Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Quotations

  • ''You silly twisted boy!''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British commedian, humorous writer. Published in The Goon Show Scripts, ed. Spike Milligan (1972). Lance Brigadier Grytpype-Thynne (Peter Sellers), in The Goon Show (BBC radio comedy series), broadcast (1951-1960). Running gag.
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  • ''Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).
  • ''Ying tong iddle I po.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe), in The Goon Show (BBC radio comedy series), broadcast (1951-1960), published in The Goon Show Scripts, ed. Spike Milligan (1972). running gag, later set to music as The Ying Tong Song, released Oct. 1956.
  • ''I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Puckoon, ch. 2 (1963).
  • ''Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Camden Theatre, London, April 30, 1972. The Last Goon Show of Them All (stage show) (1972).

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Teeth

English Teeth, English Teeth!
Shining in the sun
A part of British heritage
Aye, each and every one.
English Teeth, Happy Teeth!
Always having fun
Clamping down on bits of fish
And sausages half done.
English Teeth! HEROES' Teeth!

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