Four Candles vs. Fork Handles, courtesy of The Two Ronnies

Four Candles

I’m going to keep this brief because I could write for hours about British comedy pair The Two Ronnies, and it still wouldn’t be enough.

Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker were a mainstay of my parents TV for many years. Their sketch show ran for 16 years, ending in 1987, and many of the individual sketches have entered British pop culture as classics of the genre.

None more so than their Four Candles sketch which is still utterly brilliant nearly 40 years later!

In 2011, after Ronnie Barker had passed on, British comedian Harry Enfield joined with ‘The One Ronnie’ (Corbett) and parodied the sketch to great effect.

The original sketch is so popular that it is often amongst the top entries in ‘best of’ lists compiled by British media. In 2008, the British public, via UK Gold documentary “When Were We Funniest?”, voted it as the funniest of the 70’s and rightly so!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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