The Benny Hill Show

Season 4 Episode 3

Show 16

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Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1973 on ITV
8.5
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Show opens with the filming of "Dearest Heart" and Hill in a rather noisy leather suit. Hill also sings a square dance number, Chow Mein acts as an interpreter to Bob Todd, Jackie Wright goes on holiday the cheap way, Fred Scuttle tries his hand at being a Security Guard, The Orange Blossom Sound performs "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round", and Benny and Pat Ashton duet on "Lover, Come Back To Me."moreless

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  • A little unoriginality does this show no harm when it's brought in with original and hilarious skits that make things even better.

    9.0
    Our opening skit is excellent as Benny is in a full leather outfit that makes too much noise, then he sing us a good opening ballad. We then go to a Fred Scuttle skit with Henry McGee interviewing him about his service in the police force. This wasn’t all that original since this has been done before, and a lot of the lines were similair to previous versions, but this was still good either way, and there’s some funny interaction between Benny and Jackie Wright that may make this better than the first one. Then we get a film of Fred Scuttle’s police force at work, and this one is brilliant stuff, featuring some bad mishandling of government money and all the usual things you’d expect from these skits, like picking up hitch-hikers, and trying to run over an old woman. Then Benny is on the phone to Shakespeare to organise a television show of Romeo and Juliet, great stuff here. We get some bloopers next, with Benny singing to the point where he destroys the set, forgetting his underwaer for a scene, an excellent parody of Clive James and some problems with a chocolate bar. Then it’s At Home With Henry McGee and we again meet Chow Mein (along with Bob Todd as the Chinese overseas Affairs Minister), and again there’s some excellent moments in this one, although I do tend to prefer Nicholas Parsons in the straight role. Then Jackie Wright is off on holiday, and his determination to go on the £1 cheaper holiday results in awful service for him, and these skits are always fantastic. Another great one here. We end with a song where things keep going wrong. I liked this episode a lot, there’s some great skits although the show isn’t as fresh as it once was.moreless
Jack Wright

Jack Wright

Regular Performer (1970-85)

Henry McGee

Henry McGee

Regular Performer (1969-1970, 1971-1989)

Bob Todd

Bob Todd

Regular Performer (1970-76, 1980-89)

Benny Hill

Benny Hill

 

The Orange Blossom Sound

The Orange Blossom Sound

Musical Guests

Guest Star

Helli Louise

Helli Louise

 

Guest Star

Laraine Humphrys

Laraine Humphrys

 

Guest Star

Pat Ashton

Pat Ashton

 

Recurring Role

The Ladybirds

The Ladybirds

backing singers

Recurring Role

Bella Emberg

Bella Emberg

 

Recurring Role

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