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The Benny Hill Theme + Any Car Chase, Really

“Yakety Sax” had a life before being inextricably tied to Benny Hill for all eternity. The pop/jazz instrumental was originally released by “Boots” Randolph in 1958 as a riff off The Coasters classic “Yakety Yak.” But it was only after being re-released in 1963 that it became a hit…and after being used as “antics” music on “The Benny Hill Show” that it became a legend. 29 more words

Movies

What's in a name?

Review of Dead Funny – Vaudeville Theatre

British comedians are definitely up there among the world’s greats. Stretching back through the years we’ve seen Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Kenneth Williams – all great entertainers who made us laugh, despite their own lives being far from perfect. 268 more words

Theatreland

500

May you live as long as you want to, and want to as long as you live.

Benny Hill

Journal

Southampton Project Intro

Today Susanna Edwards, Head of Visual Communication at the Cass (and current studio leader) introduced us to our major brief for the term leading up to Christmas. 662 more words

Illustration

The Italian Job (1969)

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. (IMDb)

Uneven, at best: Paper thin and forgettable characters pepper a mediocre heist plot marked by either awkwardly blatant exposition (see the crew introductions) or virtually none at all (was the winding escape route part of the plan? 40 more words

TV Theme Friday: 'Yakety Sax' By Boots Randolph (From 'The Benny Hill Show')

When you think of music that’s closely identified with a certain TV show or movie, this has to be one!

Think of any chase scene on “The Benny Hill Show” and you hear “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph. 91 more words

Music

Every UK Number One: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

What was the number one song in the UK on 11th December 1971?

“Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)” by Benny Hill was Number One on 13th November 1971 and stayed there for four weeks. 675 more words

Music