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1. According to legend (and a couple of very well-written biographies), Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan first met in Tunisia during World War II as soldiers in the British Army. What was unusual about their initial meeting?
2. Which of the Goons was an accomplished singer with some notable movie roles to his credit?
3. Doing all those voice impressions for so many different characters did indeed take a toll on the Goons. Which one was diagnosed a manic depressive who once (or twice) may have tried to kill his co-stars?
4. Which Goon garnered the most U.S. Academy Award nominations?
5. Most of the Goons had to do multiple roles...with one notable exception. Harry Secombe's only character went by what name?
6. One of the great parts of the Goon Show was the marvelous musical numbers of Max Geldray. With what instrument was he known for playing?
7. Obviously, the Goons made their mark in the media of radio, but sometimes went to the new innovation that was television. What was the name of the only TV show featuring all the original Goons?
8. Rare, for its time, was the inclusion of a black actor (or an African-Brit, as the case may be) in a mostly all-white cast, but the Goons made space for this very talented singer-musician. Which name am I asking for?
9. In 1956, the Goons released a short film called 'The Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn', but because Harry Secombe was unavailable, Sellers and Milligan acquired the use of this long-time British comedy legend, whom many Americans will remember as the 'Nowhere Man', Jeremy Hillary Boob (Phd.), from the animated Beatles film 'Yellow Submarine'. Who was he?
10. Usually there was one voice of sanity in the world of the Goons...the announcer/straight man. The first was Andrew Timothy. Who was the second?
Source: Author Oddball
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