The Benny Hill Show

Season 19 Episode 3

Show 58

Aired Unknown May 01, 1989 on ITV
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Show 58
Benny opens with the final appearance of "Pepys's Diary"; a new breed of police squad is depicted in "The Good Guys"; a look at a marriage counselor; Hill's Angels perform television title sequences from "The Bill" to "Tales of the Unexpected"; and Hill goes fishing with the Little Angels.moreless

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    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


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • On the closing "Babysitting" skit where Benny goes fishing with the Little Angels, at one point he pulls off Bob Todd's hat with his fishing line. Bob isn't wearing glasses, but when he walks up to Benny to confront him, he's wearing glasses, then when he actually confronts him, he's not wearing them.

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    • NOTES (5)

      • The "Happy Days," "The Bill" and "Boon" segments of the "TV Show Titles" number, the barber shop quickie, and a portion of the "Hill's Little Angels: Gone Fishing" (a.k.a. "Babysitting") ending runoff were cut from this episode on Comedy Central's mid-1990's repeat airings.

      • The outdoor scenes in the closing sketch "Babysitting" were filmed at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. The "Ghost Train" ride was actually called "Phantom Fantasia," and the Loch Ness Monster that little angel Richard catches at the end was called the "Smirnoff Loch Ness Monster."

      • This episode was taped on March 10, 1989.

      • This show was issued on VHS in 1997 by HBO Video under the title "Golden Guffaws" in the first Golden Laughter collection. It was also issued as part of the DVD set Golden Greats in 2001.

      • This was the last Benny Hill Show for Thames Television. Less than a month after this edition aired, the company cancelled the show after years of rising production costs and declining ratings (this final episode was seen by 9.58 million viewers), and amidst a growing climate of "political correctness" in Britain and charges that Hill and his show were "sexist" and "offensive." He would do one more show, the independently-produced Benny Hill's World Tour: New York, in 1990. Supposedly he was going to be doing more shows (including a series of specials for Central Television), but passed away before doing any others besides the New York one.

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