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Benny Hill Back on Tv, Yes or No?

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Debated on tv this morning as a channel is bringing back the Benny Hill episodes.

I am very INtolerant of WOKE and all the pc garbage we have to put up with, but tbh I really don't think there is a place for this type of programme these days. It makes me sick to think of the leering old lecher he often portrayed, grabbing at women and looking up their skirts. You'd be arrested for that behaviour nowadays. What do you think?

Lynibis
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
davey184
davey1842 weeks ago

I used to love watching The Benny Hill Show in the 70's. But, I completely agree with you. It is from a time back when no comedy was taboo and to be honest all the shows were very predictable.

Certainly wouldn't watch it myself and I am pretty sure it will never be seen again on TV.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Yes, I do not think they would dream of airing old episodes of Love Thy Neighbour as they were so terribly racist and offensive and would shock anyone young enough never to have seen it.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

No I think its going backwards. Anyway Benny Hill never left he just moved into number 10. A lot of people chuck the word woke around as if its a bad thing, out of curiosity how is a bad thing?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 weeks ago

I don't disagree in principal but I do hate those who 'chuck it around ' purely as virtue signalling and to try and make themselves look good. A good example are the students who caused a professor to resign because she said a few things they didn't like.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

Lynibis Yeah I agree that people shouldn't be using to make themselves look good but the word woke has been used in the wrong way and weaponised by the right. The actual meaning for woke is "alert to injustice in society, especially racism." which everybody should be woke.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 weeks ago

So, you detest "wokeness," but you're alright paying BBC's TV License? Okay.

And it's not just BBC...

The British media aren't just racist, but also kid lovers (looking at you, BBC).

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 weeks ago

Are you having a go at me? Who said I pay a BBC licence? I did not say detest I said INtolerant and stated why.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 weeks ago

PhilipMarc Disgusting peace of journalism which is basically everything that's coming out of C4 atm.

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Mick82
Mick822 weeks ago

I think benny has had his day used to love it but even little Britain has not aged well so benny hill would certainly rub a lot of people up the wrong way

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith5442 weeks ago

I have been watching the 2 Ronnie's 4 candles and my kids absolutely we're in years of laughter.

I've introduced them to Some mother's do have em.

If a person chooses to watch it and enjoys it then move along and moan about the weather.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 weeks ago

Some mothers do ave em is good clean fun, the two ronnies would go over the heads of most kids just like panto jokes. However, considering upskirting, grabbing folks parts and flashing are all criminal offences should we really be encouraging our kids to think that is normal behaviour?

It seems you cannot express an opinion on here without being accused of moaning (I expect the weather would be an unsuitable topic to some) and I am surprised at your response as you have always been a polite and considerate commenter previously.

I have asked a perfectly relevant question, especially considering how these things are looked upon these days but it seems others do not get rude replies. Have I offended you previously?

My first chat topic for about 2 weeks but if folk prefer that I no longer take part in chat then just say the word and I will no longer trouble you.

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith5442 weeks ago

Lynibis Please Lynibis don't take offence . If there is keyboard warriors out there then just keep your opinion as its your right and if some people disagree its there right as well but 1 thing I know about you Lynibis is your honesty and forthright opinion .Keep being who you are and stay honest.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 weeks ago

stuartsmith544 And your point is ?

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith5442 weeks ago

Golfforall I respect Lynibis opinion as I do yours Golfforall .Hope you have a pleasant evening and take care.

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Mango4
Mango42 weeks ago

Really good in his day, but I'm not in favour of bringing back the old programmes as revamps never seem to carry over well into todays world in my view.

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didbygraham
didbygraham2 weeks ago

He did write some brilliant and very clever sketches, not all of which are as smutty / sexist as some of his work, but it would be hard to broadcast a whole show without offending many people these days. Don't see a problem with making them available to buy but I dont think they are really fit to broadcast these days.

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 weeks ago

I think some comedy doesn't last the test of time and I think Benny Hill is one of them, it was funny at the time.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

I never liked him or found him even the slightest bit amusing so definitely not

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ruby786786
ruby7867862 weeks ago

I entirely agree with you it shouldn’t be allowed on TV it’s not allowed in real life so this sort of behaviour should not be allowed on television although it’s putting women’s protection to risk

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 weeks ago

Let's get real ! The world has moved on - for the better or worse members can judge 🙄

If we are to be forced to criticise the comedy of our youth then so be it ! I enjoyed it and it was "simply comedy " . We didn't laugh "at" people we laughed with people and the people we laughed with laughed with us .

Perhaps I was lucky to have grown up in an age where we all made fun out of each other ? And our lifelong friendships were enhanced by our banter .

That's as far as I will go - Today it seems impossible to have banter . Having said that throughout my life I have not had the slightest problem with it - we have talked about it and we all agree that for 99% of us it has never been an issue .

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

I watched this the other night with my husband and we both laughed. We grew up with it. I can see how people are offended by it. While watching I did google him and his live, interesting.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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a week ago

Golfforall I agree with your comment entirely. My friends and I back in the day were never offended if one of us said 'your bum looks big in that' or 'that's too short' or 'your hair looks a mess', we helped each other get it right and no one got mental issues over body confidence or well meant criticism.

As a rule I don't believe in trying to change history to suit current trends but as a woman I can't stand pervy behaviour, especially when I am out with my beautiful granddaughter and see the way men stare and leer at her. I am at that invisible age so don't get a first, let alone a second, glance lol !!!!

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

I used to like his sketches, yes it showed him leering at women but he always ended up getting a slap across the face or something worse happening to him , so there was a message about respect in there somewhere concerning being a letch

It shows how successful his shows were, they loved him in the USA , and still do as far as i know, but they are a bit mad over there anyway

Also more recently in 2006 he was voted by the British public number 17 in ITV's poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars

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Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

No no no. It’s utter nonsense to bring such rubbish back on prime time tv.

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa week ago

I think if they air it we all have the freedom of choice if you want to watch I remember watching it as a child , and have been watching the old episodes of love thy neighbour as well as a few other old comedy’s as most of the old comedy’s were the best as the slapstick humour did not offend anyone

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

I remember watching Benny Hill, I didn't have a problem with it back then and don't have a problem with it now. There is plenty on tv that I wouldn't watch if you paid me, we all have the option to turn off or over.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a week ago

I fully agree with you Lynibis. What’s funny about watching a man leer/ogle and try to grab women? It has had its day, let’s move forward.

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nissan3
nissan3a week ago

Some of the stuff on TV now is much worse what about naked attraction how the hell can this be allowed on TV. I do understand that it was quite sexiest but things have just got out of control it's just light hearted humour which we have lost & this should be shown late in the night.

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