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Episode: 60
Date: May 30, 1991
Time: 1:33:1
Musical Director:
Vocals: The Ladybirds
Producer: Cathy M. Cambria and Don Taffner (New York City), Philip Jones (London)
Director: Dennis Kirkland
Writer: Benny Hill


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"I told you to get off at Washington Square!"


  • Benny Hill impersonates Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Roseanne Barr.
  • How to Meet Beautiful Women
  • A Streetcar Named Desiree
  • Gangster Benny




  • Dr. Ruth - "I love to see you laughing... So much of you seems to be having a good time."

  • Roseanne Barr - I knew a man who told his wife that he thought black underwear was sexy. So for three years she didn't bother to wash his underwear."

  • Dr. Ruth - "It doesn't matter who wears the pants in the family just so long there is money in the pocket."

  • Stella - "Why do you always throw your clothes on the floor?"
    Frank - "Because they won't stick to the ceiling!"

  • Frank - "It's so hot out I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both walking!"

  • Desiree - "I slept like a little bitty baby."
    Frank - "What did you do? Wet the bed?"

  • Frank - "Could you hear us out here?"
    Desiree - "No..."
    Frank - "Funny, we could hear you out here!"

  • Henry McGee - "He's facing the wrong way. He can't see where he's going."
    Chow Mein - "He doesn't want to see where he's going. He wants to see where he's been!."

  • Chow Mein - "I was going to do an impression of a jackass, but he beat me to it."


  • The opening quickies feature:
  • Later quickies feature:
    • Benny in a host segment annoyed by a vagrant (Joey Faye) and getting arrested by a police officer (Lanny Flaherty)
    • Benny stands in front of the GE Building in New York's Rockefeller Center marked with a "Made in Japan" sign. William Brown of "Benny's Place" explains that the Japanese owned a share of real estate in Rockefeller Center.
  • Benny does impressions of Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Roseanne Barr. His studio audience includes Anna Dawson, Lorraine Doyle (behind Anna), Bob Todd, Mike Mulloy (to Bob's right), Jon Jon Keefe (to Benny's right) and Johnny Hutch (to Benny's left). The others seem to be unidentified new Angels.
    • The book Benny steps up on As Dr. Ruth is "1001 Ways to Please A Man" by E. M. Barrister.
  • Benny's line "13th floor/Not superstitious" is recycled from the The Stamp Collector and The Hitchhiker sketches.
  • This episode was filmed in two parts with exterior shots using local talent in New York City and interior shots filmed with Benny's regular cast in London. As a result, the entirety of the "How To Meet Beautiful Women" sketch was taped in New York City except the end with Bob Todd and Lorraine Doyle which was filmed at Teddington Studios.
    • In one of the host segments, the by-standers in the background are stopping and watching the filming.
  • Despite being one of his favorite cast members, Sue Upton doesn't get any lines in the special. She only appears in the bank robbery quickie, the Chow Mein sketh and the Common Cold Recovery Choir sketch.
  • In an odd and ingenious bit, Henry McGee instead of playing himself interviewing Chow Mein actually shows up as an irate director getting even more angry as Chow Mein tries to audition the world's worst ventriloquist act.
  • Benny's "Raiders of the Lost Jungle" director routine is basically a retread of Programme Planner from 1973 and Germany Calling from 1973 without the use of a person on the end of a phone line.
  • This was the last episode made at Teddington Studios in London. All of the exterior scenes were filmed in New York City.
  • Benny's exterior scenes were filmed in Times Square and on the west side of Central Park with the San Remo Apartments in the distance.
  • This special was not aired in England until two years after Benny's death. Billed as "Benny Hill: Unseen," it aired in two parts on April 12, 1994 and May 16, 1994.
  • Although Hill's Little Angels are credited for this special, the only one who actually appears is Richard Whatling.
  • This special was supposed to launch a series of specials from various countries. Unfortunately, Benny died before further episodes could be filmed.