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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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shaggy292

  • Sunday 27th March 2011, 8:08pm
  • London, England
  • 1,736 posts
Quote: littlefish @ March 27 2011, 9:51 AM BST

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?


This 'un?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woqfb12h4y4

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Bill Jaguar

  • Monday 30th May 2011, 5:20pm
  • England
  • 687 posts

The Lordship Ringers is a good one (not sure if it is the actual title of the sketch), the bell ringers on a Christmas special. Love it when the police cart goes by and they imitate the Doppler Effect with the bells.

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Frimston and Rowett

  • Monday 20th June 2011, 10:32pm
  • 15 posts

No love for Namedroppers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QW-c9yk9EI

I'd rank it up there with some of their best wordplay. Just don't watch the updated version from 'The One Ronnie' with Richard Wilson...

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Millsy

  • Tuesday 21st June 2011, 12:38pm
  • England
  • 194 posts

Loved the swearbox sketch, and the best song had to be the Chas and Dave parody.

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lofthouse

  • Friday 9th December 2011, 8:30pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,046 posts

I've always liked the Mastermind sketch.

The other day I was listening to The Burkiss Way and they had a sketch based on exactly the same idea!

So who ripped off who...

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lofthouse

  • Friday 9th December 2011, 9:25pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,046 posts

Ah ok

Well the Burkiss Way version was vastly inferior

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Tim Azure

  • Tuesday 13th December 2011, 9:30am
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ December 9 2011, 9:25 PM GMT

Ah ok

Well the Burkiss Way version was vastly inferior


Since they were written by the same person, that's hardly an insult is it?

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lofthouse

  • Tuesday 13th December 2011, 9:25pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,046 posts
Quote: Tim Azure @ December 13 2011, 9:30 AM GMT

Since they were written by the same person, that's hardly an insult is it?


It wasn't meant to be!

Just mentioning that the Two Ronnies version was much funnier

It was wittier and better written

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 14th December 2011, 9:47am [Edited]
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ December 13 2011, 9:25 PM GMT

It wasn't meant to be!

Just mentioning that the Two Ronnies version was much funnier

It was wittier and better written


Comparing each shows though I think the Burkiss Way hasn't dated much, and Two Ronnies has more. Burkiss seemed to take more risks.

On the subject of the Two Ronnies Mastermind sketch Ronnie C's character was originally called something else, but Ronnie B changed it to Smithers, much to David Renwick's annoyance.

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george roper

  • Wednesday 25th January 2012, 8:45am
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,036 posts

I Love The 4 Candles One

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David2006

  • Saturday 11th February 2012, 8:55pm
  • England
  • 23 posts

"Cancel all previous orders, just give me a sack of coke, two large rocks, two pink boobs, an enormous lemon and a large bare lady on the house!"

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walt

  • Monday 20th February 2012, 12:42am
  • bolton, England
  • 105 posts

Liked them a lot, a few spring to mind.

The Eye Test.

Hieroglyphics sketch.

Mispronunciation sketch.

All good stuff.