* It's damn difficult to pick a single moment out of ''The Goon Show'''s surreality - the series was consistently funny, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSSGiA4f5cs "What time is it Eccles?"]] would be up there.
* With this one right behind:
-->'''Bluebottle:''' Oh, a cocktail. Good health. [Gulps]
-->(FX: Huge rumbling explosion - the kind where you hear bricks & bits of timber falling in the distance)
-->'''Bluebottle:''' You rotten swine! You have nearly deaded me - look, my kneecaps have dropped four inches. Who made that cocktail?
-->'''Gravely Headstone:''' Molotov.
* I has taken a look at da [[http://www.thegoonshow.net/quotes.asp quotes here]] an I tink I likes dem.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iLElHqv-w Meta-example]]: Creator/SpikeMilligan at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior at the age of seventy-six]], after being given his lifetime achievement award ("It's about fucking time.").
-->'''Jonathan Ross:''' I have a letter to read out to you from [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales]].\\
'''Spike Milligan:''' Do I kneel down for this?\\
'''Jonathan Ross:''' "As someone who grew up to the sounds of ''The Goon Show'' on the steam-driven wireless, I must confess that I've been a lifelong fan of the participants in the show and particularly of Spike Milligan..."\\
'''Spike Milligan:''' Oh, the little grovelling bastard.[[note]]They were friends in real life.[[/note]]
* In "The String Robberies", we are primed to expect an appearance by Eccles:
-->''[Knocking at a door]''
-->'''Bloodnok:''' Who is that there, who is it? [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Only a lunatic]] would be out in such a storm!
** -- but instead of just one Eccles, we get a whole ''chorus'' of them, all singing "Good King Wenceslas" with great feeling.
-->'''Bloodnok:''' You fools! Christmas has gone!
-->'''Eccles:''' Really? Where did it go?
-->'''Bloodnok:''' No! I mean it's finished! Over!
-->'''Eccles:''' Oh um...
-->''(sound of group murmering and muttering to themselves)''
-->'''Eccles:''' Penny for the guy?
* For a while, there was a great RunningGag in which Eccles made his first appearance in each episode singing a ''Paint Your Wagon'' song with... unusual lyrics:
** "I talk to the trees/That's why they put me away..." [[note]]in "Rommel's Treasure"[[/note]]
*** Eddie Braben of ''Creator/MorecambeAndWise'' claims this was a suggestion he sent in in a fan letter and was never credited for.
** "With a smile on my face/For the whole human race/It's almost like being insane!" [[note]]in "The Great Regency Park Swim"[[/note]]
** [[OverlyLongGag Ram bam ra-da-ba-bum bam ba-da ba bum da ba-da de dum-dum, pa-ram bam ra-da-ba-bum bam ba-da ba bum da ba-da de dum-dum-dum-dum... bam-de-dam... bam... dun]]. ''(several seconds of silence) (starts all over again before finally being interrupted by another character)'' [[note]]in "The Sahara Desert Statue"[[/note]]
* "The Siege of Fort Night":
-->'''Eccles:''' Will I have to walk all the way?
-->'''Seagoon:''' Of course not! Part of the way, you'll be allowed to run!
* "What's My Line": After Seagoon has performed a song that is rendered as a repeated thudding sound:
-->'''Grytpype''': The lad has the gift of melody! ...Tell me, what was it?\\
''Thud, Thud, Thud''...
* In a classic OverlyLongGag, Crun asks Neddie for his name and address. Neddie tells him. Crun asks him how it's spelled. Neddie spells the entire name out, with Crun asking him to repeat bits of it so he can get it right, and slowly repeating each letter after Neddie says it; finally, after a few minutes of this, Crun is ''almost'' finished repeating Neddie's ''entire'' address back to him, and the listener is driven almost insane with impatience, upon which Crun mutters "Oh, it's no good, I'd [[BaitAndSwitch better get a pencil and paper and write all this down.]]"