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* UncleTomfoolery: Lenny has been accused of this, but has also pointed out that as a kid he grew up seeing people like Charlie Williams on TV and feeling uneasy at seeing a black comic playing on all the stereotypes and expectations to please a white audience.


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* ''Film/WorkExperience'' (1989)


* FluffyCloudHeaven: He imagined the 'House Band in Heaven' on his show - Music/ElvisPresley, Music/OtisRedding, [[Music/TheCarpenters Karen Carpenter]], Music/JimiHendrix, Music/KurtCobain... and George Formby on ukelele; "'[[OopNorth Ey up]] Mr Hendrix can I 'ave a go? (sings) 'Ey Joe... where you goin' with that gun in yer 'and?'

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* FluffyCloudHeaven: He imagined the 'House Band in Heaven' on his show - Music/ElvisPresley, Music/OtisRedding, [[Music/TheCarpenters [[Music/{{Carpenters}} Karen Carpenter]], Music/JimiHendrix, Music/KurtCobain... and George Formby on ukelele; "'[[OopNorth Ey up]] Mr Hendrix can I 'ave a go? (sings) 'Ey Joe... where you goin' with that gun in yer 'and?'



[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] '''Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry''', Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

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\n->''"When I started, I was surrounded by a predominantly white workforce. Thirty-two years later, not a lot has changed."''

[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] '''Lenworth Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry''', Henry, Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.


* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: He spoofed the music video as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jfXzx1SHsY Thinner]]" in 1984, parodying allegations about Jackson's anorexia. It also inverted the opening scene (the girl's dating a werewolf, and is horrified when he turns into Michael Jackson), and featured "Michael" accidentally knocking the head off a zombie in the dance routine, his mother giving him a telling-off ([[spoiler: and having the zombie eyes at the end]]), and a cameo by Henry's David Bellamy impression.
-->'''Creator/VincentPrice soundalike''': This film will shock, your flesh will creep,\\

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* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: He spoofed the music video as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jfXzx1SHsY Thinner]]" in 1984, parodying allegations about Jackson's anorexia. It also inverted the opening scene (the girl's dating a werewolf, and is horrified when he turns into Michael Jackson), and featured "Michael" accidentally knocking the head off a zombie in the dance routine, his mother giving him a telling-off ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and having the zombie eyes at the end]]), and a cameo by Henry's David Bellamy impression.
-->'''Creator/VincentPrice soundalike''': soundalike:''' This film will shock, your flesh will creep,\\



* OnePhoneCall: He did a routine about being arrested by the police and told he was allowed one phone call. "So I phoned my Uncle in Jamaica 'cos I haven't spoken to him in years"

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* OnePhoneCall: He did a routine about being arrested by the police and told he was allowed one phone call. "So I phoned my Uncle in Jamaica 'cos I haven't spoken to him in years"years."



* TechnoBabble: In his ''Series/DoctorWho'' skit:
--> '''Doctor:''' Now, it looks like the proto-anodysing discorporators have short circuited the molecular quark overload.\\
'''Companion:''' Is that difficult to fix?\\
'''Doctor:''' No, but it's very difficult to say!
* TakeThat: A sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Lenny as the Doctor confronting the big-haired alien dictator [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatchos]] (and her ineffectual underling Denos).

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* TechnoBabble: In his ''Series/DoctorWho'' skit:
--> '''Doctor:''' Now, it looks like the proto-anodysing discorporators have short circuited the molecular quark overload.\\
'''Companion:''' Is that difficult to fix?\\
'''Doctor:''' No, but it's very difficult to say!
* TakeThat: A 1985 sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Lenny as the Doctor [[note]](the opening sequence and first few lines of dialogue indicate this was an alternate Seventh incarnation)[[/note]] confronting the big-haired alien dictator [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatchos]] (and her ineffectual underling Denos).



* TechnoBabble: In the ''Doctor Who'' skit.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Now, it looks like the proto-anodysing discorporators have short circuited the molecular quark overload.\\
'''Peri:''' Is that difficult to fix?\\
'''Doctor:''' No, but it's very difficult to say!



* TrafficWardens: A skit where Lenny is the next Series/DoctorWho has him escaping the Cybermen only to find the TARDIS has been wheel-clamped. Fortunately his companion has a DisintegratorRay.

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* TrafficWardens: A The ''Doctor Who'' skit where Lenny is has the next Series/DoctorWho has him Doctor escaping the Cybermen only to find the TARDIS has been wheel-clamped. Fortunately his companion Fortunately, Peri has a DisintegratorRay.





* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. His character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn]][[TakeAThirdOption the lot]].

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* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. His character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn]][[TakeAThirdOption burn]] [[TakeAThirdOption the lot]].


* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. His character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn the lot]].

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* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. His character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn burn]][[TakeAThirdOption the lot]].


He was married to Dawn French (''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', ''Series/FrenchAndSaunders'') from 1984 to 2010. In recent years Henry has heavily criticised the British entertainment industry for it's lack of minority representation in both on and off camera roles.

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He was married to Dawn French (''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', ''Series/FrenchAndSaunders'') from 1984 to 2010. In recent years Henry has heavily criticised the British entertainment industry for it's its lack of minority representation in both on and off camera roles.


[[KnightFever Sir]] '''Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry''', Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

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[[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] '''Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry''', Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.


[[KnightFever Sir]] Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry, Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

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[[KnightFever Sir]] Lenworth '''Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry, Henry''', Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.



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* EverythingIsRacist: ''Lenny Henry in Pieces'' had a character who was a large black man who applied for jobs that were unsuitable for him (such as the lead role in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'') and would get the job after accusing the interviewers of racism whenever they told him he wasn't what they were looking for.

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* EverythingIsRacist: In ''Lenny Henry in Pieces'' had Pieces'', he portrayed a character who was a large black man who applied for jobs that were unsuitable for him (such as the lead role in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'') and would get the job after accusing the interviewers of racism whenever they told him he wasn't what they were looking for.



* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Creator/LennyHenry, Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. Lenny Henry's character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn the lot]].
* LiteralGenie: The Christmas programme ''Series/BernardAndTheGenie'' starring Creator/AlanCumming, Creator/LennyHenry, and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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* ItsAllJunk: ''White Goods'' is a virtually unknown ITV drama (with a surprisingly awesome cast including Creator/LennyHenry, Ian [=McShane=], Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/ChrisBarrie) about a severe falling-out between two families after they win a bunch of stuff in a game show and can't agree on how to divide up the loot. Lenny Henry's His character eventually decides to [[KillItWithFire burn the lot]].
* LiteralGenie: The Christmas programme ''Series/BernardAndTheGenie'' starring Creator/AlanCumming, Creator/LennyHenry, Creator/AlanCumming and Creator/RowanAtkinson.



* PaddleballShot: Parodied in a sketch on ''The Creator/LennyHenry Show'' in which one of two doomed men in the opening scene of a [[TheresNoBInMovie spoof horror film]] keeps waving his fishing pole around. The other guy asks him what he's doing, and the first says he's making the most of the 3D effects (the sketch is not shot in 3D, although the pole behaves like a [[StylisticSuck bad 3D effect]]).

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* PaddleballShot: Parodied in a sketch on ''The Creator/LennyHenry Lenny Henry Show'' in which one of two doomed men in the opening scene of a [[TheresNoBInMovie spoof horror film]] keeps waving his fishing pole around. The other guy asks him what he's doing, and the first says he's making the most of the 3D effects (the sketch is not shot in 3D, although the pole behaves like a [[StylisticSuck bad 3D effect]]).



* TakeThat: A sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Creator/LennyHenry as the Doctor confronting the big-haired alien dictator [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatchos]] (and her ineffectual underling Denos).

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* TakeThat: A sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Creator/LennyHenry Lenny as the Doctor confronting the big-haired alien dictator [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatchos]] (and her ineffectual underling Denos).



* TrafficWardens: A skit where Lenny Henry is the next Series/DoctorWho has him escaping the Cybermen only to find the TARDIS has been wheel-clamped. Fortunately his companion has a DisintegratorRay.

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* TrafficWardens: A skit where Lenny Henry is the next Series/DoctorWho has him escaping the Cybermen only to find the TARDIS has been wheel-clamped. Fortunately his companion has a DisintegratorRay.


* TokenBlack: In the British comedy scene he is the only well known black comedian.

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** Interestingly, this makes him one of two actors to play the Doctor, official or otherwise, with a knighthood - Creator/JohnHurt is the other.
* TokenBlack: In the British comedy scene he is the only really well known black comedian.comedian; only Reginald D Hunter comes close to his level of prominence.



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* ''Series/TheSyndicate'', appearing in the third season as a gardener with Asperger's Syndrome.


--> '''Companion:''' Is that difficult to fix?\\
--> '''Doctor:''' No, but it's very difficult to say!

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--> '''Companion:''' Is that difficult to fix?\\
--> '''Doctor:''' No, but it's very difficult to say!


Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

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[[KnightFever Sir]] Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry, Kt CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter, but to American audiences, he's the ShrunkenHead from ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.

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