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The Benny Hill Show 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1969–1989)
A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Though the show went through seven producer/directors over its 20-year run (six in the first nine years alone), it has been widely acknowledged that Benny Hill, in addition to being the star and writer, acted as an unofficial director of the program, although he was never credited as such. See more »

Quotes

Fanny Craddock: But first of all, we must put in just a little tiny spot of absinthe.
Johnny Craddock: 'Cause absinthe makes the heart grow fonder!
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Connections

Spoofed in Sonny with a Chance: Random Acts of Disrespect (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Yakety Sax
Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich
(closing theme)
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Even Women Can Enjoy It!
6 December 2001 | by 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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