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Post 1

Cheerful Dragon

There is one Goon Show phrase that Richard (my husband) and I use whenever one of us suggests something impossible or ridiculous: "I'd like to see them do this on television." This comes from an episode (can't remember which) where Milligan says to Secombe (or vice versa): "You stand on my shoulders and pull me up, then I'll stand on your shoulders and pull you up ...". (They are trying to get out of a dungeon, prison or deep hole.)


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Post 2

Fatlock

'Don't do that, Eccles!'


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Post 3

Rich Loony

"Hern!" (American characters)
"Hello Jim!" ("Singing" Jim Spriggs)
and of course... "Shut up Eccles" (everyone)


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Post 4

Pea

"Hello little Min"


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Post 5

Rich Loony

"Great Lolloping Nurglers!" (sometimes heard from Bloodnock instead of swearing)


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Post 6

James Casey

And what about Thynne's

You silly, twisted boy, you.


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Post 7

Rich Loony

And that funny noise that Moriaty makes, sort of "look-a-la-goom" or something like that.
Has anypone mentioned "Hello Jim" yet?


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Post 8

McSquizzy

And don't forget Henry Crun's "Y'can't get the wood y'know!" plus a few of Bloodnok's' such as: "Oooh! - It must be HELL in there!" - "What must the neighbours think !!" and "Nurse, quick - the screens - it's happened again!!". I think they were all caused by the curried gunpowder of which he was fond!!


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Post 9

The Traveller

"I've got it written down on a piece of paper here. Oh, yes..."


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Post 10

Gonzo the Eggman

Hello folks! Hello folks! I speaking to you via my new roast beef speaking trumpet!
Perhaps I can help you out there. There is a part in "The Histories of Pliny the Elder" where Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle tyring to reach a manhole cover...

Seagoon: Right! Eccles, stand on my shoulders and pull me up!
(Straining noises)
Eccles: I'd like to see them do this on television.

There is also a similar scene in "The Affair of the Lone Banana". Again, Neddie and Eccles are trapped in a prison. Neddie asks whether there is any way out, in which Eccles says "Well, you could try that window up there".
What follows is a frantic scene where Neddie and Eccles are stacking the furniture on top of each other in an attempt to reach the window. In the meantime, Aldofus Spriggs entertains us with a song. Back in the prison, Neddie and Eccles are almost finished. Then suddenly there is an almighty crash as everything collapses. Adolfus Spriggs starts singing again!


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Post 11

Gonzo the Eggman

"Is your name Charlie?" - Gryte-pipe Thyne
"Sosinges!" - Bluebottle
"Ooooh, mate!" - Wllium "Mate" Cobblers

I'm surprised no one's mentioned "This is the BBC..." (or have they?!)


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Post 12

Gandalf ( Got my own Comp Now!! Still Redundant!! )

Have we all forgotten the one where Secombe produces a large raspberry, and Bloodnok says 'No more curried eggs for me!!'


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Post 13

philbo baggins

...and have I missed Bluebottle's

"You dirty rotten swine, you"

often followed (or even preceeded) by

"You have deaded me"

smiley - winkeye

Phil


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Post 14

Gandalf ( Got my own Comp Now!! Still Redundant!! )

Henry Crun - we're doing nearly five miles an hour, Min!
also - The wick in the engine has gone out!


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Post 15

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

It's insane, Hennery! Man cannot live at such speeds!


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Post 16

Gonzo the Eggman

Hi diddle dee, needle nardle noo, spling splang splong, ying tong iddle i po, and remember - you gotta go owww!

- This is actually a genuine Harry Secombe line.


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Post 17

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

- Object off the port beam!
- Here, what is that object off the port beam?
- It looks like the Albert Hall!
- What's the Albert Hall doing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
- More to the point, what are we doing in Hyde Park? You idiot, Eccles, we're four thousan miles off course!
- Nobody's perfect.

(and this is where the story really starts..)


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Post 18

dasilva

(Again from Eccles, on lookout) "Mine ahead! Dirty great mine ahead! Oh...it's alright, it's one of our...*KABLOOM*"


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Post 19

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

Seagoon: You'll never get it, I tell you! It's guarded!
Thynne: Guarded, eh? Bring weapons and ammunition.
Seagoon: Yes, it's guarded by the fearless Major Bloodnok!
Thynne: Bloodnok, eh? Bring money.....


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Post 20

dasilva

(From 1985) Bluebottle: Enter torturer Bluebottle, with Junior Cardboard Cut Out Torture Kit


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