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Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)

GUEST,I Don't Know 04 Jul 12 - 06:51 AM
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Subject: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 06:51 AM

Sad to read that the comedian Eric Sykes died today aged 89. R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 07:35 AM

What a shame, made us laugh with good clean humour. He and Hattie were a great double act. Remember them with affection. RIP

Rog


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 07:49 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18704263


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 07:56 AM

You could always tell when he helped Spike with the 'Goon Show' scripts, because there was something that might be described as a plot, and I think most of those involved enjoyed those where he collaborated even more than Spike's solo efforts.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 08:08 AM

Another part of my childhood gone. Eric seemed to be involved in so many of the radio comedy programmes that were popular when I were a lad.
Either as a performer, or as a scriptwriter.
What a pity his gentle funny style of comedy has almost totally gone, to be replaced by mockery of the slow, and inadequate, in society.
The exagerration, and subsequent sending up of stereotypes, and the hiding behind one character to say things they might not say otherwise.
Eric you will be sorely missed in this household.

RIP


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Northerner
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 08:09 AM

I remember seeing "The Plank" in the cinema with my parents. It was supporting another film and now I have no idea what the other film was. A very funny man. RIP.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 08:57 AM

The get-together of Eric(Sykes)Hattie(Jaques)& Corky(Derek Guyler) should bring some joy to the angels.

R.I.P. May he hear in heaven (to miss-quote Beethoven)


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: fat B****rd
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 09:13 AM

Apoart from the wonderful 'Plank@ and the tv shows I liked him in 'Shalako' and 'The Others'. A very talented and funny man.
RIP Mr. Sykes.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Brian May
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 03:00 PM

I know it's a bit fanciful, but I would love to think you're reunited with Spike and the others . . .

RIP Eric, thanks for all the laughs and the fun.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 03:15 PM

Respect. One of the last of the old school.


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Subject: RE: obit: Eric Sykes.
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 03:28 PM

Wonderful comedy of course, both as a writer and performer, but also a very respectable guitarist, usually on an arch-top for TV purposes, though his real love was flamenco. He was taught by the great Ivor Mairantz.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 04:16 PM

He had a wonderful knack for silent comedy; he could have us i stitches with a look, a gesture or just a well-timed pause. I can't think of anyone who comes close today.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 08:27 AM

Really sad news. That's about it now, I think they have all gone and 'comedy' is now in the hands of self opinionated foul mouthed arseholes like Rick Gervase and Jimmy Carr.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 11:40 PM

One of the BEST, goodnight Eric.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: GUEST,Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 04:32 AM

His autobiography is good reading and true to his wonderful humour is called "If I don't write it nobody else will!"


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 08:42 AM

It's hard to think of guys like these being dead. They leave so much behind. It's a shock to realise that he was 89 - he will always be much younger in my recollection.

RIP Eric.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 10:49 AM

Great comedian and comedy writer. Shame about the Rhodesia connection. Someone had to say it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 11:16 AM

There IS no Rhodesia connection. He played there at the time of UDI - so what - Britain was trading with Rhodesia at the time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: alanabit
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 05:00 AM

I will remember him as a fine comedian and writer. I had not known that he was a musician too. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 05:47 AM

I never really 'got' him. They used to say he was influenced by Jacques Tati - I didn't 'get' him either.

Apparently he wrote some of the early Hancock scripts. Hancock, I loved.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 01:18 PM

I would rather spend half an hour in the company of Eric Sykes, than half an hour in the company of Robert Mugabe.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Comedian Eric Sykes (1923-2012)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 03:53 PM

racist!


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