Bunfight at the O.K. Tea Rooms
was an episode of the British comedy
television series The Goodies
The Goodies head west (to Cornwall) to search for Gold, but instead of the precious metal, they strike cream in an old mine. Graeme files the claim for the cream in his own name, forsaking the other two who are about to leave Cornwall broke and dejected when they strike strawberry jam and scones. When Graeme finds out he offers them a poker game, winner takes all.
The episode reaches a climax in a western style shoot out, but with tomato sauce rather than guns.
- * Graeme: "You'll never guess what I've just found in an old tin mine."
- * Tim: "Gold?!"
- * Graeme: "No, old tins!"
- * Bill: "Now listen, we've been doing all the hard work, and you've just been sitting around all day!"
- * Graeme: "Lads, Lads...Somebody has to sit around all day."
- Bill Oddie's song Working the Line appears in a slightly modified form on The Goodies' New LP.
- Graeme Garden injured himself during his final pratfall. Despite being heavily padded, he managed to spin around in mid-air and fell face down.
- A letter to Viz (comic) published in 1996 states that "(the author) went to see The Goodies filming Bunfight At the O.K. Tea Rooms on location in Cornwall, and when he approached Bill Oddie for an autograph, he "told me to piss off and tried to kick me up the arse". In his BBC television interview with Mark Lawson, Oddie, who has battled with depression, admitted that he had occasionally been rude to well-meaning fans in the past.
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