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'''Benny Hill''' (real name Alfred Hawthorne Hill, January 21, 1924 -- April 20, 1992) was a prolific English comic, actor, and singer best known for his television programme ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''.

His on-screen persona was as a skirt-chasing DirtyOldMan, and there was much {{Fanservice}}. Some of his humour today walks into the sexist, which has [[ValuesDissonance affected his reputation]], although the women involved with his shows have denied that they were sexist. That said, when non-Britons are speaking of British comedy genius, Hill is often [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff mentioned in the same breath]] as, say, ''Creator/MontyPython''. This mystifies many Brits, and the series is rarely repeated in his home country. His novelty record OneHitWonder "Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West" does get more play, though, and his shows are available on DVD.

In the mid-noughties there was a TV show entitled ''Is Benny Hill Still Funny?'' in which a cross-section of the British public, most of whom were too young to have seen his original broadcasts, were shown a selection of his sketches and asked the eponymous question. The consensus was "Yes".

Most of his comedy is visual, which typically leads to good video sales worldwide. No translation needed for the most part, especially for the pretty girls in colourful dresses.
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