History Series / TheBennyHillShow

4th Sep '16 4:17:37 PM StFan
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* SupernaturalRepellent: In a Dracula sketch, Drac is repelled by a picture of Nicholas Parsons, who was a Benny Hill show regular. Nicholas Parsons is the sort of clean-living, squeaky-clean TV and radio personality who a young damsel could trust with their virginity, her wealth, or her aging parents, knowing they're in safe hands. Comedians make much mirth from the sort of personality this implies - either oleaginously greasy, or else utterly boring. But he is regarded as a National Living Treasure and by all accounts is a totally decent and likeable guy. Dracula ''would'' be repelled.

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* SupernaturalRepellent: In a "Wonder Gran" sketch, Dracula sketch, Drac is repelled by a picture of Nicholas Parsons, who was a Benny ''Benny Hill show Show'' regular. Nicholas Parsons is the sort of clean-living, squeaky-clean TV and radio personality who a young damsel could trust with their her virginity, her wealth, or her aging parents, knowing they're in safe hands. Comedians make much mirth from the sort of personality this implies - -- either oleaginously greasy, or else utterly boring. But he is regarded as a National Living Treasure and by all accounts is a totally decent and likeable likable guy. Dracula ''would'' be repelled.



** In the 1979 sketch "Wondergran Meets Dracula", Dracula appears to have Wondergran cornered, but as he goes in for the kill, she holds up a photo, to which Dracula reacts as though she is holding up a crucifix. After she wards him away several times, the picture is revealed to be a publicity photo of a smiling Nicholas Parsons (who had been Benny's straight man in the early Thames series but had moved on to ''Sale of the Century'' by 1979).

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** In the 1979 sketch "Wondergran "Wonder Gran Meets Dracula", Dracula appears to have Wondergran Wonder Gran cornered, but as he goes in for the kill, she holds up a photo, to which Dracula reacts as though she is holding up a crucifix. After she wards him away several times, the picture is revealed to be a publicity photo of a smiling Nicholas Parsons (who had been Benny's straight man in the early Thames series but had moved on to ''Sale of the Century'' by 1979).
4th Sep '16 6:15:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalRepellent: In a Dracula sketch, Drac is repelled by a picture of Nicholas Parsons, who was a Benny Hill show regular. Nicholas Parsons is the sort of clean-living, squeaky-clean TV and radio personality who a young damsel could trust with their virginity, her wealth, or her aging parents, knowing they're in safe hands. Comedians make much mirth from the sort of personality this implies - either oleaginously greasy, or else utterly boring. But he is regarded as a National Living Treasure and by all accounts is a totally decent and likeable guy. Dracula ''would'' be repelled.
20th Aug '16 5:43:06 AM StFan
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!!''The Benny Hill Show'' provides examples of:



'''Benny:''' (''dismissive'') Who by?\\

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'''Benny:''' (''dismissive'') ''[dismissive]'' Who by?\\



(''Benny looks down, sees himself fading away, and before he completely disappear...'')\\
'''Benny:''' (''silently'') Aw poo!

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(''Benny ''[Benny looks down, sees himself fading away, and before he completely disappear...'')\\
]''\\
'''Benny:''' (''silently'') ''[silently]'' Aw poo!



-->'''Hill:''' (''telling a story'') ..boy cows.\\

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-->'''Hill:''' (''telling ''[telling a story'') ..story]'' ... boy cows.\\



** Much of the point of ''Passengers of Love'', a romantic movie that makes ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' look well edited.
--->'''Girl:''' Oh, he's a very influential person. His mother is... (''cut'') Edward Heath.

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** Much of the point of ''Passengers of Love'', a romantic movie that makes ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' look well edited.
well-edited.
--->'''Girl:''' Oh, he's a very influential person. His mother is... (''cut'') ''[cut]'' Edward Heath.



** A prison scene has a piano against a brick wall, and the narrator states, "During this dark time, music was his only escape", followed by Benny climbing on top of the piano to get over the wall.

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** A prison scene has a piano against a brick wall, and the narrator states, "During this dark time, music was his only escape", escape," followed by Benny climbing on top of the piano to get over the wall.



* ThePeepingTom: In one episode, Benny is peeping through a beautiful woman's window when a policeman grabs him by the shoulder and says, "You are under arrest for being a Peeping...". At this point the woman starts undressing and both Benny and the policeman can only stand there, entranced by the view. Once the woman is down to bra and panties she draws the shades (still unaware that she was being watched) and the policeman grabs Benny again and finishes his arrest by saying, "Tom!"

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* ThePeepingTom: In one episode, Benny is peeping through a beautiful woman's window when a policeman grabs him by the shoulder and says, "You are under arrest for being a Peeping...peeping...". At this point the woman starts undressing and both Benny and the policeman can only stand there, entranced by the view. Once the woman is down to bra and panties she draws the shades (still unaware that she was being watched) and the policeman grabs Benny again and finishes his arrest by saying, "Tom!"



* PromptingNudge: During a big production number by the Volunteer Fireman's Brigade the Captain pushes a dimwitted member out in front so he can introduce the Captain. The Captain ends up PlayingCyrano, feeding him the introduction phrase by phrase, then acts surprised when he "discovers" that he's the one being talked about.

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* PromptingNudge: During a big production number by the Volunteer Fireman's Brigade Brigade, the Captain pushes a dimwitted member out in front so he can introduce the Captain. The Captain ends up PlayingCyrano, feeding him the introduction phrase by phrase, then acts surprised when he "discovers" that he's the one being talked about.



* SheetOfGlass: A running gag during one chase features a sheet of glass carried by two workers, narrowly escaping destruction several times... then the chasers finally just run through it, as if the glass wasn't there... and the two carriers drop the sheet.

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* SheetOfGlass: A running gag during one chase features a sheet of glass carried by two workers, narrowly escaping destruction several times... then the chasers finally just run through it, as if the glass wasn't weren't there... and the two carriers drop the sheet.



** Benny as a jealous husband breaks into a hotel room and shoots the man & woman in the bed. Then he takes another look at them, looks at the room number, rotates the 6 to a 9, and sheepishly exits.
** Another sketch did the same gag with The Lower Tidwell Fire Brigade chopping their way into a home while on a fire call, which as the mistress of the house angrily pointed out was three doors down.

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** Benny as a jealous husband breaks into a hotel room and shoots the man & and woman in the bed. Then he takes another look at them, looks at the room number, rotates the 6 to a 9, and sheepishly exits.
** Another sketch did does the same gag with The Lower Tidwell Fire Brigade chopping their way into a home while on a fire call, which as the mistress of the house angrily pointed points out was is three doors down.
1st May '16 10:13:39 AM StarSword
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* PervyPatdown: One sketch has Benny playing a wrestler. The referee tries to pat him down to check for weapons and he flinches away.
16th Feb '16 2:54:50 AM StFan
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'''Woman:''' YOU!
::Benny looks down, sees himself fading away, and before he completely disappear, he says silently, "Aw poo!"

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'''Woman:''' YOU!
::Benny
YOU!\\
(''Benny
looks down, sees himself fading away, and before he completely disappear, he says silently, "Aw poo!"disappear...'')\\
'''Benny:''' (''silently'') Aw poo!
16th Feb '16 1:41:19 AM captainmarkle
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* MouthingTheProfanity: At the end of several sketches a post-punchline shot will show Benny's character giving a disgusted take to the camera and mouthing "Oh, poo!"
10th Jan '16 1:24:34 PM StFan
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* StandardSnippet: Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" for chase scenes. This show went a long way toward making it a Standard Snippet in the first place. So much so that "Yakety Sax" is often referred to as "The Benny Hill Theme", with many people not knowing its real title, or realising that it wasn't written for the show.

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* StandardSnippet: Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" for chase scenes. This show went a long way toward making it a Standard Snippet in the first place. So much so that "Yakety Sax" is often referred to as "The Benny Hill Theme", with many people not knowing its real title, or realising realizing that it wasn't written for the show.



-->Benny: Don't jump! Think of your wife and family.
-->Man: I am. That's why I'm jumping.
-->''snip''
-->Benny: Think of next Saturday, going to Elland Road and seeing our beloved Leeds United play?
-->Man: I hate Leeds United. I'm a Liverpool fan.
-->Benny: Well, flaming well jump then!

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-->Benny: -->'''Benny:''' Don't jump! Think of your wife and family.
-->Man:
family.\\
'''Man:'''
I am. That's why I'm jumping.
-->''snip''
-->Benny:
jumping.\\
[...]\\
'''Benny:'''
Think of next Saturday, going to Elland Road and seeing our beloved Leeds United play?
-->Man:
play?\\
'''Man:'''
I hate Leeds United. I'm a Liverpool fan.
-->Benny:
fan.\\
'''Benny:'''
Well, flaming well jump then!
10th Jan '16 9:58:39 AM morenohijazo
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* SuicideDare: Benny is a minister who happens upon a man (offscreen) who is threatening to jump off a ledge. Benny [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfpde4_benny-hill-was-a-leeds-fan_fun tries to talk him down]] but the guy will have none of it.
-->Benny: Don't jump! Think of your wife and family.
-->Man: I am. That's why I'm jumping.
-->''snip''
-->Benny: Think of next Saturday, going to Elland Road and seeing our beloved Leeds United play?
-->Man: I hate Leeds United. I'm a Liverpool fan.
-->Benny: Well, flaming well jump then!
2nd Jan '16 1:26:52 AM StFan
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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: The mandatory ending -- Benny Hill's character is usually shown being chased off into the horizon by [[EveryoneChasingYou an angry mob]]. In one episode, there are a lot of female officers standing around as crowd control; Benny, Jackie and [=McGee=] are three burglars just placed under arrest by their male counterparts.
[[spoiler:The sneakier crowd members commit ClothingDamage upon the lady officers' clothes, prompting both the male officers as well as the burglars to give chase to the scantly-clad ladies!]]

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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: The mandatory ending -- Benny Hill's character is usually shown being chased off into the horizon by [[EveryoneChasingYou an angry mob]]. In one episode, there are a lot of female officers standing around as crowd control; Benny, Jackie and [=McGee=] are three burglars just placed under arrest by their male counterparts.
counterparts. [[spoiler:The sneakier crowd members commit ClothingDamage upon the lady officers' clothes, prompting both the male officers as well as the burglars to give chase to the scantly-clad ladies!]]



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Most of the time when Benny or someone else on the show pawed at a woman (or she was convinced they just had), they got belted for it. Lechery was frequently indulged in and just as frequently punished on this show. This kind of thing was Hill's go-to defense when people accused the show of sexism.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Most of the time when Benny or someone else on the show pawed paws at a woman (or she was is convinced they just had), have), they got gets belted for it. Lechery was is frequently indulged in and just as frequently punished on this show. This kind of thing was Hill's go-to defense when people accused the show of sexism.
1st Jan '16 5:26:35 PM bwburke94
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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: The mandatory ending -- Benny Hill's character is usually shown being chased off into the horizon by [[EveryoneChasingYou an angry mob]]. In one episode, there are a lot of female officers standing around as crowd control; Benny, Jackie and McGee are three burglars just placed under arrest by their male counterparts.

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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: The mandatory ending -- Benny Hill's character is usually shown being chased off into the horizon by [[EveryoneChasingYou an angry mob]]. In one episode, there are a lot of female officers standing around as crowd control; Benny, Jackie and McGee [=McGee=] are three burglars just placed under arrest by their male counterparts.
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