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The Two Ronnies. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker. Copyright: BBC.

The Two Ronnies

Hugely popular and long-running sketch show that established Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker as two of the biggest names in British comedy

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peter gazzard

  • Friday 22nd October 2010, 10:53pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 839 posts

While watching DVD of series 3, saw a great sketch called Limerick Clinic where the dialogue, spoken by Barker as a doctor, Corbett as a patient and Julia Mackenzie as a nurse, was entirely in limerick form.

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jez perrin

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 9:01pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 1 posts

I can't find a sketch I remember where the Two Ronnies where Indian Resturant owners rapping lyrics such as "wonton popadom...".

Sadly that's all I can remember but would love to see it again. It's just is not anywhere unless I am searching incorrectly. Any one remember it? Better still where can it be found?

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 7:54am [Edited]
  • Australia
  • 5,244 posts
Quote: Aaron @ November 13 2010, 11:57 PM GMT

Perhaps cut from repeats and releases for being too non-PC? :(


There really should be a law to stop old TV shows from being censored when they are released on DVD. I still can't get over "Is it your legs?" being cut from 'The Kipper and the Corpse'. Criminal.

Back on topic, I somewhat fondly and very vaguely recall a Two Ronnies sketch where Corbett kept appearing down a sort of slide/chute into a basement (maybe a laundry?) area of a workplace (a hotel/restaurant?) for wordplay with Barker.

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JayH

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 8:02am [Edited]
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • 65 posts

Love The Two Ronnies. Too many great sketches to pick one but the 'ice cream parlour' is great even if the end is obvious. Also like the two guys in pub where RB finishes RC's sentences for him.

Favourite musical number: love the Chas 'n' Dave parody!

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zooo

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 10:35am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,188 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ November 14 2010, 7:54 AM GMT

There really should be a law to stop old TV shows from being censored when they are released DVD. I still can't get over "Is it your legs?" being cut from 'The Kipper and the Corpse'. Criminal.


What was that one, what was the rest of the sketch/line?

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 10:59am
  • Australia
  • 5,244 posts
Quote: zooo @ November 14 2010, 10:35 AM GMT

What was that one, what was the rest of the sketch/line?


Sorry, that was me talking about a line being censored from the earlier DVD releases of Fawlty Towers. It has since been restored in the remastered release.

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zooo

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 11:05am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,188 posts

Ohhhhh. It sounded familiar, but I was all confused. :)

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Aaron

  • Sunday 14th November 2010, 11:05am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,415 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ November 14 2010, 7:54 AM GMT

There really should be a law to stop old TV shows from being censored when they are released on DVD.


I agree wholeheartedly. The punishment should be death.

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SivoxII

  • Wednesday 17th November 2010, 7:32am
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

Hmm, so many!!!

The ones that spring to mind are "The Opticians" sketch or "Four Candles/Fork Handles" ... oh yeah, and the Badminton Sketch!!

All the best,
Cal :)

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Joyce

  • Wednesday 17th November 2010, 9:34am
  • Merton/Kent, England
  • 480 posts

Well, I liked the book shop one and the numerous sketches where Barker completed all Corbett's sentences. Of course, four candles/got any 'O's is a fave. My fave line in the optician's sketch is where he says 'Now you're reading the furniture'. Wicked stuff.

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dennispennis123

  • Saturday 26th March 2011, 4:02am
  • United Kingdom
  • 420 posts

My favourite is the mastermind, answering the previous question sketch. Such a brilliant idea and the material was hilarious.

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Tim Azure

  • Saturday 26th March 2011, 8:13am
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: dennispennis123 @ March 26 2011, 4:02 AM GMT

My favourite is the mastermind, answering the previous question sketch. Such a brilliant idea and the material was hilarious.


Didn't Kenny Everett do a version of this sketch?

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littlefish

  • Sunday 27th March 2011, 9:51am
  • England
  • 1 posts

I remember a sketch with the Ronnies playing two beefeaters singing a song where the first bit of a line was the innuendo of the last line...

I know Not The Nine O'Clock News did a parody, but I can't seem to find the original anywhere...does anyone know where it can be found, or which series it was from?