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Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)

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Subject: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 05:51 AM

Sad news. Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor and wielder of the tickling stick, Ken Dodd, has passed away aged 90. I never saw him live but I believe his shows were wonderful and always went on far longer than they should.

RIP Ken from one of the 'diddy men'.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: MikeL2
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:08 AM

Hi

Sad news. We saw him several times over the years. Never a dull moment and never a rude joke.

His shows often went on, and on more than one occasion we missed our bus home.

genuine funny man.

RIP

Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:23 AM

I saw him at Blackpool at the age of 16 and nearly wet myself with laughing. I saw him again - 35 years later in Horsham - with the same effect. Laughed until I cried.

Luckily, we went to the first house of the Horsham gig. As we came out, at around 10.30pm, the second house audience was waiting to go in...

A unique entertainer.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: David C. Carter
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:24 AM

He's not dead.

    He's just gone to Knotty Ash.
    R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: GUEST,Sol
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:51 AM

A one-off and genuinely funny man.
One of the Brit greats, for sure.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:20 AM

"I've started to practise safe sex - I've had a handrail fitted round the bed!"

"What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day for jumping into a supermarket trolley stark naked and shouting 'how about this for a special offer!'"

He was the best of the lot I reckon. Well, him and Billy Connolly, different enough for me to have two favourites!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: bradfordian
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:49 AM

Ken Dodd R.I.P. Just hope the tax man is not in the same place!

Thanks for all laughs, Ken


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: fat B****rd
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 08:27 AM

"What a wonderful day for wearing a kilt, standing on your head and saying 'How's that for a shuttlecock?'"
I must have first heard Mr. Dodd on Workers Playtime! and found him hilarious ever since.
RIP Doddy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Johnny J
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 09:44 AM

Sad news. A fewe "Tears" shed today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys1ShRxuAnY&feature=youtu.be


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 10:36 AM

Aye, a one-off! been laughing all morning at the gags being played on the wireless.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 11:33 AM

If you bang two halves of a horse together, it doesn't make the sound of a coconut.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 12:03 PM

Not my favourite comedian but he did once pay for my dinner in a restaurant in Nottingham. He walked in... saw I was on my own and asked if he could sit with me. I said yes... he paid. He was good company. Some straight talk and a little of his humour at the table. Great respect..... and RIP Doddy!.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd
From: Kenny B
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 12:18 PM

A great comedian and an expert at the double entendre eg the song "ap pyness" and married the love of his life 48 hours before he died


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: Acme
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 12:40 PM

Never heard of him - and what a story about his tax troubles that appears in his BBC obit.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 12:59 PM

"Never heard of him"... How does THAT work! :-)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: Acme
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:08 PM

In the U.S. quite easily. I've never heard of him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:38 PM

Ken Dodd was a top comedian back in the days when comedians were funny, he was charged with tax evasion, but was found not guilty much to the joy of most of the UK public.
Saw him twice in Summer shows at Blackpool when the weans were wee.

A truly funny man, in the best sense of the word... RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:39 PM

Sorry forgot handle


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:48 PM

You would not have understood his humour Acme.

Someone recently said to me that Australians obviously have no sense of humour because they laugh at American comedy. This was someone from the Uk who has lived in Australia since 1950.

Two (or is it three?) nations divided by a common language.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:56 PM

It took the better part of a year to get Red Green. Well worth it.

R.I.P. Mr. Dodd


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:24 PM

Happiness, Happiness, the greatest gift that I posses, I thank the Lord that I've been blessed, with more than my share of Happiness....

And it took me a few years to realise he was tempting fate, with that song. And he got away with it. His trick was never to nod a wink about it. A lot of his humour was obvious, but he knew subtlety. I would say that would make it his best joke.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:33 PM

Yes, Acme, I suppose my surprise was prematurely expressed. In a tribute to Doddy by Michael Grade on telly tonight, he said that his was a peculiarly British kind of humour. Another aspect was that he never used TV shows as his medium. Ken needed a live audience more than anything else. There are no Ken Dodd TV box sets that the Beeb could have sold to the yanks!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd - Nov. 8, 1927 - Mar. 12, 2018
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 08:11 PM

Got some serious negative feedback once calling him Reb Green. Who knew

We're All in This Together

Add. more the same then different


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,Murpholly
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:04 AM

Yes, and by marrying his long time partner on Friday, he has managed to do the tax man out of a great deal of money.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:16 AM

He seemed to be a man with a wonderful attitude to life. He was part of all of our growing up years here in the UK.

By all accounts, he was a decent man according to those that knew him personally.

I saw him and Ms. Jones in a restaurant in Bournemouth five or six years ago and they were courteous to everyone who approached them.

There have been some negative comments in the local press regarding him "Shafting the British treasury". It was his money, he earned it and no doubt paid tax on it and Anne Jones has been satisfying his shaft for the past 40 years so she is fully entitled to the bestowment.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:22 AM

If you really see getting married to someone who's been you faithful partner for forty years as doing the taxman out of money, then an awful lot of married people are doing the taxman out of money. What a curmudgeon you are. Sheesh. And let me remind you that he was acquitted of the tax evasion charges.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:27 AM

Steve, Ken Dodd did not go to prison for tax evasion but in 1989 but should have.

He faced tax fraud charges at Liverpool crown court involving several hundred thousand pounds stored in the attic, under the bed, in suitcases, and offshore accounts.

The verdict was marred by the estimated £2million tax bill he faced, made up of legal fees and around £825,000 in tax he promised to pay back whatever the trial’s outcome.

After being cleared of tax evasion in the 1980s, Dodd has become a true national treasure. He has been knighted at the age of 89 for charity work and his outstanding career in entertainment lasting more than six decades.

So, my friend, I think the title "curmudgeon" is more fitting to you than the late Ken Dodd.

The investiture comes 25 years after he was first awarded an OBE for services to show business and charity


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:34 AM

I never understood how Sir Ken Dodd only just got a knighthood after decades of excelling in his field and making millions feel happy.

Then Victoria Beckham gets an OBE for not being a good singer and not filling out a simple annual return from Companies House.

Steve, Mr. Dood was no curmudgeon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:11 AM

Hang on a minute! The person I was calling a curmudgeon is "Guest Murpholly," not Ken Dodd. Ken was acquitted. Not guilty. Discharged. If there's an organiser of a lynch mob or kangaroo court here then I'm not listening! On top of that, the last two posters seem to have got what I said somewhat confused. Have a large espresso and try again!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:15 AM

Incidentally, keeping money in suitcases, attics, under mattresses and even in offshore accounts is not illegal. Not defending the latter, but doing any of those things does NOT make you a criminal!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:18 AM

It didn't take long to start raking up the past. What's the point in this? Let the poor man rest in peace Steve.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:21 AM

That's just daft. I haven't raked up anything apart from his jokes. I've been stoutly defending the man against real raker-upperers. Read the thread!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:25 AM

Have you ever been tickled by good will?

Good old Will...

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:30 AM

Indeed Dave, Anne Jones was well rewarded for tickling his length lol


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 08:00 AM

He was showing no sign of slowing down - his web page showed tour dates to July this year.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 10:12 AM

Unwarranted cynicism, anonymous Guest. Give it a bloody rest, will you. If this was below the line where it should be you'd have to keep your trap shut, wouldn't you?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,Keberoxu
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 10:28 AM

I'm with Acme on this one.
Although "The Red Green Show" is something I have seen listed,
I never knew what it was.
And that name simply has never come up where I lived and worked.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 01:24 PM

The Red Green Show appears to be a Canadian TV comedy. What has it got to do with Ken Dodd?

DC


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 01:37 PM

Been struggling with that meself, Doug. Glad it's not just me!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 03:35 PM

Americans don't know this Fodd fellow but it may be worth their while to check him out, like red green, whose programs are carried on US public broadcasting but whose humour is lost to many, many americans, like Ken Dodd's.

Simples


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 03:54 PM

e.g.. A man goes into a pet shop and goes up to a cage full of parrots'

"How much are your parrots?" he asks the owner.


"Well, he replied, the ones on the floor of the cage are 12/6d; the ones on the middle perch are 15 shillings and the ones on the top are 17/6d".

"Why are the ones on the top dearer?"

"They're on higher perches"

Huh?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 04:08 PM

No disrespect for Ken intended...

[Red enters the lodge, feeling depressed]

Red Green: Harold, if the people of this community ever find out what we did in that parking lot to that cow, I will never be able to hold my head up high again.

Harold Green: You actually did it, Uncle Red? You did that whole "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" thing to that poor little defenseless milk-maker?

Red Green: We chickened out, Harold, every last one of us. There wasn't one guy who could look into those big brown eyes and nail her with a sledgehammer. Guys were sobbing and they got misty-eyed. At one point, Moose Thompson asked the cow to marry him. This is a dark day for the image of Possum Lodge.

Harold Green: Well, I for one am very proud of you, Uncle Red.

Red Green: Don't make it worse, Harold. I don't know how many vegetarians there are in this country, but I bet most of them work in slaughter houses. Eating meat is like having kids: the less you know about it, the more likely you are to go ahead.

Harold Green: Well, I hope you apologize to the cow, because she's had a very stressful day.

Red Green: Oh, you can tell that by the back seat of Stinky's Cadillac.

Huh?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 05:49 PM

You simply don't get it. Give up.

Hire purchase.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Acme
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:49 PM

I like Red Green, but then I grew up right near the US/Canadian border and got regular exposure to their brand of humor via radio and TV.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 09:18 PM

If you google Liverpool Echo "Amazing Ken Dodd tribute drawn in DIRT on back of filthy work van", you'll see an amazing, warm-hearted, affectionate tribute to Doddy that some bloke has created from the film of dirt on the back of a white van. It's lovely, honest!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: GUEST,Little Robyn
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 03:30 AM

Only ex-pats down under would know much about Ken Dodd but I heard him many years ago when I was in Britain. We just loved the Diddymen.
Here's a sample of Doddy and the Diddymen
Robyn in NZ


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 04:14 AM

Amazing Ken Dodd tribute drawn in DIRT on back of filthy work van

There you go. You need to scroll down a bit.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ken Dodd (1927-2018)
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 05:30 AM

Goodness me Dave, that's worthy of Banksie!


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