Episode 146
The Great Universal Cuckoo Clock of Time (4/29)
January 1980

OPENING TITLES

Kevin

Doctor Poo's expedition is trudging through the vast fat wastes of time itself, towards the Great Universal Cuckoo Clock of Time, which needs winding up before it runs down and brings the entire universe to a standstill.

Dana

Doctor, will we be in time?

Dr Poo

We're already in time Dana; we've been in time since we climbed through the clock in the Turdis.

Dana

No Doctor, what I mean is, now that we're in time will we be in time to wind up the Great Cuckoo thing of Time, before it runs out of time? Well it can't actually run out of time, can it? Because it would get tired before it got to the edge.

Dr Poo

Dana you are making nonsense of the universal concept of time.

Dana

Well couldn't it walk out of time, you could pet a time.

Dr Poo

But you can't walk out of time Dana; remember what happened to Denis' orchestra. There we all were walking in 2/4 time, when they started walking in 3/4 time and so now they're off in some completely different time.

Dana

O yes I wondered where they'd gone.

Denis

Meow.

Dr Poo

Yes Denis I know you prefer 2/3 time but if you start doing that you'll waltz off into a totally new dimension. Look, there's only the three of us left. We'll have to stick together.

SOUND OF The Great Universal Cuckoo Clock of Time

Look Dana, there it is.

Dana

O yes, what is it?

Dr Poo

It's the Great Universal Cuckoo Clock of Time.

Dana

O isn't it pretty. I'll take some snaps of it. Come on Doctor, you stand there and Denis there.

Denis

Meow.

Dr Poo

Dana, we're on a mission of cosmic significance.

Dana

All the more reason to take a few snaps.

Kevin

Well they finally made it. They finally got to the... now what did the Doctor say it was again. The Great eunuch rehearsal cock up of all time? No, that's not right. O well he'll probably mention it again in the next alarming episode of Dr Poo-oo!

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Written by Lance Curtis, Geoff Kelso, Steve Johnston and Ken Matthews.
Transcribed by Phil from an off-air recording made by Warren.

Copyright is retained by the ABC, Triple J and Curtis, Kelso, Johnston & Matthews and no breach of copyright is intended by this reproduction.