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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:04 PM
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The Benny Hill Show: sexist?
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:04 PM by brentspeak
I don't think I ever watched a full episode; I would catch glimpses of the show when I was a kid -- and made sure to change the channel as soon as one of my parents walked into the room! The thing I remember most -- besides the half-naked women -- was thinking to myself, "I can't believe this is allowed on T.V.!" Apparently, the show was even more outrageous when aired in Britain.

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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:07 PM
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1. I always thought it wasa satire of sexist attitudes. But maybe it is just sexist.
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:08 PM
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2. "Sexy? What's wrong with being sexy?"
As you may tell, I'm a fan, though I fully recognize the TV show was reflective of the times, especially sensibilities towards racy humor.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:21 PM
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4. I agree, it would never fly today
but its still hilarious.
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:09 PM
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3. I always thought it was just hilarious
his HBO specials were crazy
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:22 PM
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5. I always viewed it more as a parody of popular culture...
and well... culture aint exactly not sexist...

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