as looking and acting like them.
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.
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