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Bio on Benny Hill shows he was considered funnier than Monty Python by various TV stations


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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 13:23:59 GMT
I Readalot says:
That makes sense. I do find his obsession with BH rather disturbing. Hill's humour basically revolved around hitting a little bald man on the head and leering at/chasing after/being chased by scantily clad women.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:06:22 GMT
I already said I am both MOT and Stephen Thibault.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:11:04 GMT
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Python was no more cerebral than Gilligan's Island, Gille. And it (Python) was less well acted than Benny Hill. He was a lifelong natural comic with showbiz in his veins and with with great timing. The Pythons were all amateurs with like three years TV experience each before they began doing their unfunny show. Highbrow references are worthless and are not cerebral. Gillian's Island had a joke where this mad scientist was putting Mrs. Howell into a mind changing machine and she replies "you must be one of these silly doctors who voted for Medicare." Highbrow refernce still a big baby show. Monty Python refers to Social Security its no more cerebral than GI.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:15:43 GMT
The Pythons make stupid aggravating faces trying to make fun of upper class people He's a lumberjack was not a highbrow skit. Highbrow skits are worthless (think Gilligan) anyway. One of the Pythons had a father who was a bank teller that really did not at all prep him for a comedy career. Hill had a father even uncle in showbiz. It was in his blood to do great comedy.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:31:46 GMT
The Pythons actually knew Hill was a great performer. I cannot recall this skit but I read the Pythons dressed up one of their own to look like Benny Hill and they played Hill's theme song in the background. It seemed they actually tried to trick people into thinking great Hill was guest starring on Python.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:32:53 GMT
Readalot, Hill was funny doing that and he did hundreds of other funny things besides that.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:33:21 GMT
you need help

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:33:40 GMT
The women loved starring opposite Hill and said he was a kind gentleman in real life. And he was.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:35:49 GMT
No you do, Tech. You do not recognize superb natural comic talent when you see it. And you are a harrassing troll!

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:36:35 GMT
Tech, to hell with your voting against my postings . They make sense.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:40:34 GMT
no. the buttons are for others. you need help.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 16:50:47 GMT
One woman Hill worked with invited him to spend Christmas with her family for years. Such a nice man he was he always bowed out so her family Christmas affair could stay private and just in her family.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:54:06 GMT
Tech, if you do not need help prove it! Disappear and leave me alone on this and all other boards. Don't even reply. Just go away.

I will make further pro-Hill postings for the future to the readers. I think it is you voting (do not reply if you are not sick just go away and quit trolling).

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 17:04:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2014 17:04:50 GMT
This bio on Hill is brilliant. Get it here at amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 17:07:11 GMT
yeah, i wouldn't like to think i'm spoiling things for your loyal readership....................................

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 20:07:29 GMT
Dave Allen was roughly a thousand times funnier then Hill thirty years ago, and still is funny. (unlike Hill)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 20:45:27 GMT
gille liath says:
As I say I haven't seen GI so that doesn't tell me much. I understand what you're saying about Python but don't agree; they are quite cerebral at times and, although they weren't above dropping highbrow references, there was a lot more to them than that. As for BH, it's not that I dislike simple, visual comedy; I just don't think he's an especially good exponent of it. I would never have directly compared the two though, they're so different.

Just a matter of taste in the end, I guess.

Was I the only one who didn't know that you and MoT are two and the same? You don't write much like yourself do you? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 20:45:58 GMT
gille liath says:
Doesn't sound too bad when you put it like that...

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 22:29:31 GMT
wobberoo says:
Let's face it, Benny realised it went down-Hill. He didn't like it when Benny from Crossroads stole the glory. The iota there was.

Posted on 7 Jan 2014 15:21:25 GMT
That info in the Benny Hill Story showing how popular he is in the Middle East (as well as here in the UK) is a testament to what a sensational comic Hill is to so many.

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 15:01:27 GMT
I stand by everything I said.

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 09:27:25 GMT
Man of truth says:
Hill had natural comic the kind of which toner comics can only dream of having.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2014 13:18:46 GMT
wobberoo says:
So, which one is gay?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2014 13:21:14 GMT
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Posted on 11 Jan 2014 13:22:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2014 13:23:07 GMT
wobberoo says:
'I Was Benny Hill's Toy Boy' -A Life in Variety Is this YOU, M.O.T?
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