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Old 08-30-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It was my dad's favorite show when it was on in Chicago. I think that was in the 80's. I never really liked it. I'm more of a Monty Python fan.
Yeah, it's like the Three Stooges. It appeals to a very specific sense of humor.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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soooooooooooo stupid.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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soooooooooooo stupid.
Aww c'mon..its just some silly humor. We sure need a good laugh in these trying times.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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"Oh I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts, each in its own little group"!


Loved the Benny Hill show! Local PBS (WLIW) ran it for a bit in the 1980's (or was it 1990's) as part of their British television line-up.


Oh the laffs!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMllBGqbNGU






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Hill
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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Oh jeesh, I HATED Benny Hill. Gah, so awful! Just thinking about him gives me a headache. I wouldn't watch a full Benny Hill episode for anything less than . . . $750. (I was going to put $500, then thought about it and . . . nope. Had to up the stakes.)

I think it was the kind of show that men enjoy much more than women.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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Benny Hill was a featured fad years ago, late evenings, in the USA along with Fawlty Towers and Mr Bean. They all seem to be passť now.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:51 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Benny Hill was a featured fad years ago, late evenings, in the USA along with Fawlty Towers and Mr Bean. They all seem to be passť now.
Was shown on PBS for years.

Trivia time....Jane Leeves from Frasier was a Hills Angel on Benny Hill Show in the early 80s,
she looked real good too
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:09 AM
 
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A friend who had spent time in England was a fan that tried to turn me on to BH back in the 80s. I tried to get into it, but after just watching a couple they all seemed to be the same. They didn't have closed captions at the time and it was difficult to understand some of the dialog much of the time because of the British accents.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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OP, I thought you must be joking ... but I guess you're not.

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Aww c'mon..its just some silly humor. We sure need a good laugh in these trying times.
Except it's not, well, funny. Honestly, I have a hard time seeing any humor in it ... it's just too stupid. (I don't find it offensive at all -- just stupid.)

Then again, I don't like the Three Stooges either, or really any form of slapstick comedy.

I guess I am the party pooper of this thread ...
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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OP, I thought you must be joking ... but I guess you're not.



Except it's not, well, funny. Honestly, I have a hard time seeing any humor in it ... it's just too stupid. (I don't find it offensive at all -- just stupid.)

Then again, I don't like the Three Stooges either, or really any form of slapstick comedy.

I guess I am the party pooper of this thread ...
No, I feel the same way about both the three stooges and Benny Hill. If you don't like slapstick chances are you won't like these shows.
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