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* DrawingStraws: In "The End", the boys draw straws to decide [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty which one of them will be killed and eaten]] after they are sealed inside a block of concrete. Bill, who does not know what they are drawing for, is the 'winner'.
21st Oct '15 2:42:56 AM PaulA
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Misuse of Broken Ace. Example indentation. Quote markup. Pruned a number of long anecdotes that weren't relevant to the trope at hand.
** BrokenAce: He is rejected by every disco club around.

-->"All I've ever done is tried to help people! [[DirtyCommunists I helped the Russians with their nerve gas]], [[YanksWithTanks I helped the Americans with their H-Bomb]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice I helped the British with their anthrax]] [[ThoseWackyNazis I even helped the Nazis!]] Now how generous can you get?"
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-->"All -->'''Von Petal:''' All I've ever done is tried to help people! [[DirtyCommunists I helped the Russians with their nerve gas]], [[YanksWithTanks I helped the Americans with their H-Bomb]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice I helped the British with their anthrax]] -- [[ThoseWackyNazis I even helped the Nazis!]] Now how generous can you get?"get?

* AndZoidberg: From "Frankenfido", when it's revealed Graeme has been gathering body parts from celebrities, following his "chopping list", to create the perfect dog: -->'''Graeme:''' Look. Teeth. You wouldn't find teeth like these on a mere dog. -->'''Tim:''' What are they? Horse, alligator, tiger... -->'''Graeme:''' Look at them. -->'''Tim:''' No! Not Donny Osmond! -->'''Graeme:''' Yep. -->'''Tim:''' You...you've been using people! ...And Donny Osmond! ** From "Rome Antics" which opens with Graeme as TheNarrator. -->"The Roman Empire spreads itself across the civilised world. And England."
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* AndZoidberg: AndZoidberg: ** From "Frankenfido", when it's revealed Graeme has been gathering body parts from celebrities, following his "chopping list", to create the perfect dog: -->'''Graeme:''' --->'''Graeme:''' Look. Teeth. You wouldn't find teeth like these on a mere dog. -->'''Tim:''' dog.\\ '''Tim:''' What are they? Horse, alligator, tiger... -->'''Graeme:''' tiger...\\ '''Graeme:''' Look at them. -->'''Tim:''' them.\\ '''Tim:''' No! Not Donny Osmond! -->'''Graeme:''' Yep. -->'''Tim:''' Osmond!\\ '''Graeme:''' Yep.\\ '''Tim:''' You...you've been using people! ...And Donny Osmond! ** From "Rome Antics" Antics", which opens with Graeme as TheNarrator. -->"The TheNarrator.: --->'''Graeme:''' The Roman Empire spreads itself across the civilised world. And England."

-->'''Tim:''' You nasty, spotty, unpleasant little dwarf! -->'''Graeme:''' Weirdo! ...''Chelsea supporter!'' ** [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne (Note that the latter is the remark that comes closest to pushing Bill over the edge...)]]
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-->'''Tim:''' You nasty, spotty, unpleasant little dwarf! -->'''Graeme:''' dwarf!\\ '''Graeme:''' Weirdo! ...''Chelsea supporter!'' ** [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne (Note that the latter is the remark that comes closest to pushing Bill over the edge...)]]supporter!''

* BaguetteBeatdown: "Kung-Fu Kapers" has Tim briefly make use of a French martial art called Oh-Hon-Hee-Hon that involves hitting the opponent with a baguette... it has no effect whatsoever! ** Ecky Thump: it's a "martial art" Bill learned when he was younger that basically revolves around hitting people with black pudding. * BananaPeel: In the episode "Cunning Stunts", Bill is seen throwing several banana peels on the floor just so he can slip all over them as part of his entry in the Eurovision Loony Contest. Graeme and Tim also slip all over the skins. ** And a mimed banana peel causes a nasty accident in "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express".
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* BaguetteBeatdown: "Kung-Fu Kapers" has Tim briefly make use of a French martial art called Oh-Hon-Hee-Hon that involves hitting the opponent with a baguette... it has no effect whatsoever! ** whatsoever! There's also Ecky Thump: it's Thump, a "martial art" Bill learned when he was younger that basically revolves around hitting people with black pudding. * BananaPeel: BananaPeel: ** In the episode "Cunning Stunts", Bill is seen throwing several banana peels on the floor just so he can slip all over them as part of his entry in the Eurovision Loony Contest. Graeme and Tim also slip all over the skins. ** And a A mimed banana peel causes a nasty accident in "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express".

-->'''Bill''': As you well know tomorrow never comes and do you know why? Because, little dewy eyed Timbo, tomorrow we'll all be dead! Dead, dead! D! E! A! D! '''''DEAD'''''! -->'''Graeme''': You might have broken it to him gently.
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-->'''Bill''': As you well know tomorrow never comes and do you know why? Because, little dewy eyed Timbo, tomorrow we'll all be dead! Dead, dead! D! E! A! D! '''''DEAD'''''! -->'''Graeme''': '''''DEAD'''''!\\ '''Graeme''': You might have broken it to him gently.

* {{Blackface}}: Tim in "South Africa". A somewhat unusual example in that it was being used to criticise racism (the joke was that no actual black people would be in a pro-apartheid PSA). ** This trope popped up several times, such as in "Kung Fu Kapers" when Bill fights a black boxer (played by Graeme as an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim. --->'''Graeme''': What have you done? --->'''Bill''': I gone got religion, I'se become a black Muslim! --->'''Tim''': Don't be ridiculous, Bill! --->'''Bill''': Now don't call me Bill! I ain' no longer Bill Oddie, that is an unholy name and I done rejected it! From now on you will address me kindly by my holy name... Rastus Watermelon! ** "Rastus" was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically incorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performance to bird-watching.[[/note]]
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* {{Blackface}}: {{Blackface}}: ** Tim in "South Africa". A somewhat unusual example in that it was being used to criticise racism (the joke was that no actual black people would be in a pro-apartheid PSA). ** This trope popped up several times, such as in In "Kung Fu Kapers" when Kapers", Bill fights a black boxer (played played by Graeme as an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli. ** In "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. religion]]; Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim. --->'''Graeme''': What have you done? --->'''Bill''': I gone got religion, I'se become a black Muslim! --->'''Tim''': Don't be ridiculous, Bill! --->'''Bill''': Now don't call me Bill! I ain' no longer Bill Oddie, that is an unholy name and I done rejected it! From now on you will address me kindly by my holy name... Rastus Watermelon! ** "Rastus" was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically incorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performance to bird-watching.[[/note]]Black Muslim.

-->'''Tim:''' Look at those stars. They look like hundreds of tiny little eyes. -->'''Graeme:''' They are hundreds of tiny little eyes...
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-->'''Tim:''' Look at those stars. They look like hundreds of tiny little eyes. -->'''Graeme:''' eyes.\\ '''Graeme:''' They are hundreds of tiny little eyes...

* {{Calvinball}}: "Spat", which seemed to be made of rules that led to Bill always losing and being injured. ** Bill mentions in the commentary that he really didn't have any idea what the other two were doing.
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* {{Calvinball}}: "Spat", which seemed to be made of rules that led to Bill always losing and being injured. ** injured. Bill mentions in the commentary that he really didn't have any idea what the other two were doing.

-->"I'll pop it on the laptop. Hang on, [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's not compatible.]] I shall give it an upgrade." ''([[PercussiveMaintenance hits it with a mallet]])''
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-->"I'll -->'''Graeme''': I'll pop it on the laptop. Hang on, [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's not compatible.]] I shall give it an upgrade." ''([[PercussiveMaintenance hits it with a mallet]])''

* CrossDresser: Tim in "Cecily". ** Tim in quite a few episodes - to the point that, after the Goodies have taken over the film industry, Graeme says to Tim "You'll play the woman - you always play the women."
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* CrossDresser: Tim in "Cecily". ** Tim in quite a few episodes - to the point that, after the Goodies have taken over the film industry, Graeme says to Tim "You'll play the woman - you always play the women."

* DanceSensation: Spoofed in "The Music Lovers" where they were being tasked by a musical Mad Hatter, no less with writing a hit song. They belted up a squaredance tune, and Bill improvised fairly ordinary squaredance lyrics which were being followed exactly by the Mad Hatter's goons, ending with this (paraphrased): -->Back to the windows, turn about, -->Are you ready, all jump out ** Also spoofed in "Saturday Night Grease", when Bill and Graeme create the "Disco heave" which becomes instantly popular.
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* DanceSensation: DanceSensation: ** Spoofed in "The Music Lovers" where they were being tasked -- by a musical Mad Hatter, no less -- with writing a hit song. They belted up a squaredance tune, and Bill improvised fairly ordinary squaredance lyrics which were being followed exactly by the Mad Hatter's goons, ending with this (paraphrased): -->Back --->Back to the windows, turn about, -->Are about,\\ Are you ready, all jump out ** Also spoofed Spoofed in "Saturday Night Grease", when Bill and Graeme create the "Disco heave" which becomes instantly popular.

** And Dr. Demento listeners will remember "The Funky Gibbon".
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** And Dr. Demento listeners will remember The show also produced a real-life dance hit (for certain values of "hit"), "The Funky Gibbon".

-->'''Graeme:''' Look, I'm in a terrible hurry to set the control box... -->'''Leader:''' ''Set the control box?'' -->'''Graeme:''' Yes, the box that--the--uh--the suits, the settings, we--''[makes vague hand gestures]''--anyway, I ''must'' dash! -->'''Leader:''' ''[catching on somehow]'' ...But this is ''cheating!'' -->'''Graeme:''' Yeah, well, it is, a bit, but--''[grinning]''--long as nobody knows about it, eh? ''[thumbs up]'' See you later! ''[leaves]'' -->'''Leader:''' ''[stunned silence]'' -->'''Graeme:''' ''[just outside, stopping and [[OhCrap staring into open space, realizing]]]'' ...''WHAT'VE I DONE?!'' * DieLaughing: "Kung Fu Kapers" caused Alex Mitchell to laugh non-stop for nearly a half-hour. The strain on his body was too much and he suffered a fatal heart attack. His widow sent a letter to the Goodies thanking them for making her husband's last moments so happy. ** [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18542377 Mr. Mitchell's condition was more fully explained recently]], when his granddaughter had a narrow escape from a similar incident (she survived and has had preventative surgery since) ** InUniverse this is the fate of anyone who sees [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] (Tim Brooke-Taylor with a foot that's swelled up to enormous size) in "Bigfoot".
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-->'''Graeme:''' Look, I'm in a terrible hurry to set the control box... -->'''Leader:''' box...\\ '''Leader:''' ''Set the control box?'' -->'''Graeme:''' box?''\\ '''Graeme:''' Yes, the box that--the--uh--the suits, the settings, we--''[makes vague hand gestures]''--anyway, I ''must'' dash! -->'''Leader:''' dash!\\ '''Leader:''' ''[catching on somehow]'' ...But this is ''cheating!'' -->'''Graeme:''' ''cheating!''\\ '''Graeme:''' Yeah, well, it is, a bit, but--''[grinning]''--long as nobody knows about it, eh? ''[thumbs up]'' See you later! ''[leaves]'' -->'''Leader:''' ''[leaves]''\\ '''Leader:''' ''[stunned silence]'' -->'''Graeme:''' silence]''\\ '''Graeme:''' ''[just outside, stopping and [[OhCrap staring into open space, realizing]]]'' ...''WHAT'VE I DONE?!'' * DieLaughing: DieLaughing: ** This is the fate of anyone who sees [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] (Tim Brooke-Taylor with a foot that's swelled up to enormous size) in "Bigfoot". ** In a rare case of this happening in real life, it was reported that "Kung Fu Kapers" caused Alex Mitchell to laugh non-stop for nearly a half-hour. The strain on his body was too much and he suffered a fatal heart attack. His widow sent a letter to the Goodies thanking them for making her husband's last moments so happy. ** happy. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18542377 Mr. Mitchell's condition was more fully explained recently]], when his granddaughter had a narrow escape from a similar incident (she survived and has had preventative surgery since) ** InUniverse this is the fate of anyone who sees [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] (Tim Brooke-Taylor with a foot that's swelled up to enormous size) in "Bigfoot".since).

* DogWalksYou: In "Kitten Kong" Tim gets dragged along by a kitten (and over some dog poo that happened to be there when they were filming the scene, what makes it worse is that that shot was filmed with stop motion, so Tim was dragged through the dog poo slowly). ** Strange to think that in the 1970s- before the introduction of anti-fouling laws- nobody seems to have thought of ''removing'' the poo from the grass!
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* DogWalksYou: In "Kitten Kong" Tim gets dragged along by a kitten (and over some dog poo that happened to be there when they were filming the scene, what makes it worse is that that shot was filmed with stop motion, so Tim was dragged through the dog poo slowly). ** Strange to think that in the 1970s- before the introduction of anti-fouling laws- nobody seems to have thought of ''removing'' the poo from the grass!kitten.

* FacialCompositeFailure: "Lighthouse Keeping Loonies" has two identikit pictures of suspects for some crime who resemble some high-up members of the Royal Family. ** The composites are identified as two people seen in the vicinity of the missing lighthouse, and, in fact, in an earlier scene, the couple were established as having been nearby.
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* FacialCompositeFailure: "Lighthouse Keeping Loonies" has two identikit pictures of suspects for some crime who resemble some high-up members of the Royal Family. ** The composites are pictures, identified as two people seen in the vicinity of the missing lighthouse, and, in fact, in an earlier scene, who resemble some high-up members of the couple were established as having been nearby.Royal Family.

-->"No! This is not Graeme doing a silly accent! Mister Garden would do a much sillier accent than this!"
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-->"No! -->'''Graeme:''' No! This is not Graeme doing a silly accent! Mister Garden would do a much sillier accent than this!"this!

-->'''Tim:''' Hang on a minute--''(sniffs)''--dang! That's certain substances, that is! How stupid...Graeme, have a sniff of that. -->'''Graeme:''' Huh? Oh, that's--''(sniffs -- collapses, then gets up, looking completely spaced out)''--hooh! Where'd you get the stuff, man? Cool, baby, cool...
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-->'''Tim:''' Hang on a minute--''(sniffs)''--dang! That's certain substances, that is! How stupid...Graeme, have a sniff of that. -->'''Graeme:''' that.\\ '''Graeme:''' Huh? Oh, that's--''(sniffs -- collapses, then gets up, looking completely spaced out)''--hooh! Where'd you get the stuff, man? Cool, baby, cool...

** ''The Goodies'' had an episode about soccer hooliganism, in which ''ballet'' eventually replaced soccer as the national pastime but was then ruined by - yep - ''ballet hooligans''.[[note]] This is likely a CallBack to a sketch on ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'' featuring Tim, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Marty Feldman, and guest cast member Barry Cryer as rival Scottish and English ballet fans at a performance by troupes from both countries which eventually degenerates into a football riot.[[/note]] ** This was quite probably a reference to ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'', which actually did have hooligans beating each other and gendarmes called in to quell the riot on its premiere.
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** ''The Goodies'' had an episode about soccer hooliganism, in which ''ballet'' eventually replaced soccer as the national pastime but was then ruined by - yep - ''ballet hooligans''.[[note]] This is likely a CallBack to a sketch on ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'' featuring Tim, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Marty Feldman, and guest cast member Barry Cryer as rival Scottish and English ballet fans at a performance by troupes from both countries which eventually degenerates into a football riot.[[/note]] ** This was quite probably a reference to ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'', which actually did have hooligans beating each other and gendarmes called in to quell the riot on its premiere.

-->'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode So where've you two been?]] -->'''Graeme:''' ''[[SmartPeoplePlayChess The chess championships!]]''
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-->'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode So where've you two been?]] -->'''Graeme:''' ''[[SmartPeoplePlayChess been?\\ '''Graeme:''' The chess championships!]]''championships!

'''Bill:''' ''I like violence! (jumps Graeme, beginning to strangle him)''
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'''Bill:''' ''I I like violence! (jumps ''(jumps Graeme, beginning to strangle him)''

* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "U-Friend Or UFO", Tim and Graeme discuss their sensitive UFO sensing equipment. Meanwhile, Bill is abducted. ** In another UFO gag, Graeme (spoofing ArthurCClarke) completely fails to notice a UFO refueling behind him at Stonehenge or the Yeti eating his latest book.
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent: ** In "U-Friend Or UFO", Tim and Graeme discuss their sensitive UFO sensing equipment. Meanwhile, Bill is abducted. ** In another UFO gag, Graeme (spoofing ArthurCClarke) Creator/ArthurCClarke) completely fails to notice a UFO refueling behind him at Stonehenge or the Yeti eating his latest book.

** There was a ''real'' Workers' Revolutionary Party at the time. Its members had a disproportionate representation in the acting profession. They were said to make nuisances of themselves on set trying to convert other actors, like a Trotskyite version of the Jehovahs' Witnesses. [[note]] the WRP was known for this reason as ''[[FunWithAcronyms The West End Revolutionary Party]]'' and was indeed called ''TWERP'' for short.[[/note]]The boys are perhaps making an unflattering TakeThat here.

--->'''Bill:''' There's still one problem. We don't have a car, do we? --->'''Graeme:''' That's no problem -- get me a plate, a spoon, and a mirror. --->'''Bill:''' [[DeadpanSnarker This is]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker no]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker time for juggling.]] --->'''Graeme:''' ''(annoyed)'' Get them.
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--->'''Bill:''' There's still one problem. We don't have a car, do we? --->'''Graeme:''' we?\\ '''Graeme:''' That's no problem -- get me a plate, a spoon, and a mirror. --->'''Bill:''' [[DeadpanSnarker This is]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker no]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker time for juggling.]] --->'''Graeme:''' ''(annoyed)'' Get them.mirror.

* HomoeroticSubtext: Frequent. In one episode, Tim and Graeme replace Bill with a robot, which they treat like a son, and end up acting like a dysfunctional married couple.
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* HomoeroticSubtext: Frequent. Frequent. ** In one episode, Tim and Graeme replace Bill with a robot, which they treat like a son, and end up acting like a dysfunctional married couple.

* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Subverted in "Caught In The Act". Context: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tim is in drag, calling himself 'Mitzi',]] [[ZanyScheme and has gotten into a fight with a woman named Ms. Heffer regarding Graeme who Tim pretends is his lover.]]
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: ** In "Kung Fu Kapers", Tim and Graeme are trying to provoke Bill. He brushes off being called a "weirdo" and a "nasty, spotty, unpleasant little dwarf", but nearly goes over the edge when accused of being a Chelsea supporter. ** Subverted in "Caught In The Act". Context: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tim is in drag, calling himself 'Mitzi',]] [[ZanyScheme and has gotten into a fight with a woman named Ms. Heffer regarding Graeme who Tim pretends is his lover.]]

** HilariousInHindsight - in a black way - given that this was BEFORE Thatcher's gov't in 1979 and the current Cameron administration, both of whom virtually made this a manifesto promise to their faithful.

* LettingTheAiroutOfTheBand: Happens on the Christmas song, ''Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me''. Tim-Brooke-Taylor carries on enthusiastically ringing the chimes and singing long after the others have packed in, and his jolly "ho-ho-ho!" descends into a bleating ''Hello?" as he realises he is alone in the recording studio. ** Happens in the episode "Scotland" when they shoot the deadly bagpipe spider, with the air slowly leaking out of the bagpipes as it dies.
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* LettingTheAiroutOfTheBand: Happens on LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: ** In the episode "Scotland" when they shoot the deadly bagpipe spider, with the air slowly leaking out of the bagpipes as it dies. ** In the Christmas song, ''Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me''. Me'', Tim-Brooke-Taylor carries on enthusiastically ringing the chimes and singing long after the others have packed in, and his jolly "ho-ho-ho!" descends into a bleating ''Hello?" as he realises he is alone in the recording studio. ** Happens in the episode "Scotland" when they shoot the deadly bagpipe spider, with the air slowly leaking out of the bagpipes as it dies. studio.

* MasterOfDisguise: Nasty Person, who got his [[IncrediblyLamePun Master of Disguise from Sussex University]]. -->'''Tim:''' You say you're the Most Naughty Man in the World, how come we've never heard of you?\\ '''Nasty Person:''' Because I am a master of disguises. Look, these are some of my greatest triumphs! ''[unveils pictures of Richard Nixon, Enoch Powell, Idi Amin and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking David Frost]]]'' All me! ** Later they fool Nasty Person's brainless henchman into thinking he's disguised himself as the Goodies, all three of them. At the same time.
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* MasterOfDisguise: Nasty Person, who got his [[IncrediblyLamePun Master of Disguise from Sussex University]]. -->'''Tim:''' You say you're the Most Naughty Man University]], and claims to have done many naughty things in the World, how come we've never heard a variety of you?\\ '''Nasty Person:''' Because I am a master of disguises. Look, these are some of my greatest triumphs! ''[unveils pictures of personae which included Richard Nixon, Enoch Powell, Idi Amin and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking David Frost]]]'' All me! ** Frost]]. Later they fool Nasty Person's brainless henchman into thinking he's disguised himself as the Goodies, Goodies -- all three of them. At them, at the same time.

* MeritBadgesForEverything: The "Scoutrageous!" episode features the World Domination badge (up to that point only ever awarded to Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and David Frost. But Frost stole his). ** It also features a montage of two of the characters earning badges they are blatantly making up as they go, including the Wig Spotters Badge, the Stealing A Pair Of MargaretThatcher's Bloomers Badge, and the [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Cheering Up Lonely Housewives Whose Husbands Are Away At Work]] badge.
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* MeritBadgesForEverything: The "Scoutrageous!" episode features the World Domination badge (up to that point only ever awarded to Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and David Frost. But Frost stole his). ** his). It also features a montage of two of the characters earning badges they are blatantly making up as they go, including the Wig Spotters Badge, the Stealing A Pair Of MargaretThatcher's Margaret Thatcher's Bloomers Badge, and the [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Cheering Up Lonely Housewives Whose Husbands Are Away At Work]] badge.

* MonumentalDamage: The episode "Sex and Violence" concludes with the CrossesTheLineTwice climax of Bill (accidentally) ''blowing up the BBC Television Centre''. ** Stories have it that this scene was repeatedly screened at BBC parties, where it attracted huge cheers every time.
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* MonumentalDamage: MonumentalDamage: ** The episode "Sex and Violence" concludes with the CrossesTheLineTwice climax of Bill (accidentally) ''blowing up the BBC Television Centre''. ** Stories have it that this scene was repeatedly screened at BBC parties, where it attracted huge cheers every time.Centre''.

* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain (In one episode, the Goodies ran a pirate radio station inside a submarine attached to a rowboat. The rowboat itself had a sign saying 'Not A Pirate Radio Station'.) ** And earlier on, in "The Greenies", there was a military base with a sign saying (paraphrased): "Not A Germ Warfare Station Or A Nuclear Weapon Testing Site Or A Place Where People Are Hurt In Any Way". And below it, a small sign saying "So There".
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* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain (In MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: ** In one episode, the Goodies ran a pirate radio station inside a submarine attached to a rowboat. The rowboat itself had a sign saying 'Not A Pirate Radio Station'.) Station'. ** And earlier on, in In "The Greenies", there was a military base with a sign saying (paraphrased): "Not A Germ Warfare Station Or A Nuclear Weapon Testing Site Or A Place Where People Are Hurt In Any Way". And below it, a small sign saying "So There".

* MushroomSamba: In some of the early episodes Bill Oddie's hallucinations are crucial plot points. They are induced by -->'''Graeme:''' LEMON SHERBET?\\ :: Whenever the [[GRatedDrug sherbet]] comes up, it's often mentioned that his ''grandmother'' sends him it. It's also described as "Not dangerous, but it turns him on".
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* MushroomSamba: In some of the early episodes Bill Oddie's hallucinations are crucial plot points. They are induced by -->'''Graeme:''' LEMON SHERBET?\\ :: induced, to Graeme's loudly expressed disbelief, by lemon sherbet. Whenever the [[GRatedDrug sherbet]] comes up, it's often mentioned that his ''grandmother'' sends him it. It's also described as "Not dangerous, but it turns him on".

** Also done in "The Clown Virus" when they're meeting with an American general. -->'''General:''' Gentlemen, we want to employ you to dispose of this small canister of harmless substance.\\
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** Also done in In "The Clown Virus" when they're meeting with an American general. -->'''General:''' general: --->'''General:''' Gentlemen, we want to employ you to dispose of this small canister of harmless substance.\\

* RingRingCRUNCH: Hilariously spoofed in "Lighthouse Keeping Loonies". Seeing the fog closing in around the Jolly Rock lighthouse Graeme switches on the foghorn, startling an over-sensitive Tim who yells at him to turn it off. Graeme does so but the foghorn [[ItWontTurnOff continues to blare, even after they repeatedly flick the switch, pull out the power cord]], rip the foghorn to bits and [[AgitatedItemStomping jump up and down on it]]. Finally in desperation Graeme swallows the part emitting the most noise, whereupon silence ensues. [[ISophagus Until he opens his mouth to speak]]. ** Also present in the second episode, "Snooze", with a radio. It seems that Graeme has built a hammer into his wall for the primary purpose of smashing his radio.
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* RingRingCRUNCH: Hilariously spoofed RingRingCRUNCH: ** Spoofed in "Lighthouse Keeping Loonies". Seeing the fog closing in around the Jolly Rock lighthouse Graeme switches on the foghorn, startling an over-sensitive Tim who yells at him to turn it off. Graeme does so but the foghorn [[ItWontTurnOff continues to blare, even after they repeatedly flick the switch, pull out the power cord]], rip the foghorn to bits and [[AgitatedItemStomping jump up and down on it]]. Finally in desperation Graeme swallows the part emitting the most noise, whereupon silence ensues. [[ISophagus Until he opens his mouth to speak]]. ** Also present in In the second episode, "Snooze", with a radio. It seems that Graeme has built a hammer into his wall for the primary purpose of smashing his radio.

* RunningGag: Many. Bill's "lemon sherbet" in early episodes, for example. They also had several that only lasted for one episode, such as Graeme always adding a deadpan 'boom' to their radio station's theme song (ItMakesSenseInContext...ah...sort of...) in "Radio Goodies". ** The Heenz Meenz Beenz add, featuring Tim as a ButtMonkey boy who keeps messing up an add for baked beans.
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* RunningGag: Many. Bill's "lemon sherbet" in early episodes, for example. They also had several that only lasted for one episode, such as Graeme always adding a deadpan 'boom' to their radio station's theme song (ItMakesSenseInContext...ah...sort of...) in "Radio Goodies". ** The Heenz Meenz Beenz add, ad, featuring Tim as a ButtMonkey boy who keeps messing up an add ad for baked beans.beans. ** Bill's "lemon sherbet" in early episodes.

** Also, "Saturday Night Grease" is filled with references to musicals. At first, it's just ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''{{Grease}}'' with Tim striking John Travolta's famous pose and a brief rendition of "Summer Lovin'". Then, at the end, there's ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', and even a bit of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
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** Also, "Saturday Night Grease" is filled with references to musicals. At first, it's just ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''{{Grease}}'' ''Film/{{Grease}}'' with Tim striking John Travolta's famous pose and a brief rendition of "Summer Lovin'". Then, at the end, there's ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', and even a bit of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.

** [[CreatorBreakdown Tony Blackburn]], in fact, portrays one of the onlookers.

* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', to some extent, especially the earlier episodes where Bill was a regular along with Tim and Graeme. Which, in turn, would make ''The Goodies'' itself a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''. ** Well spotted that Gibbon. Have an OBE.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', to some extent, especially the earlier episodes where Bill was a regular along with Tim and Graeme. Which, in turn, would make ''The Goodies'' itself a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''. ** Well spotted that Gibbon. Have an OBE.To ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''.

-->'''Bill:''' ...Huh, I didn't quite get that. -->'''Graeme:''' Surrealism. -->'''Bill:''' Suh--what? -->'''Tim:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun 'Suh lot of rubbish.]] -->'''Bill:''' Oh.
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-->'''Bill:''' ...Huh, I didn't quite get that. -->'''Graeme:''' Surrealism. -->'''Bill:''' Suh--what? -->'''Tim:''' that.\\ '''Graeme:''' Surrealism.\\ '''Bill:''' Suh--what?\\ '''Tim:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun 'Suh lot of rubbish.]] -->'''Bill:''' ]]\\ '''Bill:''' Oh.

* [[TandemParasite Trandem Parasite]]: The Trandem is a three-man variation of a Tandem. The original version was an ordinary (sic) tandem with an extra seat at the back. Tim and Graeme pedalled, Bill being shortest was at the back in the non-pedalling seat. Later on the BBC prop department actually built a version with three sets of pedals. ** Apparently it was roughly made (with plenty of sharp edges), hard to steer, hard to pedal and ridiculously prone to overbalancing. ** The first time they tried the trandem they were unable to pedal it, so they had to write that into the scene (the bike falls over and they have to push it along). This ineptitude then became a RunningGag.
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* [[TandemParasite Trandem Parasite]]: TandemParasite: The Trandem is a three-man variation of a Tandem. The original version was an ordinary (sic) tandem with an extra seat at the back. Tim and Graeme pedalled, Bill being shortest was at the back in the non-pedalling seat. Later on the BBC prop department actually built a version with three sets of pedals. ** Apparently it was roughly made (with plenty of sharp edges), hard to steer, hard to pedal and ridiculously prone to overbalancing. ** The first time they tried the trandem they were unable to pedal it, so they had to write that into the scene (the bike falls over and they have to push it along). This ineptitude then became a RunningGag.pedals.

--> "This is the worst one." --> "What does it do?" --> "It blows their heads off."
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--> "This -->"This is the worst one." --> "\\ "What does it do?" --> do?"\\ "It blows their heads off."

* WilliamTelling: The boys are challenged to a medieval battle by a team of black knights. One of them successfully shoots a melon off of Graeme's head, nailing it to the tree behind him. Bill then has to one-up them by shooting an olive off Tim's head he does, but nails most of Tim's hair to the tree as well.
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* WilliamTelling: The boys are challenged to a medieval battle by a team of black knights. One of them successfully shoots a melon off of Graeme's head, nailing it to the tree behind him. Bill then has to one-up them by shooting an olive off Tim's head -- he does, but nails most of Tim's hair to the tree as well.
21st Oct '15 2:05:44 AM PaulA
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trivia migration
* TheCastShowoff
30th Aug '15 7:26:08 PM foxley
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** Happens in the episode "Scotland" when they shoot the deadly bagpipe spider, with the air slowly leaking out of the bagpipes as it dies.
30th Aug '15 12:51:42 PM RAraya
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** This trope popped up several times, such as in "Kung Fu Kapers" when Bill fights a black boxer (played by Graeme as an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhtTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim.
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** This trope popped up several times, such as in "Kung Fu Kapers" when Bill fights a black boxer (played by Graeme as an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhtTheHellIsThatAccent [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim.

** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performance.[[/note]]
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** ''Rastus'' "Rastus" was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect incorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performance.performance to bird-watching.[[/note]]
26th Aug '15 10:23:57 AM nombretomado
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** This trope popped up several times, such as in "Kung Fu Kapers" when Bill fights a black boxer (played by Graeme as an obvious parody of MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhtTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim.
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** This trope popped up several times, such as in "Kung Fu Kapers" when Bill fights a black boxer (played by Graeme as an obvious parody of MuhammadAli).UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli). Perhaps the most outrageous example is in a scene in "The End", [[ItMakesSenseInContext in which the Goodies all find religion]]. Graeme becomes a Christian monk, Tim becomes a Jew, and Bill enters the room covered in boot polish and announces, [[WhtTheHellIsThatAccent in an exaggerated accent]], that he has become a Muslim.
25th Jul '15 4:01:14 PM AgProv
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** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performasnce.[[/note]]
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** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performasnce.performance.[[/note]]
25th Jul '15 3:58:10 PM AgProv
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** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[Note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performasnce.[[/note]]
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** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[Note]] [[note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performasnce.[[/note]]
25th Jul '15 3:57:17 PM AgProv
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Bill Oddie retiring from comedy to birdwatching
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** ''Rastus'' was a sound-only character Bill invented in voice only for the {{Radio}} precursor, Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain. In common with other ISIRTA voices recycled for the show, his appearance drew a huge cheer from the studio audience. [[Note]] Bill Oddie seemed unable to grasp this character had become politically uncorrect with the years and became visibly angry when gently told by StephenFry he could not use this, and other familiar radio voices, during a 1990's comedy benefit show Fry was producing. While Oddie later apologised, the spat was embarrassing and unedifying to those who witnessed it, and may have contributed to Bill retiring from active comedy performasnce.[[/note]]
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