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The Goon Show, Volume 1

Moriarity, Where Are You?
By: The Goons
Narrated by: The Goons
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Goon but not forgotten. From 1952 to 1960 the Goons ruled the airwaves, the most celebrated and influential clowns in the history of radio. Here's a crazy quartet of cult comedy classics from those wireless wizards Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. This collection features "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea", "The Histories of Pliny the Elder", "The Jet Propelled Guided Naafi", and "The Evils of Bushy Spon".
Don't miss any of the classic Goon Show episodes.
(P)1996 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • Marius
  • 08-04-2005

Goon with the wind

No apologies, just a straight 5 stars. If you're a Goon fan, you don't need my opinion. If you've never heard them, please do yourself a favour and try one of the audiobooks. You wont regret it. Anarchic humour at its best.

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  • heyheymama
  • 19-12-2010

Good enough for Python troupe when kids...

...and still good enough for my modern 9-yr-old boy. Thanks to the Goon Show, the miles flew by during a Christmas roadtrip to Grandma's. Thoroughly enjoyed by the grown-ups and kid, alike. Peals of laughter from all. Lots of play-on-words humor. According to Wikipedia, indeed, the guest star was not cooperating with the script and the cast had to punt. Only a very small amount was hard to follow due to the accents.

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  • Andrew James Taft
  • 09-08-2018

An incredible show, some sound issues

Jokes are hillarious and stories are timeless, but occasionally the volume would blast my headphones and give me a headache. Still 100% worth it.

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  • Nick
  • 02-08-2015

Excellent.

Usual goonish laughs. Loved the bits taking the Micky out of parliament and councils.

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  • Adrian
  • 19-01-2013

Have a Gorilla?

Welcome to a world of Goonery. From Bluebottle to Moriaty, from Eccles to Minnie Bannister and Henry Crun. It's got lurgi and mountain eaters! It's the highly esteemed all leather Goon Show!

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  • Mark
  • 23-12-2012

The Goons at its Best

If you have never experienced the Goons you are missing comedy at its best. They were cutting edge in their day and they are still as funny today. I was first introduced to them by my father, who said they were the funniest thing he heard when a young man. I was not disappointed and this collection will give you a good introduction and I am sure you will be as hooked as I became. Play these on your journey into work in the mornings and you will be in a good mood all day no matter what your job throws at you. Give them a try and put a smile on your face.