Teach me! I want to learn about Benny.
Best Benny Hill sketches
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/16/2012|
When I was 5 or 6 yrs old, I was obsessed with Benny Hill.
His 1/2 hour show used to come on wereknights at 11pm back in the early 80s here in Richmond, VA.
I loved "Wonder Gran."
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/14/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/14/2012|
It really is humor from a different time, but I love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/14/2012|
God, I used to watch this religiously growing up. Keep this thread alive!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/14/2012|
I used to watch him in the early 80's on USA and that gay British comedian that sadly died of AIDS years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/14/2012|
I love his parody of the Terrance Stamp film 'The Collector', where he's the kept man of an old lady. There's a great sexually charged Scrabble scene then his younger replacement who wants twelve cubes of sugar in his tea.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/14/2012|
I like the scene where he is being chased in his underwear by a crowd of women in their underwear to kazoo music.... oh wait, that's the whole stupid fucking show.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/14/2012|
I like many sketches.
A sketch about fashion with Mary Quant and others at a dinner table, including a drunk and belligerent Benny. She asks viewers:
"Would you like to see your wife in something long and flowing?"
A drunk Benny replies: "Yes, a river."
Then there's a sketch making fun of the southern US. Benny plays a precocious southern belle and arrives late at her mother's place. The mother asks
"Child, where have you been all this time?"
" Mama, mama, mama, a strange man followed me all the way home." Benny says breathlessly.
"So how did that make you late?"
"He wasn't walking very fast."
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/14/2012|
What's that in the road? A head?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/14/2012|
Or the greasy spoon where the customer changes his soup order and the waitress yells out "Hold the chicken and make it pea!"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/14/2012|
The one where his character is lying next to his wife in bed. He gives her a contemptuous look and says, "Good night, mother of seven!" She sneers and says, "Good night, father of six!"
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/14/2012|
Did you know that Jane Leeves (from Frasier and Hot In Cleveland) appeared in Benny Hill back in the day?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/16/2012|
Fremantle International is blocking a lot of the good ones on YouTube, including two of my favorites:
* The one with Benny as an old lady giving unintentionally racy answers to a remote TV interviewer's questions due to a sound delay.
* "Who's Afraid of Virgin Wool?" starring Benny playing an ample Liz-as-Martha.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/16/2012|
fucking hate benny hill... i bet if he was alive the police would be interviewing him along with dave lee travis, freddie starr and garry glitter..
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/16/2012|
He was marvelous. I loved his shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/16/2012|
The Virgin Wool sketch is up here.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/16/2012|
R14, you express my sentiments exactly.
I never could stand Benny Hill. I'd hear that weird kazoo music (or whatever the fuck it was) and rush to turn off the tv or change the channel.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/16/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/16/2012|
R14 and R17 are dumb, humorless twats.
The music frequently heard on Benny Hill was "Yakety Sax" and the instument heard in it is a saxophone, not a kazoo, dummy.
Benny Hill was bawdy British humor, certainly not sophisticated, but frequently quite funny.
Hill was something of a loner, unlucky in love (supposedly he proposed to three women in his lifetime and they all turned him down). But there is no evidence to suggest that Benny Hill was a "pervert." I guess the genius at R14 thinks that he really WAS his comic persona.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/16/2012|
r19 no fucktard.. i just did not think he was funny...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/16/2012|
Like the straight version of old school Dataloungers
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/16/2012|
"an old lady giving unintentionally racy answers to a remote TV interviewer's questions"
That is, by far, my favorite moment from Benny Hill.
"Well I don't get it as often as I used to."
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/16/2012|
There is a sketch that is supposed to be a serious scene, and he is wearing leather pants and a leather jacket, and sitting on a leather couch. The noises drown out all the dialogue. As kids it had us rolling, because of course we thought of farts.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/16/2012|
I always looked forward to the chase at the end of every show.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/16/2012|