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.
Goody-goody gumdrops goes back to at least 1887
in America, common in the 1930's. Also note a product called "Heisel's Goody Goody Chewing Gum"
from 1892. C.t. Heisel Chewing Gum Co, Cleveland