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 who'd return weekly. Also on the bill would be a musical piece from a well known singer/group.
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One of the UK's longest-running comedy shows on television next to "Red Dwarf", "Peep Show", "Only Fools and Horses", "My Family", "Last of the Summer Wine, "ChuckleVision", "Bodger and Badger", "The Benny Hill Show", "Are You Being Served" and "Allo 'Allo!". See more
And now a sketch featuring Ronnie Corbett whose wife thinks he's the salt of the earth. That's why she keeps him in the cellar.
Referenced in The Few Doctors