Spike, Peter and Choogaloo


Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) was an Irish actor, comedian, writer, musician, poet, and playwright. Disliking his first name, he began to call himself “Spike” after hearing the band Spike Jones and his City Slickers 

Milligan was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the characters Eccles and Minnie Bannister. He was the earliest-born and last surviving member of the Goons. Milligan took success with The Goon Show into television with Q5, a surreal sketch show credited as a major influence on the members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.


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Spike and Peter
Buddies two
Dustbin stomping
Choogaloo


Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers


Don Matthews
November 2022




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

10 thoughts on “Spike, Peter and Choogaloo

      1. Thankyou John. Spike is my mentor. I’ll never reach his peak. I’m plodding up the long ladda to the pinnacle Poet Laureate in Nonsense. Wish me luck. We do have one thing in common tho. Both bipolar. Create our zany stuff in manic states. I’m doomed John…..

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