TWO RONNIES: THE PICNIC / BY THE SEA, THE
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Enjoy a double-helping of delightful farce in these two irresistible, rarely seen 'silent' comedy television shorts from the award-winning team The Two Ronnies. Join Ronnie Barker as the crusty old general and Ronnie Corbett as his doltish son as they lead a family of English eccentrics including the general's dotty sister, her easily shocked companion and a fiendish small boy with a passion for practical jokes. Add in a leggy blonde or two and you have a recipe for some of the sauciest humour this side of Tiddley Cove. First up the family head to the countryside for a picturesque, palatable picnic where mistaken motives muster misinformed malevolence. Then it's off to the seaside for sand, surf and saucy shenanigans. Riding high on the success of their phenomenally popular BBC sketch comedy series, The Two Ronnies paid tribute to the silent comedy era with these two hilarious and cleverly performed visual romps. Never before available on DVD, The Picnic (1976) and By the Sea (1982) are sure-fire examples of Britain's favourite comedy duo at their peak.
- Package Dimensions : 18 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm; 83 Grams
- Director : Not Specified
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 17 minutes
- Release date : 10 June 2015
- Actors : Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Madman
- ASIN : B01FR35I92
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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For example, I'm not a fan of (let alone understand some parts of) the 'Cinema Commissionaire' sketch on this video, nor did I find the Barber's Shop Melody particularly interesting when there's surely funnier material in the archive. The highlight in my opinion was 'The Optician's Sketch' but you'll have to see it to know what goes on... :)
The famous Ronnie Corbett complete with chair that looks fit to collapse at any moment also features on here although not the best monologue of them all, I have to say. Also the inclusion of "The News" which is a base for some funny stuff based on your taste.
If I was compiler, I have to say that I would have missed out some of the sketches on this video, but that's opinion for you.
There is not a lot you can say about this, makes you laugh every time you watch it.