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C&G 158 Jan 2009
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Posted by bretta 12/01/2009

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       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
       **********************************************
 
 
    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 158                   12th January 2009
 
 
THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
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EDITOR
- Brett Allender <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>
 
ACE REPORTER:
- Lisa Manekofsky
 
MUSIC REVIEWER:
Linda Kay
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS:
- Clare Bradley, Wackywales, Sosia, Jenny_Gibbon, Clair, Peter Wearden, David Drury, ecky_thump, Saucy Gibbon forum, Andrew W, Sosia
 
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- Tim Brooke-Taylor & Graeme Garden
 
CONTENTS
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1. QUIZ & QUOTE - Goodies brainteasers for you and you and you
2. BOFFO IDEAS - The latest club news and happenings
3. SPOTTED!!! - The latest Goodies sightings.
4. 2001 AND A BIT - Tim, Graeme and Bill sightings post-Goodies.
5. GOODIES MUSIC REVIEW #37 – Spring Spring Spring
6. GOODIES WORD FINDER
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
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(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "Anyway I've read the Plain Man's Guide To British Law and they can't touch you for it!"
 
(a) Which Goody says this quote?
(b) What rather strange act is he referring to?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the LWT episode "Change Of Life".
(d) How many candles are on Bill's birthday cake?
(e) And what does he end up doing with this cake?
(f) Which movie do the Goodies' dates take them to see?
(g) What is unusual about Graeme's stamp collection?
(h) What is the inscription on Bill's coffin?
 
The answers are listed at the end of this newsletter.
 
 
2. BOFFO IDEAS
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You can make it happen here. Liven up the club with a boffo idea for bob-a-job week. E-mail <enquiries@goodiesruleok.com> with your comments, ideas or suggestions - meanwhile these are the boffo ideas which our club has been working on this month:
 
WEBSITE POLLS
 
Last month's poll attracted a good spread of votes, but it ultimately came down to a narrow choice between turps for burps and belly button therapy, rights to fatherhood and reliving of sins, games of I Spy and seasons of good swill ... and in the end it was The End that just came out on top:
 
Which is your favourite "stuck in one room" episode of The Goodies?
- The Stone Age                              20 votes
- The End                                    49 votes
- Earthanasia                                44 votes
- Holidays                                   11 votes
- I prefer the episode with Rolf Harris      23 votes
Total:                                      147 votes
 
The new poll is a hypothetical one, but on a subject that we all hope will be reality sooner rather than later – a proper series-by-series release of The Goodies which has already been done for stacks of other classic BBC shows:
 
If the Goodies were to be released on DVD series by series, which series would you want released first? (Series 9 isn't listed as it has already been released in regions 2 & 4).
- Series 1
- Series 2
- Series 3
- Series 4
- Series 5
- Series 6
- Series 7
- Series 8
- the one with the Rolf Harris episode
 
At least we give you a chance to vote on the idea, so head to the website and cast your vote today. You know it makes sense (even if the BBC's treatment of The Goodies doesn't!)
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
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More exciting than getting your wig-spotters badge! If you've seen the Goodies recently, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> with the details. Here's where we've Spotted!!! the Goodies this month:
 
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 22nd & 24th Dec)
 
Graeme's sent the following holiday message for the fans:
 
A Very Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
To one and all on GROK
Keep up the good work!
From Graeme
 
 
Tim has sent the following holiday message for the fans (I think he may have noticed that Graeme sent his message a few days ago ;) :
 
"Tim would like to wish everyone at GROK a very merry Xmas and a Goody New Year. And *I* really mean it."
 
 
ONCE UPON AD TIME ...
(David Drury – 23rd Dec)
 
Got this from a list I'm on for vintage ads. Was a bit surprised when I saw Bill and Tim in there:
 
 
BLACK CINDERELLA GOES EAST
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
Black Cinderella Two Goes East, whose cast includes all three Goodies as well as Peter Cook and John Cleese will be broadcast on 25 Dec 2008 at 11:00 on BBC Radio 7. Listen Again after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g31bq  
 
 
GOODIES RESCREENINGS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 31st Dec)
 
The Comedy Channel in Australia has scheduled another batch of Goodies episodes from series 1 and 2. Here is the schedule currently displayed at http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211  
        Fri 02/01      11:30AM         Love The Police
        Sun 04/01       10:30PM         Women's Lib
        Mon 05/01       11:30AM         Women's Lib
        Tue 06/01       11:30AM         Sex and Violence
 
"The Goodies" are also on Paramount 2 on Sat, 10 Jan & Sun, 11 Jan - Saturday at 21:30 and Sunday at 21:35.
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
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If you've sighted Tim, Bill or Graeme in a post-Goodies role, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> so that we can tell everyone where to spot a Goodie nowadays. Those of you seeking radio and tv alerts between issues of the C&G should consider signing up for the Goodies-l mailing list (more details available on the club website), as our crack (cracked?!) team of reporters attempt to post alerts as the information becomes available.
 
** (All items in this section contributed by Lisa Manekofsky, except where otherwise credited) **
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* Bill has just released a Christmas single. It's called 'Whatever's good at Christmas'. He has written it for, and performs it with the kids of CBeebies' Green Balloon Club and is being sold in aid of Children in Need. It is guaranteed to give you a warm festive glow - and a smile.
It can be viewed at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/greenballoonclub/music and also downloaded from i-tunes
(Clare Bradley – 16th Dec)
 
 
* Bill has joined an appeal to raise funding for restoration of the Bridport Arts Centre, according to an article at http://www.thisisdorset.net/search/3969369.__250_000_appeal_to_revamp_Bridport_arts_centre/
(16th Dec)
 
 
* Don't know if this is really a spotting but on Monday night on SBS Australia, they showed the British version of Top Gear.
During the challenge of driving across Japan, Jeremy Clarkson used a Bill Oddie mask to cover his face whenever he passed a speed camera.
He should have used a Nicholas Parsons mask.
(Peter Wearden – 17th Dec)
 
 
* Time Shift, The comic songbook (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g8t15/Time_Shift_Series_8_The_Comic_Songbook/ ) includes interview segments with Bill Oddie and more detail on The Goodies, specifically around minute 44.
(Clair - 28th Dec)
 
 
* Thurs, 1 Jan - "Grumpy Old New Year" with Bill is repeated on BBC 2 at 01:15
(31st Dec)
 
 
* Sat, 10 Jan - "The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs", presented by Bill, is repeated on BBC Prime at 08:00 and 23:00
(31st Dec)
 
 
GRAEME SPOTTINGS
 
* "The Unbelievable Truth Christmas Special" is available from Listen Again via the BBC iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00fz863  until mid-day next Monday (London time).
(16th Dec)
 
 
* Thanks to Sosia for spotting that Graeme's cameo in "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" has finally been scheduled for a UK airing on ITV1 on New Year's Day (1st Jan) at 9pm.
(16th Dec)
 
 
* Thanks to Graeme for passing along this link to a local news story about the panto he wrote, "Sleeping Beauty", which is playing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton (www.chippingnortontheatre.com) through January 10th: http://www.itvlocal.com/meridian/whatson/?player=MER_WhatsOn_15&void=270657  
The show is also mentioned today's Oxford Mail - the online version of the article is at: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/leisure/3988315.Crazy_Christmas_nights/  
(18th Dec)
 
 
TIM SPOTTINGS
 
* Hello Cheeky - Cheeky Whittington and his Magic Ballpoint (with Tim)
Listen Again through Sunday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00g17qj  
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* Thanks to Jenny_Gibbon and the Saucy Gibbon forum for the following news:
Tim was on BBC 5 Live on Sunday (21/12/08) on Gabby Logan's show promoting the ISIHAC DVD. Here's the Listen again link http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00g349j  
Tim's at the 1.10 min mark.  
(24th Dec)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* Thanks to Jenny_Gibbon for spotting that on Sunday, 21 December BBC Radio 7 will be airing Christmas editions of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" and "Hello Cheeky"
(16th Dec)
 
 
* For the Humphrey Lyttelton Fans, "Omnibus: The Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong" (Friday 19th December on BBC 4 02:55 to 04:00) includes a tribute from Humph.
(16th Dec)
 
 
An obituary of Humphrey Lyttelton written by Graeme Garden appeared in this Sunday's edition of The Observer. The online version is available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/dec/14/graeme-garden-remembers-humphrey-lyttelton   
(Lisa Manekofsky & Clair - 16th Dec)
 
 
* Sunday Express, December 7, 2008 Sunday
I'm sorry I've not got the key; Review TV & Radio - When radio panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue goes on tour it attracts rock god audiences. David Stephenson finds out why
TWO of the finest comedy talents in the country sit before me.
To be honest, it's a little intimidating.
Between them, funnymen Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden have either contributed to or devised some of the best comedy shows we have known. Today, they're publicising the DVD of my favourite panel show, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.
A DVD of a radio show? Absolutely.
But this is no ordinary radio show.
Conceived in 1972 as an "antidote to panel games", this institution has become as much a stage performance as it has a radio recording. Indeed, the boys, who also include Tim Brooke-Taylor but sadly no longer its wonderful chairman Humphrey Lyttleton, toured the country's theatres like a stage play, turning away hundreds of fans along the way.
Indeed, fights have been known outside theatres, according to Cryer.
Yet fans of the radio show will not be disappointed here. "The only visual element, " says Cryer, "is that if you have a song to sing you go down front and you're in a spotlight, and there's a sound effects round where you go to a table." No CGI then.
Did the show have a different feel about it? "Yes, " says Cryer. "The size of the audiences. Three and a half thousand at Hammersmith Apollo. . ." Adds Garden: "It was like the Rolling Stones!" There is one other important difference to the stage version, says Garden. "On a recording we don't know what everyone else is going to say, but with the stage show we did. The whole point of the show is to make each other laugh. There are 2,500 people eavesdropping but that's neither here nor there. The DVD itself was filmed at the Lowry Centre, and it was a sort of 'best of ' line up, but not everyone has heard every show over the past 36 years."
And Mornington Crescent? "That's there, " says Cryer. "I heard an old version on BBC7 the other day.
In a lovely scratchy recording, featuring Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini. It was lovely." What about the round, "pick up song", which made former guest panellist Bill Oddie retch? "That's a great round, " says Garden. "If you come back on time, the audience cheer, if you come back out of time, they laugh." What happens when you don't get a laugh? Quips Cryer: "I don't have to deal with that. He does!" He adds: "You just cry quietly.
Anyway, the show's at its best when it's just falling apart.
"That's when the fun starts." Jokes Garden: "Or we do a John Barrowman! But no lewdness here. We are as pure as the driven snow."
They are surprisingly keen to talk about the Ross/Brand affair. Says Garden: "I think Jonathan pushes the envelope on his chat show anyway." Cryer: "He rips it up!" Continues Garden: "But because it was radio he probably thought it was almost private. No one would get to know about it. They got carried away. The producer, who's 25, was like a Wimbledon umpire with two multi-millionaires on either side of the net. He then had to make a let call, and he works for Russell Brand.
"What happened then was a combination of bad taste and bad language coming together with too much money. We carry on with our radio show like the BBC censor was still in force. He was the greatest friend to comedy. But now even cooks are swearing on television. In the days of The Goodies, you couldn't even say 'bloody'. Once you've said the F-word, where do you go from there?"
Should Ross be allowed back?
Says Garden: "I don't know enough about it, but taking it back to The Goodies when it finished on ITV after just one series, maybe Jonathan is set to do something different." Adds Cryer: "I can't be objective about it, because I want it to come back just so I can watch the first show.
"Frank Skinner said recently that one night he took out all the rude words in his routine. He said to his amazement he did just as well. The reaction from the audience was just as good."
When does the radio show return?
Says Garden: "June the something.
That's about right." But of course without Humph.
Says Cryer: "He did what he called 'blue-chip filth'.
"He was full of double entendres and stuff, and would look baffled and amazed as to why the audience was laughing.
"His whole air was, 'Let's get this over with'. He used to get laughs for silence. It was wonderful." Says Garden: "It was a sensible sounding voice in the middle of all the mayhem."
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is available on DVD now.
(Wackywales – 17th Dec)
 
 
* Thanks to Jenny_Gibbon for letting us know that the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue television special, which was repeated last night at 00.30 on BBC4, is available BBC to folks in the UK from the BBC iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00dmpd2/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_a_Clue/
(24th Dec)
 
 
* Hamish & Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea Hogmanay Special (with the ISIHAC cast)
31 Dec 2008 23:30-00:00
1 Jan 2009 04:30-05:00
Listen Again after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006svvh
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Christmas Special 1993
Listen Again through tomorrow from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00fzwpf
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Carol
25 Dec 2008, 12:00 on BBC Radio 7
Listen Again after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g27cl  
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again - Dick Cinderella
Listen Again through Sunday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00g3162   
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* Tony Hawks' Twelve Days of Christmas (which includes a sizeable contribution from Bill)
Listen Again through Saturday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00gd7r5  
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* for fans of Barry Cryer : Stand up on 7 - Rock'n'Droll - Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden
31 December at 10.30pm and 3.30am
Available from Listen Again after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007wvn6  
(ecky_thump – 24th Dec)
 
 
* Mondays - "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" with Tim, Graeme & Bill is being repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 12.30pm and 7.30pm. The show can be heard worldwide via the internet from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7; each episode will be available for a week after broadcast from Listen Again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009zbr2  
(31st Dec)
 
 
* Thursdays - "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" repeats on BBC Radio 7.   The show will be available online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7; repeats will be available for a week after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnwb  
 
* Tim and Graeme are among the celebrities who have contributed a drawing for National Doodle Day 2009. The National Doodle Day's celebrity auction will take place on eBay on Friday 27 February 2009, with the funds raised going to support people living with epilepsy and neurofibromatosis.
A full list of celebrities taking part is at http://www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk/celebs/2009.cfm
Here are links to Tim & Graeme's doodles, plus a few from their ISIHAC cast mates:
        Tim Brooke-Taylor -
        Graeme Garden -
        Barry Cryer -
        Jeremy Hardy -
(4th Jan)
 
 
* Thanks to Andrew W. for this info - "The Clue Bible: The Fully Authorised History of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", from Footlights to Mornington Crescent (Hardcover)" will be published in September 2009. You can find it listed on Amazon UK already at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clue-Bible-Authorised-Footlights-Mornington/dp/1848091303/
(4th Jan)
 
 
* Thanks to Sosia for posting the following info in the club forums:
"Barry Cryer was on Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch (hosted by Clive Anderson this week!) this [Sunday, 4 January]. He was talking a lot about Clue, especially the DVD, and his career. He was asked about the return of Clue and said that they would be having rolling hosts unless someone shows 'signs of setting in', then they might be asked to stay. He also said they would have be totally different from Humph.
The show is available for a week via iPlayer here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gfxm5/Michael_Balls_Sunday_Brunch_04_01_2009/  (I hope this link works for everyone) The interview starts at 1 hour 20 minutes in, with the info on the new Clue at around 1 hour 43."
(7th Jan)
 
 
* Amazon.co.uk is listing an August 2009 release date for the paperback edition of "The Doings of Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea?", written by Barry Cryer & Graeme Garden (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doings-Hamish-Dougal-Youll-Have/dp/1848090242/  )
(9th Jan)
 
 
* There will be a June 2009 release for the paperback edition of Lyttelton's Britain: A User's Guide to the British Isles as Heard on BBC Radio's "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", written by Iain Pattison (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lytteltons-Britain-British-Radios-Havent/dp/1848091737/ ).
(9th Jan)
 
 
5. GOODIES MUSIC REVIEW #37
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SPRING SPRING SPRING
 
Hi there pop pickers and welcome to another Goodies Music Review.
 
WHO?
 
When we last left our dateless DJs Peaches Stiletto (aka Linda Kay) and Emperor Caligula (aka Brett Allender) several months ago now, they were feverishly doing the Last Chance Dance in a forlorn bid to avoid the embarrassing fate of going home alone (or the even more humiliating one of going home with each other!). 
Peaches did manage to find a man who swept her off her feet as she was leaving the dance club, but unfortunately he was driving the city council streetcleaner at the time, while the Emperor's fortunes weren't much better. He was able to pull alright, but it was only on a towrope because he couldn't get his old bomb of a car to start. No doubt they're both hoping for better luck this time around as we cross out to the meadow (where we're hoping that our friendly farmer is also waiting with a ruddy great shotgun!) and our dimply pimply DJs with their review of "SPRING SPRING SPRING" by The Goodies.
 
WHERE? WHEN?
 
"Spring Spring Spring " can be heard on the 70s albums "The Goodies Beastly Record" and "The Goodies Greatest Hits". It originally appeared in "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" and a longer version was a feature of the 25th Anniversary ISIRTA reunion special recorded in 1989.
 
WHAT?
 
Lyrics: sung by Tim, with help from Bill with the sound effects
 
How are you this fine new morning, Can you hear the flowers yawning? {yawn}
There's no more snow and ho ho ho, it's spring spring spring {boing}
All the birdies are tweet tweeting, Up above the sun is beating {drumming}
So sing with me, go hee hee hee, it's spring spring spring {boing}
 
Oh the little crows are crowing {caw}, You can hear them in the meadow every day
And the friendly farmer's going, To see them on their way {rifle shots}
Oh the bluebells all are ringing {bells}, And the bumblebees are stinging {shriek}
Everyone can tell, oh well well well, it's spring spring spring {boing}
 
There's a vulture on my shoulder, And he says that I look older
And the hyena goes ha ha ha, it's spring spring spring {boing}
Little girls are showing dimples, Little boys are growing pimples {pop}
And the cockatoo says {phhtt} to you, it's spring spring spring {boing}
 
In the meadow Joy is waiting, She is ready there for every little boy
You can hear them celebrating, As they feel the springs of Joy {"Ooh get off!"} {dirty chuckle}
Oh the little lambs are bleating, They'll soon be ripe for eating
So fill your tum, sing yum yum yum, it's spring spring spring
 
[Instrumental break & sound effects]
 
Yes it's spring {boing} thank you!, And there's a new love
It will come to you if only you can wait {"Oh, I can't wait"}
I can hear the one that you love, Down by the old farm gate
{Baa baa baa baa baa} What was that? {"A five baa gate!"}
Now that was a sheep joke if ever I heard one. {"You just heard one!"}
 
All around us June is busting, And the little boys are lusting
Oh can't you guess, oh yes yes yes, it's spring spring spring
It's spring {boing}, spring {boing}, spring {boing}
 
[Instrumental ending]
 
NOTE: The ISIRTA version is sung by Bill and features the following verses as an introduction prior to the above lyrics:
 
Early every morning, I, Throw my bedroom window high {fling … "way hey hey"}
And let the good clean air refresh my room {howling gale}
With wellie boots upon my feet, I tiptoe through my garden sweet {squelching footsteps}
And watch the sun come peeping through the gloom {"I can't see, I can't see, turn the lights on, I've lost all my sun voice."}
 
See the blind nocturnal mole, Shyly limp back in his hole {"Aaaaargh" … thud … "Wrong hole!"}
And listen to the goldfish sweetly sing {gurgle}
A centipede goes tripping by {lots of quick footsteps}, And look, there goes a butterfly {racing car-like zoom}
And hark the birds are warbling on the wing {"On the wing!"}
 
Little flowers shake the dewdrops from their hair {burble}
And new green shoots are pushing through the clay {grunts of effort}
I hear them take a good deep breath of morning air {cough splutter}
As I listen to the breaking of the day {glass smashing}
 
WHY?
 
(Peaches Stiletto):
When it comes to the seasons, summer better than others. There's the winter splinter, who think that snow is the way to go. And there's the autumn quantum, who think that fall is a ball. But nothing beats the bright punny days of Spring, as exemplified by the song stylings of Bill Oddie, who leaves no groan unturned in this witty ditty. Nothing by Vivaldi could so vividly capture the utter essence of the vernal equinox as well as this melody rife with sheep jokes and bubbly double entendres. As the snows of winter melt, we're treated to a flood of painfully playful pokes at perpetually perky tunes which exalt the annual rotation of the Earth around the Sun. But this song tells it like it is. The birds and bees (not to mention "the birds and the bees") are given their due, as well as the ever-present battle of the farmer and the crows, the battle of the sexes and the battle of the bulge (more mutton, anyone?) Wool you be able to stand it? While bleating hearts may find it hard to swallow, the truth can be ugly . . . and silly . . . and obviously adapted into a delightfully twisted tune. So keep your Summer holiday . . . let the leaves Fall where they may . . . and save your discontent for the Winter . . . give me Spring, Spring, Spring (boing!)
 
(Emperor Caligula):
Many years before Bill's songwriting talents produced tracks of the calibre of Black Pudding Bertha and Funky Gibbon (though Graeme's computer is still trying to claim writing credit and a cut of the profits for the latter one– the court case is scheduled to begin immediately after the BBC starts screening repeats of The Goodies!), he specialised in creating quirky cheeky songs for the classic radio comedy series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. Even a seemingly mundane topic like one of the four seasons is turned into a musical masterpiece once some silly sound effects are led in one by one like lambs to the slaughter and even more silly puns and sheep jokes manage to fleece a few sick chuckles before being quickly put out to pasture by the next in-vernal slice of wackiness. It's a crow's call, but without raven on about it I've always thaw-t of Spring Spring Spring as one of ISIRTA's finest musical moments, baa none. Skipping right along, I'm happy to leap to its defence and field any criticism of it, just as long as I get my turn in the meadow feeling those springs of joy (though it'd be just my luck for her to say "Not tonight dear, I've got a paddock!" How come I never seem to get the coil?!). Anyway while the Goodies version may not have quite the same bouncy manic quality of the ISIRTA one (especially without a John Otto Cleese stealing the show with his five-baa gate and detached indifference) it's still a wonderful slice of musical comedy which would be guaranteed to get the Minister for Health (no less) merrily sneezing along with its tribute to prime hayfever-inducing time, despite only a passing mention of the word "hay" (Yatchoo!) in the ISIRTA version.
 
HOW!
 
Using the Black Pudding Rating System:
IIII   Officially Amazing (Peaches Stiletto)
IIII   Officially Amazing (Emperor Caligula)
 
THE BLACK PUDDING RATINGS SYSTEM
 
IIIII - Superstar.
IIII - Officially Amazing.
III   - Goody Goody Yum Yum.
II    - Fair-y Punkmother.
I     - Tripe on t' pikelets.
 
Next music review (March): Baby Samba
 
 
6. GOODIES WORD FINDER
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(by Brett Allender)
 
This puzzle contains hidden words and phrases relating to the "Dodonuts" episode of The Goodies.
Try to find all the listed words in the puzzle. Words may be found horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Upon completion, the 12 unused letters can be rearranged to form the solution of 2 words (6 & 6 letters) - clue: "part of the reason why the dodo became extinct"
There is a print-friendly copy of the puzzle on the website at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=7  and the solution is on a separate page accessible from the menu.
The solution will also be published in next month's newsletter.

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W

L

B

I

O

A

E

E

L

G

P

R

E

F

A

B

D

W

N

H

Y

U

R

E

I

R

I

B

I

D

R

C

O

C

C

C

T

U

F

R

R

T

U

E

G

L

U

O

A

S

Q

O

E

E

H

P

D

I

L

C

N

B

H

S

C

B

G

R

O

E

O

I

K

I

I

O

K

E

A

D

O

G

E

N

D

O

B

N

P

M

C

L

A

N

A

F

L

R

O

S

E

S

I

B

L

B

E

S

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WORD LIST
 
Badger Balls
Binoculars
Bomb
Cabin
Camera
Cheap
Cuckoo
Daisy
Disney
Dodo
Ecofreak
Endangered
Feeder
Fireball
Hunt
Illo
Panda
Pet Shop
Plan
Rabbit
Rhino
Roses
Sago Pudding
Sausage
Slug
Sparrow
Squirrel
Throne
Warplane
 
 
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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(a) Graeme
(b) Intending to marry his computer
(c) Free To Live (aka Women's Lib)
(d) 75
(e) Tipping it over his own head in a fit of rage.
(f) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(g) It's an album full of creatures that he's stamped on!
(h) "Bill Oddie – Good Riddance"
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Mastermind Of The Year
7    Goodies fan supreme
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Reasonably Goodie
1-2 Thick as old boots
0    Rolf Harris!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #159:    12th February 2009.
 
C&G BACK ISSUES CONTENTS INDEX: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45
 
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