History YMMV / TheGoonShow

2nd Nov '16 7:53:34 AM WillBGood
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Some shows, especially early ones, contain extended TakeThats against things Milligan disliked, such as advertising. As it became more surreal, it became more of its own universe in which such things either didn't exist or couldn't possibly be taken seriously.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Some shows, especially early ones, contain extended TakeThats {{Take That}}s against things Milligan disliked, such as advertising. As it became more surreal, it became more of its own universe in which such things either didn't exist or couldn't possibly be taken seriously.
27th Sep '16 8:58:09 AM 06tele
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* AcceptableTargets: Milligan had a special loathing for authority, bureaucracy and anything impersonal (such as advertising) which derived from such things, and especially in early shows he took swing at those targets.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Some shows, especially early ones, contain extended TakeThats against things Milligan disliked, such as advertising. As it became more surreal, it became more of its own universe in which such things either didn't exist or couldn't possibly be taken seriously.
5th Jan '16 5:22:00 PM Tiogshi
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*** This was, of course, an intentional parody of the original James Moriarty's name, but to be fair, nobody had ever seriously called him Jim until ''Sherlock''.

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*** This was, of course, an intentional parody of the original James Moriarty's name, but to be fair, nobody had ever seriously called him Jim until ''Sherlock''.{{Series/Sherlock}}.



* OnceAcceptableTargets: There are jokes about singer and occasional guest cast member Ray Ellington being black that, while obviously made with his consent, tend to raise modern eyebrows - e.g. another character is blackened in a [[NonFatalExplosions Harmless Explosion]] and is promptly mistaken for Ellington. Even at the time, the show was criticized for being anti-Semitic with regards to minor Jewish characters/bystanders such as show business agent Lew [ironically, Sellers, who was half-Jewish, usually played those roles].

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* OnceAcceptableTargets: There are jokes about singer and occasional guest cast member Ray Ellington being black that, while obviously made with his consent, tend to raise modern eyebrows - e.g. another character is blackened in a [[NonFatalExplosions Harmless Explosion]] and is promptly mistaken for Ellington. Even at the time, the show was criticized for being anti-Semitic with regards to minor Jewish characters/bystanders such as show business agent Lew [ironically, (ironically, Sellers, who was half-Jewish, usually played those roles].roles).
27th Dec '15 5:14:28 PM WillBGood
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--->'''Bloodnok:''' Ah, the [[GreedyJew Jewish]] piano.

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--->'''Bloodnok:''' '''Bloodnok:''' Ah, the [[GreedyJew Jewish]] piano.
27th Dec '15 5:14:17 PM WillBGood
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** At least two scripts have this uncomfortable gag:
--->''(ch-CHING of a cash register)''\\
--->'''Bloodnok:''' Ah, the [[GreedyJew Jewish]] piano.
12th Feb '15 4:38:15 PM LeeM
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** "Tonight's programme comes to you from an Arab stench recuperating centre in Stoke Poges."
7th Jun '14 5:22:18 PM CountDorku
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: While politicians in general are treated, well, about as well as anything in the show, there's this exchange from "The Last Goon Show Of All":
-->'''Grytpype''': (to Moriarty) You can't tell the difference between a lump on the head and margarine! The leadership of the Conservative Party is yours for the asking!
6th Jul '13 8:59:11 AM hadle
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22nd Jun '13 11:55:58 AM hadle
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*** This was, of course, an intentional parody of the original James Moriarty's name, but to be fair, nobody had ever seriously called him Jim until ''Sherlock''.
16th Jun '13 3:30:10 PM GothicProphet
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** "How on earth shall we defeat him?" "I've found a chink in his armour!" "Those Chinese get everywhere."

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** "How on earth shall we defeat him?" "I've found a chink in his armour!" "Those Chinese get everywhere.""
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