Spike Milligan



  • I'm feeling introspective - 14 years ago today since Spike died. He was the voice of comedy in my youth with The Goon Show, his nonsense verse, and all his great books. His war memoir series is just amazing - revealing, funny, and sad.
     
    Just found Badjelly The Witch on Spotify, so time to listen to that

    #NingNangNong



  • Badjelly the witch, cheers that's a cool memory from my childhood. I think we had it on vinyl or something when I was a kid because I remember listening to it loads of times.



  • LOL. Badjelly the Witch was my very favourite story as a kid. Had the cassette tape with it on one side and all the random songs on the other.
     
    Brilliant characters, distinct voices, always tempted to buy it for my nieces, but don't know how it would go down after their lifelong diet of Nick Jr, and the fact it's all audio.



  • LOL. Badjelly the Witch was my very favourite story as a kid. Had the cassette tape with it on one side and all the random songs on the other.
     
    Brilliant characters, distinct voices, always tempted to buy it for my nieces, but don't know how it would go down after their lifelong diet of Nick Jr, and the fact it's all audio.

    Thinly disguised attempt to distract people from the fact her next book is called bare bottom land



  • Spike Milligan played Rugby until he was approximately 200 years old so that should endear him to a few ferners.



  • 7AM stories on 3ZB (I think it was) Sunday mornings. Bad jelly was a regular. Great memories!



  • 7AM stories on 3ZB (I think it was) Sunday mornings. Bad jelly was a regular. Great memories!

    2ZA where I was. It was standard stuff for the Radio NZ stations.
    Sparky ... right front wheel ...



  • Often when I see our ferner sparky contribute something "sparky thinks the trains talk, sparky thinks the trains talk" meanders through my minuscule mind 🙂
     
    "She cried knicker knickers and ran off to bare bottom land" brought out childish guffaws
     
    Bonus question what was the name of the little fire engine who "they wouldn't let fight a fire but he did it just the same..."?



  • Often when I see our ferner sparky contribute something "sparky thinks the trains talk, sparky thinks the trains talk" meanders through my minuscule mind 🙂
     
    "She cried knicker knickers and ran off to bare bottom land" brought out childish guffaws
     
    Bonus question what was the name of the little fire engine who "they wouldn't let fight a fire but he did it just the same..."?

    Flick



  • A virtual chocolate fish on it's way to you canefan. Nice one.
     
    We had the early morning dj once say, while he thought he was off air, "that should keep the little shits quiet for 10 minutes" as he cued up a story
     
    'twas the talk of the town



  • I used to love the Sunday morning radio show.  Nothing like a lack of pictures to fire your imagination



  • Grandpa's place. Signature start line knock knock "Come in, Rochelle!"
     
    This caused me endless amusement in my 3rd year of uni when I had a flatmate called Rochelle.



  • I was trying to explain the Sunday morning radio show to my wife, she looked at me like I had grown up in the 50's. Its funny how different NZ and Europe must have been in the 80's and how the gap has closed nowadays.



  • It's probably why you lot are so good at rugby.
     
    Fuck all else to do. :whistle:



  • 7AM stories on 3ZB (I think it was) Sunday mornings. Bad jelly was a regular. Great memories!  I used to love the Sunday morning radio show.  Nothing like a lack of pictures to fire your imagination  I was trying to explain the Sunday morning radio show to my wife, she looked at me like I had grown up in the 50's. Its funny how different NZ and Europe must have been in the 80's and how the gap has closed nowadays.Still on RNZ National every Sat and Sun from 6.30-7.00.Not Flick the Lil Fire Engine nowadays - primarily book readings - with a Kiwi bias.Bloody good stuff say I. Followed by Country Life on a Sat. What better way to start the weekend than a couple of kids stories and then pasture growth rates in North Canterbury?



  • Was there a show called Space station Zed or is my memory failing me?



  • It's probably why you lot are so good at rugby.
     
    Fuck all else to do. :whistle:

    This coming from a Hemsiphere that has been running an ongoing radio show since the 1950s, (The Archers).



  • Glad you pointed that one out Nepia, I googled it and you're right! Who'd a thought it?



  • Can't have a Spike Milligan thread with out this gem
     
    Entirely  worth 4 minutes of your time
     


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