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24 September 2014
It figures, now that I'm too old to squat, they're growing like weeds!

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Ronnie CorbettRonnie Corbett
According to legend, while Ronnie Corbett and co-host, Ronnie Barker, were presenting the BAFTAS, a technical hitch occurred. They covered so well producers offered them their own show.

Unlike Morecambe and Wise, there was no straight-man and funny-man dynamic (unless their sketches demanded it). These were two very funny men, playing their parts very well. Both Ronnies delivered equal amounts of punchlines, at the expense of neither.

Ronnie Corbett will be best remembered for his monologues (written by Spike Mullins). His rambling jokes digressed wildly until they finally arrived at the original punchline that had long been forgotten.

Though Barker is often credited with delivering the best word-play sketches, Corbett's memory and ingenious delivery made the monologues truly unique. So much so that Ben Elton invited him to deliver more on his 1998 show.

The Two Ronnies on the BBC's Cult website.

  1998 The Ben Elton Show (TV)
  1987 The Ronnie Corbett Show (TV)
  1981 Sorry! (TV)
  1971-1987 The Two Ronnies (TV
  1966 The Frost Report (TV)

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