The Benny Hill Show

Season 4 Episode 4

Show 17

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Aired Unknown Mar 29, 1973 on ITV
8.9
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Quiz show spoof "Confrontation" with Benny as Mervyn Cruddy, Benny takes a turn as a ballerina's mirror reflection, Lee Gibson and Jon Jon Keefe duet on "Happy Together," the musical delights of a Railway Porter Choir, Hill in the Wild West as "The Deputy," Benny as a blue-collar American lecturing on the generation gap, and Poetry Corner.moreless

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  • A final sketch to be proud of only adds to another blowaway episode.

    9.5
    A silly opening skit see’s Benny do an advert for beans that gets a bit silly, then the opening ballad see’s Benny sing play various instruments for Lee Gibson who sings, and things soon go wrong. A quick skit see’s Bob Todd drunk as he tells us a buit about drink, then onto Confrontation with Mervin Cruddy and this see’s Benny being interviewed by a panel of three (Henry McGee, Bob Todd and Trudi Van Doors), and there’s some funny discussion between the four here. Next, we see a mirror with benny being the reflection for a ballet dancer, and he isn’t able to keep up with her,Henry McGee now reads as Bob Todd did earlier in Poetry Corner, then it’s Benny’s turn in his poet character, and both are alright. Now a western sketch called The Deputy and this is simply fantastic. Watch as the villians try to stop Benny but mess up worse and worse every single time. The indian getting hat with the axe and the cowboy being blown up are the best parts, but watch out for all of Benny’s usual messups. Next Benny plays what I believe is an American character, giving us a monologue about his children, and there’s some funny lines in this one. Then Benny plays an old man who tells us a story, but the sound effects seem to change how the story is seen. Then we move on to some bloopers, and I love the drinking one’s the best, and there’s a funny impression of Tony Blackburn in here too. The army one was also good. We end with an excellent singing parody with Benny running a choir, and some of the songs here are classic. Benny struggles to crack up a lot in this scene when the others are giggling behind him, and Jackie Wright’s song is a classic (with Benny stopping him getting all the limelight), plus Henry McGee’s intro for Benny is even funnier (as he plays a complete idiot when doing it). Overall this is another great episode, with the final sketch being the icing on the cake.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)

Jon Jon Keefe

Jon Jon Keefe

Regular Performer (1982-1989)

Benny Hill

Benny Hill

 

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