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Funny: The Goon Show
  • It's damn difficult to pick a single moment out of The Goon Show's surreality - the series was consistently funny, but "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 quotes here an I tink I likes dem.
  • Meta-example: Spike Milligan at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, 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 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 
  • 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? 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 Running Gag in which Eccles made his first appearance in each episode singing a Paint Your Wagon song with... unusual lyrics:
  • The Siege of Fort Night:
    Eccles: Will I have to walk all the way?
    Seagoon: Of course not, 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?
    (Beat)
    Thud, Thud, Thud...
Glenn BeckFunny/RadioThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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