"Goon Show" Classics: Moriarty Where Are You? Audio CD – Audiobook, 5 Feb 1996
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Four "Goon Show" radio episodes from the 1950s - "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler from Bexhill-on-Sea", "The Histories of Pliny the Elder", "The Jet-Propelled NAAFI" and "The Evils of Bushey Spon".
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Spike Milligan was perhaps best known as one of the Goons. He went on to become one of Britain's foremost comic writers and performers. His bestselling titles include "Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall," "Puckoon," and "Where have all the Bullets Gone? "He died in 2002. Larry Stephenswas a scriptwriter who wrote for several popular comedy shows in the 1950s, including"The Tony Hancock Show"and"The Army Game." He is probably best known as co-writer of many"Goon Show"episodes, along with Spike Milligan. He died in 1959."
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I already have the latter, so I almost made the mistake of buying this. The tracks are
The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-On-Sea
The Histories of Pliny the Elder
The Jet-Propelled Guided Naafi
The Evils of Bushey Spon.
The first two shows here are utter classics, and Pliny the Elder contains one of my favourite lines about how Caesar ruled Britain. I won't spoil it for you, but string comes into it.
I don't know why Amazon doesn't list the tracks, but perhaps this will help.
In my humble opinion, this particular volume is THE one to have. Not only does it contain the brilliant 'Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-On-Sea', but also my own personal favourite episode of all time, the amazing 'Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI'. As usual, these volumes contain one or two good shows, and one or two distinctly average shows. This volume is no exception, bar the fact that the two good episodes on here are infact 'great' episodes!
For any newcomer to the humour of Spike Milligan and the Goons, this is a great place to start. Despite some dated jokes and references to 'current' politicians and situations, the vast majority of the comedy contained in these shows is still amazingly fresh and accessible to just about anyone with a sense of humour. But it is not just Spike Milligan's surreal comic genius that makes these shows worth a listen (and buying), but also the performances that Sellers, Secombe and Milligan deliver. Constantly full of energy and fun, not to mention more than their fair share of vocal talent (esp. Peter Sellers), it is impossible not to just sit back and be entertained by The Goons. And here in the 'reality TV generation' of mundane shows that barely pass for entertainment, how ironic that a comedy show from the 1950's be like a breath of fresh air...
If you Only Ever Buy One Collection BUY THIS ONE!!!!
I Originaly Bought This On Cassette 10 Or So Years Ago,It Still Has Me Helpless With Laughter.12 Out Of 10