A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.
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 Himself - Host / ... (59 episodes, 1969-1989)
Henry McGee ...
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Jackie Wright ...
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Bob Todd ...
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 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 saxophone on the end title theme 'Yakety Sax' was performed by Rochdale-born session musician, Peter Hughes. It was recorded new every week. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Bill Jardine: Hey, do we know Ace Dickey?
Deputy Leroy: Yeah. Did five years for statutory rape.
Sheriff Bill Jardine: Why now, anybody who rapes a statue deserves what he gets!
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Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Age of Aquarius
Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot
(occasionally, in seasons 1-4; part of medley with "Yakety Sax")
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Benny Hill - the funniest man ever
6 June 2005 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen - The Benny Hill Show. You don't need much to be funny - just some jokes that are funny. Benny Hill is just like that. He makes it all look so easy, but is impossible to imitate because he's simply be the funniest man ever to have lived on Earth. Basically Benny has only few jokes that he repeats and makes it all again with little variation. That doesn't mean that he repeats himself, because he rather guarantees a good laugh when the audience exactly knows what is going to happen. And when it happens, they laugh.

The archetype jokes are a mistake, accidental insult and the chase. In a mistake Benny thinks something is something that really isn't it. For example something is heavier than it appears or Benny takes man for a woman. Accidental insult happens when Benny does something that causes harm for someone. For example he touches woman's breast when he's looking for some similar object. The chase is a cliché, but you'll always wait for it. You'll know the chase will soon be on, when the funny 'chase tune' starts to play.

The Show is however much more fun than my diagnosis of it. Go and see it!


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