Benny Hill - Hero or Villain ?

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Following on from the Mary Whitehouse programme - Filth - broadcast on BBC earlier this week, please find below some sketches from a man who fell victim to character assassination techniques employed by the Clean Up TV (now) MediaWatch group.

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Benny Hill, a cool guy with a very special humor

Liked him :)
 

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Very good in his time, always watched the shows. :)

Also had a huge following on US tv, I believe that they are still being shown.
 

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As does a lot of Europe still, on a daily basis

Time Channel Title
31/05 13:00 AB4 Benny hill
31/05 19:35 AB4 Benny hill
31/05 19:35 RTL 9 Benny Hill
31/05 19:45 VTM Sketch Up:
31/05 20:05 AB4 Benny hill
31/05 20:15 RTL 9 Benny Hill
01/06 16:40 AB4 Benny hill
01/06 19:35 AB4 Benny hill
01/06 19:35 RTL 9 Benny Hill
01/06 19:40 VTM Sketch Up:
01/06 20:05 AB4 Benny hill
01/06 20:10 RTL 9 Benny Hill
02/06 21:55 AB4 Benny hill
03/06 15:55 RTL 9 Benny Hill
03/06 21:40 AB4 Benny hill
04/06 15:40 RTL 9 Benny Hill
06/06 15:40 RTL 9 Benny Hill
06/06 22:00 AB4 Benny hill
 

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A clever and funny man early in his career but later on he just went for lazy semi-smut and ended up as just plain unfunny.
 

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Hero,but his best stuff was from the 1970's and early 1980's.
Since a lot of his material was pantomime,he was even popular
in non-english speaking countries.
 

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Morecambe and Wise got away with inuendo. Benny Hill got away with murder. Hero or Villain ? Ask the girls who were subject to his "interviewing" techniques and his "continuous assessment" as to whether or not they stayed in the show.:) I didn't find him particularly amusing, certainly not groundbreaking. So it's "villain", I guess for me.:cool:
 

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I'll let you know once I dig out all the Betamax tapes I have with his ITV shows on them, but from what I've seen, some stuff's ok and funny, others are just him being an old perve... :eek:
 

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2cvbloke said:
I'll let you know once I dig out all the Betamax tapes I have
You'll have to go back further than that to find any of his funny work IMHO.

At least the early seventies or even the sixties...
 

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PaulR said:
You'll have to go back further than that to find any of his funny work IMHO.

At least the early seventies or even the sixties...

In one of his sketches he referred to the BT tower as the Post Office tower, dunno when it was renamed but I guess that was an 80's one... :confused
 

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PaulR said:
You'll have to go back further than that to find any of his funny work IMHO.

At least the early seventies or even the sixties...

I'd agree. I seem to remember (that far back?) in the sixites he used to produce only a few shows a year. Also, I don't suppose at that time he would have got away with the girlie stuff that later came to be the 'signature' of his shows. Still, what you find hilarious as a 10 year old doesn't always stand the test of time:mad:
 

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pgh13 said:
Still, what you find hilarious as a 10 year old doesn't always stand the test of time:mad:

My 11 year old boy disagrees with you on that one :p
 

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Benny Hill was so Politicly incorrect He was correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The lets kill all Humour brigade beat him in the end ;-(
 

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ynotdu said:
The lets kill all Humour brigade beat him in the end ;-(

No that was a medical condition, renal failure created by a heart condition :-doh!
 

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Topper You know what I meant ya devil, Lol
 

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Benny hill is still number one
the best British comedy
sorry he is not still alive and doing more
saw the biography channel on his life
we need more like him.
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I go along with Rolfw, he was good in his time. His shows were cheeky and bordered on the edge of what Whitehouse was trying to ban from TV. I suppose one could describe as funny smut!
 

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waverider said:
I suppose one could describe as funny smut!

I think Benny would have preferred it to be called smutty fun ;)
 

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Yep, the birds in thier tackle were always an attraction! ;)
 
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