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Harry is a British playboy who loves dating beautiful girls, particularly Ruthie (Jenny Lee Wright) who he meets at the Ritz Cinema for a double-date. It turns out on this date that Ruthie wants to bring her friend, Edie Grimsdyke (Rita Webb), who Harry considers a proverbial albatross around his neck. Although Edie seems to be a nice and friendly person, Henry can't help but mock her with back-handed remarks. She ends up shooting down his plans to go to the movies. Eventually, Harry's friend, Paddy (Jackie Wright), shows up to be Edie's date, and he's not impressed by her. Although Harry tries to half-heartedly build up Edie, Paddy remains resistant and turns down Harry's plan to split up the girls so Harry can be alone with Ruthie. However, Harry's plan to pass Paddy off as a dance champion to Edie backfires when Ruthie reacts and leaves with Paddy instead. Edie ends up elated to be with Harry, but her heart is crushed after one more insult. to have her revenge, she starts crying and pouring out her emotions. She asks Harry to nicely ask her out, but after he forces out a feeble but ernest response, she turns him down. Emasculated, Harry swears off women, but then two girls (Teresa Lucas and Lorraine Doyle) wander by and he chases after them.


  • Harry was played by Benny Hill.
  • The movie poster, "Monster From the Black Lagoon," is the British name and poster of the American film, "The Land Unknown" with Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds and Henry Brandon, better known as Barnaby in "March of the Wooden Soldiers" with Laurel and Hardy.
  • According to William Brown at "Benny's Place," this sketch was based on the conversation-driven sketches he used to write with Dave Freeman at the BBC during the Fifties.