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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Uncle Nobby » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:28 am

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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:15 pm

My favorite Sgt. Majors suffering from acute stress are...
Terry Scott in “Up the Khyber” and Michael Palin in “Meaning of Life.”
And as completely mad military men go it’s hard to beat Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott in “Dr. Strangelove.”
Very honorable mention goes to Keenan Wynn as the irreparably dim Bat Guano :o.
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Uncle Nobby » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:18 am

Dirty Old Yank wrote:My favorite Sgt. Majors suffering from acute stress are...
Terry Scott in “Up the Khyber” and Michael Palin in “Meaning of Life.”
And as completely mad military men go it’s hard to beat Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott in “Dr. Strangelove.”
Very honorable mention goes to Keenan Wynn as the irreparably dim Bat Guano :o.


Good ones DOY!

"Don't stand there gawping like you never saw the Hand of God before!"
Although Monty Python got the rank insignia wrong as a Sergeant Major wears a crown on his right wrist.

Other favourite Military screen shots Phil Silvers' Sgt Bilko and Sean Connery's character from Man who would be King spooking the sentry at the Khyber Pass into doubling.

As for completely mad military men you forgot Slim Pickens' pilot!!!
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:03 pm

Cheers Nobby :wink:. Cleese and Chapman are frequently lauded for their military characters, but Palin really nailed it that time, spot on. And if we expand the subject to absurd authority figures, his Pontius Pilate (Life of Brian) is perfection itself. I’d completely forgotten Phil Silvers and Sean Connery, well spotted!
I’ll wager that’s the only time Connery has played a ventriloquist :o.
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:05 pm

I love Ain't Half Hot Mum. Who can forget that episode classic episode when Gunner Lofty (Don Estelle) goes mad and wants to kill Sgt Major Williams (Windsor Davies). :P
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:49 pm

Ilovesteptoe wrote:...(Windsor Davies). :P

Reads like something a waiter might say, if The Kinks showed up.
Soup of the day gentlemen.....Windsor, Davies? :roll:
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:12 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...(Windsor Davies). :P

Reads like something a waiter might say, if The Kinks showed up.
Soup of the day gentlemen.....Windsor, Davies? :roll:


I love Windsor Davies me. Here's a good film to see him in all his comedy glory besides the obvious. Ever seen Grand Slam? It's a film made in I think 1977 and featured a group of boozy Welsh rugby supporters travelling to Paris to see Wales v France. It features loads of famous Welsh actors/actresses such as Windsor, oscar winner Hugh Griffith of Ben Hur & Bargee fame, also it included actual Welsh Rugby international players such as Phil Bennett , Gareth Edwards, JJ Williams, JPR Williams, the list goes on. Anyway, its absolutely hilarious. :lol:

Here'sa the full movie to watch or catch a clip : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFDdKe2IoWo
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:25 pm

Thanks for recommending Grand Slam, looking forward to it! :o
Despite my being rugby ignorant :oops:.
A shame it’s only an hour, anything that good deserves to be feature length.
I remember Hugh Griffith best from the Dr. Phibes movies, cheezy classics 8).
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Uncle Nobby » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:52 am

Grand Slam, what a classic piece of BBC ingenuity.

Has its moments;)

Carry on England's after Grand Slam by the way.
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:11 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:Thanks for recommending Grand Slam, looking forward to it! :o
Despite my being rugby ignorant :oops:.
A shame it’s only an hour, anything that good deserves to be feature length.
I remember Hugh Griffith best from the Dr. Phibes movies, cheezy classics 8).


Yeah, watch it, it's all flares and kipper ties & collars but the humour is brilliant. Watch our for hairdresser/rugby nut extraordinaire Maldwyn. What a character he is. He could tackle you, sidestep a on a razor blade, then give you a blow dry in seconds with optional tint of summer gold. :P
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Uncle Nobby wrote:Grand Slam, what a classic piece of BBC ingenuity.

Has its moments;)

Carry on England's after Grand Slam by the way.


A funny part ,besides Maldwyn's attempt to share a bed in the hotel room with Glyn on their arrival in Paris, was the bar fight scene in which for some reason a boozy Windsor is prancing about with a pair of tights on his head trousers around his ankles sticking his bum out like max Wall, when the locals got a bit shirty, then one insults Phil Bennett, and holy hell kicks off. We see him then locked up in the nick on match day lol. Ahhh.... Those were the days of a pint, a punch up, then home for some chips and faggots! :mrgreen:
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:23 am

Uncle Nobby wrote:Lovely Boy! Lovely Boy!

“All right Goldilocks, we knows.” :o
Cheers everyone for recommending the show, there's no question it's better than most of the rubbish on telly today. But better than Steptoe? No chance, not even close. You're absolutely right ILS, Windsor Davies is excellent, as is Michael Bates whom I didn't recognize! :shock:
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Archie » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:29 pm

Aint Half was a great show I have a DVD with the 6 final episodes. My fave has to be the one where 'Gloria' was hit on the head by a coconut and becomes brave "You poofs I'll never wear women's clothing again" :o
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Archie wrote:Aint Half was a great show I have a DVD with the 6 final episodes. My fave has to be the one where 'Gloria' was hit on the head by a coconut and becomes brave "You poofs I'll never wear women's clothing again" :o

Concussed by coconut! Throw in a bunch of bananas, a pineapple, a guava or two and there you have it.
Carmen Miranda :o. Or a fruit salad :shock:. Another hilarious bit from the final episodes, to get 'The Last Warrior' to surrender, they do an excerpt from ‘The Mikado’ in full kabuki drag. Slap like they collided with a lorry full of ladies cosmetics, “...Three little maids from school are we...filled to the brim with girlish glee...”. :lol:
Although in this instance, "ghee" would've been more suitable than "glee", funnier too :).
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Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Postby Ivor Biggun » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:02 am

I like Windsor Davies in Never The Twain, though I haven't seen it in quite some time.
I thought we'd nick a wreath off one of the graves as we went in.
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