|The Goodies episode
||1 December 1973
(Saturday Medeival Clothes — 8.00 pm)
||Alfie Bass as the
December 1, 1973 – January Medeval Clothes 12, 1974
- Invasion of the Moon Mediveal Clothes Creatures
- Hospital for Hire
- The Goodies and the Beanstalk
- The Stone Age
- Goodies in Medieal Clothes the Nick
- The Race
|List of The Goodies episodes
Camelot is an episode Meideval Clothes of the British comedy television series The Goodies.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Quotes
- 3 Song written and sung by Bill Oddie
- 4 Spoofs and imitations
- 5 Trivia
- 6 External link
Tim says that he is expectng a letter from his Uncle King Arthur. Graeme points out that King Arthur is not Tim's uncle, and Tim responds, "okay, Arthur King", and goes on to point out that his uncle's name is King Arthur on his birth certificate — although Tim does admit that there is a comma between "King" and "Arthur". And the uncle does look 'kingish', and he does live at Camelot — not "Camelot" in Graeme's sense, but "Camelot" as in 31 Acacia Road, Wessex (well .... Solihull). Graeme and Bill mock Tim about it, and Graeme asks Tim if his aunt is Queen Guinevere, and Tim answers "No, of course she's not Queen Guinevere — she's Queen Doris". Tim's other relatives include his Uncle Sir Lancelot, and a parson (the Venerable Bede).
Tim's Uncle King Arthur's heralds signal their arrival by blowing their trumpets, and deliver the letter to Tim by hand. Uncle King Arthur writes that he is having trouble with the local Town Planner, and asks Tim to look after "Camelot" while he and the family are on holiday, saying that he will make Tim the Earl of Northumbria, if Tim succeeds in keeping "Camelot" out of the Town Planner's hands.
Then, the Town Planner arrives (accompanied by two of his clerks — standover men), and he asks the Goodies to sign a release for "Camelot" to be handed over to him (following which "Camelot" can be demolished and replaced by a super-highway). Graeme decides that they should fight for "Camelot".
When the Goodies arrive at "Camelot", which is located in an ordinary suburban street, they are surprised to find that "Camelot" is, indeed, a real castle — complete with drawbridge and moat. Graeme is determined to keep "Camelot" safe, and he decides to open the castle to the public to help with its financial upkeep. Bill walks into the room dressed in medieval clothes — Tim arrives dressed as a jester, and immediately tells lots of jester jokes. Then, Tim and Bill sing (and dance) a duet of the Morecambe and Wise song "Bring Me Sunshire".
The Town Planner then arrives at "Camelot", and Bill signs over the castle to him, saying that Tim's uncle and aunt would like a 'two up, two down'. Graeme is horrified at what Bill has done, and says that Bill should not have sold the castle. Graeme refuses to hand the castle over to the Town Planner, saying that everyone who comes to the castle has to be dressed in medieval clothes. The Town Planner says that he will be back and take over the castle by vacant possession. Graeme says that they do not intend to leave the castle. However, a fire-breathing dragon, and a woman's screams, succeed in making the Goodies do so and, while they are outside, rescuing the 'damsel in distress' from the dragon, the Town Planner returns (dressed as the Black Knight in a suit of medieval armour) and takes over the vacant castle.
To regain the castle, the Goodies fight the Town Planner and his clerks by archery, swordsmanship and jousting (with the Goodies riding their trandem, instead of a horse). The Goodies and their adversaries also fight other medieval contests and, surprisingly, the Goodies end up winning the 'battle' — so they are able to hold onto the castle for Tim's relatives.
King Arthur and Queen Doris and their family then return from their holiday and everything returns to normal at "Camelot" — or does it????
- "Roll up, roll up to Camelot in 1973
- And tour the Middle Ages for only 50p"
- Tim (as the jester): "Once a Knight, always a knight,
- Bill: "Twice a night ..."
- Tim and Bill (together): "... and you're doing all right!"
Notices on the wall
- "An Englishman's castle is his home."
- "You don't have to be mad to live here, but it helps."
Song written and sung by Bill Oddie
Spoofs and imitations
- King Arthur
- The Black Knight
- Woody Woodpecker
- Morecambe and Wise — (and their song "Bring Me Sunshine")
- Frankie Howerd — (jester jokes etc)
- Black and White Minstrels
- A Town Planner does actually have the power to appropriate other people's property for public works.
- During Graeme's short song ("roll up, roll up"), Tim and Bill start laughing, unsuccessfully trying to stifle themselves. The top of Tim's hat had started spinning again. At the very end of that scene, during the fade-out, a keen viewer can see Graeme lose control and the audience, as well as the crew, fall to pieces.
- The Goodies — "Camelot" - at IMDb
|The Goodies episodes (in alphabetical order)
2001 and a Bit | Alternative Roots | Animals | Animals Are People Too | The Baddies | Big Foot | Black and White Beauty |
Bunfight at the O.K. Tea Rooms | Camelot | Caught in the Act | Cecily | Change of Life | Charity Bounce | Chubbie Chumps | Clown Virus |
Come Dancing | Commonwealth Games| | Culture for the Masses | Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express | Dodonuts | Earthanasia | The End |
Farm Fresh Food | Fleet Street Goodies | Football Crazy | For Those in Peril on the Sea -- Frankenfido | Gender Education | Give Police a Chance |
The Goodies – Almost Live | Goodies and Politics | The Goodies and the Beanstalk | Goodies in the Nick | The Goodies Rule – O.K.? |
The Greenies | Holiday | Hospital for Hire | Hunting Pink | Hype Pressure | Invasion of the Moon Creatures | It Might as Well Be String |
A Kick in the Arts | Kitten Kong | Kung Fu Kapers | Lighthouse Keeping Loonies | Lips, or Almighty Cod | The Lost Tribe | The Movies |
The Music Lovers | The New Office | Pollution | Punky Business | The Race | Radio Goodies | Robot | Rome Antics | Royal Command |
Saturday Night Grease | Scatty Safari | Scotland | Scoutrageous | Snooze | Snow White 2 | South Africa | The Stone Age | Superstar |
That Old Black Magic | Tower of London | U-Friend or UFO? | Wacky Wales | War Babies | Way Outward Bound | Winter Olympics | Women's Lib |