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The Benny Hill Show (1955) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Edited into 

Benny Hill's Video Revue (1981) (Video)
Video Spotlight (1985) (Video)
Benny Hill's Crazy World (1988) (Video)

Referenced in 

Man About the House (1974)
Mentioned by Robin.
The Goodies: Radio 2 (1975) (TV Episode)
where the ending music of the Benny Hill Show is used as the ending music for the episode.
Puberty Blues (1981)
Bruce is watching this on television during a telephone call to Debbie.
Cheers: Little Sister, Don't Cha (1983) (TV Episode)
Carla mentions having watched the show.
Assaulted Nuts (1985) (TV Series)
The show pays tribute to Hill's sped up chase sketches.
Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.6 (1987) (TV Episode)
Richie and Eddie express their admiration for Benny, the 'Guv'nor'
ALF: Lookin' Through the Windows (1987) (TV Episode)
Trevor: "Yeah. Hey, you wanna know why their shows are better than ours? Because they respect their audiences. I'll give you an example. Last week, on the 'Benny Hill Show' Benny meets this guy wearing high heels. Well, Benny's not wearing the high heels, the other guy is. Benny's wearing a dress, of course. So when they meet, they're walking down the street, swishing away..."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Eddie Murphy/Ellen DeGeneres/Jane Leeves/Teresa Ganzel (1987) (TV Episode)
Jane Leeves talks about how she was cast by Benny Hill on his show
On the Waterfront: Episode #1.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced on newly dubbed version of The Flashing Blade
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Film and Theater styles'.
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.1 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Ben Elton
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's a Benny Hill sketch."
The Golden Girls: Ebbtide's Revenge (1990) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Designing Women: Picking a Winner (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Get a Life: Chris Becomes a Male Escort (1991) (TV Episode)
"Yakety Sax", sped-up chase at the end
Married with Children: England Show I (1992) (TV Episode)
Kelly doesn't know England, Shakespeare and Churchill but she knows this show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel and Tom hum "Yakety Sax" as characters run around.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Must get to 'Benny Hill' taping!"
Married with Children: It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This (1993) (TV Episode)
The montague spoof with the show's theme playing in the background.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
"She going to a Benny Hill audition
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow mentions Benny Hill and hums the "Yakety Sax" theme.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
As a group of characters run around, Crow hums "Yakety Sax."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
During a scene in which an old lady walks across the screen, Servo slowly hums the show's theme.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Date Bait (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Clownius (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Geoffrey
NewsRadio: Zoso (1996) (TV Episode)
Bill watches tapes of this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jack Frost (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike hums "Yakkety Sax" during the shot of trees running goofily.
The Few Doctors (1997) (Short)
mentioned at meeting
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) (TV Episode)
"Doctor Benny Hill"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Screaming Skull (1998) (TV Episode)
"It's a scary Benny Hil sketch."
The Angry Beavers: Muscular Beaver 3/Sang 'Em High (1999) (TV Episode)
Laverta Lutz is seen riding around to a soundalike version
Freaks and Geeks: The Garage Door (2000) (TV Episode)
Dr. Schweiber mentions the show to Sam and Bill.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Saturday Night Live: Pierce Brosnan/Destiny's Child (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Office: Judgement (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced and copied by David
South Park: Kenny Dies (2001) (TV Episode)
The show is seen on TV.
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
Referred to by name
Yes, Dear: Home Is Where the Heart Isn't (2002) (TV Episode)
At the end of the show, Mr Savitsky chases Greg around in fast motion, using the same music as "Benny Hill".
The Making of 'The Italian Job' (2003) (Video)
they recall how Benny used to write everything down to put in skits during the filming
Citizen Shane (2004)
The closing theme music from this show is played during a campaign ad.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Kelis (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by young Bill Clinton
Saturday Night Live: Colin Firth/Norah Jones (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Hollywood vs History
Shark Tale (2004)
When Crazy Joe says "It's time for my show" and goes into his shell, the theme from The Benny Hill Show is played in his shell
South Park: Quest for Ratings (2004) (TV Episode)
Benny Hill theme played during animal clips
Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced in the show
That '70s Show: Till the Next Goodbye (2005) (TV Episode)
Kelso in Chicago running nude in a sped-up pace accompanied by the Yakety Sax theme after he got caught by Hyde in Jackie's motel is a reference to The Benny Hill Show, in which Benny would be involved in a sped-up chase scene with scantily-clad women accompanied by the Yakety Sax theme, The Benny Hill Show's theme song.
The Comeback: Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode (2005) (TV Episode)
Valerie mentions the show.
Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever (2005) (Video)
Foot-chase over square with Benny Hill style music
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
V for Vendetta (2005)
The talk show sketch featuring multiple Sutlers and soldiers forcing the audience to applaud at gunpoint
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Click (2006)
When Michael presses the menu button on the remote you see a flashback of his life and various theme songs from tv and gameshows play in the background
Flushed Away (2006)
Benny Hill theme heard
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Option Period (2006) (TV Episode)
Ricky says that Lucy can go and write for Benny Hill if things don't work out.
The Footy Show: Episode #14.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
The theme music from this title is played when the show features a website with a clip of Garry Lyon on a stretcher.
Robot Chicken: Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) (TV Episode)
There is an appearance by both the London skyline done in the style of this show and the music heard is reminiscent of "Yakety Sax"
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
The cast sings the theme music.
Tripping the Rift: Witness Protection (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chode
Two Lovers (2008)
Title mentioned by one of the characters while watching the show in TV.
30 Rock: Señor Macho Solo (2009) (TV Episode)
Jack says Tracy spent money to spoof The Benny Hill Show.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
QI: France (2009) (TV Episode)
Phil Jupitus and Stephen Fry both refer to the show.
Nostalgia Critic: Good Burger (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme is played over a chase scene
All's Faire in Love (2009)
The Benny Hill Show's signature/tradmark tune is briefly played on saxophone.
Community: Social Psychology (2009) (TV Episode)
While watching fast-forwarded footage of the social psychology students, Prof. Duncan says, "It's like Benny Hill."
Until We Win: Ghostbusters (2009) (TV Episode)
theme plays as LordKat runs through the game
Being Human: Educating Creature (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
American Dad!: May the Best Stan Win (2010) (TV Episode)
The Benny Hill chase theme (Yakety Sax) is played as the rest of the boys chase Barry around the house in hide-and-go-pee
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
Pimp My Rullator (2010) (Short)
the style off the movie "comedy whiteout sound"
Shaun the Sheep: Cock a Doodle Shaun (2010) (TV Episode)
The Benny Hill theme is heard when the fox is chasing Bitzer disguised as a rooster.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #40.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton hums the show's theme tune during a video of Kim Jong-un marching.
Nostalgia Critic: Leprechaun (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played
Benidorm: Episode #4.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Sam calls Donald Benny Hill
Brows Held High: Jubilee (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen says that a character looks like an "evil lesbian Benny Hill."
RiffTrax Live: Manos - The Hands of Fate (2012)
"Boy the Benny Hill show was creepy before they hired Benny Hill".
Movie 43 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Sugarcube Critic: The Ticket Master (2014) (TV Episode)
Nook mentions how "The Ticket Master" uses the Benny Hill theme over a chase scene before he has a chance to do the same.
Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) (TV Episode)
"Yakety Sax" is heard on Weekend Update.
22 Jump Street (2014)
During a chase sequence at the college, they pass by the Benjamin Hill Film Studies building with wacky music playing
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Clara when talking about the video of the Mire's defeat.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.61 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Issa Schultz as the TV show that popularised the song Yakety Sax during the Final Chase.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jim Parsons/J.J. Watt/The Avett Brothers (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Steve Higgins comment on the show and its theme music and imitate the sped-up sketch scenes, and Jim Parsons recalls not liking the show
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Lee Macdonald (2016) (TV Episode)
The show's theme song is played.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Justin Theroux/Tim Meadows/Naomi Ekperigin/Danny Carey (2016) (TV Episode)
Tim Meadows refers to the show's sketches and theme music

Featured in 

Video Spotlight (1985) (Video)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Computer room guards watch this during the ball.
Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (1991) (TV Movie)
Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
The Filth and the Fury (2000)
Footage of this television show is shown.
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (2000) (TV Special)
Who Got Benny's Millions? (2002) (TV Movie)
The Showbiz Set (2002) (TV Movie)
SexTV: Totties, Tits and Bonk Journalism/Girl Wrestler/A Moment with... Sharon Mitchell (2004) (TV Episode)
Clip from show is used in this episode.
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV Movie)
Fear of Fanny (2006) (TV Movie)
Character of Johnnie Cradock is seen watching a clip of "The Benny Hill Show" on TV
Is Benny Hill Still Funny? (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips and subject matter
SexTV: Anna Span/Testosterone/Jewel Tools (2007) (TV Episode)
Clip from show is used in this episode.
Bouquet final (2008)
At the gipsy funeral ceremony, the dead old gipsy man sits in front of a TV to "watch" one last time his favourite TV show.
Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
the theme is played
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hercules in New York (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is briefly played
Hagan Reviews: Battle of the Bone (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme is played during a zany chase scene
TV's Biggest Blockbusters (2012) (TV Movie)
Number 3 in the Comedy category

Spoofed in 

RoboCop (1987)
The "I'd buy that for a dollar!" loop on the TVs is an obvious parody
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Show Me Your Weenis! (1998) (TV Episode)
Byron and Duggy run away from the alien with "Yakety Sax" playing.
Histeria!: The Thomas Jefferson Program (1998) (TV Episode)
The "Yakety Sax" chase sequences are parodied.
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
running around as Yakkity Sax plays
Family Guy: From Method to Madness (2002) (TV Episode)
Stewie throws a "sexie party"
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
Benny Hill style is imitated
The Simpsons: A Star Is Born Again (2003) (TV Episode)
Helen Fielding guests, and exits to the Benny Hill theme, when she says Americans don't understand British humor.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) (TV Episode)
When running from death, the footage goes super-speed and Benny Hill music ("Yakety Sax") plays, spoofing the iconic technique used in this show.
International Playboys' First Movie: Ghouls Gone Wild! (2004) (Video)
The Playboys and ghoul girls race in and out of doors on opposite sides of a hallway, a gimmiack comedian Benny Hill was well-known for
Robot Chicken: Vegetable Fun Fest (2005) (TV Episode)
"Yakety Sax" is played and everyone runs around
V for Vendetta (2005)
funny chase scene on Deitrich's show imitates Benny Hill's classic chases (complete with funny music)
Family Guy: Stewie B. Goode (2006) (TV Episode)
The dancing, music and costumes during Stewie's "sexy party" are a parody of a common Benny Hill routine.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007) (TV Short)
"Yakety Sax" plays as Darth Vader runs around
Nostalgia Critic: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Launch (2007) (TV Episode)
"Yakkety Sax" plays as Critic runs away.
Hannah Montana: You Didn't Say It's Your Birthday (2008) (TV Episode)
over the closing credits, "Yakety Sax"-like music plays over speeded-up footage of Rico chasing Oliver and Lilly, in Benny Hill style
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
running around as "Yakety Sax" plays
Sonny with a Chance: Random Acts of Disrespect (2010) (TV Episode)
The episode closes with the cast chasing each other around in fast-motion to a knock-off of the song "Yakety Sax", which was the theme song to the The Benny Hill Show. The song would accompany various comedic chase scenes on the show.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Ticket Master (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene where Twilight and Spike are chased by a mob of ponies features Yakety Sax.
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Bird in the Hoof (2011) (TV Episode)
During Twilight and Fluttershy's period of chasing Philomena while avoiding the guards, music reminiscent of this show's theme plays.
American Dad!: The Scarlet Getter (2011) (TV Episode)
"Yakety Sax" plays as Stan and Francine put Roger back together
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Yakety Sax" plays when the coppers chase British Peter and Chris.
Robot Chicken: Punctured Jugular (2012) (TV Episode)
"Yakkety Sax" plays as Oddjob chases after his hat
Tosh.0: Arm Wrestle Break (2015) (TV Episode)
Running around as "Yakety Sax" plays

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