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« Reply #23610 on: Saturday, June 6, 2020, 13:09:13 »

He was a miserable old sod, apparently. Like a lot of funny men.

Hmm, yeah. Just found these:

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But as time went on he wrote more and more and we felt it wasn't a level playing field any more because he would take an idea - and both Dick Vosburgh and I suffered this - and write more sketches using the same premise."

Ronnie had written new skits based on his Spoonerism-led sketches - where the humour was all about getting the beginnings and endings of words mixed up.

"Dick was absolutely furious. He phoned up about it and was told an idea was transferable. He also asked for half the money and what's more he got it, " confirms Beryl.

Dick was an incredibly witty man and wouldn't let the matter pass without a final chance of a joke utilising spoonerisms, as Beryl says. "He sent either a postcard or telegram, which said: "Ronnie Parker, you're a brick."

Ian Davidson was another writer vexed by the situation. "There were no confrontations but [Barker] was gathering more and more influence for himself, " he says. "We were all chewed off. The decent thing didn't come into it. That was our gripe.

Among writers, taking an idea and doing it yourself is unforgiveable."

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Michael Palin recalls this happening to him even before The Two Ronnies - on work submitted for The Frost Report, the show on which Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker first met.

"Ronnie was not above tinkering with other writers' work, " says Palin.

"Sometimes I felt he'd gone a bit far, perhaps because one feels that sense of ownership, but generally he did it because he knew he could make it funnier - and he did."

Ronnie had a reputation for being demanding, a point with which Terry Hughes agrees, before quickly qualifying his views. "He gave everything of himself. He did all his homework and was always prepared. He wanted everybody else to be prepared, too. I never found him moody, difficult or obstructive, just a perfectionist in the best sense of the word."

Barker summed it up himself:

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Ronnie Barker made no excuses for being fastidious. "I know that in later years, when more in control of what I did and performed, I was regarded by many as pernickety, fussing about detail, but to me it was just getting it right, as right as it was possible to get it, " he once explained.

I'd say his approach worked.
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« Reply #23611 on: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 09:33:44 »


 

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18501554.police-called-reports-black-panther-chiseldon/
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« Reply #23612 on: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 21:11:01 »

He was a miserable old sod, apparently. Like a lot of funny men.
We put up a marquee at his house on  few occasions in the 1990's (it was a total ballache as his garden was on a bloody great big slope) he was not the most cheerful chap.
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« Reply #23613 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 09:24:25 »

Credit where credits due, the guy who does the STFC social media has been on form over the last few days, this particularly put a lump in the throat.

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1268648722495225856?s=20
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« Reply #23614 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 10:15:26 »

Credit where credits due, the guy who does the STFC social media has been on form over the last few days, this particularly put a lump in the throat.

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1268648722495225856?s=20

Ha, I see leefer in the comments. Hasn't been on here for years.
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« Reply #23615 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 10:17:34 »

Played that to death in the car on away trips.  That album will always be inextricably linked to football, being young and having very few cares other than Swindon winning and pulling in Brunel on a Saturday night!

Going to have to play it on Spotify now...!

Great memories of pulling at the Brunel in the early to mid 80's Pint
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« Reply #23616 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 10:19:22 »

Great memories of pulling at the Brunel in the early to mid 80's Pint

Were you bar staff?  Smiley
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« Reply #23617 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 13:21:28 »

This Miss Hitler Beauty Pageant really need to screen their entrants better.....

https://twitter.com/PA/status/1270313591019909120?s=20
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« Reply #23618 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 13:22:57 »

This Miss Hitler Beauty Pageant really need to screen their entrants better.....

https://twitter.com/PA/status/1270313591019909120?s=20

A blight on the competition.
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« Reply #23619 on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 13:29:44 »

A blight on the competition.

Indeed https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-miss-hitler-beauty-pageant-22155491

Its always the same, one bad bloody apple.
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« Reply #23621 on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 18:31:00 »

Jim'll Paint It. The gift that really keeps on giving.


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« Reply #23622 on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 18:40:45 »

Were you bar staff?  Smiley

No more like leaning on the long bar past the carriages eyeing up some bird for later when the slowies came on😁
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« Reply #23623 on: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 09:29:30 »

The missus has a Amazon Prime account which I also use. Couple of times now she has gone on line to order something and it says a certain delivery date, then I go on, look at the same item and it suggests they can deliver to me a few days earlier. Example last night she wanted something and it said delivery for her was next Tuesday, I looked at same and it comes for me this Saturday!

Downside is I end up paying for the things as I order them!
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« Reply #23624 on: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11:46:43 »

https://twitter.com/munyachawawa/status/1270426173890351105?s=20
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