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Goodness Gracious Me (1996)

Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. The show explored the conflict and integration between traditional Indian culture and modern British life. Some sketches reversed the roles to view the British from an Indian perspective, and others poked fun at Indian stereotypes. In the television series most of the white characters were played by Dave Lamb and Fiona Allen; in the radio series those parts were played by the cast themselves. The show's title and theme tune is a bhangra rearrangement of a hit comedy song of the same name. The original was performed by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren reprising their characters from the 1960 film The Millionairess. The show's original working title was "Peter Sellers is Dead", but was changed because the cast generally liked Peter Sellers. In her 1996 novel Anita and Me, Syal had referred to British parodies of Asian speech as "a goodness-gracious-me accent". One of the more famous sketches featured the cast "going out for an English" after a few lassis. They mispronounce the waiter's name, order the blandest thing on the menu and ask for twenty-four plates of chips. The sketch parodies often-drunk English people "going out for an Indian", ordering chicken phall and too many papadums. This sketch was voted the 6th Greatest Comedy Sketch on a Channel 4 list show.

Writing:
  • Meera Syal
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Anil Gupta
Seasons: 1 2 3
themoviedb icon 7/10
  • Release Date: 1996-07-05
  • Views: 17
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 25


5,238 comments
Princess
Love this movie. This is a positive story, and a great plot.
Like · Reply · 43 · 2 min
Nicole Sneijder
Really good movie to watch. Enjoyed it!
Like · Reply · 56 · 58 min
Francis Smith
GREAT movie ever.. Loved this!!!
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Brandon
i dont think so, story feels bad
Like · Reply · 2 · 26 min
Velasques
i guess your mood is bad, sorry... ^_^ cheers
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Patricia Joyce
God Bless You
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Alberto Milito
Muito obrigado, me amor
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Elizabeth
eu isso
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Vanessa Carla
Over all the movie is GOOD
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Jacques LeBlanc
Merci beaucoup
Like · Reply · 26 · 4 h
Youssef 'Amid Al-Kouri
وأخيرا يمكن مشاهدة هذا الفيلم، وشكرا
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