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    For lovers of british comedy

    I'm not sure if many of you that like british comedy will know of him, but Ronnie Barker passed away earlier this week.
    He was half of the double act that was "The Two Ronnies" and also went onto make many sitcoms in his own right including Porridge & Open All Hours.
    You may have seen some of his stuff on BBC America and, if you ever get the chance, look out for the classic sketch from the Two Ronnies which is simply known as the "Hardware Shop"... or better known to us brits as 'Four Candles'. If Cajun thinks understanding the english language is bad between the US & UK then watch this sketch !!

    Here's a link to a script of it, it's not quite the same as seeing it but yu might an idea of what its about Hardware Shop you also have to imagine someone talking in a very broad London accent as well

    RIP Ronnie, you'll be sorely missed
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    RIP

    It seems all the really great comedians are almost gone now.
    I mean some of today's comedians are good, but their acts seem the same.
    Talk about sex in a crude way.
    What a shame that is what sells in the media.
    Because I head out to the local comedy pub here in town and see some great acts that are true comedy, not just slut mouth morons who talk about genitals 75% of the time and cuss 100% of the time.

    It is fast becoming a lost art.

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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    You crazy Brits!!!

    Got most of it, but I missed the "bill hooks" reference at the end.

    Please explain.
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    You crazy Brits!!!

    Got most of it, but I missed the "bill hooks" reference at the end.

    Please explain.
    he was think the list said bollocks .... which is not a term used in polite company ...lol
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    RIP Ronnie,he was a class comedy actor in open all hours especially

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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    "tony_u" wrote:
    RIP Ronnie,he was a class comedy actor in open all hours especially
    lol.... made stammering an art... G- G- G- Granville ...
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "tony_u" wrote:
    RIP Ronnie,he was a class comedy actor in open all hours especially
    lol.... made stammering an art... G- G- G- Granville ...
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    I may be dating myself, but I'm partial to the likes of Benny Hill, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, etc...
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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    RIP

    It seems all the really great comedians are almost gone now.
    I mean some of today's comedians are good, but their acts seem the same.
    Talk about sex in a crude way.
    What a shame that is what sells in the media.
    Because I head out to the local comedy pub here in town and see some great acts that are true comedy, not just slut mouth morons who talk about genitals 75% of the time and cuss 100% of the time.

    It is fast becoming a lost art.
    yeah i hear ya. i was watching hbo stand up and all i see is this fat unfunny white guy cussing like crazy.

























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    Re: For lovers of british comedy

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I may be dating myself, but I'm partial to the likes of Benny Hill, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, etc...
    Well you dated me then to Shock.
    That is the good stuff.
    The Carol Burnett show and the Dean Martin Comedy Hour I would put in there also.

    Good sketch comedy.
    Now I like Dave Chappell too.
    It was a little raw at times.
    But at least he understood the roll of comedy in real life and played it off in sketches.
    Just like the others mentioned.
    We owe the Brits so much too, not just a view on personal living but also how to have a good laugh at ourselves.
    There are some good Aussie comedy shows in that same vein.
    But here in America we don't get to see them.
    The Aussies are just a zany as the Brits.

    I can honestly say that I am friends with Brits and Aussies, we have our differences over politics but we are all bound by our love of comedy.

    I think we Americans have lost some of the "escape" that comedy can offer.
    We tend to use comedy as a vehicle for social change too much.
    I think it can be used to offer a new perspective, but it is best served as a "turn the world off and have some happiness" vehicle.

    Just my thoughts on an off Viking day.

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