The Goon Show
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.
Created and written by Spike Milligan, the scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. It featured Michael Bentine (1951-1953), Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers with music by Max Geldray.
Many elements of the show satirised contemporary life, parodying aspects of show business, commerce, industry, art, politics, diplomacy, the police, the military, education, class structure, literature and film. It has been cited as inspiration for The Beatles, Monty Python (it was a favourite of Cleese, Chapman, Palin and Jones) to current day culture like Shrek and The Simpsons.
Below are a few of my favourite selections.
I love you darling! from '1985'
And so I entered the forbidden Goon sector from '1985'
1917 - England was at war from 'World War I'
Attributed where possible.
Oh, and this.