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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:39 am

We all know them - we all love them - we all want to do our impressions of them...

Yes friends, it's the Dedicated Carry On... thread.
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Post by Lee Carey on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:10 am

Carry On Up The Khyber- one of the best summations of Britishness ever put on film.

The dinner party scene, and the idea that Britain ruled the waves solely because they wore no underwear are comedic works of genius.

'Nuff said, really.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:19 am

Lee Carey wrote:Carry On Up The Khyber- one of the best summations of Britishness ever put on film.

The dinner party scene, and the idea that Britain ruled the waves solely because they wore no underwear are comedic works of genius.

'Nuff said, really.
Absolutely. Perhaps the quintessential Carry On film - and as you say, the most perfect and loving summation of our perceived national character.

It's really a beautifully realised film on just about every level.
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Post by Nick Barlow on Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:59 am

When I was ill last weekend, it was a pleasure to spend Sunday afternoon on the couch watching Up The Khyber. The dinner party scene is perfect, and it's Peter Butterworth who makes it work - if they were all being deadpan through it, there wouldn't be the contrast that makes it so good.

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Post by sheringham on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:14 am

I'm very fond of Carry on Doctor. I like the score. Other favourites include Spying, Khyber (obviously), screaming, Jack and Cleo. When I was a child, there was a very obvious divide between the ITV ones (newer, ruder, less funny) and the BBC ones (older, nicer, better).

I'm also very fond of Naked Revolt, which wasn't a Carry on but might as well have been.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:54 pm

Nick Barlow wrote:When I was ill last weekend, it was a pleasure to spend Sunday afternoon on the couch watching Up The Khyber. The dinner party scene is perfect, and it's Peter Butterworth who makes it work - if they were all being deadpan through it, there wouldn't be the contrast that makes it so good.

For goodness sake Your Worship. Fakir Off.

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Post by stanmore on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:59 am

sheringham wrote:I'm very fond of Carry on Doctor. I like the score. Other favourites include Spying, Khyber (obviously), screaming, Jack and Cleo. When I was a child, there was a very obvious divide between the ITV ones (newer, ruder, less funny) and the BBC ones (older, nicer, better).

I'm also very fond of Naked Revolt, which wasn't a Carry on but might as well have been.

Matron has a great score. Sadly it is also appalling.
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Post by delgadofan on Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:29 am

"Carry On Screaming" (1966) is top of my pile - the comedy is consistently tight, Harry H Corbett perfect as the lead, a terrific score and plenty of quotable dialogue. And who could resist Pertwee being flushed down a toilet to his death?

Hammer movies were starting to falter during this period but this is a damn good tribute/spoof.

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Post by Dave Webb on Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:10 am

"Screaming", "Up the Khyber", "Cowboy" and "Cleo" live in the same very warm space as the Sellers "Pink Panther" movies - being watched with the parents on a Sunday afternoon with my dad laughing like a drain.

I think part of the power of the Carry Ons is that, quite apart from their general bawdiness, they're a sense of humour in themselves.
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