“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
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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
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
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