Comedy legend Ronnie Barker dies

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    A TRUE comedy GIANT, bang up there with the best. Rest in peace fella. :(

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  2. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    Gutted!

    Made me laugh for years.

    "If life seems topsy turvy, try it up the other way."
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    :eek: :p :p :p :p brilliant! ;)
     
  5. mpw Guest

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    It does make me sad though, maybe I'll go to Church and light a candle or maybe even fork handles for him.
     
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    Good one!

    Very sad news though; he was a very talented comedian. I'd forgotten quite how funny until the sketchbook show was on the BBC earlier this year.
     
  7. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    that sketch was f**kin' brilliant. :p :p :p :p :p :p
     
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    Yes really sad news

    a funny man - i still laugh at him in Porridge
     
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    Is that like seeing Jesus in a tomato? You could ebay your porridge.
     
  10. dcv macrumors G3

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    Oh that's really sad. He was a truly talented man.
     
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    Sad news indeed. To be honest, I much preferred him in Open All Hours and Porridge, although The Two Ronnies was still a very good show.

    All in all, one of this country's greatest ever comic actors.
     
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    That's so sad, he was a genius and I don't use the word lightly.

    I remember The Two Ronnies, Open all hours and Porridge were required viewing on a Saturday night in the 70's and 80's.

    I still catch Porridge on UK Gold almost every week.
     
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    The best sketch ever!

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    Some of us over here remember him from "The Two Ronnies," which ran on PBS centuries ago. Very funny stuff.

    BTW, a beloved American comic, Nipsie Russell, also died this week.
     
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    My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Thanks for the laughter. Another legend gone. :(
     
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    He'll be making people laugh for years to come from beyond the grave. A truly funny man!
     
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    its a bloody shame this. but i suppose now he's been immortalized as a comedy legend.
    to be honest i though that Norman Wisdom would have been the next comedian to pop it.

    this also got me thinking; where are the comedy duo acts now? the youngest I can think of are Vic and Bob and they're getting on a bit now. everyone is solo these days.
     
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    I couldn't believe it when I saw it, and neither could my friends.

    I watched the news this evening and it had David Jason talking about him, he was nearly in tears. He was such a powerful performer and great guy. He was recognised as the best during his life and will continue to be so now...

    His laughter will go on.
     
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    There's Baddiel and Skinner who spring to mind, but they're about the same age as Vic and Bob. Like you, I'm struggling to think of any really famous younger double acts – I suppose these things go in and out of fashion.

    All I can think of are Ant and Dec, and the thought that they're the future of British comedy double acts sends a chill down my spine...
     
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    The Two Ronnies was one of my favourite shows when I was little. The humour is top notch and clean. I enjoyed the "bring it back" series they did earlier this year, which I just got to see before going travelling. I never really watched Porridge or the one with David Jason but my parents liked those a lot. It's a sad day.
     
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    Ugh, had not heard that. I didn't think I've ever seen any of Ronnie Barker's work, but I do remember Nipsey Russell. Sad to lose both of these funny men.
     
  25. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    You can still catch The Krankies come pantomime season. ;) :eek: :p
     

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