A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.
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 Himself - Host / ... (59 episodes, 1969-1989)
Henry McGee ...
 Himself / ... (46 episodes, 1969-1989)
Jackie Wright ...
 Himself / ... (44 episodes, 1969-1985)
Bob Todd ...
 Himself / ... (42 episodes, 1970-1989)
The Ladybirds ...
 Vocal Backing / ... (42 episodes, 1969-1989)
Sue Upton ...
 Various Roles / ... (28 episodes, 1977-1989)
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A sketch-comedy series in which Hill would often play multiple characters and satirize popular British and American performers and stars. Common themes in the show were the husband-beating wife, buxom women, and silent, high-speed chase scenes between Hill and the other characters. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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January 1979 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes) | (dubbed version) (edited) (dubbed)

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(1970-1971) (3 episodes)| (1969-1970 and 1971-1989)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first U.S. station to air the show in its initial half-hour syndicated form was Philadelphia, PA station WTAF-TV, in January 1979. See more »

Quotes

Mervyn Cruddy: I don't care what anybody says, you know, about these common-market Romeos, for my money the greatest lover in the world is the Englishman.
Andree Melly: Well, surely it's the Frenchman who has that reputation, the way he'll kiss a girls hand, and then her cheek, her neck, and then here ears...
Mervyn Cruddy: By that time, the Englishman's coming home from his honeymoon, I'd say!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Age of Aquarius
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(occasionally, in seasons 1-4; part of medley with "Yakety Sax")
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Even Women Can Enjoy It!
6 December 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I must be the only woman in America who loves this show! Most other women I talk to say they can't stand the sexism of the show. However, I never believed that Mr. Hill was being vicious towards the women whom he made the butt (pardon the pun) of many jokes. It also helped that Mr. Hill looked like a schoolboy who had been caught doing something naughty. Some of the best sketches were the parodies of TV shows, commercials and movies. The songs were surprisingly well done, too.


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