August 20, 2018

JAMES POND 0017'

Having fun this week looking at some of the topical satire from the Benny Hill. In this 1965 segment, From Moscow With Love, Hill stars as James Pond/Agent 0017' in a parody of From Russia With Love. As Spy Vibers will recognize, Hill was essentially quoting the memorable scenes from the original Bond film re: secret code phrases and dining car patter- but with some hilarious turns. Although some of the humor is physical, I do believe the sketch originated during his Benny Hill Time BBC radio series in 1964 and was later available on his LPs as "Film Director-Producer: J. Arthur Scuttle... From Moscow With Love". Perhaps a Spy Viber with The World of Benny Hill or Benny at the BBC recordings can verify? Check our posts this week for more Spy Vibe satire from Benny Hill. Enjoy!


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