I liked the old comedy on the radio, 'Round the Horne' was far more risque than 'Beyond our Ken' of a few years earlier. I liked it when they got one past the producer. Great days.
I read that Kenneth Williams frequent use of the word 'Bona' was justified as they used other Polari words too. Polari is an unofficial language spoken by (amongst many other groups) homosexuals - which of course was illegal. I think this got past the producers because they didn't really understand it. And of course 'bona' being used frequently was very amusing. It is pronounced 'boner'
Mrs Slocombe's pussy. Who could forget that that.
For all the non-English here is a selection of clips where Mrs Slocombe mentions her unfortunate cat
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Before going back to pictures, one song that the BBC never broadcast, a favourite from the Durium Record Dance Band with Leslie Douglas singing, one of the cheap composition plastic records that Woolworth marketed in the 30's.
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Thats really funny, but as a lot of humour is culturally based a lot of this goes over my UK head. We pretty well get US culture over here - we must, we are bombarded with it - but old TV and commercials references are going too far for us. I can imagine it the same for you if you watched 'Are you Being Served' ( see Mrs Slocombe's pussy).
My Polish wife and I watch old Polish comedy films, much of the humour is political and ridicules the state as it was before the fall of communism. We pause while she explains everything. It can take 2 hours to watch an 80 minute movie.
I've long been a fan of British humor, dating back to Monty Python. It doesn't get much better than "The Argument" skit or "I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK." Never particularly cared for Benny Hill but do like "Are You Being Served" and "Keeping Up Appearances."