“F U N E X ?”
Those of you who are of a certain age, those of you who are British, those of you who were brought up on 1970s British comedy as a staple of the only 3 TV channels available to us back then (and sometimes, I wish it was still the case, too much choice these days!) will recognise this question, that started off a whole conversation consisting of letters and numbers only, courtesy of The Two Ronnies – Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. And for those of you who have no idea what F U N E X means, it’s “Have you any eggs?”
As a little girl I remember laughing like a drain at some of the things The Two Ronnies got up to in their sketches. Of course, their comedy was on two levels, as some of the best comedy is, fun for children, and more risque humour for the parents. It was true family viewing.
I’ll leave a video below, so that if you want to watch the whole sketch, you can.
Ah, the 1970s… it had it’s own special flavour! Rose-tinted for me probably, because I had a great childhood. I remember playing outdoors in the garden a great deal, making up stories in my head for my Sindy doll (she was a world class gymnast in honour of Nadia Comaneci), writing (but never finishing) boarding school stories (I read so many Mallory Towers, St Clare’s and Chalet School books it probably wasn’t healthy!) and making Hallowe’en Jack o’ Lanterns with my step-dad to greet my mum from the window when she came home from her studies in the evening.
Gosh – this is a real stream of consciousness post – I hope my ramblings haven’t been too incoherent!.
Please enjoy the video of the sketch ‘Swedish Made Simple’ and find out the answer to ‘F U N E X ?”! (It’s slightly risque and of course, comedy of its time. I certainly didn’t understand at least one of the references made to a certain type of Swedish films at the beginning!).
It’s Saturday once more (hallelujah!), and time for the lovely Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. This week, she has asked us to write on ‘ex’. I’ve takena sideways approach to this – it was truly the first thing that came to mind!
Please head on over to Linda’s blog to see what other writes have been inspired by!
6 thoughts on “Ex – SoCS Aug 6/16”
I also grew up in the 70’s but in Germany but St. Clares and Mallory Tower was translated into German and I loved it. No Two Ronnies over there though :-). Thanks for your time travel tonight 🙂
You’re welcome, Bee!
I really liked Peter Seller’s Inspector Clouseau, the show ” Are You Being Served, ” and “Rumpole of the Bailey,” and many English mysteries, to name a few British shows. When I was little I liked old Laurel and Hardy films, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein and such, and Jerry Lewis.
Oooh, ‘Are You Being Served’! “I’m free!”
We saw reruns of “Are You Being Served” here in the US a while back on public television. Really great, Mrs. Slocombe and Captain Peacock. 🙂