I remember watching this show late on Friday nights when I was about 10 or 11 years old. For the most part I never "got" English comedy, but I was always fond of Benny Hill. It was slapstick, sexist humor at it's best.
It paved the way for many shows to come. The one that stands out in my mind the most would be Rowan Atkin's Mr Bean. To this day some of my friends and I talk about watching Benny Hill when we were young and their kids just look at us and ask "Who is Benny Hill?"
Too bad most of the shows would not pass the censors on Nick at Nite or they would get a glimpse at a true inovator of the craft.