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IanDG

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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 11:41:51 pm »
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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 09:23:32 am »
What is weetneet?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 12:39:16 pm »
Qué?
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LEE

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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 12:43:51 pm »
The award for poor choice of words for December goes to The Gruniad.....

"Sachs tried to persuade Cleese to stop short of physical violence during rehearsals and the scenes. But he still ended up being frequently hit, often with spoons. He also suffered acid burns from chemicals used to produced smoke in a memorable scene when Manuel’s white waiter’s jacket caught fire in the Fawlty Towers kitchen.

Speaking of his on-screen chemistry with Sachs, Cleese said....."
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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 12:46:53 pm »
Wow, it's been a while since I've seen Fawlty Towers and those clips just made me laugh out loud once again.   Genius.


RIP Andrew  :'(
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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 12:52:39 pm »
To be fair, he was 86.

26 older than me!! So even if I survive to that age, it's only 26 more years!! God that's depressing.
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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 08:08:42 pm »
In those clips it comes across as he being the comic spirit rather than Cleese. I don't know how true that is really overall but looks more that way.
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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2016, 09:13:30 pm »
To be fair, he was 86.

26 older than me!! So even if I survive to that age, it's only 26 more years!! God that's depressing.

My thoughts are similar. 86 after several years of dementia is not tragic; it's when one's time has come.
Great chap who will be missed.

IMO though this is sad, it's not a 'curse of 2016'.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 12:50:48 pm »
Natch the Daily Heil had to get in on the act:



That's the same newspaper that ran a fromt-page story complaining about the number of Jewish refugees, including the Sachs family, coming to BRITAIN post-Anschluß, though, so any cries of "hypocrites!" will be roundly ignored.
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LEE

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Re: Andrew Sachs - 2016 strikes again...
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 09:44:27 am »
In those clips it comes across as he being the comic spirit rather than Cleese. I don't know how true that is really overall but looks more that way.

I think he was, like Ronnie Barker and Gene Wilder, to name but two, a relatively quiet and refined person who just happened to be a wonderful comedy actor.

It always amazed me, the difference between Ronnie Barker and Norman Stanley Fletcher. Likewise, Manuel and Sachs. (Wilder was famously shy and unfunny in real life).
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