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Ian

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Ken Dodd
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »
Last of the Music Hall Greats - Ken Dodd - died today at the age of 90. An incredible performer whose shows became longer and longer as he became older and older.

For a bloke totally unconcerned about money, he had a lot, but never moved out of the house in which he was born.

"Fifty-five years in show business, ladies and gentlemen. That's a hell of a long time to wait for a laugh."

- "Tonight when you get home, put a handful of ice cubes down your wife's nightie and say: 'There's the chest freezer you always wanted'."

- "My act is very educational. I heard a man leaving the other night, saying: 'Well, that taught me a lesson'."

- "Love makes the world go round, or it does if you are a man over 50."
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 09:01:49 AM »
Such a sad day, but glad he finally married Ann on Friday. R.I.P. Sir Ken.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 10:57:03 AM »
RIP Doddy          I believe the funeral is next Wednesday,      Thursday       and Friday.

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 11:37:50 AM »
I'm sure Ken Dodd would have found the headline in today's Daily Post hilarious:

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 - live updates
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 12:18:06 PM »
By marrying his partner of forty years a couple of days ago, Ken’s estate will manage to avoid paying any inheritance tax.

RIP Ken Dodd.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »
one of the world greats. R.I.P. Sir Ken

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 12:54:12 AM »
I’ll mourn the passing of a comic genius, and the end of the era which he represented.
But, I’m also slightly relieved that he can’t hurt me anymore...
The last time we saw him it was 5 and a half hours in total, my backside was killing me, my bladder was bursting..... but my ribs ached with all the laughing for days afterwards.
Fester...
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 08:41:54 AM »
I heard a snippet of an old interview with Ken Dodd on Radio 4's Today programme yesterday morning...

Interviewer: I remember seeing you in a show at Blackpool 20 years ago.
Ken: You're not after a refund, are you?

 :laugh:

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 09:14:27 AM »
Close on 20 years ago my daughter worked part-time, work experience, at Venue Cymru ... she was operating the spotlight high up at the back for the Ken Dodd show - had to keep it on him the whole time.  He would stand fairly still for some time then suddenly move to one side, to keep her on her toes!!!  It was after 2 in the morning when she eventually got home, and had school the following day!

Certainly one of the best comedians ever - today's lot cannot get anywhere near matching the quick-witted humour of Ken's generation.

RIP Ken.

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 01:56:36 AM »
Another old one..

‘Ken Dodd died the other day’

‘Did he?’

‘No.. Doddy’

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Fester...
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Ian

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Re: Ken Dodd
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 07:49:46 AM »
That was a Lee Mack line in 'Kid', season one episode 5 of his Not Going Out sitcom.  Mack's said Dodd was one of his great comedy heroes.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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Ray Wilkins
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 02:17:36 PM »
RIP - Ray Wilkins, aged 61.