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The Bill is a British police procedural TV-series focusing on the lives and work of a group of police officers.
The activity features a chubby officer (Benny Hill) watching a mugger (Bob Todd) stealing a purse from an old lady (Anna Dawson) and getting it back. Oblivious to the mugging, when she notices it missing, she starts hitting the officer when she notices him with it.
Down the street, the same mugger slips behind two officers (Mike Mulloy and Jon Jon Keefe) and attaches two braided pony tails to their helmets.
Further down the street, as the mugger is getting away with his ill-gotten gains, he passes the same officer from before (Benny Hill). When he tries to rally other officers for help, he learns his whistle won't work so he rings the cap of another officer (Johnny Hutch) like a bell. When he replaces it, it vibrates his partner's head.
While forming a police barricade, the chubby officer watches as his wallet and stop watch are being lifted by the crowd behind him. To rush past them, the crowd pull down the pants and skirts off the officers and break through.
The blue siren appearing between the scenes turns out to be on the helmet of one of the officers (Johnny Hutch). The credits then roll over the footage of the feet of two officers walking, a male officer (Jon Jon Keefe and a female officer Susie Waring), but as the camera pans up, their feet are transposed to each other.

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  • This sketch is a parody of "The Bill," a British police procedural television series which ran on ITV in Great Britain from August 16, 1983 to August 30, 2010. The series starred former Hill's Angel, Lisa Maxwell.
  • Considering this sketch is so brief, it is likely this was unused police humor taped to be originally used as part of The Good Guys sketch.
  • "Helmet used as bell" and "Police Barricade" are both recycled from the Grand Wheelchair Rally on December 26, 1978.
  • Sue Upton and Susie Waring play additional officers.
  • William Brown of "Benny's Place" mentions that the faux "ending titles" seem to be a cheap shot at the various people who had been criticizing Benny's style of comedy in print.

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