YMMV: The Benny Hill Show

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • The French Love Benny Hill, as well as Americans and Romanians, much to the British's puzzlement. The show has not aged well in its native Britain, but remains popular overseas.
    • Chileans and some Argentinians also remember it kinda fondly.
  • Memetic Mutation: Setting a chase scene (or anything, really) to the show's theme song by Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax".
  • Never Live It Down: Many Americans still associate British humor primarily with Benny Hill. The Brits definitely do not.
    • That's not to say he's entirely despised. In the "France" episode of QI, Phill Jupitus notes that Stephen Fry's beret makes him look like Hill, and Fry segues into a brief, appreciative retrospective.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Hill's Asian characters (often wearing thick glasses, and always speaking in a comically exaggerated Chinese accent) were controversial even at the time, and completely cringe-inducing now.
    • Many of the jokes that are judged as sexist today were considered much more acceptable in the seventies.