Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Tuesday's Forgotten TV: The Goodies
As I post this, it's going on Tuesday evening, so I apologzie for not posting this sooner. My offering for Tuesday's Forgotten this week is the British TV show The Goodies. I was reminded of this by Sweet Freedom's Todd Mason last week, and as I had forgotten about them, I thought they would be a good subject for this feature.
The Goodies were a British comedy trio specializing in broad absurdist humor, relying extensively on sight gags. Think slightly more sophisticated than Benny Hill, but less so than Monty Python, IMO. I saw a few episodes during the summer of 1983 when I was only 8 years old, and their wacky humor was the perfect fit for my sense of humor at the time (and, I'll admit, today).
Here are two samples of the show. In the first, they are in pursuit of a giant kitten (named Kitten Kong), and the second clip shows them out to take down renegade kids TV show puppets (a common problem in any country). Enjoy!