Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H: Humor

I like to think I'm funny.  Entertaining.  Maybe not really original, but as long as I make people laugh, I'm happy with that.

When I was 5 or 6 years old, my great-grandmother (she was my other mother while Mom worked 3 jobs) would be channel surfing in the evening and find PBS, stopping right there.  What was on?  Benny Hill.

Because that's exactly what a 5 or 6 year old should be watching.  Benny "women running around in their underwear" Hill.

Of course I had to share a picture of him in drag.

That was the start of my obsession with British TV/humor.  Faulty Towers, Are You Being Served?, and Monty Python all came in line after that.  Combine that with musicals from the 1940s and 1950s, Danny Kaye and Donald O'Connor, you can imagine where the hilarity went from there.

That dry and sarcastic tone is built into me, which I've learned since leaving Chicago, doesn't always go over well in small-town Michigan.

But Family Guy sure as hell does.


  1. Monty Python! Danny Kaye and Donald O'Connor! Yes!

    I have that dry and sarcastic tone, too, and I always find myself to be hilarious. Sadly, most of the time, people don't seem to realize that I'm being dry and sarcastic. Oh well...their loss.

  2. Why yes, Benny Hill was perfectly suitable for someone your age.
    Fawlty Towers and Monty Python are two of the funniest shows ever.
    And while Family Guy crosses the line, it's pretty damn funny as well.