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RIP Ken Dodd

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Charity, Mar 12, 2018.


  1. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    Now there's a man who could make you laugh. He died yesterday, aged 90 in the house he was born in, lived there all his life. On Friday he married his partner of 40 years. Who could forget the Diddymen. He was still performing right up until the end but had to cancel his tour due to ill health. Give them lots of laughs in heaven Ken.

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  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I went to see him what must be about thirty years ago in Cheltenham. We just roared with laughter all through his act, at the end of the show he didn't end the performance. The stage staff were desperately trying to work out how to get him to wind up the show, but he just kept going, joke after joke. He finally went off stage at least a good hour after the end of the show. My sides were aching as went home with big smiles on our faces.

    Such a naturally funny man who just wanted to make everyone laugh
    Rest in peace our Ken
     
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    A very sad day. we have lost a very fun man, I've laughed until I've cried watching him on TV.

    RIP Ken, you will be missed X
     
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    Zaros Pet Forums, most wanted.

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    Although Ken was a bit before my time, I once received an invite some years ago, to see one of his performances
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    Laugh!

    The man nearly killed me with his sense of humour.

    Another comedy genius taken from us. So sad

    Thanks for the happiness, Ken. You blessed us all. Sleep well.
     
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    cava14 una Anne two black and white boys and a Nortie Tortie

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    He was so funny he'll be missed
     
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    Indeed he could. :)

    I used to go singing to an Age Concern day centre with the pianist from my church, and one Valentines week she put 'Love Is Like A Violin' on the singalong list. Like a lot of the songs we did, I'd never heard of it, so I did my usual trick and looked for it on YouTube. When I told her that was the Ken Dodd version I'd found, she told me she and her husband had once seen his show on holiday, and although he was obviously a truly genius funnyman, when he began to sing she could tell that singing was where his real passion lay. She said she'd felt ever since that he'd perhaps been somewhat cornered into making comedy his overwhelmingly primary role simply because of his goofy looks, and he would really have preferred to have done much more singing throughout his career.

    RIP Ken.
     
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    Ken Dodd lived near my grand parents, i saw him many times, he was a lovely guy.
    RIP Doddy.
     
  9. Arnie83

    Arnie83 PetForums VIP

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    RIP Ken

    Happiness; the greatest gift. Thank you.
     
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  10. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    the last of those who could tell a joke the whole family could listen to AND laugh at
    no swearing and what smut there was, was all of the wink and grin type
    A truly lovely man, who, unlike todays 'stars' always respected those who put him where he was

    RIP Doddy xx
     
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  11. KittenKong

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    Ken Dodd and Des O'Connor were probably the last of the greats when Bruce Forsyth died last year.

    Another unique talent. I loved The Diddymen as a kid.

    It's probably no wonder I love archive Tele so much.

    With all due respect to modern day comedians etc. None come anywhere close to the older unique greats like Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd. Monkhouse would have me smiling like a Cheshire cat before he even opened his mouth. Then comes Ken with his tickling sticks having much the same effect.

    I'm sure most of the modern acts would agree themselves.
     
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  12. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    We still have Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenny Lynch and Barry Cryer
    Or am I just so old m the only one who remembers
     
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    KittenKong PetForums VIP

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    Yes indeed.

    Anyone else remember the Southern Television programme, "Get This" with Kenny Lynch and Harry Fowler?

    "Lucky lucky lucky Jim, My friends all call me lucky Jim". The Jimmy Tarhuck show, BBCtv I think.

    Barry Cryer was more behind the scenes. I remember him from the TV quiz, "Those Wonderful TV Times" in the mid '70s.

    The three Goodies are also still with us. Rumour has it the complete BBCtv shows are finally to be released on DVD in due course.

    I can't wait!
     
  14. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    And there's still Russ Abbot and Jasper Carrott
     
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