Classic Retro Vintage DVDs

Benny Hill Show

$40.00

The Benny Hill Show featured Benny Hill in various short comedy sketches, along with Thames Television show regulars Henry McGee, Bob Todd, Jackie Wright, Nicholas Parsons (in the early years), Jenny Lee-Wright, Sue Bond, Bettine Le Beau, Lesley Goldie, Cherri Gilham, Rita Webb, Diana Darvey, and others. The show also featured occasional extravagant musical performances by top artists of the time. Hill appeared in many different costumes and portrayed a vast array of characters. Slapstick, burlesque, and double entendre were his hallmark. Some critics accused the show of sexism, but Hill claimed that female characters kept their dignity while the men chasing them were portrayed as buffoons. Hill often made fun of himself, which endeared him to many.
Hill often used fast motion also known as 'Undercranking' and sight gags to create what he called 'live animation' and he employed techniques like mime and parody. The show typically closed with a sped-up chase scene involving himself and a crew of scantily-clad women, a takeoff on the stereotypical Keystone Cops chase scenes. These segments are among the best-known of Hill's work.




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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 09 February, 2010.

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