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    Default Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    I have just finished watching "The Plank" starring Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe. Very clever and very funny. There is no dialogue except for one woman who said "It's paint!" Highly recommended. Pommie comedy at it's best. Eric Sykes wrote it.

    If you are my age (70s) you will recognise most of the faces: Lionel Blair, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbens, Diana Dors, Charlie Drake, Jimmy Edwards, Liza Goddard, Deryck Guyler, Charles Hawtrey, Frankie Howard, Joanna Lumley, Frank Windsor, Brian Murphy, Reg Varney and others.

    It is available on You Tube.
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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Yes, a great piece of comedy Roscoe. No one can beat the Poms at funnies!

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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUbcaE44cSw

    Its not my cup of tea .
    I liked Monty Python and all its sillyness (and clever bits)

    Diana Dors : in her prime or not so prime in The Plank ?
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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Diana Dors : in her prime or not so prime in The Plank ?
    "The Plank" was 1967, a bit before her popularity. She made her name in the 70s.
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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Here's another also from a simpler place and time (co-incidentally, it surfaced in my inbox only this morning) ...

    Spike Jones' William Tell Overture (remember the horse race with Feedlebohm and Mother In Law nagging in the rear)

    Click HERE

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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Jaysus.

    I just watched 27 minutes 25 seconds of the worst "so called" comedy that I have ever seen.

    Please do not post links to this sort of crap.

    A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Jaysus.

    I just watched 27 minutes 25 seconds of the worst "so called" comedy that I have ever seen.
    You are in the minority. Eric Sykes, who wrote that, was extremely successful and all of the actors I mentioned were very popular.

    Obviously, all your taste is in your arse.
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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    You are in the minority. Eric Sykes, who wrote that, was extremely successful and all of the actors I mentioned were very popular.

    Obviously, all your taste is in your arse.
    50 years ago, it might have been funny.

    Today, like you, it is dead.
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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Jaysus.

    I just watched 27 minutes 25 seconds of the worst "so called" comedy that I have ever seen.

    You watched the whole thing ? .


    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    50 years ago, it might have been funny.
    I dont think so .

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    Default Re: Have you seen "The Plank"? Very clever.

    Take a look at this one then from Billy Connolly, quite short.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYHr4DXyJFo&t=57s

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