Holiday (The Goodies)

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The Goodies episode
Episode no. Series 9
Episode 75 (of 76)
Produced by
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme Garden
Bill Oddie
Original air date 6 February 1982
(Saturday — 6.45 p.m.)
Guest appearance(s)


Series 9 episodes
27 December 1981 – 13 February 1982
  1. "Snow White 2"
  2. "Robot"
  3. "Football Crazy"
  4. "Big Foot"
  5. "Change of Life"
  6. "Holiday"
  7. "Animals Are People Too"
List of The Goodies episodes

"Holiday" is an episode of the award-winning British comedy television series The Goodies.

This episode is also known as "Holidays" and as "The Holiday" and as "Holiday in Dunsquabbling".

This episode was made by LWT for ITV.

Written by The Goodies, with songs and music by Bill Oddie.


Tim is fed up with being ignored by the overworked and short-tempered Bill and Graeme, and suggests a three-week holiday for two in a ramshackle, poorly designed, leaky cottage called Dunsquabblin. After battling dismal weather, boredom, indoor birdwatching and failed attempts at relaxation, the team decide to stage 'a musical evening'.

Cultural references[edit]

  • Bill impersonates Animal from The Muppet Show during his assault on the pots-and-pans drumkit.
  • The episode ends with a parody of The Good Old Days, a long-running BBC variety series, which degenerates into an Oi! shoutalong, complete with a destructive finale reminiscent of The Who.


DVD and VHS releases[edit]

This episode has been released on DVD.


  • The Complete Goodies — Robert Ross, B T Batsford, London, 2000
  • The Goodies Rule OK — Robert Ross, Carlton Books Ltd, Sydney, 2006
  • From Fringe to Flying Circus — 'Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960-1980' — Roger Wilmut, Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1980
  • The Goodies Episode Summaries — Brett Allender
  • The Goodies — Fact File — Matthew K. Sharp

External links[edit]

("Holiday" is listed under an alternative title at IMDb)