The Goodies (TV series)
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The Goodies is a British television comedy series shown in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Tower of London [1.01]
- Tim: Right, We are 'The Goodies'.
- Bill: Yes we know that!
- Tim: And we are... uh... going to do good to people.
- Bill: How wet!
- [Graeme is brewing an antidote for his new, improved Snooze formula, which is an extremely powerful sedative. He is documenting his work on a Dictaphone.]
- Graeme: ...and that should produce the correct antidote. Yes. Now to test it. First, I take a big swig of new improved Snooze...
- [He drinks from a nearby cup of Snooze.]
- Graeme: ...and now for the anti... [passes out before he can reach the antidote]
Radio Goodies [1.07]
- Tim: [Graeme has just finished designing a pirate post office] Gosh, that was quick work!
- Graeme: Well, just like our post office, the quickest, and most efficient in the country.
- Bill: You're being a bit optomistic, aren't you?
- Graeme: Well, it's a work of genius.
(The Statue of Liberty moves past the pirate post-office window)
- Tim: [to the suicidal zookeeper they just rescued] We'll be kind and considerate and help you in any way we can, but if you don't tell us what the problem is...
- Bill: [interrupts] ... we'll chuck you back in the river!
Kitten Kong [2.07]
- Graeme: [Reassuring Tim about Twinkle] It's not a monster, it's a kitten! Anyway, it's time for his vitamin pills.
- [Pulls out a large pill and opens the cage to find it empty]
- Graeme: He's gone... someone's taken him!
- [suddenly attacks Tim, shrieking at him]
- Graeme: You! YOU! You've done something to him, haven't you? You never liked him! What have you done with my pussy?
- Tim: [while being shaken violently by Graeme] I haven't touched him! I wouldn't dare go NEAR him!
- Bill: Oh, it wasn't him; it was me.
- Graeme: What?
- Bill: It wasn't him. He's all right, I only put him "out".
- Graeme: [screams] YOU DID WHAT?
- Bill: You should always put the cat "out" at night. So I... I did.
- Graeme: YOU IDIOT! THAT CAT...
- [grabs and throws away the Bush Baby, which has attached itself to him again]
- Graeme: THAT CAT IS STILL GROWING!
- [Runs to get his clothes]
- Graeme: Come on! We gotta find him, and catch him before he eats someone he shouldn't!
- Tim: [Amused by Graeme's "slip-up"] Ah! You mean some THING he shouldn't.
- Graeme: [Voice of Doom] I know what I mean.
- Tim, Bill: Oh heck...
Gender Education [2.11]
- [In the sex education film that the Goodies have made for young children. A picture of Tim is being displayed]
- Graeme: [narrating] This is a man.
- [Picture changes to a shot of some anonymous woman]
- Graeme: ...And this isn't.
- [Picture changes to a shot of Tim and the woman standing side-by-side]
- Graeme: This is a picture of a man and a woman. Do you know what the difference is? Yes, that's right; men are better at football. But, you know, there are other differences, as well...
The New Office [3.01]
- [Tim unpacks a curious artifact to decorate his part of the office]
- Bill: What's that?
- Tim: An elephant's foot umbrella stand.
- Bill: [offended] Wha...? El- Elephant's foot? Oh, you're not having that in here. I mean, that's cruel! I'll report you to the RSPCA.
- Graeme: Oh, leave him alone.
- Bill: No, I'm not!
- [Bill mutters something as he opens the door to the foyer and starts tugging at an elephant's trunk]
- Bill: Come on, in ya come. Right...
- Tim: Wha... What's that?
- Bill: Three-legged elephant.
- [Tim looks aghast]
- Tim: I just hope it makes you feel guilty.
That Old Black Magic [3.04]
- Tim: So tomorrow night when the owls do hoot and the moon is full, we must journey to the abode of the living dead.
- Bill: Aw, we're not going to Bognor again, are we?
Invasion of the Moon Creatures [4.02]
- Bill & Tim: [as rabbits] Nnnyeeehh!
- Graeme: [Serves them a whole lot of carrots] There we are eat 'em all up. [Bill and Tim refuse, showing a great dislike for the carrots] Aw c'mon, if you're real rabbits you can't get enough of those.
- Tim: Course we're not real rabbits. [suddenly realise] Oh, did I say that?
- Graeme: [Pleased, and slightly cocky by this reaction] It's wearing off isn't it?
- Bill: No it is not!
- Graeme: [Adamant] In that case eat your carrots!
- Bill: Naw, c'mon, even rabbits need a change of diet now and again.
- Graeme: All right then, 2 tons of lettuces.
- [Further disgust and refusal from Bill and Tim]
- Tim: Why not... Fish and chips?
- Graeme: [Again pleased by the response] It is wearing off isn't it?
- Tim: No! We're still the sworn servants of Big Bunny.
- [Bill and Tim raise their arms in a 'Heil Hitler' gesture]
- Graeme: Aw well, if you're still the sworn servants of Big Bunny, you probably won't want a slice of this delicious pie.
- [Affirmative murmurs from Bill and Tim, a few words such as "pie?" and "scrummy" can be heard]
- Graeme: Oh all right, there you are. [serves them slices of pie] Eat up. Nice isn't it?
- Tim: Great, what is it?
- Graeme: [triumphantly, as he shows them a pie with rabbit ears sticking out of it] Rabbit pie!
- Tim: Oh no! You mean like... you made us cannibals?
- [Feigned sobs from Bill and Tim. The door opens to reveal a rabbit]
- Big Bunny: Stop! Stop!
- Bill: Huh? Who said that?
- Big Bunny: It is I your leader.
- Bill & Tim: Big Bunny.
- Graeme: [Indicates Big Bunny] Well?
- Tim: Well...
- [Bill and Tim pick up cutlery from the table]
- Bill & Tim: Dinner!
- [the two of them chase after Big Bunny,then the end credits start to roll as they chase Big Bunny down the road]
- Tim: Look, I just need to nip out to the telephone box.
- Bill: WHAT TELEPHONE BOX?
- Tim: Er, that one there.
- [The TARDIS from Doctor Who then flies past]
- Tim: I once had a pet rabbit. And never did he once tie me to a board and stick carrots in my ears.
The Movies [5.01]
- Bill: [after watching their film] Right! I'm gonna get drunk! The film's a failure! I'm gonna drown me sorrows! I'm gonna drink 'till it comes out me eyeballs! I'm gonna get drunk!
Lighthouse Keeping Loonies [5.08]
- Graeme: [the trio finds a song about the Jollyrock Lighthouse in a sea shanty compilation and eagerly start to sing it] Oh the winds they do blow, and the seas they do roar...
- Tim, Graeme, Bill: [singing] ... when you're stuck on a lighthouse, ten miles from the shore. But you've heard of the Jollyrock, of that I am sure. Go there and your loved ones, will see you no more.
- Tim, Graeme, Bill: [singing, suddenly worried] Oh, don't go to the Jollyrock, whatever you do. I wouldn't go near it if I was you.
- Graeme: [singing] So away from the Jollyrock I advise you to race.
- Tim: It's utterly appalling... [confused] and not at all nace?
- Bill: [singing, worried] For nasty things happen there, it's such a disgrace...
- Tim, Graeme, Bill: [singing, now really worried] 'Cause people get killed there all over the place! OH, don't go to the Jollyrock, whatever you do. I wouldn't go near it, if I was you.
- Tim: [completely hysterical] Oh, the next verse is censored because it's too horrible even to talk about! [runs out] I don't feel well!
- Bill: [singing, halfheartedly] Well your blood will run cold, and your heart fill with dread.
- Graeme: [singing, halfheartedly] For the Jollyrock is plagued with the souls of the dead!
- Bill: [singing] If you stay there one night... [terrified] you'll go clean off your head!
- Graeme, Bill: [singing, weakly] And in no time at all you will probably catch mumps...
- [Double-check the line]
- Graeme, Bill: ... Mumps?
- Tim: That doesn't even rhyme!
Bunfight at the O.K. Tea Rooms [5.12]
- Graeme: I've been out looking around, and you'll never guess what I just found in an old tin mine.
- Bill: Gold?
- Graeme: No, old tins.
- [empties a bag of empty tin cans on the floor]
- Graeme: [producing a rock] And... this!
- Bill: What?
- Graeme: [confidently] Gold ore.
- Tim: Ore?
- Graeme: [less confidently] Or something else.
- [Bill is drunk]
- Tim: [to Graeme] Pay no attention to him. He's pissed.
- Graeme: Has he?
- Tim: Yes.
- [Tim and Bill yell at each other]
- Graeme: This is good, political discussion, a healthy thing.
- Bill: This isn't political discussion, we're just shouting at one another.
- Graeme: Same thing.
Lips, or Almighty Cod [6.01]
Hype Pressure [6.02]
- Tim: It's all a con!
- Bill: Uh, no. I prefer to use the word rip-off.
Alternative Roots [7.01]
- [the Goodies have been told there's half an hour to go before the end of the world]
- Tim: At least there's time to do the ironing.
- [Brings in the ironing board and a basket of laundry]
- Tim: Just think, this is the end of Derby County... and the Muppets!
- Graeme: The Muppets?
- Tim: Yes, when we go, they'll go too, you know... oh, I do hope they don't suffer.
- Graeme: They're not real, you know!
- Tim: Well, of course they're real!
- Graeme: Don't be silly... the Muppets are just dollies!
- Tim: If they're "dollies", how come they can sing and dance and make sophisticated funny remarks?
- Graeme: Look, Kermit the frog is a green sock.
- Tim: [suddenly disturbed] What?
- Graeme: Kermit the frog is a man on his knees with a green sock on his hand!
- [to demonstrate, he uses a green sock as a glove puppet and imitates Kermit]
- Graeme: "Hello frog lovers, and welcome to the Muppet Show! I'd like to welcome our very special guest, Miss Piggy. Yay-ay-ay-ay!"
- Tim: Well she has GOT to be real.
- Graeme: Pair of old y-fronts and a mop head.
- [He holds up a pair of underpants and a mop head, and speaks like Miss Piggy]
- Graeme: "Hello Kermit, spawn of my heart, frog of my dreams!"
- [as Kermit]
- Graeme: "Hi there Miss Piggy, and what can I do for you?" Fozzie Bear is a brown woolly jumper with a hat on!
- [Holds up a brown pullover and a hat and speaks like Fozzie]
- Graeme: "Oh boy, funn-y! Oh Kermit, I hope those two old guys don't heckle me!"
- [Holds up two sponge balls and imitates Waldorf and Statler]
- Graeme: "Boo boo, the bear's a comedian, the comedian's a bear! Boo, boo!"
- [Waves a feather duster in Tim's face and bellows]
- Graeme: "A-NI-MAL!"
- Tim: [Nearly hysterical] No, stop it! Lies! LIES!
- Graeme: [holds up the green sock again and sings] "Halfway up the staircase..."
- Tim: NO!
- [runs into the kitchen, screaming]
- Graeme: I released his inhibitions through anger and violence! My work is at an end. I can die a happy man.
- [Tim emerges screaming from the kitchen and throws the gas cooker at Graeme]
- Graeme: You shouldn't have hit me with that! You've ruined the cake!