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« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2009, 11:13:38 PM »

Canadians, on the other hand, have a huge amount of pride in any homegrown talent that succeeds outside Canada. We've got kind of a national inferiority complex. When the rest of the world notices us, we eat it up like we're starved for attention. We'd never knock down our beloved Canadian success stories, even if they suck (Nickelback, for example).

Nickelback, ugh.   Thumbdown That makes me want to start a "Canadians are hosers" thread. 
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The British turned against Benny Hill at the same time his popularity peaked around the world. Practically drove the poor guy to his grave.
I'm always amazed at how many Americans like Benny Hill ! Buggedout
I don't think his show has ever been repeated here, is it any good or is the humor "of its time"....
BENNY HILL is timeless.  BENNY HILL was a genius.  It's ironic that of all things, "THE BENNY HILL SHOW" would be considered offensive to the Brits who by comparison to Americans are quite liberal in their acceptance of suggestive material (like "ARE YOU BEING SERVED?")   
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« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2009, 06:22:09 AM »

Mrs. Slocombe's p***y(cat), that's what you're getting at right ? Lookingup

Innuendos are fine, we just don't want it rubbed in our face.
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« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2009, 06:59:44 AM »

Mrs. Slocombe's p***y(cat), that's what you're getting at right ? Lookingup

Innuendos are fine, we just don't want it rubbed in our face.

But Benny Hill wasn't all that different. Yes, there was a lot of sex in his comedy, but it was done with an almost childlike innocence. Like schoolboys giggling about boobies and knickers. That style of comedy served him for 40 years or so. One of the problems for Hill was that while this came across when he was younger, it worked less as he aged. To people who didn't understand him, he started to look more like a dirty old man than a naughty boy. It's kind of ironic that while Hill's Angels are often cited as an example of the show at its worst, Hill was almost a surrogate father to some of those girls, and took an interest in their careers. Read Funny Peculiar: The True Story of Benny Hill. It's an interesting read, and quite enlightening.
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« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2009, 07:02:48 AM »

Mrs. Slocombe's p***y(cat), that's what you're getting at right ? Lookingup

Innuendos are fine, we just don't want it rubbed in our face.

But Benny Hill wasn't all that different. Yes, there was a lot of sex in his comedy, but it was done with an almost childlike innocence. Like schoolboys giggling about boobies and knickers. That style of comedy served him for 40 years or so. One of the problems for Hill was that while this came across when he was younger, it worked less as he aged. To people who didn't understand him, he started to look more like a dirty old man than a naughty boy. It's kind of ironic that while Hill's Angels are often cited as an example of the show at its worst, Hill was almost a surrogate father to some of those girls, and took an interest in their careers. Read Funny Peculiar: The True Story of Benny Hill. It's an interesting read, and quite enlightening.

You're a real fan of this.
The only thing I've seen Benny Hill in is The Italian Job, where he liked fat chicks.

Hill's Angels...um...no idea what/who they are.
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« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2009, 07:17:11 AM »

Hill's Angels...um...no idea what/who they are.


In keeping with his burlesque roots, there was a period when Hill surrounded himself with a bevy of scantily clad beauties who combined titillating dance numbers with the comedy. As a teenage boy, I enjoyed it very much, but it made him a lightning rod for feminists in the 80s. Times changed, and Hill couldn't change with them.
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