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The Two Ronnies 

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 ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Ronnie Barker ...  Self / ... 93 episodes, 1971-1987
Ronnie Corbett ...  Self / ... 93 episodes, 1971-1987


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. Written by Rob Hartill

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The swear box sketch was voted as "One of The Two Ronnie's funniest sketches." See more »


Ronnie Corbett: You know your doctor said you were only allowed two pints a day
Ronnie Barker: That's right, yeah
Ronnie Corbett: Well, your missus tells me that you have half a dozen pints.
Ronnie Barker: That's right, yeah.
Ronnie Corbett: How come?
Ronnie Barker: Well, I went to two other doctors and they allowed me two pints.
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Referenced in Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy (2005) See more »

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One of the leading comedy/ variety shows in history!
3 September 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"The Two Ronnies" is one of the funniest comedy/variety shows in British comedy history. Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett created some of the funniest sketches that were shown on television. Both were blessed with a natural wit. They complimented each other in a similar manner to Laurel and Hardy, in that they were as physically different to each other as could be but still worked so well together. Barker was the brains behind the series and wrote and collaborated on most of the material. The series lasted from 1971 to 1987 and goodness knows how many sketches. I laugh so hard every time I see them and that level of creativity only comes along once. The approach to the comedy was always to focus on character and on dialogue. Both Ronnies were very clever in their comic timing and knowing how to give the dialogue a double meaning when the sketch called for it. It was to the advantage of both comedians that they were trained as straight, dramatic actors as they created many different characters and to be as hilarious as they were. They played policemen, washer women, Canadian Mounties, officer workers, butlers and others. I enjoyed the spoofs they made in those serial programmes, simply brilliant. The song numbers they performed, they got away with because they made the songs amusing. The Two Ronnies are without doubt one of the funniest comedy teams in history, along with Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Will Hay and Moore Marriott and Graham Moffat and Morecambe and Wise.

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Release Date:

10 April 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Два Ронни See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (3.1 Surround)| Mono



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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