Author Topic: Kenny Everett  (Read 1819 times)

Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
I didn't get it.

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Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2019, 10:30:39 AM »
Did you all get it eh? What a sidesplitter! Ambient Sheep for some reason didn't find it funny though. Er...

I didn't get it.

For the benefit of Lisa and anyone else who's now even more mystified, especially as to where I come into this, I sent Jockice the following PM yesterday:

Hiya J,

I found him a bit irritating. But this is a great sketch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgkuM2NhYI

Unless there's some subtle joke I'm missing, you might want to check that link...

Cheers,
Sheepy.

He replied this morning in a manner that seemed to indicate it was a genuine mistake.

Next time I'll just say it in public... or simply not bother in case it does turn out to be a subtle joke/reference I was missing.

Still no wiser as to what the original clip was supposed to be, though.

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Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2019, 11:46:39 AM »
I can highly recommend his mid-80s autobiography The Custard Stops At Hatfield (it was also the primary source for the story of Cupid Stunt's original name being vetoed by the Beeb).

Been a while since I read it, but he came across as quite gloomy amid the wackiness, as if he wasn't at all happy with himself or with the weirdness of being alive. This was before his diagnosis, obviously. A clash of his Catholic upbringing and being secretly gay perhaps, but that might be too simplistic.

Keep meaning to get hold of Cleo Rocos's [Everett-style aside: You could finish the sentence there] book about him. Anyone here read it?

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Including being the first to play Bohemian Rhapsody due to his friendship with Freddie Mercury, playing the track 14 times over 2 days as part of the band's underhand plan to force EMI to release it as the first single off A Day At The Races.

Ooph! You mean Duck Soup, surely.

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Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2019, 11:47:02 AM »
It was this one. The only time as far as I can remember that Everett ever made me laugh out loud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pJUHis7RxE

Ta for pointing it out by the way AS. Otherwise it could have remained a mystery forever and ever. Amen.

Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2019, 12:28:30 PM »
It was this one. The only time as far as I can remember that Everett ever made me laugh out loud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pJUHis7RxE

Ta for pointing it out by the way AS. Otherwise it could have remained a mystery forever and ever. Amen.

Although here's the original version with the soundtrack from the actual programme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOxgP0ShjZc

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Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2019, 12:46:19 PM »
Been a while since I read it, but he came across as quite gloomy amid the wackiness, as if he wasn't at all happy with himself or with the weirdness of being alive. This was before his diagnosis, obviously. A clash of his Catholic upbringing and being secretly gay perhaps, but that might be too simplistic.
Oh yeah, it pulls no punches when he casually starts talking about suicide attempts and alcohol dependency in the midst of his whacky tales. The bouts of manic depression and drink/substance dependency seem to be common traits with a few other famous people who were dispatched to and dropped out of seminary school at a young age - Tom Baker, Johnny Vegas, for example
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Ooph! You mean Duck Soup, surely.
Yes, should have been Night At The Opera (I am not a fan of Queen and know nothing of their albums).

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Re: Kenny Everett
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2019, 12:50:27 PM »
It was this one. The only time as far as I can remember that Everett ever made me laugh out loud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pJUHis7RxE

That superhero action jump to the urinal makes it.