The Benny Hill Show

Season 2 Episode 5

Show 9

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Aired Unknown Mar 24, 1971 on ITV
9.1
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Benny opens with "The Egg Marketing Board Tango." Also: French for Starters; Hill plays a hapless messenger; Andree Melly interviews chorus boy Mervyn Cruddy on "The Grass is Greener"; a supermarket ballet accompanied by piped-in music; The Ladybirds sing "Close to You"; classic cinema spoof "Passengers of Love"; and we find Chow Mein working in a restaurant.moreless

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  • Yet more brilliance from benny, with Bob Todd beginning to get more involved in the show.

    9.8
    I liked the French sketch, with Benny getting frustrated with the french lecturer. Some great stuff in this one, and Benny#s expression in this are the best part. The Messenger sketch is another example of Benny's brilliance in silent sketches with the sped up Victorian music, and I absolutely love these sketches. This one is especially good, with Benny disquising himself as a maid amongst other things to get the message delivered. Next, Benny plays a chorus boy who is interviewed, and there's some funny lines in this scene with Benny struggling not to laugh at some of his jokes. Next, an interesting scene as we see a variety of different dances in a supermarket, as Benny helps a woman who is getting things from the shelves. Next, Benny gives us a little explanation on how the show is put together with the script, and he reads some to us in a very funny style. Next, another all time favourite scene of mine, a film parody called Passengers of Love. Because the film keeps skipping and going slower anf faster, some things sound like other things, and the results are that this ends up being very, very funny. Don't miss this sketch. We now see more bloopers, only this time international one's. These scenes see more of the usual brilliance, including Benny forgetting his trousers for a dance scene and some paint is drunk by accident. We get some rare satire from benny in the next scene, as he parodies politicians using puppets. An enjoyable little scene this one. Then we have another Chow Mein sketch, only this time with the addition of Bob Todd as another chinese man, and these two's chemistry with each other is incredible, and they produce a very funny scene. it wasn't their best but still extremely good. Overall this is another excellent episode, and you should watch this at any cost.moreless
Jenny Lee-Wright

Jenny Lee-Wright

Regular Performer (1971-72, 1976-86)

Jack Wright

Jack Wright

Regular Performer (1970-85)

Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons

Regular Performer (1969-74)

Bob Todd

Bob Todd

Regular Performer (1970-76, 1980-89)

Benny Hill

Benny Hill

 

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