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It's Benny Hill Time!
"'Good evening, viewers' was the usual opening line of Fred Scuttle, one of the many characters played by this cheerful, round-faced British comedian."
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Which of these characters was NOT portrayed by Benny Hill? (Hint: This character took occasional swigs from a hip flask.)
Ernie the Milkman
He was given the name Alfred Hill, Jr. at birth. From what comedian did he take his stage name? (Hint: One of the recurring characters on his shows was named "Rochester.")
Who was the little, old, bald man who was the receiver of head slappings in many Benny Hill sketches? Some of his characters included a boy scout, a store manager, and an astronaut on Fred Scuttle's rocket 'Indestructible II' (where he represented the 'youth of Great Britain')?
At the height of his popularity, in about how many countries was the Benny Hill show seen? (Hint: This number is probably larger than you imagine. Think global!)
Who was the straight man who often interviewed characters Fred Scuttle and Chow Mein?
Who was the member of Hill's Angels who went on to have a part in the popular U.S. television series "Frasier"? (Hint: In "Frasier" she played physical therapist Daphne Moon.)
Jenny Lee Wright
What occupation of Benny's father was occasionally mentioned in Benny Hill's sketches? (Hint: He sold trusses in his shop.)
Bake shop owner
Surgical appliance fitter
Candy store owner
What was Benny's marital status when he died in 1992?
What was the usual signature closing to a Benny Hill show?
A suggestive dance number performed by Hill's Angles
Singing group The Ladybirds singing a bawdy song
A video of many people being chased to fast-tempo music
Benny reciting one of his funny poems
Why did Thames TV cancel the Benny Hill show in 1989? (Hint: Read all four choices.)
The ratings his show earned were dropping
His show was accused of being sexist and voyeuristic
He had gained too much weight and was getting too old
All of these were factors in the decision
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