2 comments on “Care For Something New……..From Something Old

  1. Now I’ve got it – Long live The Goons indeed – they changed the face of radio, at least in England, and they introduced thousands to a surreal and alternative audio experience. There was nothing before or has been nothing since that used their technique as effectively. My sons appreciate them but think they are dated. True maybe but The Goons shaped my youth and my life…

  2. The Goons have had most of their influences in the UK. Eddie Izzard notes that The Goons and Milligan in particular “influenced a new generation of comedians who came to be known as ‘alternative’. Newer TV shows and movies like the The Young Ones and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and In the movie Shrek, Shrek refers to a constellation as Bloodnok, the Flatulent.
    In the Harry Potter series Luna Lovegood refers to a sports team as having loser’s Lurgi.
    The rock band Ned’s Atomic Dustbin took their name from a Goon Show episode.
    All these and more………

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