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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 6th August 2020, 12:50pm [Edited]
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,257 posts

My Top Ten SITCOM characters if I've not already done before are

1 Rigsby
2 Basil Fawlty
3 Captain Mainwaring
4 Sybil Fawlty
5 Gareth from The Office
6 Jamsie from Rab C Nesbitt
7 Grouty
8 David Brent
9 Harold Steptoe
10 Private Walker
10 Frank Spencer
10 Del Boy
10 Hancock
10 Wolfie Smiff
10 Fletcher
10 Miss Jones
10 Sergeant Wilson
10 Private Pike
10 Boycie
10 Rab Nesbitt
10 Alan form RD
10 Betty Spencer
10 Barrowclough
10 Tucker from Citizen Smith
10 MacLaren
10 Rodney Trotter
10 Godber
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Stephen Goodlad

  • Thursday 6th August 2020, 1:58pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,709 posts

Grouty was excellent, even in a comedy he could exude menace.
Peter Vaughn also played citizen Smith's , girlfriends father in much the same manner.
Bloody yeti

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 6th August 2020, 10:55pm
  • England
  • 17,461 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 6th August 2020, 1:58 PM

Grouty was excellent, even in a comedy he could exude menace.
Peter Vaughn also played citizen Smith's , girlfriends father in much the same manner.
Bloody yeti

Yes, a face that oozed menace, not too dissimilar to George A Cooper who was Billy Liar's father in the TV series of the same name, and he was one of those also who looked as though he was chewing a wasp. Always seemed to play not a very happy man.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 7th August 2020, 12:25am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,459 posts

Grouty only appeared three times but seemed more because his name come up very often,not surprising since he ruled Slade.
Ken Jones as Ives,was good too although he wasn't it it much.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 7th August 2020, 6:10am [Edited]
  • England
  • 17,461 posts

Mr. Mackay, Mr. Barrowclough, Lennie, Warren, McLaren, Lukewarm, Blanco, Heslop.....................as with all quality sitcoms, wonderful characters played so perfectly by the respective actors.

Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Richard Beckinsale, Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba, Christopher Biggins, David Jason, Brian Glover...................

And it never occurred to be before, or perhaps it did and I'd forgotten, how Mr. Mackay was played by Mr. Mackay - unusual?

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 10th August 2020, 8:43am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,366 posts

Yes. And there are five Spice Girls, five letters in Spice and five lettere in Girls. I use that to chat up women. I'm a virgin.
I still can't decide whether it's Rick, Rik or Mr Mayall. I'll have to toss.

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Lost Boys

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020, 6:57am [Edited]
  • England
  • 124 posts

If it has to be top 3, in no particular order.

Tony Hancock
Harold Steptoe
Rigsby

Edit:
George Roper

Edit Edit:
Foggy Dewhurst

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020, 8:50am
  • England
  • 17,461 posts

100% with you on The Lad Himself being top (?). He's weekly on Radio 4+ at the moment and am loving every minute of it all.

Comedy par excellence.

Sid, Bill and Miss Pugh have me in stitches each week. And musn't forget the Snide character. :D

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john tregorran

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:11am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,459 posts

A lot of the half hours are on youtube of course but they've replaced the theme tune with something horrible.I don't know why.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020, 9:20am [Edited]
  • England
  • 17,461 posts
Quote: john tregorran @ 11th August 2020, 9:11 AM

A lot of the half hours are on youtube of course but they've replaced the theme tune with something horrible.I don't know why.

Oh..................just checked Cyrano De Hancock and that was OK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvc10vAAnxo&list=PLGe9e5Br4osVLh06BgXrVXNgiyqQX_mO2&index=2

One of my all time favourites, that for years we had on a reel to reel listed as "Sid in Love" - God, this is such a funny episode. When Sid wants to tell Hancock something in confidence, but only if he won't laugh at him, then Sid tells him he's in love - Hancock's response is wonderful and so bloody hysterical.

"Spell it out - So is it a W- O -M- A -N?"

"Y -E -S"

"Not every word Sid, or we'll be here all night" Laughing out loud

The sequence from 3 minutes is a masterclass in not only script writing, but how to interpret it.

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Lost Boys

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020, 10:29pm
  • England
  • 124 posts

Must admit I've been been enjoying a Few HHH episodes midst work today, including the aforementioned Cyrano de Hancock. I agree entirely thst the early part is just beautifully written, and Hancock et al just carry It off with perfection.

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Wheel

  • Wednesday 12th August 2020, 9:13am
  • Wakefield, England
  • 376 posts

I must be one of the few people to not get Hancock. I just don't find it funny, or get what it's about.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 12th August 2020, 9:50am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,366 posts

I enjoy it but I don't get the adoration either.