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Monday, October 18, 2010

Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset DVD Review

Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset DVD Review


The undisputed Funniest Man on Television Benny Hill pioneered a naughty new direction for the sketch-comedy variety show and pushed TV broadcasting to new levels of rowdiness as he electrified audiences all over the world with The Benny Hill Show. This show-stopping collection on 18 DVDs captures every classic comedic moment from the Merry Master of Mirth in his hey day!

BENNY HILL: THE COMPLETE MEGASET contains Bennys raucous 20-year reign over televisions-sketch variety genre, from the naughty early years to the debut of the nubile Hills Angels, through the final episodes. Witness the birth of crazy caricatures like Fred Scuttle, Chow Mein, and Pierre de Terre. Laugh out loud as Benny and his bevy of buxom babes flaunt their racy rowdiness and tongue-in-cheek satire in characteristically outrageous sketches like The Little Dimpton Street Party and The Crook Report. These 58 vintage episodes originally aired from 1969 to 1989, contain nearly 600 memorable sketches and deliver a comedy high kick that is quintessentially Benny.

Never aired in the U.S. in full-length form, this complete collection of the Thames episodes of The Benny Hill Show presents a rare opportunity to view every saucy, unforgettable moment from one of the most uproarious and celebrated programs in television history.

Review: When people think about British comedy they usually think Monty Python.  Those boys were all well and good, but lets not forget Benny Hill!  The man pioneered the genre of cutting edge sketch comedy that has been copied several times since.  

I can remember one of the last episodes of Hill's show, I used to stay up late and watch it on PBS.  It was a parody of the 1989 Batman film and it was hilarious.  Never did I see such a wild comedian as a kid.  Benny would cross-dress and blow the pants off of any other comedy without even breaking a sweat!  He was hilarious.  This DVD set is essential Benny Hill.  It spans his entire career and is a great one-stop-shop to add him to your DVD library.

The bonus features include: Bonus Documentary: The Worlds Favorite Clown;
The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz # 1-6 ; Liner Notes DVD Insert Booklets; Benny Hill: Laughter and Controversy Episode of A&Es Award-Winning Series BIOGRAPHY®; Eddie in August; Featurettes: I Was A Hills Angel, Hills Angels: Off the Record and Hills Angels: In Conversation.

Interest Range: British Comedy, Classic TV