Ronnie Barker

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Comedy legend and genius Ronnie Barker has died.

    Read HERE

    Everything he did had his own personal stamp on it. He was brilliant and will be sadly missed.

    His best comedy moments are too numerous to list in one message.

    What do you remember.....................
  2. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Four Candles.....

    and "The Worm That Turned"

    R.I.P. Ronnie Barker.
  3. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    hehe aye four candles pure genious! the first thing both a mate at work and i said at the same time. A master of comedy timing.

    R.I.P dude
  4. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    The Two Ronnies sketch in the hardware store comes to mind.

    So much to remember.

    In an interview with the BBC looking back on his career, Barker said: "I would like to be remembered as one of the funniest men people have seen on TV."

    He must have died a very happy and contented man knowing he got his wish.
  5. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member


    Granville: theres nothing Jamaican about it, its never seen Jamaica...

    Arkwright: WE SELL MARS BARS DONT WE...??

  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Comic Genius... simple as that. Sad news.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    He'll certainly be missed. What I remember are his word-play sketches and songs (The day good King Henry got his Hampton Court :eek: ) and the musical items, particularly the little trains of Wales, the Scottish ones and the spoof country & western.

    Not forgetting: FUNEX? S,IFMNX etc ;)

    . . . and it's goodnight from him.
  8. Di

    Di Active Member

    I'll second that. Goodnight Ronnie. :(
  9. sterlingsop

    sterlingsop Member

    And what about the dressing up? The Ladies Choir, the bandsmen, the ice cream sketch. Brilliant, just brilliant! A genuine all-rounder, he'll be sadly missed.
  10. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    " 'Ere! I want a word with you!"


    " 'Ere! I want a word with you!"


    " 'Ere! I want a word with you!"


    " 'Ere! I want a word with you!"
  11. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    And let's not forget Fletcher! A truly great comic actor. Very few real comics of his ilk remain. A sad day.
  12. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Yep! can never forget Norman Stanley Flether in Porrige, I always remember when in the movie he had to break back into prison
  13. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Futtocks End!

    (and the sequals "The Picnic" and "By the Sea")

    Wonderful silent (well, no words anyway....) comedy

    Haven't seen them for years but still remember laughing at them.

    Radio Oxford was full of stories this morning, as he lived in Chipping Norton.
  14. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    A silver lining, if there can be one, at least we can look forward to the release of many of these gems of comedy on DVD before Christmas. As a previous poster said Ronnie would surely have died a happy man knowing his wish had been granted. Maybe I'm getting old but you look back on these greats of British comedy and then you look at what we have today and there is just no comparison. Take Reeves and Mortimer for example, absolutely hilarious in their own right but I must admit that I have laughed more at reruns of old Two Ronnies shows.
  15. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    A wonderful comic actor. His "Open all Hours" and "Porridge" have been playing back to back on PBS here in Florida every Saturday (Britcom night) for several months. I've seen them all before, several times over, but I still laugh and marvel at Barker's portrayals.
  16. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Four candles and his general penchant for wordplay. And Porridge. And Open All Hours. A true comic genius.
  17. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    A true comedy genius, "four candles" has to be one of the funnist moments on television, his word play and use of the English lanuage was unsurpassed.

    G-g-g-g-Granville, f-f-fetch a cloth!

    RIP Mr. Barker.
  18. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    awwwww :( i'm all sad :( Ronnie made me laugh sooo much! I loved him in porridge but especially as Arkwright in open all hours! Him and Little Ronnie Corbbett were amazing! I bet Ronnie Corbbett is absolutely devastated :(

    There nobody who does funny in the same way as him :(

    Rest In Piece Arkwright :(:(
  19. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    My favourite comedian. Very sad.

    An absolute wordsmith- no-one else seemed to handle the double entendre quite so eloquently.

    I've been watching the reruns recently on UK TV Gold and I never tire of them. Comic genius.
  20. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Ronnie Barker Classics from the paper this morning.

    And now the news...
    The toilets at a local police station have been stolen during the night, officers say they have nothing to go on.

    In a packed program tonight we'll be talking to an out of work contortionist who says he can no longer make ends meet.

    Police broke in to the house of Irelands most brilliant forger this morning, and took away two million £7 notes.

    The search for the man that terrorises nudist camps with a bacon slicer goes on. Inspector Lemuel Jones had a tip-off this morning but hopes to be back on duty tomorrow.