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Offline GadgetMaster

Ronnie Barker passes away
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:23:41 PM »
Ronnie Barker dies aged 76

A sad loss to British comedy.

There aren't that many people who can make me laugh in this sometimes wicked world. He will be missed :-(
 

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Re: Ronnie Barker passes away
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 11:52:11 AM »
:-(

It's kinda weird that when I caught some of the Two Ronnies Sketchbook at my mum's house a few months back my first reaction was "I thought Ronnie Barker was dead." He was out of the public eye for so long that I just assumed he was long gone. But on that note, it's more of a human loss than a loss for British comedy.
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Re: Ronnie Barker passes away
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005, 01:32:10 PM »
"The Two Ronnies" was THE comedy show I grew up with.

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Re: Ronnie Barker passes away
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005, 02:00:06 PM »
The character "Fletcher" from Porrige was a happy marriage of comedy genius and brilliant acting.  He was truly a flawed hero that wouldn't have had anywhere near the same charisma had he been played by anyone else.

"Born free.....  'Til somebody caught me....."

:lol:

Barker was a master of the art of timing, visual gags, delivery and had a fantastic range as an actor.  He was one of the very few comics who could play a role believably straight too.
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Re: Ronnie Barker passes away
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005, 05:55:32 PM »
Open All Hours has to be my favourite thing that he did.

Sheer genious.