entertainment

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

16 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2016 AFP

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

16 Comments
Login to comment

He's made me laugh for 50 years. Some of his best lines here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35935571

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Both Ronnies gone. High jinx up in heaven tonight.

RIP, and Thanks for all the laughs.

Never realised he was Scottish.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Class sketch is one of my favori...I mean, favourites.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Never realised he was Scottish.

It's easy to imagine the line:

"Then this very nice lady from Japan asked me if I was Scottish, and I said, 'I don't think so, my dear. I'm from Edinburgh.'"

Sorry to go on. He visited my school in Edinburgh in 1967. The first famous person I'd seen close up. I still have this vision of him stepping out of his car and looking at all us gawky kids staring at him. He looked half our size, but had twice our stature.

High jinx up in heaven tonight.

I think so. Sitting on a cloud, telling stories to the angels.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

And it's good night from him.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Four candles was one of the funniest sketches of all time and this morning I saw the Mastermind sketch for the first time. If you haven't seen it I'd suggest watching it on YouTube.

Genius. Simply genius.

RIP Ronnie. Thanks for all the laughs.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Comedy genius.

I am a bit surprised to see the news on Japan Today!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sad to hear this news. I'll have to watch the Two Ronnies to cheer up.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

RIP Ronnie. I had the pleasure of talking to him once through my work. A lovely, naturally funny man. And I was starstruck as I was a big fan of the Two Ronnies.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sheesh we've lost some greats these last two years. One of my favourite skits is the Blackberry.

RIP Ronnie

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The swear box sketch is a classic. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a look.

"Dozy old #####!"

Superb.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It's the glorious warmth Ronnie Corbett personality brought to my parents generation that will be missed, that smile brings a genuine sense of caring and compassion.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Just re-watched 'The Worm That Turned' with the great Diana Dors. Definitely one of my favourite mini-series from the Two Ronnies. Great memories of watching the show - the last thing I usually did before bedtime and the dreaded Monday back at school.

Once saw Ronnie Corbett in a Chinese restaurant. Yes, he was small!

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I loved the Two Ronnies as a youngster, but was always perplexed why the fun would stop for a song by Barbara Dickson every episode.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sheesh we've lost some greats these last two years. One of my favourite skits is the Blackberry.

We've lost some greats in the last two months! :(

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I loved watching the 2 Ronnies, great stuff, thx for the laughs!!!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites