Not A Handbag.
But a purse.
Started: 24th Jan 2012 at 21:39
Replied: 24th Jan 2012 at 21:44
Mester; what was the name of the private company in Common As Muck?
Was it Prospre or something similar? Possibly Belgian.
Resisting trawling through clips, but it's been bugging me.
Replied: 24th Jan 2012 at 21:47
Last edited by dostaf: 24th Jan 2012 at 21:50:10
It was something like that, Douglas Henshall off that primeval show was the head of the new company.
Replied: 24th Jan 2012 at 22:26
Reminded me of the time the Lady walking ahead of me sped up so I did too, she began running so I ran too, she screamed so I screamed as well. I never even saw what we were running from.
Is a large purse a Handbag?
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 08:24
Lovely find, mester. (Propre)
I wasn't far off. (But not near enough)
Really got absorbed in the HB clips. Love the 'Pychiatrist' episode.
Oh; apologies for the tandem. I wouldn't usually cause such a distraction. Am a good lad I am.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 14:47
I don't think I have ever seen or heard of a funnier woman than Hilda. A great clip of her clog dancing is on there too.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 15:09
Yes, I saw that.
Do you know, I found myself wondering if they were using another person for the close-ups of the dancing clogs.
I wondered to myself if modern talentless acts had caused me to be so cynical.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 15:16
Variety background, mester, she would have had to know a bit of everything. But I know what you mean, and that's sad.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 15:21
True. I knew straight away it wouldn't be a double. Sad that the thought occurred.
Similarly, M&W were experienced hoofers.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 15:28
Not a handbag. But a purse.
A purse is a handbag in America, not Wigan.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 16:35
Hancock 'The Tycoon'
RIVAL GREEK TYCOON:In my country we have a saying: "He who hunts the tiger must expect to be eaten."
HANCOCK:In our country we also have a saying: "He who annoys the elephant must expect a tusk up the bracket!"
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 20:13
Do you know I spotted that when I was looking up the "Bracket" question, mester. By then though the moment had past so I didn't bother.
Replied: 25th Jan 2012 at 21:18
Oooohhhh, get her.
I actually heard it very recently, then googled.
A tusk up the throat? A tusk up the jaw?
Sounds like a lower target to me.
Replied: 26th Jan 2012 at 14:09
Danny Ross doing the quickest fall and recovery known to man, pure magic and talent.
Replied: 27th Jan 2012 at 13:46
It's my favourite clip and Danny was also a favourite too, in those films and with Jimmy Clitheroe.
Sorry for the late replies in posts, av not geet time't fart these days.
Replied: 28th Jan 2012 at 00:11
Do it in a bottle, then you can appreciate it later.
Replied: 28th Jan 2012 at 16:17
There was something on telly the other week (possibly QI) about saving such gas being recommended as a way of warding off the plague, or something similar.
It was QI
Fry said Methane was not the gas that was ignited.
Replied: 28th Jan 2012 at 16:37
That is a better clip than where lee evans deflates, then pumps himself back up.
Replied: 28th Jan 2012 at 18:09
Last edited by Mac: 28th Jan 2012 at 20:46:24
I have a vague recollection of Milligan doing something on those lines. Then again, I could be confusing him with Peter Sellars blowing up his parrot.
A punch up the bracket?
Where did that originate?
I thought it was The Army Game.
Which came first, Hancock or Army Game?
Replied: 2nd Feb 2012 at 19:28
Hancock it is then.
I think Alfie Bass continued the saying in Bootsie & Snudge.
Replied: 3rd Feb 2012 at 16:26
It must have been in regular parlance somewhere.
Had G&S 'invented' the term, I think we'd have heard more about it.
See 'scrote' and 'naff'. Both claimed to have been coined by Porridge writers Dick Clement and Ian LeFrenais.
Replied: 3rd Feb 2012 at 16:31
I think you will find "Naff" coming from the polari, mester, used by some folk who's practice took up most of their time in the 1960's.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 14:07
Unless Clement and LeFrenais are a couple of omi polones.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 14:17
I'm mistaking the fact that they claimed to have brought it into modern parlance.
On the thing I saw, Princess Anne was mentioned. She made the front pages for saying 'Naff Off' to someone.
Possibly the 'Britain's best Comedy' competition. Johnny Vaughan (ex lag) presented the case for 'Porridge'
I've often wondered about G&S
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:28
Last edited by dostaf: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:30:27
Hmmm, best to keep your hand in dearie!
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:49
Are G&S Gilbert & Sullivan?
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:51
Is that a euphamism, Jo Anne?
Galton and Simpson. They wrote for Hancock and created Steptoe and Son.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:56
Sarn't Major Claude Snudge and Private Montague 'Excused Boots' Bisley.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:56
Not a euphamism, Dostaf. (I wouldn't know a euphamism if I fell over it.)
G&S - Galton and Simpson
Gilbert & Sullivan Only goes to show, 'If you don't ask ... you don't guess!'
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 18:08
Ater Hancock, they decided not to use comedians and decided to rely on actors. they said that actors followed a script and let the writers sort out the funny stuff. Or words to that effect.
Harry H Corbett was had great potenital as an actor, but was sadly typecast as Harold Steptoe.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 18:11
Indeed dostaf - HHC was a classically trained actor, he had very fine tastes, was a lover/collector of fine art, dressed very stylishly and hated the fact that he had become typecast.
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 05:39
His father also collected fine pieces of art too, mostly under his homberg and at funerals.
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 14:03
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Homburg mester? Hombburg?
You're confuisng Albert with the lad from Cheam, he with the asrakhan collar.
Google tells me humburgs feature a 'gutter crown'.
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 15:40
He's wearing a bowler for the funeral, silly me.
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 15:56
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 15:59
Oh! Cheating, but sticking to your word is it, Jo anne?
I was about to put a February explanation on the other thead, but don't need to now.
Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 16:03
I knew I'd recently seen something with a play on the word 'certificate' recently.
Was scratching my head about it when I read Jarvs DVLA thread.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:12
Looking back at those old clips fills me full of neuralgia.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:15
If they get on your nerves, don't watch 'em, Joseph.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:17
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:19
By the way, mester, Ken Parry was another I met on a few occasions in the Belle Green Pub. He would come home to Ince to visit his family that still lived there. I had forgot all about Ken until that clip.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:21
I was on about him recently, mester.
A thread turned into a 'Spring And Port Wine' quiz.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:25
Didn't he play the pawn shop chap or similar?
I remember there was always a bit of tension with Ken and his family after a few rounds of drinks, which he paid for everytime.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:29
"If they get on your nerves, don't watch 'em, Joseph. "
Very good, Jo Anne.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:31
Yes mester. He was the Pawnbroker who they took the dad's overcoat to.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:33
Dostaf's thread turned into a 'Spring And Port Wine' quiz.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:34
That's right, mester, I remember now. Thanks for the link Jo Anne.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:36
I just found it and was about to link the ruined thread, Jo Anne.
I'd forgot that it was one of mine.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:36
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:39
It's a good job 'he' doesn't know how to fling thwaaarts!
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 20:52
Is it best to be thick-skinned? A mudpack doesn't do this pachyderm any harm.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 21:15
"Thw***rt away if it makes thee happy."
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 21:57
Why the asterisks?
Nowt wrong with the odd thwaaart, Jo Anne.
Number of a's used denotes strength of thwaaart.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:05
I was just about to paste this:
Posted by: jo anne (11450)
You two wigan world gentlemen are certainly getting all this Thwaaarting down to a fine aaart!
Replied: 1st Nov 2008 at 16:37
Mester; er's gone all posh on us.
That XRH linked to a smutty clip.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:13
Last edited by dostaf: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:19:28
That was in the day when I'd risk it - now I just asterisk it.
Mache's letter "a" is missing.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:23
If he uses both hands he'll manage to find his 'a'.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:25
If he uses both hands he can find it single-handedly?
Replied: 23rd Feb 2012 at 22:36