The Goodies reunite for 40th Anniversary show
Andrew Mickel9 November 2010
1970’s comedy trio The Goodies were reunited on stage in Bristol last weekend 40 years after they made their debut appearance on the BBC.
The trio, who consist of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, received the lifetime achievement award at the launch of the Bristol Slapstick Comedy Festival which is also set to see them appear.
The Goodies have been credited with being one of the two main comedy sketch groups of the 1970s alongside Monty Python and inspiring comedians such as Adam Hills and Ross Noble.
Known for their outlandish and silly humour, the trio’s show became the default time-slot for comedy on BBC Two when they were shown opposite the Nine O’Clock news.
Speaking to the Bristol Evening Post, organiser for the festival Chris Daniels said: "For more than a decade these three people produced pioneering satirical, intelligent and downright silly comedy in a golden age of British comedy.
"It is an honour to present these iconic figures of British comedy with the award, which is fully deserved on the 40th anniversary of their television debut."
Fans travelled from as far a field as Rhode Island in the U.S. to see the Goodies briefly reunited.
The Goodies , who are also keen animal lovers, and have dedicated their forthcoming re-release of the 1975 hit song The Funky Gibbon to raise funds for the International Primate Protection League.
The trio are also releasing a DVD of eight of the best episodes called At Last, Back For More Again, to mark their 40th anniversary.
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