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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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Oldrocker

  • Tuesday 28th May 2013, 8:09pm [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts
Quote: Pingl @ May 28 2013, 4:35 PM BST

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.


Now I love the songs but can't stand the Phantom Raspberry Blower !

:P

I also love being top of the page!

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 12:56pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,241 posts

Don't wanna clog this thread up with references to other sites but after a spot of Googlin' I've discovered that yes, the Two Ronnies' Sweeny Todd musical number existed - Series 9, Ep 3 - and yes, it was a tad harsh. I'm sure it disturbed me at the time but it was probably down to the surprise and to my tender years so I'd like to see it again but it ain't on YouTube and even the repeat was reportedly edited... There's a bit in The Young Ones that disturbed me too - the Hell scene in 'Boring' where they bust his nose ('Bloody hell!') - but rewatching it, I find it relatively mild.
Mind you, I had a bizarre set of standards in my youth. My parents wouldn't let me watch Scooby Doo cos it was 'scary' or The Flintstones cos it was 'sexist' but they were quite happy to let me as a seven-year-old watch The Who's Tommy. Do the words 'Cousin Kevin' and 'Fiddle About' mean anything to you?

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David Smith

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 12:59pm [Edited]
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2,527 posts

I like the one where they're in the shop.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 1:34pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,241 posts

Yes, and I like the one which involves the use of wordplay.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 4:00pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,188 posts

:D

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 6:25pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

I like the one where there's two of them...

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lofthouse

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 10:15pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,050 posts

I like the one where Barker reads out a very long list of things..

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 13th June 2013, 1:39pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

Old (Nine o'clock) news...

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Teddy Paddalack

  • Thursday 13th June 2013, 1:46pm
  • Everton, England
  • 3,031 posts

Not a big fan of their Calypso routines.

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Pingl

  • Sunday 16th June 2013, 11:04am
  • England
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Quote: Teddy Paddalack @ June 13 2013, 1:46 PM BST

Not a big fan of their Calypso routines.


Not a fan of any of their musical stuff. Basically it was the same show every week, the real highlight for me was always the Corbett monologue

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Tim Azure

  • Sunday 16th June 2013, 11:50am
  • Kent, England
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Quote: Pingl @ June 16 2013, 11:04 AM BST

The real highlight for me was always the Corbett monologue


Written by Dennis "Spike" Mullins and later by David Renwick.

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Basil Rathbon

  • Tuesday 9th July 2013, 1:24pm
  • South Yorkshire, England
  • 79 posts

Haven't seen it in years but one that leaps out for me is "Mileaway", a short filmed story where RC and his wife fall through a timeslip and end up in a medieval village in a pub run by a lascivious RB and lose their English middle-class hang-ups. It's almost like The Two Ronnies meets the Twilight Zone!