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The_Arn: My wife hadn’t seen Spike Milligan’s Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance at the Comedy Awards. This has now been put to rights with *exactly* the anticipated reaction.

johndredge: I’ll do a Spike Milligan quiz tomorrow.

AthertonSusanne: Puckoon - by Spike Milligan.

Poem2Poem: "Help, help," said a man, "I'm drowning." / "Hang on," said a man from the shore. - Spike Milligan

TonyGreenall4: Off to bed with Spike Milligan's Adolf Hitler & My Part In His Downfall. Never read any of his wartime books before, couple of chapters in and as funny as you'd expect.

66Steph82: Anything written by Spike Milligan

CakesAndAle: Tom Sharpe, Wodehouse, Waugh, Hitchhikers, Spike Milligan, Jerome K. Jerome, Amis, and Catch-22 have all been named, so my nominee is one I’ve yet to see named. It made me guffaw, snort, and wryly smirk in equal measure. Excellent book.

stevenrutter64: An Evening With Spike Milligan .

FreeSpe96276977: Louise 'Spike' Milligan.

FrogAlaPeche: The art equivalent of Spike Milligan wanting to be buried inside a washing machine to confuse future archaeologists.

jackyan: Haven’t bothered looking up the interview but saw one headline, which brings to mind this: remember when Spike Milligan said his friend Prince Charles was a moral coward?

AuroraHub: All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy. – Spike Milligan

Rhys_Needham: Spike Milligan's Puckoon, maybe. Perhaps Philip Roth. His war memoirs (Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, onwards) are genuinely laugh-out-loud hilarious.

derek__z61: Spike Milligan - Grovelling Bastard

johnnytheshort: a collection of silly voices, Kenneth Williams, The Complete Acid Drops Eternal Troubadour, Tiny Tim The Looney, Spike Milligan Ginger Geezer, Viv Stanshall Dig Infinity, Lord Buckley Live, Derek n Clive Where Dead Voices Gather, an Emmett Miller bio, from Nick Tosches

PSilvertongue2: There’s a Spike Milligan joke there

RofahRobyn: Dang, the Spike Milligan episode of the Muppet Show was mad offensive to pretty much every culture in the world.

RomanAvery6: Hey Everybody, It's DIGBY!-Original Vintage Poster of the Glorious Movie about DIGBY-The Biggest Dog in the World with Spike Milligan and a gigantic Sheepdog

StephenLees4: I've recently been gently winding down with the C4 series (on Amazon) "Walking Through History" with Tony Robinson. Last night, he was in the Highlands. I was reminded of this, from Spike Milligan: "Is anything worn under the kilt?" "Och no! It's all in good working order."

somedudeimus210: So, having watched 3 seasons of The Muppet Show so far, the Spike Milligan episode breaks the record for most densely packed racism in a Muppet episode. It's Even by 1970s standards it's amazing any of that was okayed.

welfordwrites: Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion. Spike Milligan

AudioCultureNZ: "...Comedian and jazz lover Spike Milligan heard her performing and took her demo tape to give to his mate Ronnie in London..."

rebecca_ryder21: I'm watching Spike Milligan's Q5. Never seen any Q series. Hopefully this will cheer me up.

Nigesoul: Didn’t know Spike Milligan Reffed the match

cliveric1: This is how humour got started Watch "Spike Milligan - Sewer Police" on YouTube

GSWSyndicate: Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.Spike Milligan

JacquelinePye: Not a huge fan of Spike Milligan, but still use one of his lines: What are you doing here? Well, everybody has to be somewhere.

jeremydepots: There was a man from Darjeeling, Who boarded a bus bound for Ealing, The sign on the door, said don’t spit on the floor, So he stood up and spat on the ceiling - Spike Milligan

LionessDeWinter: My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic. ~Spike Milligan

smith_graeme: Has anyone canceled Spike Milligan yet?

NiamhMacCabe: “All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.” ― Spike Milligan

Jaiamhain72: What a Performance! - Spike Milligan

welfordwrites: A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. Spike Milligan

Neverfadingwood: Good old Spike. Reliable as always. If there's nonsense to be found he'll find it. “I can’t see the sense of making me a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). They might as well make me a Commander of Milton Keynes. At least that exists.” Spike Milligan

CameronYardeJnr: The Fresh Fruit Song from Spike Milligan's Q series. This is just gloriously silly.

GMLmusic: Gay Byrne: Your father really was an interesting man. He's dead now isn't he? Spike Milligan: I hope so: they buried him.

ElWeezel: Last night I dreamt that Rik Mayal was still alive & had faked his own death to get some peace and quiet. He decided to make his return during a variety show, hosted by Rupaul. The ghost of Spike Milligan was also there. Oh, and my teeth fell out.

GitaMadhu: A Silly Poem - Spike Milligan Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee, What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?

larduffy: My son, who's 7, brought in Silly Verse for Kids by Spike Milligan, and I'm sitting here dreading which of the poems he might read out. Spike was not the most inclusive of poetic voices, at times....

jock29037364: What a Performance! - Spike Milligan

FreeSpe96276977: Louise 'Spike' Milligan.

carolinehooton: SILLY VERSE FOR KIDS by Spike Milligan is an illustrated collection of 34 silly verse for children aged 9+ that are brilliantly silly and ripe with Milligan’s distinctive voice -

Poem2Poem: "Help, help," said a man, "I'm drowning." / "Hang on," said a man from the shore. - Spike Milligan

FreeSpe96276977: Spike Milligan?

AppletonDave: As Spike Milligan said : I bought the Mona Lisa by the great artist Kodak.

mmmdananananone: From 0.16 on, the schedule and the ad break are pure gravy! Two servings of Windsor Davies, Spike Milligan doing an ad, a Butlins commercial.. JP Speciallers check it out!

AMDGOAT: An episode of Spike Milligan's 'There's a Lot of It About' aka Q10, 1982. If you've been in search of joyous wilful stupidity, consider this as a marker.

DavidLettington: "One day the 'don't knows' will get in, and then where will we be?" Spike Milligan

thompson_asha: We all grew up loving Spike Milligan's poetry, right?

prisoner1968: Sketches by Spike Milligan that would be banned now.

vickycahoy: Ah, love Spike Milligan

lindquist_lord: Spike Milligan ❤️❤️

welfordwrites: All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Spike Milligan

Antipolluters: SMILING IS INFECTIOUS By (Spike Milligan)

zail068: Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy. Spike Milligan MARchill withCRISMAR

RickLondonGreen: Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.Spike Milligan

Catman_Rilea: The Undertakers - Marty Feldman & Spike Milligan

LukeDyks: Growing up Spike Milligan was one of my favourite people. My dad introduced me to him. I can still recite many of his poems today.

mousterpiece: This comes from the Spike Milligan episode, and if any episode of The Muppet Show really, truly earns the content warning on sure is this one. ‘Cause, uh.....yikes.

AddictedGallery: “Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.”~Spike Milligan Get Your Art Fix! "Buddha No. 1" by Greg Beebe, 2020

cliveric1: Spike Milligan - Irish Astronauts

macshlibber: “How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.” Spike Milligan

GSWSyndicate: Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.Spike Milligan

GaryChurchman: One of the greats, Spike Milligan

Schmiffy12: Spike Milligan once said “No matter how bad your day, this will improve it” He was right! I absolutely love Debussy and especially this piece

welfordwrites: Chopsticks are one of the reasons the Chinese never invented custard. Spike Milligan

Dogs_Dad: Some comedy heroes of mine. Spike Milligan. Peter Sellers. Peter Cook. Laurel and Hardy. Charlie Chaplin.

KrisMclau1: A poem by the late great Spike Milligan Love this little poem so much, a smile costs nothing and remember a stranger is only a friend you havent met yet

micycle: The little island south of Left Hand of Darkness is (checks notes) Spike Milligan Island

GailRennie3: Read my 1-star review of Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall by Spike Milligan

vote4holt: Spike Milligan - Anglo-Italian Police Training Film

catrad: 15% done with Adolf Hitler, by Spike Milligan

MacCocktail: "My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic." ― Spike Milligan (died this day, February 27, 2002)

Cat_roxx: Spike Milligan, my comic hero ❤️

hendrixse: "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy." - Spike Milligan

MariaGodebska: Wasn't one of the earliest examples of famous men talking openly about his mental ill-health Spike Milligan? I remember as a kid, that his breakdowns were less an open secret than common knowledge, as he spoke about them a lot. Public reaction: discomfort.

SimonOs00974749: Remembering Spike Milligan, who left us on this day 19 Years Ago!

BritComSociety: Remembering comedy genius Spike Milligan, 19 years since his death.

TVandFilmStars: Remembering Spike Milligan, who died at 83 years old on the 27th of February 2002. Spike receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. This is hilarious, Jonathon Ross, doesn't know what to say.

johnstonglenn: Spike Milligan died OTD in 2002. We have cracked the midnight glass, And loosed the racketing star-crazed night The blind harp sings in the late firelight And your hand is decked with white promises. What wine is this? There are orchids growing in my glass, Good God, I'm pissed.

BaltimoreParade: 27 Feb 2002: Spike Milligan died, Rye, England. The headstone of the comedian and chief writer of The Goon Show bears the Irish inscription Dúirtméleat go raibhmébreoite (I told you I was ill).

Poem2Poem: "Help, help," said a man, "I'm drowning." / "Hang on," said a man from the shore. - Spike Milligan

MacCocktail: "Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one." ― Spike Milligan (died this day, February 27, 2002)

MacCocktail: "My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic." ― Spike Milligan (died this day, February 27, 2002)

beowulf: Spike Milligan, from the poem, 'Me': I will not bend and grovel When I die. If He says my sins are myriad I will ask why He made me so imperfect And he will say ‘My chisels were blunt’ I will say ‘Then why did you make so many of me’.

beowulf: This is the full poem Me - Spike Milligan

postwarhistory: 27 February 2002, Spike Milligan, popular British-Irish actor, comedian, writer, poet and playwright, died at the age of 83. His headstone reads: "Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite", which is Irish for "I told you I was ill".

SabotageFilms: There are holes in the sky Where the rain gets in But they're ever so small That's why the rain is thin. Spike Milligan (16th April 1918 – 27th February 2002)

FXMC1957: 27 February 2002. Comedy legend Spike Milligan died (aged 83). He was a leading innovator in comedy writing and a member of The Goons whose surreal BBC radio show was hugely popular in the 1950s. On his gravestone it says, in Irish Gaelic, ‘I told you I was ill.’

DickStraughan: Billy Connolly, Spike Milligan and Stephen Fry

filmmvmtplus: PENNY POINTS TO PARADISE debuts on our service this week. This hilarious 1951 comedy was the feature film debut of the cast of Britain's enormously popular & highly influential radio program The Goon Show (Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers). Start your free trial!

SagiMewtwo: Still going through The Muppet Show and by far Spike Milligan is the most craziest guest star ever.

josephogenchi: In the immortal words of Spike Milligan: ‘On the Ning Nang Nong / Sing Sang Song / Ding Dang Dong / UK Hun?’

MikeDStagg1: 9ROTA and Kenny Everett or Spike Milligan giving directions to reach the same place to Liverpool Lass

ElliotElinor: Counsel for the family pointed out that Spike Milligan's gravestone has an inscription that reads "Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite" - which means "I told you I was ill!"

MrKenShabby: After the death of Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan said, "I'm glad he died before me, because I didn't want him to sing at my funeral."

danecobain: It's video review time! Here's what I made of The Looney by Spike Milligan:

CathrynR: Spike Milligan, Stephen Wright or Mitch Hedberg.

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pjpmccarthy: Thought Spike Milligan already had Irish on his gravestone?

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