OK, I just had to share this. When I was younger there was a comedy program on British TV called The Two Ronnies staring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Sadly Ronnie Barker is no longer with us, but – much like the Energizer Bunny – Ronnie Corbett keeps on going and going and…
Anyway, someone just pointed me toward a brilliant sketch on YouTube in which Ronnie Corbett goes into a store to complain that his Blackberry is not working (Click Here to see the video).
The only thing you really need to know if you aren’t from Britain is that “Orange” is one of the largest (if not the largest) mobile phone and broadband suppliers in the UK.
This is classic old-fashioned, clean-fun, play-on-words humor that makes me grin from ear to ear. Yes, I know it’s old-fashioned ... these days comedians seem to think that they have to use swear words to be funny, but my dear old dad (who never swore in my presence) always told me that you don’t have to be rude or coarse to get a laugh.
Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think...
This is a classic!!! Thanks Max for making me laugh out loud in the middle of a very quite office. Lucky this was only powered by one Ronnie. With two, they would have had to carry me out on a stretcher.
There's nowt like British humour! The Two Ronnies were always very very clever. The standard ending "It's goodnight from me". "And it's goodnight from him" always came too soon.
You'd remember The Goon Show, Max? Thanks to parents who were addicts I cut my teeth on them. Also very clever plays on words.
There is just so much good British comedy...Benny Hill (very naughty sometimes but always by innuendo) Monty Python and Fawlty Towers, Keeping up Appearances are all personal favourites, but there's heaps more.
Happy days indeed.... Thanks for that, Max.
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