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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Comedian Spike Milligan was born 100 years ago today:


If you're familiar with THE GOON SHOW or MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS (he is said to have inspired it), you'll know of Milligan's work. 


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O boy, do I know his work! I used to be able to recite entire episodes of THE GOON SHOW from memory -- doing all the voices, of course!

That started when I was but a child, and no doubt shaped my talent in that area.

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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I wonder if the likes of THE GOON SHOW would stand up today. Are they timeless or not?

Some can be. I watched a HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR sketch on BBC years ago. Stood up well. 

There's a THE TWO RONNIES sketch where he asks for fork handles, but the store owner thinks he is asking for four candles. That also stands up well. Timeless! 
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Bill Collins
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I remember his `Q` series, specifically Q8, i was only a
kid at the time and found his humour hit and miss, some
sketches going on far too long! Maybe as an adult i
would appreciate it more?
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Peter Martin
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This is very childish but it did make me laugh: LINK
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 1:49pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Bill I too have fond memories of the Q series as a kid, the sketches did seem to stretch out a bit.  BBCiplayer has most of the later series online and I watched a few some months ago. It holds up really well and really is better viewed as an adult.
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Thank`s Darren, i will have a look!
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