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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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Stephen Ryder

  • Monday 20th February 2012, 8:19am
  • Kent, England
  • 231 posts
Quote: walt @ February 20 2012, 12:42 AM GMT

Liked them a lot, a few spring to mind.

The Eye Test.

Hieroglyphics sketch.

Mispronunciation sketch.

All good stuff.


Some good ones here, but my favourite is the Hireoglyphics sketch too...pure class.

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Bill Jaguar

  • Thursday 23rd February 2012, 6:10pm
  • England
  • 687 posts

The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. All of them are fantastic.

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caz penrith

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 12:39am [Edited]
  • England
  • 1 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?


I found it! I have been looking for years for this - thought I had imagined it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxmpmXGetQc

Rupee rap!!

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 2:09pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: caz penrith @ April 10 2013, 12:39 AM BST

I found it! I have been looking for years for this - thought I had imagined it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxmpmXGetQc

Rupee rap!!


The Two Rhanis? Didn't they produce the famous "folk handres" sketch?

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G180e

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 7:30pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts

Fork Handles...Without a doubt!

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 8:53pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: G180e @ April 10 2013, 7:30 PM BST

Fork Handles...Without a doubt!


You fell into my trap! Everyone calls it the Four Candles sketch.

Calling it Fork Handles might cause confusion...

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 23rd May 2013, 12:34pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,240 posts

Does anyone know a weird and disturbing Sweeny Todd musical piece they did? I can't find it and I remember being quite shocked by how gruesome it was, especially by Two Ronnies / pre-watershed standards. Maybe I'm exaggerating, after all I watched The Who's Tommy again and it wasn't anything like as 'off' as I remembered.

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Tim Azure

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 12:20pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

No sign of this , Michael.

My favourite I think is the Mace Case and people who don't like it are a disgrace...

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george roper

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 1:30pm [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,036 posts

Four candles.

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Pingl

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 2:19pm
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

Any of the Corbett monologues, always my favourite bits of the show. Couldn't abide the musical bits at the end, normally dragged up or dressed as yokels, still can't watch the shows to the end now for that very reason.

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zooo

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 2:25pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,188 posts

I liked the songs. I think the only bits I found boring were the mini movies they sometimes did. Which seemed to go on forever, and build up to one punchline.
I was a kid though, maybe I was missing some of the funny bits. But I found pretty much everything else they did hilarious.

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Pingl

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 4:35pm
  • England
  • 4,818 posts
Quote: zooo @ May 28 2013, 2:25 PM BST

I liked the songs. I think the only bits I found boring were the mini movies they sometimes did. Which seemed to go on forever, and build up to one punchline.
I was a kid though, maybe I was missing some of the funny bits. But I found pretty much everything else they did hilarious.


I do seem to be in a minority with my hatred of the musical bits, but I have always been the same. I remember when I was a kid being very irritated by their two folksingers, which seemed dated and silly even then. I know what you mean about the serials, but I used to love the Phantom Raspberry Blower and The Worm That Turned.