History Series / TheBennyHillShow

22nd Mar '17 8:31:33 PM WillBGood
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Many skits feature Benny dressed up as a Chinese or Japanese man (or woman), and speaking with a stereotypical "Engrish" accent. Much of the humour builds on the straight man misunderstanding Benny's character because of this, and it also gives the opportunity for many {{DoubleEntendre}}s. The racism implicit in these sketches (although the Asian characters are never depicted as inferior to the English, both their looks and patterns of speech are ridiculed) is one reason the show is frowned upon today.

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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Many skits feature Benny dressed up as a Chinese or Japanese man (or woman), and speaking with a stereotypical "Engrish" accent. Much of the humour builds on the straight man misunderstanding Benny's character because of this, and it also gives the opportunity for many {{DoubleEntendre}}s.{{Double Entendre}}s. The racism implicit in these sketches (although the Asian characters are never depicted as inferior to the English, both their looks and patterns of speech are ridiculed) is one reason the show is frowned upon today.
16th Mar '17 8:57:14 AM morenohijazo
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* WaitingSkeleton: One episode, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext fleeing from a room]], Benny finds himself on a ledge outside a window, with no way to go back since a woman locks the window behind him. He then notices a skeleton standing on the same ledge and tears up at the thought of being stranded here forever.
27th Feb '17 9:20:38 AM erforce
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** ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974''

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** ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974''''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974''
27th Feb '17 9:20:15 AM erforce
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** ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''

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** ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''''MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974''
12th Feb '17 12:14:56 AM melvni
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* AccidentalPervert: At least when it isn't on purpose. Many skits feature a man who by mistake or accident happes to grope a woman - or, sometimes, another man. HilarityEnsues.

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* AccidentalPervert: At least when it isn't on purpose. Many skits feature a man who by mistake or accident happes happens to grope a woman - or, sometimes, another man. HilarityEnsues.
9th Feb '17 12:05:08 PM GnomeTitan
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* AccidentalPervert: At least when it isn't on purpose.

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* AccidentalPervert: At least when it isn't on purpose. Many skits feature a man who by mistake or accident happes to grope a woman - or, sometimes, another man. HilarityEnsues.
8th Feb '17 2:37:34 PM GnomeTitan
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* VaporWear: Especially in the shows from the late 1970s, many of the women wear thin tops without bras.
26th Jan '17 2:45:06 AM StFan
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* StrippingSnag: One of the most common form of WardrobeMalfunction, usually accompanied by an exaggerated StockSoundEffect of fabric ripping. For example in one sketch, some coppers (male and female) are giving chase to Benny, and have to go past a barbwire fence. After struggling for a bit, they go through but all of them snag their uniforms in doing so, ripping them off at the exact same time and leaving them in their underwear.
8th Jan '17 1:46:03 AM StFan
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* PanAndScan: Spoofed in one skit where the movie ''Deep in My Heart'' is rendered in fullscreen as ''Deep in My Ear''; and then we repeatedly hear suggestive dialogue before the scene pans over to reveal an innocent context.

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* PanAndScan: PanAndScan:
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Spoofed in one skit where the movie ''Deep in My Heart'' is rendered in fullscreen as ''Deep in My Ear''; and then we repeatedly hear suggestive dialogue before the scene pans over to reveal an innocent context.
8th Jan '17 12:28:50 AM tkzv
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* HotGuyUglyWife: Usually the "ordinary guy, exceptionally ugly wife" variety. The guys usually are Hill or McGee, the wives are often played by men too. In at least one sketch [[GoldDigger he married her for her parents' money]]. Another sketch had him say his wife isn't much to look at "but you can't help who you fall in love with".

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* HotGuyUglyWife: Usually the "ordinary guy, exceptionally ugly wife" variety. The guys usually are Hill or McGee, [=McGee=], the wives are often played by men too. In at least one sketch [[GoldDigger he married her for her parents' money]]. Another sketch had him say his wife isn't much to look at "but you can't help who you fall in love with".
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