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The Goodies

In this episode of “My 70’s TV Childhood,” we’re taking a whimsical ride back in time to revisit “The Goodies” – a show that brought laughter, satirical wit, and a whole lot of silliness to our screens. Who could forget the iconic trio – Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie – and their infamous escapades, often on a single bicycle?

“The Goodies” first hit the airwaves on the BBC in November 1970, quickly becoming a staple of British TV and captivating audiences with its unique blend of slapstick humour. The show’s intro, with its catchy theme tune and playful visuals, perfectly set the stage for the zany antics that were to unfold.

The genius of “The Goodies” lay in its ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Remember “Kitten Kong,” where a tiny, fluffy kitten named Twinkle wreaked havoc across London after growing to an enormous size? If you don’t remember, seeing is believing! Or the unforgettable “Ecky-Thump” episode, where a rogue black pudding becomes the centrepiece of a hilarious and uniquely British martial art?

As a side note, remember when martial arts became huge in the 1970s!!

Not just a hit on TV, “The Goodies” also made waves in the music industry with catchy tunes like ‘The Funky Gibbon,’ showcasing their versatility and widespread appeal. Their unique style of comedy, appealing to both kids and adults alike, has cemented “The Goodies” as a cherished part of British TV history.

As we reminisce, I invite you to share your own ‘Goodies’ memories. Were you a fan of the ‘Funky Gibbon’ dance or the quirky misadventures of Tim, Graeme, and Bill?

Join the conversation on our blog at www.my70stvchildhood.com, or connect with us on our socials. You can also email me at oliver@my70stvchildhood.com.

Tune in next week for our quiz segment and look forward to another 70s TV deep dive in a fortnight.

Take care,
Oliver


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