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Corbett's better and Barker not that funny.
Men are better and women not that hot
Have you not watched Futtocks End?
but he's still better than Corbett
Timothy Lumsden is a 41 year old librarian, whose Mother won't let him cut those apron strings. Timothy is determined to take his latest love "Annette" to the dance, even if he does have to dress up as the cat from the amateur dramatics group he is a member of.
it was based on the catchphrase language, timothy
& it had corbett asking a question i cant remember about a cricketer & the answer was langridge, timothy
that was the highlight.
It's quite endearing in a crap British early 80s sitcom kinda way.
but corbett always appeared to be the least talented of the two in the two ronnies, barker just had more about him
plus he did porridge which when compared to sorry sealed the deal
corbett has reinvented himself somewhat with that scene in extras & stuff like that so much so that he now seems much funnier than he ever was before
would add that Barker's writing is probably his biggest strength though - sometimes his acting/delivery detracted from his scripts.
a very long, very poor, joke whilst sitting in his customised chair was the weakest part of every show.
And you are very very right about Porridge as well
That was creepy as fuck.
but the stuff I've seen has dated really badly
It better not be the bit where I said he was the best
but his comedy just doesn't resonate with the younger generation
It resonates like a hellfire hurricane
Barker's characterisation in sketches was wonderful.
I'd have liked to have seen him do more straight roles like David Jason did.
Only ever as funny as his material, and was a bit dull and conservative, but pretty bloody good at his peak.
2. Mastermind sketch
3. F U N E X
His ability to twist words was immense and his work really rewards repeat viewing.
He was a great actor too who excelled at comedy, rather than merely a good comic actor.
and people enjoy over-rating the achievements of the dead a prime example of this would be Eva Cassidy
He wrote a lot of The Two Ronnies sketches under a pseudonym as he didn't want his sketches accepted as he was one of the stars of it. Fork Candles is a simple yet perfect sketch. Perhaps the best sketch ever. As a comic actor there aren't many that could compare to Fletcher or Arkwright. He's not overrated. For once he's given the praise that an actor/writer deserves.
Is how they did whole chunks in one take: