Funniest Television Couple Ever?

Marina'sTwin

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#21
I gotta say Howard and Marina, but I don't know if ya'll consider them a couple. LOL Onslow and Daisy from "Keeping Up Appearances" were funny too. I don't watch a lot of American TV ( I don't really watch a lot of TV at all! ) but I would say Fred and Ethel from "I Love Lucy" were funny. I watch TV with my mom sometimes, but not very often, so these are just the people I see on the shows she watches.
 

Norm

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#23
I know this isn't television but does anyone from Britain remember "The Glums" a radio program back in the early sixties ?? I think Jimmy Edwards was the star but Ron and Ethel were the two I remember best, they were such funny characters and hilarious voices .
 

dick

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#24
I know this isn't television but does anyone from Britain remember "The Glums" a radio program back in the early sixties ?? I think Jimmy Edwards was the star but Ron and Ethel were the two I remember best, they were such funny characters and hilarious voices .
Ron was voiced by a guy called Dick Bentley and Eth was voiced by June Whitfield (whom we know as Nellie , Travis' wife) Yes I remember The Glums. :wink: :35:
 

Big Unc

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#26
I know this isn't television but does anyone from Britain remember "The Glums" a radio program back in the early sixties ?? I think Jimmy Edwards was the star but Ron and Ethel were the two I remember best, they were such funny characters and hilarious voices.
The programme was actually titled 'Take It From Here' starring Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley (an Australian comedy actor). The Glums was a sketch within the programme.
 
#27
Oliver Wendell Douglas and Lisa Douglas (Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) in Green Acres take some beating, but I agree, Wally and Nora were great. "Talk to me, you never talk to me" *Look at the view we've come to look at the view"
 
#28
I have been writing in the past about how incredibly funny Nora and Wally are, especially in Series 8. Are they really the funniest couple ever in television history(American or British shows)?

The only couple that might come close to me is Basil and Cybil Fawlty. That was a great combination!

In American TV, perhaps Archie and Edith Bunker of All in the Family might be best. However, some of you might even stick within Summer Wine to vote for their favorite; Sid and Ivy or Howard and Pearl. Actually, Richard and Hyacinth Bucket are very good too.

But for me, it is Wally and Nora first, and Basil and Cybil Fawlty in a close second.

Your thoughts?

I must go with Basil & Cybil ... her chilling calm off-set his mad antics making them funnier ... also she, like most of the cast was quite shorter than he so the contrast added to the visual humour in many scenes.
 
#29
My all time favorite funniest couple in British television is Hyacinth and Richard.

favorite funniest LOTSW couple is Nora and Wally

favorite funniest couple in American Television is Fred and Ethel Mertz from I Love Lucy
 
#31
Jim and "Barb" Royle perhaps. Not a couple but father and son I give you Albert and Harold K Steptoe . Sid James and Peggy Mount were sparring work colleagues in George and the Dragon . Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewell were a warring brother and sister in Nearest and Dearest
 
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