Monday, December 13, 2004

goody goody yum yum

I have very fond memories of The Goodies as they were on TV after the kids had got home from school when the kids were little. Not only were the Goodies funny but they were a little bit subversive and touched on politics a lot. I loved the Rolf Harris 's always popping up, the policemen at the pop concert were wonderful, the kitten sure was scary and I'm still looking for an Ecky Thoomp Club to practice my martial arts.

At around the same time we watched Kenny Everett. Kenny was so naughty and sexy and funny and crazy. I cried when he died of AIDS. The kids loved The Goodies and Kenny and his naughty bits, and I got to love them as well. There's nothing quite like genuinely enjoying something easily and naturally and in depth with your kids. I suppose real Australian dads do it through sport and being athletic. Us outsiders have to do it other ways.

James Russell wrote a nice piece on The Goodies some time back over at Hot Buttered Death (or HBD to us cognoscenti)

Immanuel Rant has spookily just blogged up something as I was typing here over at his corner of Ozblogyzthan

On 24 March 1975 Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn literally died laughing whilst watching an episode of The Goodies. According to his wife, who was a witness, Mitchell was unable to stop laughing whilst watching a sketch in the episode "Kung Fu Kapers" in which Tim Brooke-Taylor, dressed as a kilted Scotsman, used a set of bagpipes to defend himself from a psychopathic black pudding in a demonstration of the Scottish martial art of "Hoots-Toot-ochaye." After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure.

The Goodies … British Comedy Legends Go LIVE in Australia 2005!….Tim, Bill and Graeme live up to their catchphrase “We go anywhere anytime!” Legendary British comedy trio The Goodies will appear live in their first ever touring stage show in Sydney on March 3, 4 and 5; in Melbourne on March 8; in Canberra on March 10 and in Brisbane on March 11.

Tickets to The Goodies Live @Sydney go on sale to the general public at 9:00am on December 13, through Ticketek, ph: 02 9266 4800