The Goon Show, Vol. 6: Have A Gorilla Audio CD – Audiobook, 3 Jun 1996
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Four episodes of vintage Goonery from Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.
About the Author
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 Stephens was 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.
Maurice Wiltshire was a screenwriter and script editor who wrote for many television programmes including The Army Game and HMS Paradise. He co-wrote several episodes of The Goon Show, as well as adapting 26 of the radio scripts for two series of a 15-minute television puppet show called The Telegoons.
Top customer reviews
The final episode is a non-Milligan creation but you won't notice. Join Neddie and his Rosewood hand operated piano as he writes his memoirs. Polish your nose with Ping and have a gorilla with me. "The Seagoon Memoirs" is beautifully crafted, creative writing. If this isn't the best Goons collection then my name's Henry Crun!
This, being volume 6, fits in nicely, and i am close to agreeing with another reviewer here, in that this is a very very fine volume indeed. Fine, fine, fine.
All four episodes are first rate, with great performances and strong (but ludicrous) plots, and of course, gags a-plenty.
All four episodes are, one way or another, based around THE WAR, which no-one can make fun of better than Milligoon, seeing as how he was right in the thick of it. Meanwhile, the fourth episode was not even written by him, but Larry Stevens and Maurice Wiltshire are completely on his wavelength here, and it totally fits into the Goon ethos.
This is definitely one of the best Goons CDs you can get, if not the best.
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Be goon to yourself and buy this collection of the Goons' best work. All the best characters are here with the aid of the new steam-leather microphone. It's lights, camera, knees, teeth, corsets and action!
Features my favourite episode; Ill Met by Goonlight and one of the longest gags ever featured in a Goon Show episode that I know of. I first came across these brilliant pieces of work when I was a young bluebottle reading a fly paper. My dad had a load of the cassettes and I was an instant convert. Spread the Goon word and convert the masses!
And why is that gas stove wearing a hat?
It's going out!