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The Best of Tommy Cooper [DVD]

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 17 May 2004
  • Run Time: 48 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001MIQ8U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,318 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This compilation pays tribute to a man who had such a talent for comedy that he was capable of entertaining an audience with appalling magic tricks, horrendous jokes and the stage presence of a clumsy giant. Born in 1922 in Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Tommy Cooper was to become one of the best-loved British comedians of all time and his sudden death on stage in 1984 left the showbiz world mourning a great comedian and magician. His act began life whilst he was training in the army. Tommy’s humour lay in his ability to mess up magic tricks in the most remarkable way. His comic genius and talent for timing marked him out for success and once he had adopted his trade mark fez he was on his way to super-stardom. Cooper became a familiar face on British television through out the 60’s and 70’s. An all round entertainer, he excelled in the light entertainment genre, frequently appearing on variety shows and invariably succeeding in stealing the limelight every time.

This specially selected selection contains some extracts from Cooper at his best including his infamous appearances on Parkinson and The Bob Monkhouse Show which left the hosts in stitches.

From the Back Cover

In his trademark fez, look of heroic confusion and perfect sense of comic timing, Tommy Cooper could have an audience in his pocket before he even said a word. Then the jokes would flow, the tricks fall flat and an open-mouthed Cooper would reduce them once more to helplessness. And so, for 30 years, this burly, gangly, seemingly incompetent magician dominated light entertainment television.

This compilation features Tommy Cooper at his best: from his early TV show It’s Magic to his Variety Show turns, and from his famous chat show appearances to his performances on his own TV shows in the 1970s.



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166 of 168 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best 25 Oct 2005
By Chris O
This is a rather short DVD of a selection of clips from the Parkinson interview and what seems like a few random ones added in. I was not satisfied with either its length or content, Tommy did a lot of better stuff that isn't on this DVD.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Take my wife, please! 7 April 2010
This certainly isn't 'the best of Tommy Cooper'. It's a random selection of his comedy, ie. some shows, Prince Philip's birthday dinner, and a Parkinson interview. It's certainly not a compilation of his best work, and was disappointingly short. That said, there are still some moments of magic on this DVD but I'm sure there must be better compilations out there.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 21 Feb 2009
The title, 'The Best of Tommy Cooper" was far from accurate. There was little if any substance in the DVD and it was most disappointing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No way 5 Dec 2010
There's no way this dvd deseves the title "The Best of Tommy Cooper". The material is minimal and put together with no class or respect to the men himself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best of? 21 Oct 2010
Overall feeling after watching this dvd was that of disappointment.
I don't think it was the best of Tommy Cooper, just quite a lot of his average stuff.
Okay but not brilliant.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Like That 1 Feb 2011
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The length of this DVD is fairly short. It shows a few extracts from shows starring Tommy Cooper. However, with one or two exceptons, I have seen better performances from him in the days when he used to perform on televisiuon. Overall, I would describe the enjoyment from this DVD as only average.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Cooper review 15 Jan 2010
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I bought this DVD for my dad for Christmas, as he used to be a huge fan of Tommy Cooper. I haven't watched the DVD myself but according to my dad the DVD was great if a little short. But if I had to review the DVD based on the laughter I heard from my dad whilst he was watching it, then I would have to rate it very highly!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed our socks off 8 April 2010
This man was a Legend, we laughed our socks off young and old, especially the teens, who have never seen him before,clean daft and silly and not a swear word in sight ~ my only complaint is that it was a short video, I now need to get some more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of laughs
I bought this for my son in law who is a great fan of the maestro and he said that all his work is still funny and a pleasure to watch.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. M. Green
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough of Tommy!
This DVD is only 48 minutes long. If you are looking for Tommy Cooper DVDs look elsewhere. Tommy gave us hours upon hours of classic comedy, so the must be better value for money... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Brian M
2.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Cooper DVD
Definatley not the best DVD made of his work. He was a great comedian
but this doesn't come over in this DVD
Published 10 months ago by S. strous
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy
Young and old alike will enjoy the humour of Tommy Cooper! Great nights entertainment if you fancy a night in and a bit of a giggle
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. R. O'neill
5.0 out of 5 stars the irreplaceable clown
this man started out as a magician and showed you the magic of his insane comedy. is the only man I know that when he died the audience stood up and applauded.
Published 12 months ago by mayerlebel
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Tommy Cooper
I didn't stop laughing the whole way through this and he is just brilliant. It is a must see and must have
Published 14 months ago by Belinda D
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This came well packed well and within the week of ordering. it is part of a present for my Dad who is 80.
Published 17 months ago by Mrs J.M John
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Tommy Cooper
Bought for my father in law as a christmas present. Very pleased with quality and the amount of fun he had
Published 17 months ago by catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars as before
bought for dad for christmas great hit dad loves it great to hear him laugh so much definitely recommend it
Published 18 months ago by J. Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Cooper at his best
This is by far the best Tommy Cooper at his best DVD. Interview with Parky and classic TV footage, Spoon Cup, Cup Spoon just like that a great gift for anyone interested in... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Rich203
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