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Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset – The Thames Years 1969-1989

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  1. clark wayne "supes" says:
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Big Benny Hill fan, May 14, 2011
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    The Benny Hill show is the best show ever.
    The Hill’s Angels were the sexiest women that ever lived.
    The show was really good before 1979, but was even better after that, from 1979 all the way to 1989.
    I don’t care what anybody says about the later years.
    My favorite bit was “Superteech” from 1983.
    My favorite Hill’s Angels routine was “Runaway” from 1981.

    Now about the Complete Megaset. The one released in 2010, the one with Hill standing next to the guitar.
    This one is exactly the same as all the previous releases, i know because i have them all, the first Megaset, and all of the individual releases before that.
    This one is the best, because all 58 episodes come in three standard DVD containers with six discs in each container.
    The entire collection fits into one hand, making it great for traveling. Like when visiting boring relatives.

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  2. K. PRITCHETT says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must have for Benny Hill fans., November 30, 2010
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    I remember, as a kid, trying to stay up late to watch the Benny Hill show on Sunday nights, now I can watch it whenever I want. It’s all here from the memorable characters, skits, and sped up action sequences. This is one collection that you will want if you enjoy British humor.

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  3. Magnifying Glass says:
    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Seamless, February 27, 2011
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    Benny Hill was a master of comedy. Every episode is polished and appears so seamless that rarely will you notice that many segments are sown together from separate tapings. One such: during a dance routine, a black dress jumps from one to the other on every drum beat.

    While there are these occasional singing and dancing routines, most of each show is pure comedy: high density comedy. Theses shows require you to watch and listen. Benny loved to play with the language; his comic songs and tales are loaded with double entendres. Jokes are literally written on the walls. There is a skit with dialogue using only letters and another using only names. He had fun rearranging and parsing titles and signs into hilariously inappropriate meanings.

    Benny’s silent comedy skits rival the best of the comedy movies from the golden age of silent film. There are sight-gags galore. Like Oliver Hardy, he knew how to use “the look” when things go wrong. Parodies, silly interviews, zany cruises, burlesque acts, naughty bits, and much more – all done to perfection . . . .

    Alas, not everything was perfect. If you were one of the many beautiful young women on the show, you probably weren’t too happy with the wardrobe department’s seamstress. While they had provided you with stylish and sexy dresses – the lightest tug, the merest snag, or just a piddling pull by a passing clown and … a loud rip, a flutter of fabric, and then, an uninvited squeal would escape your lips when you realize your embarrassing exposure! Tsk! Tsk! How unseemly . . . .

    Picture quality (DVD): 3.5 to 4. All episodes are in color except for 3 on disc 2. Navigation to any skit in an episode is easy. Occasionally, a tiny square flickers in one of the corners.

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