Favorite Compo Skit

Discussion in 'Series & Other Polls' started by Scrumpa, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. dick

    dick Well-Known Member

    One of my favourite Compo skits is when he is passing time on and kicking a can around, he picks up the tin and throws it over the hedge. This is answered by an "ow!" so Compo does no more than walk away in the opposite direction as though it's nothing to do with him !! :22::eyesroll:
     
  2. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    Yes, the carrot seemed to have a mind of its own. Some of the action was unplanned and then left in.
     
  3. manfromoswestry

    manfromoswestry Well-Known Member

    The episode where he was dressed like a jockey and performing a skit with trained ferrets in a local church. I don't recall the episode's title at the moment. I also liked the bit in The Waist Land where they dressed in disguise to evade capture for selling Sid and Ivy's food at the fitness camp.
     
  4. barmpot

    barmpot Well-Known Member

    No real difference, except an industrial accident like that was much less likely in the south west. Cheltenham Technical High School actually. It was 1970 so just down to bad luck, these days I would have got compo!
     
  5. WesleyRocks

    WesleyRocks Well-Known Member


    Thank you Elmc, Bill was a great singer, I love when he breaks into song.


    I just started from the pilot last week, all on Youtube, and another thing I enjoy is hearing Compo saying "If you give me a fag I'll let you......." I just love that. Makes me chuckle every time.
     
  6. Beth

    Beth Well-Known Member

    I always felt that Foggy was not suppose to get hit by the carrot because of Bill's reaction. The only time I see Bill get so tickeled. Love it! ;D
     
  7. Elmc

    Elmc Well-Known Member


    no, must be Downhill racer or summat.
     
  8. Elmc

    Elmc Well-Known Member

    See, now, I have the dvd's and you don't see or wear Compo singing. I caught it on YouTube though and I agree with you.
     
  9. Elmc

    Elmc Well-Known Member

    Yes, Yes !! And he hands Foggy his cane and chuckles, "Here, I think ya need this."
     
  10. Elmc

    Elmc Well-Known Member

    lol, Barmpot. how did it make a difference where you were? I truly ask. Thank you to Scrumpa for this topic.
     
  11. Elmc

    Elmc Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is catarrh (sp) having to do with sinus problems or summat. I have the subtickles( lol) and I looked it up straightaway/.
     
  12. Dennisbn514

    Dennisbn514 Well-Known Member

    I liked the opening scene on the hillside when Compo says "Charlie Pablo has a bit tucked away in a eunuch's truss". Brian and Peter can easily be seen as finding this truly amusing. The professional that Bill Owen was....not even a smirk!
     
  13. Beth

    Beth Well-Known Member

    I liked him especially in Greenfinger when he was on top of the carrot and how he reacted when he realized his wellie was stuck on the carrot after he came down.
     
  14. Norm

    Norm Well-Known Member

    In getting Sam home :- There is a lovely moment In " lilly Bless er's" house when the three go to see her before they visit Sam in hospital. Compo is watching her while he is trying to drink his beer, Compos face and actions are hillarious.
     
  15. brendalovescompo

    brendalovescompo Well-Known Member

    This is a great topic!!

    Yes, Wesley, there are so many that everyone has mentioned. The funny side of Christmas. Even though it was a short 6 minutes, I loved that one, not being taken in by the commercialism of it all. I knew they couldn't hold out. How he was dressed was hilarious! I liked 40 ft. ferret , I believe where he was checking out the church, the gold eagle, and jumping over the grave of the priest!! Picking his nose!!, making his sighing noises!! New ones. Ah, here is one. Hail smiling morn,or thereabouts. When they were in a bar the next morning after sleeping in the tent. He was talking about his "person", "to wash it (mouthing) thoroughly"! He couldn't go outside to check,so he marked "NO"
     
  16. WesleyRocks

    WesleyRocks Well-Known Member

    I think one of my favorite Compo moments is in Ordeal by Trousers. At the end when they are on stage doing their skit. It really shows Bill's talents (singing) with the acting like Compo all wrapped into one.
    However there are so many great Compo moments it is hard to pick just one.
     
  17. WesleyRocks

    WesleyRocks Well-Known Member

    I never knew that was what he was saying, I thought it was guitar as well!!!
    Funny, when you don't know what someone is saying you kind of fill it in.
    Thanks, Barmpot!!
     
  18. Ron-po

    Ron-po Well-Known Member

    My absolute favorite has to be the scene in Frozen Turkey Man, in which Compo firmly grasps Foggy's head and plants a huge, long kiss on his forehead. Followed with Foggy's "has it started to swell yet" comment. I don't care how many times I see that, I laugh till I have tears. Sometimes I rewind that part and watch it again. Too funny!!
     
  19. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes thats the one ;D
     
  20. Scrumpa

    Scrumpa Well-Known Member

    "Spot on" Chuffer. Did you ever notice how often Compo volunteers to do crazy things while at times he'll exclaim emphatically something like, for example, "I'm not going into the water" (spoken slowly for effect - just before he gets thrown into the water - or whatever else it is that he swears he won't do)? I laugh every time.
     

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