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Jun 12, 2022Liked by Simon Sweetman

I grew up in North Queensland. There was a time where, between 5pm and 6:30pm, we had one of the best back to back runs of TV ever. Monkey, Dr Who and The Goodies. An hour and a half of gold.

I later met someone who worked at the company in the UK (the foundry?) who did all the dubbing on Monkey. They would apparently receive the full episodes from Japan without a script. Four people would then "write" the episode, sometimes on the fly while recording the dubbing. Hence some episodes making complete sense while others... Very much not.

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Do not watch The Goodies as an adult, keep the good memories alive...

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Yeh, I find it best just to watch clips on YouTube.

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The strangest thing for me was when I learned my South African-born partner also watched it. So it didn't just exist on Sunday afternoons in our cold and wintery South Island house??? And yes, it was definitely called "Monkey Magic" in our house, in a Mandela effect world...

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