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Re: John Cleese by Spursfan on 31 October 2007 4:48pm
If anyone is interested, here is a good website on The Goons (I love Peter Sellers in everything - esp as Inspector Clouseau and in Im Alright Jack!).

Re: John Cleese by keegarumum on 1 November 2007 3:26pm
Ohh! I am gutted, for one minute I mistakenly thought you were giving a link to 'The Goonies' website......I love that film the Goonies! HEY YOU GUYS!!! sorry for going of your original track a bit Spursfan but you just got me thinking about the film!! Do you remember the fat kid in it? I used to look like him...or so my so called friends used to say!
Anyway, still a good link thanks!!
Re: John Cleese by geordiegirl on 1 November 2007 7:06pm
Anne you & I are showing our age by remembering The Goons as live comedians!But they were very influential on Monty P, I believe. Someone publish all the theses which are being written about this!
Re: John Cleese by Spursfan on 1 November 2007 10:54pm
I think their shows are available on DVDs - and there is a Goon show talking book at Waterstones, so it looks as if there is going to be a revival!! (I'm too young to have heard them on radio I think, as are you Linda!!)
Re: John Cleese by geordiegirl on 2 November 2007 6:51pm
Nit-pick, nit-pick, Anne - I dimly remember them on the Light Programme in 1957 - I'd have been 10 - you won't remember that I bet
Re: John Cleese by Spursfan on 2 November 2007 8:47pm
Am I right in thinking there was a TV show - the telly goons I think?

[I wasn't nit picking btw, Linda!].

I would've been about 3 or 4 in '57.

But I do remember we used to have 'Round the Horne' on with Kenneth Horne (he later came to my school to do radio Top of the Form, (my school came 2nd one year)- I was a first year (now year 7!!!) and it was great fun to have the BBC recording the shows and walking past Kenneth Horne in the corridor!); The Navy Lark; Workers Playtime; educating Archie who I thought was a real little boy!; Billy Cotton Bandshow; The Clitheroe Kid (I once listened to this show when I came home for lunch from junior school, and said to Mom, 'Why has that boy got a day off school?'!!) and Children's Favourites amongst others. And what would Sunday lunch have been without two-way family favourites?!!

Gosh this has been a 'radio nostalgia' post hasn't it hahaha. Later, I recall tuning in to Radio Luxembourg, followed by Radio Caroline (though we couldn't get it where we lived and it was only on holiday we managed to pick it up) and finally joining the Radio 1 Club in 1968 (I still have my badge somewhere)!!

But to reiterate, I REALLY wasn't nit-picking.

Re: John Cleese by kisch on 2 November 2007 10:22pm
in one of the interviews (I don't remember where) Mr Palin said that although The Goons later appeared on TV, it didn't work quite well because a lot of it was about silly voices... or was it Mr Cleese who said that ?
Me confused. Me has pretty bad memory.
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