The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

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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)
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 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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(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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The piece of music frequently used for the show's ending sequence is "Yakety Sax". It typically accompanied otherwise silent, rapidly paced comedy sequences often involving a chase scene. "Yakety Sax" was written by Boots Randolph and James Rich and released as a 45 RPM single by Randolph in 1963. The composition includes pieces of assorted fiddle tunes such as "Chicken Reel", and was written for a performance at a venue called The Armory in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. There are also two bars of "Entrance of the Gladiators" worked into it. The combination of "Yakety Sax" and chase scenes have been parodied in many other TV shows and movies ever since. See more »

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Sheriff Bill Jardine: Hey, do we know Ace Dickey?
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Exceptional laugh-making
31 January 2008 | by (Archangel, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is the show, which means more than just a few laughs to me. And not only to me actually. In our country "Benny Hill Show" was extremely popular and when it was shown on our TV millions of Russian people (little kids and mature adults) couldn't breathe - so funny it was. I'm not sure about the opposite sex but we were always blown away by this stuff.

Much time has passed since my school years and when I watch the show now the reaction from me is the same. It is a brilliant mixture of sketches, which are going one after another. You don't have much time to laugh at one joke while the others are coming in spades already. There are misses of course. There are some points at which Mr Benny Hill is almost "over the board" with some rather cheeky humour, but then he manages to get out of the mess with his chin up.

Great talent. Great British humour. Great British actors and actresses. Great show. Something I want to watch and re-watch from time to time.

Thank you, Mr Benny Hill, your show is one solid anti-depressant from bottom to the top. And you can easily wipe out the today's performances of frigging "comedians" with one single sketch of yours. Yours will remain the classics.

10 out of 10 - exceptional quality. Thank you for attention.


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