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Spike Milligan (1918–2002)

Autor(a) de Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall

165+ Works 9,810 Membros 105 Críticas 28 Favorited

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Obras por Spike Milligan

Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1971) 1,102 exemplares
Puckoon (1963) 793 exemplares
Monty: His Part in My Victory (1976) — Autor — 588 exemplares
Mussolini: His Part In My Downfall (1978) 526 exemplares
The Essential Spike Milligan (2002) 473 exemplares
Where Have All the Bullets Gone? (1985) 373 exemplares
The Goon Show Scripts (1972) — Autor — 298 exemplares
Goodbye Soldier (1986) 267 exemplares
Small Dreams of a Scorpion (1972) 203 exemplares
Peace Work (1991) 188 exemplares
More Goon Show Scripts (1973) 174 exemplares
A Book of Milliganimals (1968) 154 exemplares
The Little Pot Boiler (1963) 148 exemplares
Dustbin of Milligan (1961) 143 exemplares
A Book Of Bits Or A Bit Of A Book (1965) 126 exemplares
The Looney: An Irish Fantasy (1987) 125 exemplares
Bedside Milligan (1969) 120 exemplares
Badjelly the Witch (1973) — Autor — 119 exemplares
The Compulsive Spike Milligan (2004) 109 exemplares
The Bedsitting Room (1970) 85 exemplares
Depression and How to Survive It (1993) 85 exemplares
The Book of the Goons (1974) 83 exemplares
Gunner Milligan (1995) 82 exemplares
The Spike Milligan Letters (1977) 69 exemplares
The Q Annual (1979) 63 exemplares
Open Heart University (1979) 61 exemplares
Hidden Words: Collected Poems (1993) 54 exemplares
Transports of Delight (1974) 53 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems (2001) — Prefácio — 50 exemplares
Goblins (1800) 47 exemplares
The Lost Goon Shows (1987) 47 exemplares
A Mad Medley of Milligan (1999) 43 exemplares
Spike Milligan: Man of Letters (2013) 40 exemplares
Milligan's Ark (1838) 36 exemplares
The Murphy (2000) 34 exemplares
The Great McGonagall Scrapbook (1975) 33 exemplares
Milligan Book of Records (1975) 33 exemplares
Spike Milligan: A Celebration (1995) 27 exemplares
Milligan's Meaning of Life (2011) 27 exemplares
The Magical World of Milligan (2009) 21 exemplares
Dip the Puppy (1974) 18 exemplares
Fleas, Knees and Hidden Elephants (1994) 17 exemplares
The Goon cartoons (1982) 17 exemplares
More Goon Cartoons (1983) 13 exemplares
More Spike Milligan Letters (1984) 13 exemplares
Get in the Q Annual (1980) 10 exemplares
That's Amazing (1988) 9 exemplares
William McGonagall - Freefall (1992) 8 exemplares
The Mirror Running (1987) 7 exemplares
Mala pinta (2018) 7 exemplares
The Goon Show, Volume 11: He's Fallen in Water! (1995) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Goon Again (2001) 5 exemplares
Spike (2003) 5 exemplares
Condensed animals (1991) 5 exemplares
The Goon Show, Volume 21: The Missing Battleship (2003) — Writer; Reader — 5 exemplares
There's a lot of it about! (1983) 4 exemplares
The Bald Twit Lion (1968) 4 exemplares
The Melting Pot (1983) 3 exemplares
The Goon Omnibus (1978) 2 exemplares
Goon Show Classics 3 2 exemplares
The Goon Show, Volume 22: The Booted Gorilla (2004) — Performer — 1 exemplar
The Goon Shows: v. 3 (EMI Comedy Classics) (1996) — Performer — 1 exemplar
Box of Books (1984) 1 exemplar
BadJelly The Witch 1 exemplar
The Goon Show 1 exemplar
The war memoirs 1 exemplar
Goon Show Classics 2 (1996) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (1979) — actor — 628 exemplares
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
Never Take a Pig to Lunch and Other Poems About the Fun of Eating (1994) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 220 exemplares
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (1998) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Autor, algumas edições26 exemplares
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Hound of the Baskervilles [1978 film] (2004) — Actor — 18 exemplares
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie [1972 film] (2007) — Actor — 8 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best of Spike Milligan (2003) — Actor — 5 exemplares
The Last Remake of Beau Geste [1977 film] (2014) — Actor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Penny Points to Paradise [1951 film] — Actor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Milligan, Spike
Nome legal
Milligan, Terence Alan Patrick Sean
Data de nascimento
1918-04-16
Data de falecimento
2002-02-27
Localização do túmulo
Winchelsea, East Sussex, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Ireland
Local de nascimento
Ahmednagar, Bombay Presidency, British India
Local de falecimento
Rye, East Sussex, England, UK
Locais de residência
Ahmednagar, British India (birth)
Rangoon, Burma
Sussex, England, UK
Italy
Poona, India
Educação
Convent of Jesus and Mary, Poona, India
St Paul's Christian Brothers, de la Salle, Rangoon, Burma
Ocupações
comedian
writer
musician
poet
playwright
Relações
Farnes, Norma (manager)
Prémios e menções honrosas
British Book Award (Lifetime Achievement Award ∙ 2000)
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1992)
British Comedy Awards (Lifetime Achievement ∙ 1994)
Agente
Beryl Vertue

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Creator and chief writer of The Goon Show. A major influence on the Monty Python group.

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This book is marketed as an uproariously hilarious spoof of Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. It isn’t.

None of the wit is witty. None of the humor is humorous. All of the 'yucks' fall with a dull thud. Even the illustrations fail to amuse and entertain.

This book is just woefully unfunny.

It’s full of vulgar language, and endlessly repetitive ‘gags’:

“My fee is ten guineas an hour with a down payment of one hundred guineas.”
“Holmes was still wearing one black boot and one brown boot.”
“Quack! Quack! Stop that duck”.
“I was headed toward High Tor where I tort I taw a puddy tat.”

And those four ‘jokes’ comprise a good third of the entire book. In case you missed any one of those tired old chestnuts, don’t worry…Milligan will be recycling them yet again in another page or two. Talk about a needle getting stuck in the groove!

Even the less tired wisecracks fail to provide any laughs:

‘ “What do you make of it?”
“I would make a rice pudding of it.” ’

Pause for laughter...& Cue the crickets.

‘ “You have arms, I suppose?"
“Yes, and legs.” ’

Boy, those crickets sure are getting louder.

‘ “Halloa,” cried Dr. Mortimer, “What is this?”
“This is England,” I said. “I thought you knew.” ’

The crickets are just an incessant noise machine at this point.

If this is representative of Spike Milligan’s work, how in the world did he manage to have a career as a comedian?

Save yourself the aggravation, and just read the original Hound of the Baskervilles instead.
… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
missterrienation | 3 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |
 
Assinalado
Dermot_Butler | 1 outra crítica | Nov 8, 2023 |
Limited, if classic, compilation of Goon Show scripts, enlivened by a plethora of drawings and some priceless character descriptions.
½
 
Assinalado
EricCostello | 1 outra crítica | Oct 7, 2023 |
Cabincore lit. Spike navel fluff. Sometimes his nonsense is the funniest thing, sometimes it bellyflops. But there are also two or three pieces in this, screeds almost, although still very short, written during mental breakdowns in the sixties, which are scary and sobering.
 
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yarb | Aug 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
165
Also by
17
Membros
9,810
Popularidade
#2,434
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
105
ISBN
362
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
28

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