At last! - Sir Doddy!

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At last! - Sir Doddy!

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 7:08 am

My Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, I am tickled and full of punctiousness that at last it is now Sir Ken Dodd. Sir Ken is still touring the theatre circuit at the age of 90 after 63 years in show business. In all of those years he has brought happiness to millions as well as tirelessly working for charities. No doubt many people in Knotty Ash were on the tickle juice in celebration.

Sir Ken Dodd receives his much deserved accolade of H.R.H. The Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 pm

Donald, could you please repost that in English? :wink:
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 3:44 pm

wich2 wrote:Donald, could you please repost that in English? :wink:


It's funnier in Doddyish
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:04 pm

We are indeed several nations separated by a common language!
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:06 pm

wich2 wrote:We are indeed several nations separated by a common language!


One does one's best to educate Americans. :D
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Re: At last! - Sir Doddy!

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 9:00 pm

Donald Binks wrote:
wich2 wrote:We are indeed several nations separated by a common language!


One does one's best to educate Americans. :D



Perhaps you shouldn't try so hard.

Bob
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PostFri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 pm

boblipton wrote:
Donald Binks wrote:
wich2 wrote:We are indeed several nations separated by a common language!


One does one's best to educate Americans. :D



Perhaps you shouldn't try so hard.

Bob


Just put it down to my bursting enthusiasm and willingness to help others. :D
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PostSat Sep 02, 2017 4:57 pm

This may be slightly off-topic, but there may be some Nitratevillains who are a mite sad at the moment who need some cheering up. Here then are some of Sir Ken's best one-liners:-

I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.

My Dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said, “Is this a joke?”

Did you hear about the shrimp that went to the prawn’s cocktail party? He pulled a mussel.

I haven’t spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months. I don’t like to interrupt her.

She was a big girl – she could stir fry a leg of lamb. She tried the “speak your weight” machine. It said: “To be continued.”

So it turns out that if you bang two halves of a horse together, it doesn’t make the sound of a coconut.

I’ve seen a topless lady ventriloquist. No one has ever seen her lips move.

Five out of every three people have trouble understanding fractions.

Just read a book about Stockholm Syndrome, it started off badly but by the end I really liked it.

How many men does it take to change a toilet roll? Nobody knows – it’s never been done before.

How do you make a blonde laugh on a Sunday? Tell her a joke on a Wednesday.

Honolulu’s got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife’s mother.

My teeth are all my own. I just finished paying for them.

If you have got the taste for this kind of stuff, you should go to "You Tube" and see some of his performances there. :D
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PostSat Sep 02, 2017 7:55 pm

It's funny how his one-liners are a half and half mix of 50s American humor (the blonde jokes and bad puns) and the kind of cerebral-oddball humor someone like Steven Wright does. The one about Stockholm Syndrome is especially good, and reminded me of this from one of the greatest American comedies, Hot Shots Part Deux:

“Sentimentality is when it doesn't come off—when it does, you get a true expression of life's sorrows.” —Alain-Fournier
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PostSat Sep 02, 2017 8:05 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:It's funny how his one-liners are a half and half mix of 50s American humor (the blonde jokes and bad puns) and the kind of cerebral-oddball humor someone like Steven Wright does. The one about Stockholm Syndrome is especially good, and reminded me of this from one of the greatest American comedies, Hot Shots Part Deux:


I somehow think that a lot of this stuff goes back even further than the '50's - back to Music Hall and Vaudeville in the U.S., Do you remember Henny Youngman? He used to throw them off similarly. There are a few young comedians around today who continue the trend but mostly the stand-ups prefer to do a long, long monologue with a few sparse grin-makers, saving the big guffaw (hopefully) for the end.
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PostSat Sep 02, 2017 8:50 pm

No, that's certainly true-- but mother in law and blonde jokes seem especially like the 50s and 60s to me, like Virgil Partch cartoons about chasing a stacked blonde around a desert island.

He seems to have lived through several ages of comedy more successfully than some of the longest-lived American ones.
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