History Series / TheGoodies

20th Sep '17 1:19:37 AM foxley
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* TwoMenOneDress: In "Gender Education", the Goodies abduct a notorious MP and take his place on a chat show: all three of them. They do this by sharing one enormous moustache and speaking in unison.
16th Sep '17 5:28:16 PM nombretomado
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-->'''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?

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-->'''Von Petal:''' All I've ever done is tried to help people! [[DirtyCommunists I helped the Russians with their nerve gas]], [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/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?
15th Aug '17 1:17:24 PM RedScharlach
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A groundbreaking 1970 British comedy series, not nearly as well-known outside of the UK as its contemporary, ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus.'' (Some view it as ''TheMonkees'' to the Pythons' Beatles -- while others view it as the Beatles to the Pythons' ''[[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]''.) Born from the same generation of comic talents that infused British TV in the 1960s and 1970s with such innovative work, ''The Goodies'' was far more plot-oriented than ''Python'' (it was nominally a SitCom when it premiered), but at the same time it was also far more anarchic and surreal.

''The Goodies'' starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie as three flatmates who run an agency that promises it can do "anything, anywhere, at any time". The BBC's own historical reference for the show describes it as a "live action version of a typical Warner Brothers cartoon", which is quite accurate, although sidestepping completely much of the thinly veiled social satire the show was inclined towards. Entire episodes were devoted to poking fun at topical subjects as diverse as TV censorship Nazis like Mary Whitehouse, nuclear testing, police brutality, ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the general crappiness of the British Post]]. Central to the show were the exaggerated versions of themselves that the leads played -- conservative royalist Tim, twisted gadgeteer Graeme, and Earth-child proto-hobbit Bill. The intersection of these three personalities generated as much comedy as the increasingly-bizarre situations that they found themselves in. Their trademark was the "Trandem" -- a bicycle-built-for-three which they invariably mounted and fell off of once per episode before riding to their next adventure.

More inclined to vaudeville-like humour than the Pythons, the Goodies never quite got the respect they deserved -- despite the fact that they lasted at least three times as long on the air. The series can be found -- albeit rarely -- on public television in the United States and Australia (being known there as more like a children's show), as well as on [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+goodies&search=Search YouTube]]; and some of their recordings (such as "The Funky Gibbon") can occasionally be heard on the Dr. Demento show.

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A groundbreaking 1970 British comedy series, not nearly as well-known outside of the UK as its contemporary, ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus.'' (Some view it as ''TheMonkees'' to the Pythons' Beatles -- while others view it as the Beatles to the Pythons' ''[[Music/TheRollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]''.Stones]].) Born from the same generation of comic talents that infused British TV in the 1960s and 1970s with such innovative work, ''The Goodies'' was far more plot-oriented than ''Python'' (it was nominally a SitCom when it premiered), but at the same time it was also far more anarchic and surreal.

''The Goodies'' starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie as three flatmates who run an agency that promises it can do "anything, anywhere, at any time". The BBC's own historical reference for the show describes it as a "live action version of a typical Warner Brothers cartoon", which is quite accurate, although sidestepping completely much of the thinly veiled social satire the show was inclined towards. Entire episodes were devoted to poking fun at topical subjects as diverse as TV censorship Nazis like Mary Whitehouse, nuclear testing, police brutality, ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the general crappiness of the British Post]]. Central to the show were the exaggerated versions of themselves that the leads played -- conservative royalist Tim, twisted gadgeteer Graeme, and Earth-child proto-hobbit Bill. The intersection of these three personalities generated as much comedy as the increasingly-bizarre increasingly bizarre situations that they found themselves in. Their trademark was the "Trandem" -- a bicycle-built-for-three which they invariably mounted and fell off of once per episode before riding to their next adventure.

More inclined to vaudeville-like humour than the Pythons, the Goodies never quite got the respect they deserved -- despite the fact that they lasted at least three times as long on the air. The series can be found -- albeit rarely -- on public television in the United States and Australia (being known there as considered more like as a children's show), show there), as well as on [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+goodies&search=Search YouTube]]; and some of their recordings (such as "The Funky Gibbon") can occasionally be heard on the Dr. Demento show.



* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: Tim, as UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, gives the "two fingered salute" gesture when he was actually indicating that he wanted a cigar. Graeme then has the idea of turning his hand around to create the iconic "V for Victory" symbol.

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* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: Tim, as UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, gives the "two fingered "two-fingered salute" gesture when he was actually indicating that he wanted a cigar. Graeme then has the idea of turning his hand around to create the iconic "V for Victory" symbol.



* 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! There's also Ecky Thump, a "martial art" Bill learned when he was younger that basically revolves around hitting people with black pudding.

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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, a "martial art" Bill learned when he was younger that basically revolves around hitting people with black pudding.



* BawdySong: In "Wacky Wales"

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* BawdySong: In "Wacky Wales"Wales".



* BitingTheHandHumor: ''The Goodies'' contains numerous swipes at the BBC, most notably in the episodes "Alternative Roots" and "The End", during which a service announcement warns of "cutbacks of a hundred percent" - and the screen immediately goes black! And in "Gender Education" they blew up the BBC Television Centre!

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* BitingTheHandHumor: ''The Goodies'' contains numerous swipes at the BBC, most notably in the episodes "Alternative Roots" and "The End", during which a service announcement warns of "cutbacks of a hundred percent" - and the screen immediately goes black! black. And in "Gender Education" they blew blow up the BBC Television Centre!Centre.



* BoomerangComeback: In the infamous scene in "Kung Fu Kapers", where Bill is proving "Ecky Thump" is superior to other martial arts. Graeme misses with a boomerang, but later when Tim has disarmed Bill with some bagpipes, it comes back and clouts Tim from behind.
* BottleEpisode: "The End" and "Earthanasia" feature very few special effects and no guest stars, and are performed entirely on the one set. The latter episode in fact consists of one real-time 25-minute scene, and both are regarded as among the series' best moments.

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* BoomerangComeback: In the infamous scene in "Kung Fu Kapers", where Bill is proving "Ecky Thump" is superior to other martial arts. Graeme misses with a boomerang, but later when after Tim has disarmed Bill with some bagpipes, it comes back and clouts Tim from behind.
* BottleEpisode: "The End" and "Earthanasia" feature very few special effects and no guest stars, and are performed entirely on the one set. The latter episode in fact consists of one real-time 25-minute scene, and both are regarded as among the series' best moments.



** In one episode, Creator/JohnCleese cameos, deriding the Goodies as a "Kid's show." (In real life, the [[Creator/MontyPython Pythons]] and the Goodies were (mostly) friendly rivals.)

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** In one episode, Creator/JohnCleese cameos, deriding the Goodies as a "Kid's "kids' show." (In In real life, the [[Creator/MontyPython Pythons]] and the Goodies were (mostly) friendly rivals.)



* CapturedByCannibals: One episode had the lads placed in a native cooking-pot. They got out of it by encouraging the natives to cook "human clear soup" - the point being that when cooking clear soup you remove the meat before serving.

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* CapturedByCannibals: One episode had the lads placed in a native cooking-pot. They got out of it by encouraging the natives to cook "human clear soup" - -- the point being that when cooking clear soup you remove the meat before serving.



* CaveMouth: In "The Stone Age" the Goodies go caving. They find a remarkable CaveMouth. They note the curving rows of stalagmites and stalactites and treat the odd red thing [[note]]uvula[[/note]] like a punching bag. The giant dinosaur, naturally, closes its mouth on them.
* CentralTheme: While there is no real lesson to any episode, an overall antiauthoritian streak runs through the program. Antagonists are frequently characters who have [[DrunkWithPower let power go to their head]], usually one of the trio.

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* CaveMouth: In "The Stone Age" the Goodies go caving. They find a remarkable CaveMouth. They note CaveMouth, noting the curving rows of stalagmites and stalactites stalactites, and treat the odd red thing [[note]]uvula[[/note]] like a punching bag. The giant dinosaur, naturally, closes its mouth on them.
* CentralTheme: While there is no real lesson to any episode, an overall antiauthoritian anti-authoritian streak runs through the program. programme. Antagonists are frequently characters who have [[DrunkWithPower let power go to their head]], heads]], usually one of the trio.



* ClownCar: In "Skatty Safari", the Rolf Harris plague has a take-off of the Pied Piper of Hamlin, which includes the Rolf Harris "attacking the babies in their cradles". Later when the Goodies draw them out of the city by playing "Waltzing Matilda" on didgeridoos, an endless stream of Rolfs are seen clambering out of the one baby carriage.
* CluelessAesop: Parodied in "Gender Education" with their Mary Whitehouse expy-approved sex education film, which avoids any mention of anything related to sex:

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* ClownCar: In "Skatty Safari", the Rolf Harris plague has a take-off of the Pied Piper of Hamlin, which includes the Rolf Harris Harrises "attacking the babies in their cradles". Later when the Goodies draw them out of the city by playing "Waltzing Matilda" on didgeridoos, an endless stream of Rolfs are seen clambering out of the one a single baby carriage.
* CluelessAesop: Parodied in "Gender Education" with their Mary Whitehouse expy-approved {{Expy}}-approved sex education film, which avoids any mention of anything related to sex:



* ComputerEqualsTapedrive: Graeme's computer, naturally. Spoofed in the 2005 "Return of the Goodies" documentary where a now middle-aged Graeme tries to insert an enormous disk in his computer.

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* ComputerEqualsTapedrive: Graeme's computer, naturally. Spoofed in the 2005 "Return of the Goodies" documentary where a now middle-aged Graeme tries to insert an enormous disk in into his computer.



** Spoofed in "Saturday Night Grease", when Bill and Graeme create the "Disco heave" which becomes instantly popular.
** In universe there is "The Bounce" from "Goodies Rule - Ok?"

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** Spoofed in "Saturday Night Grease", when Bill and Graeme create the "Disco heave" Heave" which becomes instantly popular.
** In universe In-universe there is "The Bounce" from "Goodies Rule - Ok?"



* DemBones: In one episode the Goodies are operating their own hospital. Graeme gets a patient to step behind an X-Ray screen, which naturally displays his skeleton. The skeleton then walks out from the other side of the screen, causing Graeme to flee in terror (this scene is included in The Goodies opening montage).

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* DemBones: In one episode the Goodies are operating their own hospital. Graeme gets a patient to step behind an X-Ray screen, which naturally displays his skeleton. The skeleton then walks out from the other side of the screen, causing Graeme to flee in terror (this scene is included in The Goodies the show's opening montage).



* DontTryThisAtHome: "We would like to point out that Ecky Thump is the ancient Lancastrian art of self defense. When practised by the untrained, it could be dangerous."

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* DontTryThisAtHome: "We would like to point out that Ecky Thump is the ancient Lancastrian art of self defense.self-defence. When practised by the untrained, it could be dangerous."



** In "Radio Goodies", Graeme's plan to set up a pirate radio station (and pirate post-office) and the resulting success soon turns him into a raging fascist dictator, complete with uniform [[{{Kaiserreich}} and ranting Germanic accent]], and he develops a mad plan to drag the entirety of Britain outside of the five-mile limit so that he can rule over it as a 'pirate state'. When Bill and Tim walk out on him in disgust, he eventually resorts to trying to tow Britain away single-handedly in a rowboat.

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** In "Radio Goodies", Graeme's plan to set up a pirate radio station (and pirate post-office) and the its resulting success soon turns him into a raging fascist dictator, complete with uniform [[{{Kaiserreich}} and ranting Germanic accent]], and he develops a mad plan to drag the entirety of Britain outside of the five-mile limit so that he can rule over it as a 'pirate state'. When Bill and Tim walk out on him in disgust, he eventually resorts to trying to tow Britain away single-handedly in a rowboat.



** When Bill and Tim are arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple in "Kitten Kong", Bill says: "What did we get last time you cooked supper, eh?A bowl of corn flakes! Yes, and they were burnt..."

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** When Bill and Tim are arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple in "Kitten Kong", Bill says: "What did we get last time you cooked supper, eh?A eh? A bowl of corn flakes! Yes, and they were burnt..."



* FatalFamilyPhoto: Parodied and Lampshaded in an episode of The Goodies. When one Nazi sentry starts showing his partner a photo of his girlfriend in Dusseldorf, the other starts telling him to put it away and ends up screaming at the top of the lungs to the British commandos he is certain are about to leap and murder them that he is not with this guy.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Parodied and Lampshaded in an episode of The Goodies. one episode. When one a Nazi sentry starts showing his partner a photo of his girlfriend in Dusseldorf, the other starts telling him to put it away and ends up screaming at the top of the lungs to the British commandos he is certain are about to leap and murder them that he is not with this guy.



** In "The Goodies and the Beanstalk", Bill has gone to sell the beloved trandem -- however, it's rated as worthless by the bike buyers, who jokingly buy it for a tin of beans. When he comes back, Tim and Graeme inspect it, surprisingly calm, before pouring all the beans over Bill's head.

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** In "The Goodies and the Beanstalk", Bill has gone to sell the beloved trandem -- however, it's rated as worthless by the bike buyers, who jokingly buy it for a tin of beans. When he comes back, Tim and Graeme inspect it, surprisingly calm, calmly, before pouring all the beans over Bill's head.



** They also had a milder parody in one episode, where Tim and Graeme ran in, cheering, chanting, and dressed in red-white scarves and wooly hats.

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** They also had a milder parody in one episode, where Tim and Graeme ran in, cheering, chanting, and dressed in red-white scarves and wooly woolly hats.



* ForTheEvulz: A rather light example in "Gender Education": Bill's just signed up to do a row of extremely violent shows for the BBC. Graeme and Tim, bewildered, simply ask why he'd join up for such 'immoral, gratuitous violence'.

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* ForTheEvulz: A rather light example in "Gender Education": Bill's just signed up to do a row series of extremely violent shows for the BBC. Graeme and Tim, bewildered, simply ask why he'd join up for such 'immoral, gratuitous violence'.



'''Girls:''' ''[awkwardly]'' Our vision is to own our own hair dressing salon.\\

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'''Girls:''' ''[awkwardly]'' Our vision is to own our own hair dressing hairdressing salon.\\



** Tim's Union Jack boxers make several appearances in ''The Goodies'', most notably in "The End" and "Scoutrageous".

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** Tim's Union Jack boxers make several appearances in ''The Goodies'', appearances, most notably in "The End" and "Scoutrageous".



** In "2001 and a Bit", all three Goodies play their own sons (by Raquel Welch) - except that Bill plays Tim's son, Tim plays Graeme's son, and Graeme plays Bill's son.

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** In "2001 and a Bit", all three Goodies play their own sons (by Raquel Welch) - -- except that Bill plays Tim's son, Tim plays Graeme's son, and Graeme plays Bill's son.



* ImplausibleDeniability: In "Scoutrageous", Graeme and Bill have been terrorising the country as 'the Lone Scout, Plus One'. When they are finally cornered by Tim and the Salvation Army, Tim orders them to take off their masks. Upon seeing their faces, Tim lets out a shocked "It was you all along!". Graeme and Bill look sheepish and Bill mutters "No". Tim then says "Oh well, that's alright then" and starts to leave.

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* ImplausibleDeniability: In "Scoutrageous", Graeme and Bill have been terrorising the country as 'the Lone Scout, Plus One'. When they are finally cornered by Tim and the Salvation Army, Tim orders them to take off their masks. Upon seeing their faces, Tim lets out a shocked "It was you all along!". along!" Graeme and Bill look sheepish and Bill mutters "No". Tim then says "Oh well, that's alright then" and starts to leave.



** 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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** 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 whom Tim pretends is his lover.]]



* LarynxDissonance: Tim in "Cecily", talking on the phone (using the same voice he used for Lady Constance on ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''). It might not be convincing, but, credit where its due, he slips into the voice like an evening gown (as he should, given how many years he's been using the voice by then).

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* LarynxDissonance: Tim in "Cecily", talking on the phone (using the same voice he used for Lady Constance on ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''). It might not be convincing, but, credit where its it's due, he slips into the voice like an evening gown (as he should, given how many years he's he'd been using the voice by then).



** In 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.

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** In the Christmas song, ''Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me'', Tim-Brooke-Taylor 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.



* LockedInARoom: "The End" features the Goodies' office being encased in a block of concrete - with them inside.

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* LockedInARoom: "The End" features the Goodies' office being encased in a block of concrete - -- with them inside.



* MegaNeko: Kitten Kong

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* MegaNeko: Kitten KongKong.



* MotorcycleJousting: In "Camelot Capers", The Goodies had to joust a horseback knight while mounted on their iconic three-seater bicycle. It doesn't go well for them.

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* MotorcycleJousting: In "Camelot Capers", The the Goodies had have to joust with a knight on horseback knight while mounted on their iconic three-seater bicycle. It doesn't go well for them.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: There were several thinly-disguised parodies of media personalities, usually with punny names.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: There were several thinly-disguised thinly disguised parodies of media personalities, usually with punny names.



* OnTheMoney: In "Culture for the Masses", Tim buys a painting for one million billion quintillion zillion pounds and two and a half new pence. Looking for a way to pay this off, they later learn that the art in the National gallery is insured for one million billion quintillion zillion pounds.

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* OnTheMoney: In "Culture for the Masses", Tim buys a painting for one million billion quintillion zillion pounds and two and a half new pence. Looking for a way to pay this off, they later learn that the art in the National gallery Gallery is insured for one million billion quintillion zillion pounds.



* OrientExpress: "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express"
* OurSloganIsTerrible: Multiple examples

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* OrientExpress: "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express"
Express".
* OurSloganIsTerrible: Multiple examplesexamples.



* OverlyLongName: When The Goodies travel to Wales via train, the name of the station is seen outside the window continuing for the entire journey to their destination. This is a parody of the railway station at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch]] (usually abbreviated to Llanfair PG), which is the longest train station name in the world.

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* OverlyLongName: When The the Goodies travel to Wales via train, the name of the station is seen outside the window continuing for the entire journey to their destination. This is a parody of the railway station at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch]] (usually abbreviated to Llanfair PG), which is the longest train station name in the world.



** An advert for Plastic Spacemen, which come with a free cornflake.

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** An advert for Plastic Spacemen, which come with a free cornflake.corn flake.



* RiverOfInsanity: "The Lost Tribe"

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* RiverOfInsanity: "The Lost Tribe"Tribe".



* ShowdownAtHighNoon: "Bunfight at the Ok Tearooms" climaxes with a showdown between Tim and Bill on one side, and "Greedy Graeme" on the other, with ketchup squeeze bottles as weapons.

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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: "Bunfight at the Ok OK Tearooms" climaxes with a showdown between Tim and Bill on one side, and "Greedy Graeme" on the other, with ketchup squeeze bottles as weapons.



* StewedAlive: The Lost Tribe of the Orinocco attempt to cook Tim and Bill in a pot. They escape by fooling the tribe into making "human clear soup", which involves removing the meat before serving.

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* StewedAlive: The Lost Tribe of the Orinocco Orinoco attempt to cook Tim and Bill in a pot. They escape by fooling the tribe into making "human clear soup", which involves removing the meat before serving.



* StopMotion: The Goodies often used the live action version of this effect during the action scenes.

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* StopMotion: The Goodies often used the live action version of this effect during the action scenes.



** DJ Radio/TonyBlackburn was a frequent target.[[note]] Bill in particular disliked Blackburn, but had to mend the bridge he was burning when he realised Blackburn was the most likely Radio 1 DJ to play the Goodies' music.[[/note]]

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** DJ Radio/TonyBlackburn was a frequent target.[[note]] Bill in particular disliked Blackburn, but had to mend the bridge he was burning when he realised Blackburn was the Radio 1 DJ most likely Radio 1 DJ to play the Goodies' music.[[/note]]



* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Practically a CharacteristicTrope. Every time something is being read out or listened to, somebody (usually Bill) will pass a [[DeadpanSnarker smartarse]] or confused comment, which the tape, record, TV show or piece of paper will have a response.

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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Practically a CharacteristicTrope. Every time something is being read out or listened to, somebody (usually Bill) will pass a [[DeadpanSnarker smartarse]] or confused comment, to which the tape, record, TV show or piece of paper will have contain a response.



* TenPacesAndTurn: In "Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms", Graeme tricks Tim and Bill into one of these, only for them to find that the eleven paces he has them take causes them to walk face first into a wall, giving him the advantage in the fight.
* ThiefBag: "Alternative Roots"
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: Usually Graeme will say calmly, "Who votes that we should panic now?" followed by everyone putting up their hands, then Bill and Graeme start running about shouting hysterically while Tim pretends he's a Teapot.

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* TenPacesAndTurn: In "Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms", Graeme tricks Tim and Bill into one of these, only for them to find that the eleven paces he has them take causes cause them to walk face first into a wall, giving him the advantage in the fight.
* ThiefBag: "Alternative Roots"
Roots".
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: Usually Graeme will say calmly, "Who votes that we should panic now?" followed by everyone putting up their hands, then Bill and Graeme start running about shouting hysterically while Tim pretends he's a Teapot.teapot.



* ZanyScheme: What the boys do when there's no helpless to help!

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* ZanyScheme: What the boys do when there's no nobody helpless to help!help.
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* CoatFullOfContraband: Parodied in "Hype Pressure". Experiencing a 1950s revival, Tim turns into a zoot-suited quick-talking, quick-walking, shady spiv. "Wanna buy a nice pair of fluorescent socks?"

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* CoatFullOfContraband: CoatFullOfContraband:
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Parodied in "Hype Pressure". Experiencing a 1950s revival, Tim turns into a zoot-suited quick-talking, quick-walking, shady spiv. "Wanna buy a nice pair of fluorescent socks?"socks?"
** Bill is approached by a stereotypical trenchcoat-wearing flasher. After apparently flashing Bill, he turns out to be an example of this trope when Bill buys something off him.
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* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: Tim, as WinstonChurchill, gives the "two fingered salute" gesture when he was actually indicating that he wanted a cigar. Graeme then has the idea of turning his hand around to create the iconic "V for Victory" symbol.

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* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: Tim, as WinstonChurchill, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, gives the "two fingered salute" gesture when he was actually indicating that he wanted a cigar. Graeme then has the idea of turning his hand around to create the iconic "V for Victory" symbol.
6th May '17 4:57:17 AM foxley
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* PeopleFarms: In "Animals", Graeme sets up a farm to breed humans so he can [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies serve their meat in his restaurant]] after he runs out of animals.
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* RodAndReelRepurposed: In "Scoutrageous", Graeme and Bill use a fishing rod to snatch a toupee off a pedestrian while earning their [[MeritBadgesForEverything Wig Spotter's Badge]].

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* RodAndReelRepurposed: RodandReelRepurposed: In "Scoutrageous", Graeme and Bill use a fishing rod to snatch a toupee off a pedestrian while earning their [[MeritBadgesForEverything Wig Spotter's Badge]].
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* RodAndReelRepurposed: In "Scoutrageous", Graeme and Bill use a fishing rod to snatch a toupee off a pedestrian while earning their [[MeritBadgesForEverything Wig Spotter's Badge]].
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* PoliticalStereotype: Not a major part of their characters, but the three Goodies each had elements of being stereotypical members of the three main political parties in the UK at the time: Bill for Labour, Tim for the Conservatives and Graeme for the Liberals.
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* TheApartheidEra: Skewered in the episode "South Africa".
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