The Two Ronnies

Season 3 Episode 1

Series 3, Episode 1

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Aired Saturday 8:15 PM Sep 27, 1973 on BBC
8.6
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Series 3, Episode 1
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Sketches include the comic documentary How to Care for the Sick and Colditz. Guests are Pan's People and Dana.

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  • The third season starts of well.

    8.6
    For the third season the Ronnies have learned some lessons from the past. The sketches are crisper than before, and more varied. The "How not to shout" sketch could be a Monty Python skit (and perhaps written by Jones & Palin), the mockumentary "How to care for the sick" is in the style of "The Plank". Unusual for a word comic like Barker to use silent comedy (with commentary).



    It shows its age, of course. Not only do references to Richard Nixon clearly put it in its time, some jokes are now considered politically incorrect. Idi Amin arrives for a state visit, accompanied by his witch doctor on the mumbo-jumbo jet?



    For those who are used to the Ronnies classics, it might be surprising to find that there is no comic song. Also, the serial has been replaced by separate television take-offs. The Colditz one for this episode, shows the attention to detail given to such skits. Location shooting and several guest actors.moreless

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    • Ronnie C: The kiddies are doing very well at their first year in school. I say "very well", it's one of these progressive school where the children go to school when they feel like going to school. And they haven't actually been there yet.

    • Ronnie C: I'm Carter, George Carter. How are you?
      Dicky: I'm Dicky.
      Ronnie C: Not feeling so good myself, you know.

    • Ronnie B: Next week we'll be asking some searching questions about education. For instance, can cross-eyed teachers control their pupils?
      Ronnie C: And on divers with chickenpox. Do they come up to scratch?

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When the two Ronnies escape Colditz they find themselves in "Butlitz". This is an obvious take-off on Butlins, the British holiday camp organisation.

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