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24-07-2021, 01:05 PM
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R.I.P. Arthur

Today is exactly 38 years, 8 months and 9 days since Arthur Askey died, at the age of 82. Although I didnít particularly like him, and never really thought he was funny, it doesn't seem right to let the day pass without taking a moment to reflect on his life. I have already taken my moment, but for those who yet havenít, perhaps now would be a good time.


Arthur, with his almost slightly unforgettable catch phrases, "Hello playmates!", "I thank you" and "Before your very eyes", was a regular face on the TV as I was growing up. Iím not sure I ever saw him in colour, and I will always remember him in black and white.


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24-07-2021, 01:18 PM
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I'd never heard of him, but I loved this Bee song! Made me laugh - he looked a right character!
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24-07-2021, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Pixie Knuckles ->
I'd never heard of him, but I loved this Bee song! Made me laugh - he looked a right character!
Never heard of him?
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24-07-2021, 01:22 PM
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My commiserations Harbal

Unfortunately he must have been slightly before my time
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24-07-2021, 01:24 PM
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Re: R.I.P. Arthur

Originally Posted by Pixie Knuckles ->
I'd never heard of him, but I loved this Bee song! Made me laugh - he looked a right character!
Perhaps he was a bit before your time, Pixie, whereas I am old enough not to have been spared.
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24-07-2021, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Minx ->
My commiserations Harbal
Than you, Minx.

Originally Posted by Minx ->
Unfortunately he must have been slightly before my time
Yes, you do have that to thank him for.
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24-07-2021, 01:34 PM
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Hello playmates.

I thank you.
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24-07-2021, 01:36 PM
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Re: R.I.P. Arthur

Originally Posted by Harbal ->
Today is exactly 38 years, 8 months and 9 days since Arthur Askey died, at the age of 82.

Ė Snip Ė
Hard to believe it was all those years ago, where does the time go?

Originally Posted by Pixie Knuckles ->
I'd never heard of him, but I loved this Bee song! Made me laugh - he looked a right character!
Originally Posted by Minx ->
My commiserations Harbal

Unfortunately he must have been slightly before my time
Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
Never heard of him?
That could be said to be a problem LD with having these 'youngsters' on OFF, they can make
'older' members feel even older (without of course, intending to)!
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24-07-2021, 01:36 PM
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Hello playmates.

I thank you.

Let's not forget, "before your very eyes", mart.
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24-07-2021, 01:40 PM
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Re: R.I.P. Arthur

Originally Posted by Harbal ->
Today is exactly 38 years, 8 months and 9 days since Arthur Askey died, at the age of 82. Although I didnít particularly like him, and never really thought he was funny, it doesn't seem right to let the day pass without taking a moment to reflect on his life. I have already taken my moment, but for those who yet havenít, perhaps now would be a good time.


Arthur, with his almost slightly unforgettable catch phrases, "Hello playmates!", "I thank you" and "Before your very eyes", was a regular face on the TV as I was growing up. Iím not sure I ever saw him in colour, and I will always remember him in black and white.
I remember the 60's ... started in black & white, finished in glorious Technicolor.

.... like the Beatles:
 
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