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November 27, 2009 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Kitten Kong pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3 - The Goodies, Montreux 1972 Edition. Previously on Mefi: Goodie goodie yum yum! (via coisas do arco da velha - some images nsfw)
posted by madamjujujive (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's the bunch of dudes yelling show, starring a bunch of yelling dudes!
posted by orville sash at 8:01 AM on November 27, 2009


They're so whiny it hurts my brain.
posted by tybeet at 8:06 AM on November 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Laughterfilter fail
posted by gigbutt at 8:18 AM on November 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


eh, shame that the young 'uns have no respect for vintage comedy classics ...guess it will take the geezer Brit contingent to appreciate this.

For those who might want to cut to the kitty chase, clip 3 is a shortcut.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:08 AM on November 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm hiring the Goodies to keep all you kids off my lawn. They will accomplish this through a series of undercranked camera gags and I'll be laughing the entire time.

(Here we come into town, getting up, falling down!)
posted by Spatch at 10:25 AM on November 27, 2009


The Goodies came to Los Angeles TV in '79 or '80 via one of the independent-because-there-were-only-3-networks-then stations that was looking for something besides Gilligan's Island for its sitcom block. They promoted it as "MontyPython-esque" (but then, I recall they did the same with Benny Hill), but never mentioned its status as a 'children's show' in the UK (but then, I recall they did the same with Doctor Who). It provided a dose of unadulterated silliness that I, post-college and post-my-first-career-failure, really needed at the time (and still occasionally do).

It's fascinating that Bill Oddie's career led to becoming "a bird-bothering natural history presenter", and that he (like I) suffers from Depression, causing him to bow out of this year's Springwatch, which I've never seen but looks potentially like the most boring thing ever on the BBC (and that's saying a lot, but come on, a live nature show?) that would be in desperate need of Goodie-esque disruptive humor.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:44 AM on November 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


And some old MeFite blogged about Oddie and the Goodies, with lots more video Goodieness.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:04 PM on November 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I made it through the first five minutes without being able to tell if it was 70's vintage or mid-2000's vintage. They are visually indistinguishable from the Flight of the Conchords with their floppy hair and big glasses and muttonchops.

Turns out that wasn't a retro font in the titles; it really was the 70's. All things old are old again.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:33 PM on November 27, 2009


They are visually indistinguishable from the Flight of the Conchords

...because the Conchords' home New Zealand is 30 years behind the rest of the English-speaking world... or wants us to believe so...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:14 PM on November 27, 2009


They promoted it as "MontyPython-esque" (but then, I recall they did the same with Benny Hill), but never mentioned its status as a 'children's show' in the UK

Pretty sure it *wasn't* actually a children's show. I seem to recall it being a fairly standard piece of BBC Light Entertainment family fare that screened at about 8.00 pm -- early enough for kids to still be watching, but not specifically aimed at children.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:31 PM on November 27, 2009


Didn't do much fro me, but wendell's website has an episode titled "Ecky Thump", and sure enough, Mr. Wiki sez:

The White Stripes announced the completion of Icky Thump on February 28, 2007. The title is derived from "ecky thump", a Lancashire colloquial response of surprise, popularized by an episode of the 1970s UK comedy series The Goodies.
posted by msalt at 8:33 PM on November 27, 2009


Portal cat is stuck in a portal loop.
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:56 AM on November 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Surprised kitten is surprised (and insanely cute).
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:59 PM on November 29, 2009


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