carry on films

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inmate

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3,078 posts

222 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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One on now, why do i like them so much?, crude innuendo, sexist humour, very unsofisticated but so funny. They tried to make a newish one a few years ago, "Carry on columbus" which was crap, I reckon its all down to political correctness which is killing British comedy. If you made Fawlty Towers today, it would not pass the censors due to racialism issues.

meeja

8,288 posts

212 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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I think the whole "Carry On" thing was the entire package.

The humour and innuendo only worked because of Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams etc etc

Also, the incidental music added so much to the carry on films too.....

Everyone has their favourite on too....

Mine is Carry on Abroad.....

minimax

11,984 posts

220 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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hmmm maybe it's the age gap ( ) but they've never pressed my button...

meeja

8,288 posts

212 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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inmate said:
If you made Fawlty Towers today, it would not pass the censors due to racism issues.


"Do you remember the Bubonic plague Manuel? It was very popular here at one time....."

FourWheelDrift

81,911 posts

248 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Elke Sommer - "Man is injured"

Windsor Davies - "Where? What man?"

ES - "Is Professor Archaeology ... Is bleeding terrible.

WD - "Never mind his qualifications! Is he hurt?"

:terrible: but

It's late and I don't care. There are cars in the film so what do people think about the merits of the Wolsley Six over the Austin Maxi? Apart from the badge on the grill that lights up

the Wiz

5,875 posts

226 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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meeja said:

inmate said:
If you made Fawlty Towers today, it would not pass the censors due to racism issues.



"Do you remember the Bubonic plague Manuel? It was very popular here at one time....."



Shhh Don't mention the war!

Fawlty Towers - class programme, nearly as good as Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister

meeja

8,288 posts

212 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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"Sorry, but we are clean out of Waldorfs....."

I'll get my coat.....

eric mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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My favourite "Carry On" is "Carry on Cleo". I think it has more jokes per square inch than any of the others.

Kenneth Connor fails to sell at the slave auction. The auctioneer stamps a Lion symbol on his arm and says "I'm afraid you're for the lions". "I hope they're a good family" says Connor.

unrepentant

20,316 posts

220 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me.

Not forgetting Biggus Dickus.

It's where Podie learnt his art.

AC79xxx

62,260 posts

213 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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unrepentant said:

Not forgetting Biggus Dickus.


Isn't that 'The Life of Brian'?

unrepentant

20,316 posts

220 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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AC79xxx said:

unrepentant said:

Not forgetting Biggus Dickus.



Isn't that 'The Life of Brian'?



Absolutely right. Not paying enough attention here. It was Palin, in my head it was Williams.

ian d

986 posts

219 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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my favorite carry on has to be "up the Kyber"

where they are all dressed eating dinner and under attack by the Khazzi's men, the plaster from the roof is falling in the soup as the building gets trashed.."awful noise outside...go and see what it is..some natives"

out go the sodgers, lift kilts and they all run away...hilarious.

Carry on Screaming another classic...
they just don't make 'em like that now..people are now more "sophisticated"?

eric mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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They'd never have gotten away with "Biggus Dickus" in 1964.

Derek Smith

38,952 posts

212 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Ah, Carry on Cleo. Wasn't Amanda Barry just gorgeous? So much sexier that Liz Taylor.

Carry on Camping: when Sid James get to the camp site and sees the sign, 'All asses must be shown'. He asks where the boss is. "He's gone for a P." Magic.

Khyber: just about every line.

What a lovely series.

Incorrigible

13,668 posts

225 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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unrepentant said:
Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me.
Wasn't that "Up Pompei" Not a carry on film either IIRC

Carry on Cowboy "Key in key hole-um"

eric mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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By 1970 they were beginning to lose there way. Being saucy was not risque enough and as they grew more explicit they lost their charm. It's quite easy to see this happening from our perspective now but, at the time, the producers must have felt that they had to become more lewd or shut up shop. "Carry on Private" (the one with Patrick Mower from 1976 I think) is sickeningly awful.

"Infamy, Infamy...they all have it in for me" is spoken by Kenneth Williams in "Carry on Cleo" in the scene where, as the Emperor Julius Ceaser, he is assassinated by the senators.

Another line -

"This is Seneca, he's a sage".
"I bet he knows his onions".



>> Edited by eric mc on Tuesday 14th October 15:19

FourWheelDrift

81,911 posts

248 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Incorrigible said:

unrepentant said:
Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me.

Wasn't that "Up Pompei" Not a carry on film either IIRC


Nope that was Kenneth Williams when he was seeing his future death in Carry on Cleo.

Plotloss

67,280 posts

234 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Carry on at your convenience is my fave.

Loaded with puns and a great play on the strike culture.

Incorrigible

13,668 posts

225 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Ah yes sorry,

No one's mentioned carry on don't lose your head

Might be because it was crap

meeja

8,288 posts

212 months

Tuesday 14th October 2003
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Carry on Loving.....

The young couple "getting it on" in the back of the Mini when Terry Scott walks up, peers in, the rips the "L" plate off the back and says "You must be joking!"