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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Hole Show., 31 July 2011
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This review is from: It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Complete Collection [DVD] [1974] (DVD)
Oh what heavenly blessings from heaven this is - the adventures of Royal Artillery Concert party in the (yeuch - spit) jungles of India and Burma. What top hole fellows they are, battling against the heat, the flies, those Japanese and even dear old Sergeant Major Shut Up. If you want to see us Englishmen dressing up as women and officers pretending to be clever dickie, then this is the show for you.
Our leading Gunner, Beaumont Gloria, makes a fine woman, it brings tears to the eye when the English dress up as she-maidens from harem. So pretty, she could be married to my sister-in-law, half removed triple cousin.
Then we have little Lofty, a small man with a voice like big water buffalo when seeking female buffalo to mate with - "oh o ho ho".
Other members of fine concert party include Gunner Graham, he with university education at towns of Oxford and Cambridge - where all the English lah dee dahs go to become jolly good fellows.
Gunner Parkins, a man blessed with looks of proud lion, is the jewel in our crown, a man produced from the loins of Sergeant Major Shut Up - or so it says in tea leafs of stinking char urn. What a fine pair of shoulders he has, so rounded, so manly - how the Japanese can ever defeat such people I do not know.
These courageous men are not donkeys led by lions, oh no no no, they are led by two brave men, Captain Ashwood - he with lovely English accent, a chip off the old blocky of Blighty wood and the joyful Colonel Reynolds - a man who loves women, his pipe and passing the buckeroo.
Oh dear me, I have forgotten one missing ingredient in this show, the man who reminds us to do parade ground drill and puts the bull into us. I am talking about our Sergeant Major - a man who should be politician - as he likes sound of own voice very much. Whenever we are late getting up, or taking too long washing painted grease from face he reminds us to "get on parade" or to "move yourselves move yourselves" in way only enraged wild boar does in jungle, when cheetah has taken his dinner.
There is old Hindu proverb, it says "if you have spare English pounds, you must buy this DVD - money will not be wasted...although you may wear out your laughing insides."
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2012 15:12:09 BDT
Excellent review and it made me smile.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 16:56:00 BDT
Bobby Smith says:
Thank you - I aim to please.

Posted on 9 May 2012 16:02:20 BDT
S. J. Newton says:
Very funny review :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 16:34:12 BDT
Bobby Smith says:
Thank you - the words are some old English words I picked up in dear old Blighty.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 22:22:18 BDT
Top hole review. You know your ain't half hot mum. Already have the series on individual DVDs. Thinking of buying sket for someone. I have a few Indian friends who loved watching this in the 70s. A very underrated programme that is on a par with its cousin Dads Army. Thank you for jolly review.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2013 05:39:24 BDT
Bobby Smith says:
I am thanking you very much for such kind words of wisdom.

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 01:44:01 GMT
cougarric says:
good review

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 05:48:55 GMT
Bobby Smith says:
I is thanking you very much, have a nice cup of char to keep warm in this chilly morning - cold enough to burn the hair off old monkey.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 07:41:25 GMT
That is most top hole sentiment sarb. It brings a tear to ones eye. Oh my garsh how proud it makes me feel to be British isn't it?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 08:22:58 GMT
Bobby Smith says:
There is old Hindu proverb, it say "You need plenty of tea to be able to spit.....and polish."
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