Funnily enough I bought all the It Ain't Half Hot Mum dvd's the other week and have been watching a few episodes each evening. I forgot how good they where. I'm on the second series only another six to go. ;D So glad I bought them.
Even the Hun makes a pretty poor fighter with his head buried in a handkerchief! Captain G. Mainwaring
Yes, when the audience at the pilot for Dads Army were asked for their views most hated it, if David Croft had not 'filed away' the report that would have been the end.
Could that have explained the reason for there being audience laughter over the opening credits of 'The Man And The Hour'?
It was the first time anyone had seen the opening sequence, so it may have been amusing for some of the elderly audience (the British retreating etc). We are so used to the sequence, we take it for granted.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 26, 2012 23:07:36 GMT 12
Maybe the racist material is in the Urdu words that the Punka Wallah mumbles when he is kicked?
Because other than that, I can't think of anything in the series that is warranting a banning. The BBC are idiots for banning this, I'm glad I don't live in the over-politically correct UK, what a nightmare that must be. I thought it was bad here.
They even censored the christmas song A fairytale of new york over here for a while , the lyrics your a bum your a faggot, well the word faggot was censored amazingly, it seems to go from one extreme to the other never ever finding the middle ground. I know one of the main complaints about IAHHM was the blacking up of white actors, what they didn't realise was that Michael Bates was actually half Indian.
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