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Eric Sykes dies at 89Yrs!


Nontek
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A sad loss, they don't make them like that any more!

Condolences to his family!

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mole44

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He'll be sadley missed,i have both the original plank and the remake,deadpan humour at it's best. I only wish some so called comedians of today would look at things like these and learn you don't have to use foul language and vulgarity and shout to be funny.

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carver

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I've the same sentiments as the rest of you about him, great comedian who made a name for himself as a comedian and writer with out having to swear every 2 seconds.

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buteman

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Chegs ®™

There was 2 versions of the Plank.Not sure if you seen both.

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daz60

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Grew up with The Man and a sad loss to comedy,his brand of clean humour is lost to many of this generation.

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Bingalau

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Wasn't he one of the Goons? I know it was mostly on wireless (sorry I mean radio). But I remember them all from that show.

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Macscouse

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Bingalau, he wrote a lot of the Goon Show scripts with Spike Milligan. One of the best.

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Aitchbee

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Eric co-wrote the Goon Show with Spike for a few weeks...'cos Spike was finding a bit difficult to do the writing single-handed.

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Aitchbee

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Macscouse...snap!

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Forum Editor

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I don't think I've ever heard anyone say a bad word about Eric Sykes. He was undoubtedly one of the finest comedy actors this country has ever produced, and he seemed to be a nice man, too. It isn't always the case with comedians.

They played a clip of him on Radio 4 this afternoon, talking about the fact that he lost his hearing, and eventually got special hearing aids built into his glasses. He explained "For years on stage I was as deaf as a post - didn't hear a laugh, not a single laugh. Then I got these and realised I wasn't getting any laughs".

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Aitchbee

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FE - nice one, sounds like the late Bob Monkhouse's joke "they used to laugh when I told 'em I was a comedian...but they're not laughing now."

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