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10th Aug '13 12:45:34 PM MarkLungo
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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on Creator/{{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010. He's married to Pamela Stephenson who he first met while he was making a guest appearance on ''NotTheNineOClockNews''.

!!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''MrsBrown'' - which established his credentials as an accomplished dramatic actor
* Small cameo as himself in ''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
* ''StillCrazy''
* ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve''
* ''Film/JustAnotherSaturday''
* ''Film/{{Fido}}''

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!!Tropes Associated With "The Big Yin":

* AbusiveParents: He was sexually abused by his father as a child and physically and emotionally abused by the two aunts who raised him and his sister after [[ParentalAbandonment their mother abandoned them]].
* BitsOfMeKeepPassingOut: A gag about drinking, and "zombie" cocktails that he tried which "get you drunk from the feet up", remaining lucid until you try to move:
--> So I said to her, and she said to me-- back in a minute. [Tries to walk and falls over].
* {{Blooper}}: His ''World Tour Of Scotland'' TV show kept them in, including a scene where he stalled his car and started rolling down a hill into traffic... with a driving instructor in the car directly behind his.
* CensorshipBySpelling: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", a parody of the song by Tammy Wynette, which was a number one hit in the UK.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Jokes that most of his recent roles have involved him dying in some way. According to his biography, he's quite proud of being the only person ever to die in a muppet movie.
--> "I even died in a ''Muppet'' movie!"
* ClusterFBomb: Billy's quite at home with swearing. He has turned swearing into an art form. However, fans who know him only through his 1970s and early 1980s recordings are often taken aback, due to the fact Connolly either toned down his language, or it was censored, on his early record releases.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheDanza: He has two Reverse-Danzas to this name - as Billy [=MacGregor=] in the US TV sitcom ''Head of the Class'' (he replaced Howard Hesseman for its final season) and its post-mortem spin-off ''Billy'', and as Billy Bones in ''MuppetTreasureIsland''.
* FanNickname: "The Big Yin" (Glaswegian slang for "The Big One" - he's 6 feet tall), though rarely heard today.
* FirstGrayHair: He's said that while noticing grey hair on his head was bad, one of the worst shocks of aging was finding his first grey pubic hair. "In a certain light, my willy looks rather distinguished."
* NakedPeopleAreFunny:
** Dances naked in the snow in ''A Scot In The Arctic'', setting a precedent for his other travel shows.
** He also once danced around Trafalgar Square nude for Comic Relief.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Back in his days as a welder, his colleagues in the shipyards were ''real'' men - if the crotch of their overalls caught alight, they would beat the fire out with a hammer!
* ViolentGlaswegian: {{Subverted|Trope}} in a sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' where he barges into a dingy looking pub and in a gruff accent asks for a list of tough sounding men. When he is told that none of them are there, he orders a "campari and soda" in a camp accent.

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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on Creator/{{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010. He's married to Pamela Stephenson who he first met while he was making a guest appearance on ''NotTheNineOClockNews''.

!!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''MrsBrown'' - which established his credentials as an accomplished dramatic actor
* Small cameo as himself in ''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
* ''StillCrazy''
* ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve''
* ''Film/JustAnotherSaturday''
* ''Film/{{Fido}}''

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!!Tropes Associated With "The Big Yin":

* AbusiveParents: He was sexually abused by his father as a child and physically and emotionally abused by the two aunts who raised him and his sister after [[ParentalAbandonment their mother abandoned them]].
* BitsOfMeKeepPassingOut: A gag about drinking, and "zombie" cocktails that he tried which "get you drunk from the feet up", remaining lucid until you try to move:
--> So I said to her, and she said to me-- back in a minute. [Tries to walk and falls over].
* {{Blooper}}: His ''World Tour Of Scotland'' TV show kept them in, including a scene where he stalled his car and started rolling down a hill into traffic... with a driving instructor in the car directly behind his.
* CensorshipBySpelling: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", a parody of the song by Tammy Wynette, which was a number one hit in the UK.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Jokes that most of his recent roles have involved him dying in some way. According to his biography, he's quite proud of being the only person ever to die in a muppet movie.
--> "I even died in a ''Muppet'' movie!"
* ClusterFBomb: Billy's quite at home with swearing. He has turned swearing into an art form. However, fans who know him only through his 1970s and early 1980s recordings are often taken aback, due to the fact Connolly either toned down his language, or it was censored, on his early record releases.
* CoolOldGuy
* TheDanza: He has two Reverse-Danzas to this name - as Billy [=MacGregor=] in the US TV sitcom ''Head of the Class'' (he replaced Howard Hesseman for its final season) and its post-mortem spin-off ''Billy'', and as Billy Bones in ''MuppetTreasureIsland''.
* FanNickname: "The Big Yin" (Glaswegian slang for "The Big One" - he's 6 feet tall), though rarely heard today.
* FirstGrayHair: He's said that while noticing grey hair on his head was bad, one of the worst shocks of aging was finding his first grey pubic hair. "In a certain light, my willy looks rather distinguished."
* NakedPeopleAreFunny:
** Dances naked in the snow in ''A Scot In The Arctic'', setting a precedent for his other travel shows.
** He also once danced around Trafalgar Square nude for Comic Relief.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Back in his days as a welder, his colleagues in the shipyards were ''real'' men - if the crotch of their overalls caught alight, they would beat the fire out with a hammer!
* ViolentGlaswegian: {{Subverted|Trope}} in a sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' where he barges into a dingy looking pub and in a gruff accent asks for a list of tough sounding men. When he is told that none of them are there, he orders a "campari and soda" in a camp accent.

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10th Aug '13 12:42:00 PM MarkLungo
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!!Tropes Associated With The Big Yin

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!!Tropes Associated With The "The Big Yin
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27th Jun '13 10:29:53 AM TrustBen
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* ''Film/{{Fido}}''
16th Jun '13 6:19:10 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on Creator/{{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010.

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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on Creator/{{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010.
2010. He's married to Pamela Stephenson who he first met while he was making a guest appearance on ''NotTheNineOClockNews''.
20th May '13 2:06:44 AM Kainlarsen
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* ''Film/JustAnotherSaturday''
8th May '13 3:03:16 PM JIKTV
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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[StandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on {{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010.

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Billy Connolly, born 24th November 1942 in Glasgow, is a Scottish folk musician, actor and [[StandUpComedy [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up]]. Commonly known as "The Big Yin", he has a large fanbase and was voted Number One on {{Channel Creator/{{Channel Four}}'s One Hundred Greatest Stand-Ups in both 2007 and 2010.
29th Mar '13 4:15:13 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* AbusiveParents: He was sexually abused by his father as a child and physically and emotionally abused by the two aunts who raised him and his sister after [[ParentalAbandonment their mother abandoned them]].
25th Mar '13 1:54:56 PM Willbyr
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!Tropes Associated With The Big Yin

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!Tropes !!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''MrsBrown'' - which established his credentials as an accomplished dramatic actor
* Small cameo as himself in ''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
* ''StillCrazy''
* ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve''

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!!Tropes
Associated With The Big Yin



* ViolentGlaswegian: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' where he barges into a dingy looking pub and in a gruff accent asks for a list of tough sounding men. When he is told that none of them are there, he orders a "campari and soda" in a camp accent.

!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''MrsBrown'' - which established his credentials as an accomplished dramatic actor
* Small cameo as himself in ''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
* ''StillCrazy''
* ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve''

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* ViolentGlaswegian: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in a sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' where he barges into a dingy looking pub and in a gruff accent asks for a list of tough sounding men. When he is told that none of them are there, he orders a "campari and soda" in a camp accent.

!Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''MrsBrown'' - which established his credentials as an accomplished dramatic actor
* Small cameo as himself in ''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
* ''StillCrazy''
* ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve''
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4th Mar '13 7:59:33 AM Tuckerscreator
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* ''TheBoondockSaints''

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* ''TheBoondockSaints''''Film/TheBoondockSaints''



* ''TheLastSamurai''

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* ''TheLastSamurai''''Film/TheLastSamurai''



* Small cameo as himself in ''IndecentProposal''
* ''MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''OpenSeason''

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* Small cameo as himself in ''IndecentProposal''
''Film/IndecentProposal''
* ''MuppetTreasureIsland''
''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
* ''OpenSeason''''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
23rd Feb '13 3:21:08 AM XFllo
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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Jokes that most of his recent roles have involved him dying in some way;

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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Jokes that most of his recent roles have involved him dying in some way;way. According to his biography, he's quite proud of being the only person ever to die in a muppet movie.



** In fact, according to his biography he's quite proud of being the only person ever to die in a muppet movie.
* ClusterFBomb: Billy's quite at home with swearing.
** An understatement, as Billy has made its use an art form. ''However'', fans who know him only through his 1970s and early 1980s recordings are often taken aback, due to the fact Connolly either toned down his language, or it was censored, on his early record releases.

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** In fact, according to his biography he's quite proud of being the only person ever to die in a muppet movie.
* ClusterFBomb: Billy's quite at home with swearing.
** An understatement, as Billy
swearing. He has made its use turned swearing into an art form. ''However'', However, fans who know him only through his 1970s and early 1980s recordings are often taken aback, due to the fact Connolly either toned down his language, or it was censored, on his early record releases.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Dances naked in the snow in ''A Scot In The Arctic'', setting a precedent for his other travel shows.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: NakedPeopleAreFunny:
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Dances naked in the snow in ''A Scot In The Arctic'', setting a precedent for his other travel shows.



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