Friday, November 16, 2012

Benny Hill, Acrobat

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British television comedian Benny Hill made a long career out of sight gags, British musical hall routines, and leering sexual humor. Other than his trademark Yakety Sax sped-up chase scenes, however, you wouldn't necessarily think of him as a very physical comedian... and this skit probably won't change your mind. "Scuttle's Keep Fit Brigade" has some fun with acrobatics, but that's about it. Like most of Hill's work, very uneven, some good bits, nothing great, but at least there's a lot crammed into a short amount of time. In other words, modern television.

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