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The Best of Dick Emery [DVD]

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 July 2005
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WL8P0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,577 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Compilation of classic clips, featuring the best performances from across the much-loved comedian's long BBC career, including examples of Emery's best-known slapstick routines and catchphrases.

Product Description

All the greatest clips from Emery's long-running BBC career - a chance for fans both old and new to see what a huge contribution Emery made to contemporary slapstick comedy. Favourite characters include Emery's father and son skinheads (with Roy Kinnear), ""Ooh, you are awful!"", and a plethora of slapstick Lords, little old ladies, vicars and schoolmasters.

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Guaranteed Laugh!! 26 Dec 2005
I remember when Dick Emery was standard Saturday night viewing. This DVD will bring back the memories instantly. Good clean old fashioned (even slightly innocent) humour of a sort that represents a by-gone age along with a generous sprinkling of 1970s fashions.
Dick Emery is truly one of the comedy classic geniuses of our time. Sad that they do not mention him as he too has his place in the BBC Comedy Hall of Fame, along with Morcambe and Wise, Two Ronnies, and Dads Army. I found it hilarious! I showed it to my sister and brother-in-law and they found it hilarious too!
Im normally very picky about buying comedy videos as once youve seen them they cease to be funny. Not so in this case as I watched it at least 3 times. There is also a menu where you can select your favourite sketches and all the familiar characters are there....Sexed Starved Hettie, Toothy Vicar, and not forgetting (my personal favourite) Gaylord with his familiar "DA-AAAAAAD, I THINK I GOT IT WRONG AGAIN!!!!!
I suspect the BBC released this to see how the market place would warm to a DVD release. I will definitely be getting a follow up version when, and if, the BBC decide to release one. I know from having watched the original series there is plenty more excellent material gathering dust somewhere! So buy it and enjoy, because you will be very glad you did.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars WAY SHORT OF HIS BEST 7 Jan 2007
By Aalui
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This is a really lousy selection masquerading as a BEST OF. This DVD watched by anyone who has never seen Dick Emery on TV would think he was third rate. Far better compilations have been done on TV. Buy this one with caution, it does him no justice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars dick emery dvd 17 Sep 2008
This dvd was ok, but a bit disappointing as we expected to see more of a variety of clips.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shame on the BBC compiler who was involved! 21 July 2010
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Best of? Beg to differ! Whilst all Dick Emery is enjoyable, (and hence this is still worth getting for "something"), what a wasted opportunity! In 80 mins. they only managed one "Mandy" clip, and even that does not have the trademark "stumble" afterwards! (That's the woman who does "Ooh you are awful", by the way - probably his best known catchphrase, to everyone except the compiler, that is.) They could have easily squeezed in another 30-sec. "Mandy" here and there. After all, other characters appear several times. A few of the sketches are WAY too long for a compilation. Anyway, if you can get it cheap, do so - if only for the sublime train waiting room sketch! PS - just noticed : even the back of the box says Mandy is his most famous character, so they back up what I say. Shameful!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooh this is Awful, but I like it! 5 Feb 2011
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Some of this DVD seemed decidedly unfunny, but then came the classic Dick Emery character, the trans-gender woman, and the sledgehammer double-entendres and innuendos were impossible not to laugh at.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Dick Emery 4 Jan 2011
Being a fan of Dick Emery, we were so pleased to be able to purchase the DVD from Amazon for Christmas. We laughed so much and it made our day on Christmas Day. As usual the TV can be a little disappointing, and it was great to have this DVD of Dick
Emery to watch.

Dick Emery, in my opinion, was one of the greatest. He is funny, without being rude and a lot of the current so called comics could learn a lot from him. He is definitely Numero Uno in our house.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roy Walker comes to mind 1 April 2009
Roy Walker comes to mind with this Dick Emery DVD ''Its good but its not right''. True all the characters are featured like ''I got it wrong dad!"but the dad I associate with this sketch is Roy Kinnear BUT no Roy Kinnear on this compilation. Likewise where is Pat Coombes, another regular but not featured here and very little of Helen (Bad Girls) Fraser in her comedic days.
After watching Stanley Baxter on TV this Christmas why not release a BBC dvd - he did plenty of shows for the BBC. The LWT shows have come out so why not BBC - I expect it won't be the best but probably better than nothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny 29 Jan 2014
By S
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i found this to be very funny, he is brilliant, reminds of when i usedto watch it when i was younger.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reminder of how brilliant he was.
Love. Dick Emery. His characters are great. "You are awful, but I like you." Fantastic! Priceless!
Published 25 days ago by Mrs. G. Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't the best of Dick Emery
This DVD should be retitled: You are awful and I hate you.

It certainly isn't the best of Dick Emery. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. B. Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Ooh you are awful...
But I did like it!

Memories from a bygone era, which sadly I remember all too well...

If you are of a certain age, as indeed I am, go on treat yourself. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Philip Connolly
5.0 out of 5 stars You are awefull but I do like you
One of comedy's best they don't make them like this anymore, so hilarious . I love the old comedians of my era.
Published 3 months ago by Devonlass
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
Dick Emery never goes out of fashion as I bought this for my son. He agrees with me that the old comedy programmes never go out of fashion and are not always pandering to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Clarissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic..
Dick Emery is one of the all time greats for any age from 15 years upwards.. Absolute magic, comedy as it should be.
Published 6 months ago by Terry laughton
5.0 out of 5 stars back to the past
really enjoyed watching this. takes me back to being a teenager. looking at xmas shows still puffed out by the old comic legends
Published 6 months ago by nurse linny
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy at it's best.
For those of us who remember Dick Emery these episodes are great to watch British comedy at it's best shame we lost a great comic early in life.
Published 6 months ago by Anthony
4.0 out of 5 stars Surely every 70's schoolboy impersonated these characters
I only have vague memories of watching Dick Emery in programmes that even at the time were probably repeats. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Peter J. Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service
The DVD was like knew and the note from CD spot in the package was really nice. Came really quick as well
Published 10 months ago by lisa
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