Recently a comment was made on one of my posts by a very valued wordpress fellow-blogger John at the artratcafe. He mentioned that none of his contacts know of The Goons.
Like him, I was raised on their humor and would love this post to be dedicated to them.
Also it might introduce you to their amazing and unique humor.
Here is their website at http://www.thegoonshow.net/
“The Goon Show was a British radio show that started in 1951 and ran until 1960. It changed the face of British comedy and still maintains its influence to this day!
The Goons included Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. They burst onto the radio with surreal storylines, absurd logic, puns, catchphrases and groundbreaking sound effects. They ridiculed the pomposity of those in authority and laughed at the stupidity of mankind.
Characters such as Ned Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok, Minnie Bannister, Henry Crun, Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty all helped to create an alternative and ludicrous view of the world.
Few comedies from the UK have endured so well. Episodes are still repeated around the world and the BBC continues to release them on CD.”
Australia embraced The Goons. Spike Milligan came from Woy Woy ………. near Sydney.
You can easily see where Monty Python and many others including The Beatles, got their humor from once you listen to The Goons.
Long Live The Goons!
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