"The Baddies"
The Goodies episode
Episode no.Series 2
Episode 13
Original air date14 January 1972 (1972-01-14)
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"The Baddies" (also known as "The Nicest Person in the World" and "Double Trouble" and as "Bad Copies"[citation needed]) is an episode of the British comedy television series The Goodies. It was written by The Goodies, with songs and music by Bill Oddie.


During the episode:


The Goodies are surprised because everyone is against them. When they go to the local police station, they are informed that they are 'Baddies'. Indeed, while they are in the police station, talking to the Police Sergeant, the Goodies are simultaneously committing offences all over England. When the Police Sergeant accuses the Goodies of the crimes and disruptions, they point out to him that it could not have been them because they were there with him when the offences happened. The Police Sergeant eventually agrees with them.

The Goodies are not the only 'nice' people involved in offences. Many other nice people are also simultaneously committing similar offences, and all of the people involved are contestants in the "Nicest Person in the World" competition.

The Goodies investigate and find that a mysterious Dr. Petal is behind the occurrences. Graeme recognises him as Doctor Wolfgang Adolphus Ratfink Von Petal. Dr Petal, after complaining about his treatment from other people, then imprisons them in an alligator-sulphuric-acid-based death trap. The Goodies, however, escape. Dr Petal then imprisons them again in a bomb-poison-gas-based death trap. The bomb, explodes, sending the Goodies flying towards the "Nicest Person in the World Competition"

Despite Dr. Petal's attempt to pass them off as his androids, he exposes himself when Bill suggests they "screw their heads off" ("You'll do no such thing. I spent hours putting them together."). After a prolonged chase, where the android Goodies are tied to a tree, the Goodies win the award. But when Dr. Petal steals the award, it is revealed that Bill and Graeme are the impostors, who knock Tim out.