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Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated - The Hill's Angels Years, Set Four (1978-1981)
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Otherwise, Set Four carries on the tradition of Hill's naughty burlesque act. In "First Impressions," two Irish blokes--improbable guests on a television interview show--encounter a language barrier with the host due to their unique pronunciations: "My friend gave driving tests to girls, and sometimes he would feel them." "He would, uh, feel them?" "Yes, if they didn't pass, he'd feel them." In the very Red Skelton-like "Hotel Sordide" sketch, Hill plays a bellhop who inadvertently gets caught in a raucous fight between lovers, besieged by amorous attentions from comely ladies and the jealous rages of their men. Longtime fans of British TV comedy will appreciate Hill's impression of comedian Dave Allen (down to the latter's missing finger), in a good bit in which Allen can't tell a joke without offending one or another ethnic group or minority sitting in his outraged audience. Other good impersonations include Hill's take on Anthony Newley, Miriam Makeba, W.C. Fields, and, astonishingly, Bob Dylan. Finally, a real highlight of the set is "Women's Lib Television," in which a TV channel devoted to female viewers (a pretty prescient idea at the time) offers such fare as the game show "Sale of the Century." Hill plays the snarky hostess, who engages in man-bashing puns while a sexist male panelist answers contest questions with horrifying stereotypes. ("The three fastest means of communication? Telegram, telephone, and tell a woman.") --Tom Keogh
- I Was a Hill's Angel Featurette
- The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #4
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Top Customer Reviews
No reruns on TV's UK Gold... no anniversary tributes... no specials celebrating his fantastic humour... nothing. Not even this DVD set, which is only available in the USA! It's as if the whole establishment is ashamed of him.
And why? Because he had a few scantily-clad girls in his shows.
Quite why this is sneered at with such venom by today's politically correct critics is beyond me - to me it's no worse than any of the vile so-called humour peddled by the likes of Julian Clary, Graham Norton, Ben Elton, Eddie Izzard and a whole host of current 'right on' so-called comedians, who aren't fit to lick Benny's boots.
There's nothing wrong with a bit of wholesome heterosexual titillation - in fact, in this day and age it's positively refreshing.
So a huge thank you to A&E from one very grateful Brit for releasing every one of the Great Man's shows, in full, unedited, and with no adverts either! Absolutely fantastic top drawer laugh-out-loud comedy, delivered with that famous cheeky twinkle in Benny's eye. A gold-topped DVD set!
So sing along with Benny's wicked tales and follow his lusty leer. This is a series worth putting on your shelf.
Critics were always harsh on this style of "sexist" humor but I feel it's far more innocent than some of the trash out there today, and I'm not talking about porn or cable shows but regular TV. Tell me Desperate Housewives or I'll bet many soap-operas aren't far worse than any cheeky humor from this kind, baby-faced British treasure.
Benny still makes me laugh...
DVD Features Include:
*I Was a Hill's Angel Featurette
*The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #4
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yeah, I'm homesick now for the past. I miss this guy's corny jokes and the amazing women he acted so inappropriately with. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. J. M.
I just like Benny Hill - a lot. I always watched him in the late 70's. The item came in on time and without any damage. I'm very pleased with the purchase.Published on June 2, 2014 by Judy Parsons
It was so much fun sitting down with my husband and watching Benny Hill old shows. We refuse to have cable at our vacation home instead we have chosen to purchase dvd's to watch... Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Teresa Pope
If you like english humor you will love benny in this dvd, as usual, he is funny and always makes me laugh!Published on August 19, 2013 by MART200
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