Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Doppelganger No 3,217



Mr Pastry; Well-loved 1950's TV comedian.


John Bolton; US National Security Advisor.



39 comments:

  1. I remember hiding behind the sofa when Mr Pastry was on the tv. The overflowing washing machine incident was particularly scary.

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    1. I rather liked him; but I can't remember why.

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    2. My sentiments exactly, Cro. Re Rachel's remark about Charlie Drake, I agree with that too. Another one I could never 'appreciate' was Jimmy Clitheroe.

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    3. About your Mixed Groups comment on my reply a couple of days ago I just saw a full page advert for a job as an "air traffic controller". The German equivalent is written: "Fluglotse/-in". In view of the cost of a full page advert for such a responsible post in a broadsheet I assume this absurd grammatical construction to be grammatically correct. Only problem - there are 3 other grammatical constructions in common use! German grammar? It's a fiasco and a chaos.

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    4. The Clitheroe Kid on the radio. He just about got away with it on radio but it didn't work on tv.

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    5. A couple of years ago my youngest son was here, and needed to fly to Frankfort, and book a hotel room. He telephoned the hotel, and I was astounded to hear him speaking perfectly fluently in German. I'd had no idea he could even say Danke Schoen.

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    6. "got away with it" that's true.

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    7. We all overlapped each other here.

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    8. Archie Andrews wasn't very funny.

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  2. First TV broadcasts here started on 1966,all our childhood without tv...

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    1. My family was late to TV, my parents didn't approve. I was obliged to visit friends to see Mr Pastry.

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    1. I used to think he was very funny, but I did with Charlie Drake too.

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  4. I liked Mr Pastry and custard pies in people's faces. He made us children laugh a lot. I never found Charlie Drake funny though.

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    1. I'm a natural 'laugher', I find everything funny.

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  5. Did he do the dance thing, The Chargers or something like that?

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    1. The Lancers. He danced it on his own.

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    2. I just looked at it on YouTube; brilliant.

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    3. We just watched the Lancers on You Tube as well. Hilarious.

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    4. Richard Hearne. I may have got that right!

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  6. We loved Mr Pastry as a family ..... our Dad loved The Lancers. Laughter is the best ..... does us the world of good. There should be much more of it. XXXX

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    1. Quite right. There's nothing like a good laugh to lift the spirits.

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    2. It is making me laugh even thinking about The Lancers.

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    1. Remarkable similarity, I thought.

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  8. I do not know of Mr. Pasty, but John Bolton is not someone who would make anyone smile.

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    1. You can look him up on YouTube, dancing The Lancers.

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    2. Mr Pastry if you are looking him up, SOAC.

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    3. Yes, Mr Pasty might lead you to Jeremy Corbyn.

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  9. He is a rather handsome man whatever and whoever he is.

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    1. A belly laugh reply. Well done you two.

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  10. About our crossed replies and your son speaking German I'm reminded of Mark Twain when he was on his grand European Tour and he was asked what he thought of German he replied: it's an impossible language but the two best words are damit and womit.

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    1. Not being a German speaker, my knowledge of useful phrases has been limited to the yellings of WW2 German soldiers in war films.

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  11. I remember Richard Hearne. In fact I remember most of those mentioned because I'm of an appropriate age. Charlie Drake was clever, of course, as most of them were but I just couldn't find him funny. Oddly enough I remember that the family and I were watching the programme in about 1960 when he had that terrible accident with the window when they had to cut the programme short. They were put out live then.

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    1. I'd forgotten about the window business. Didn't it almost kill him?

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