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Re: Goody-goody gumdrops

Posted by Gary Martin on January 26, 2009 at 09:59

In Reply to: Goody-goody gumdrops posted by Colin Poyton on January 26, 2009 at 09:57:

: The phrase "Goody-goody gumdrops", which I remember being used in the mid-1950s, was apparently (according to www.whirligig-tv.co.uk then go to 'Whirligig') the catchphrase of Humphrey Lestocq (of 'Mr Turnip' fame).

: I recall both these characters and concur with this suggestion.

I don't recall Mr. Turnip, but he didn't originate 'Goody, goody gumdrops', if that is indeed what you are suggesting.

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