Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but occasionally only the one. Barker was excellent at fast talking and complicated dialog. Each week Corbett would tell a short joke and in doing so he'd digress and tell a dozen or more unrelated jokes on his way to the main punch line. Each series contained a mini comedy series as well as characters that'd return weekly. Also on the bill would be a musical piece from a well known singer/group. Written by
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For the "Star Trek" parody sketch. Due to Ronnie Corbett's height, it was written in the script that Captain Kirk (Corbett) had gotten smaller due to an alien force and the alien force had caused Spock (Barker) to get big and fat. However, a special camera effect was set to up to make Corbett taller. See more
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