Vale, Dave Allen

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Sadly, Irish comedian Dave Allen has passed away unexpectedly. His show was one of the highlights of my week’s viewing as a kid. May his God go with him.

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Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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James Farrell
James Farrell
2021 years ago

THE highlight of mine. I was just about to put something about it on the Captain’s Weekend Reflections thread. I’ll link to this instead.

I wonder why he just disappeared in his prime. And why we never got repeats. One of my favourite sketches (not altogether unrelated to recent debates on TA) went something like:

WATSON (arriving at Baker Street in a state of great agitation): Holmes, I’m deeply shocked. Someone just told me that people are talking about us. They’re saying that you and I have a ho-mo-sexual relationship!

HOLMES: But, Watson, we do!

WATSON: Yes, I know that. It’s just that I… I don’t like it getting about, that’s all.

Niall
Niall
2021 years ago

Actually, the parting phrase should be…..”May his God go with him”

Niall
Niall
2021 years ago

D’OH! That’ll teach me to read the whole thing.

James Farrell
James Farrell
2021 years ago

That’s OK, Niall. Not everyone is going to have the stamina to get all the way through as long a post as that.

Mark Bahnisch
2021 years ago

James, you beat me to it.

Goodnight, and may your God go with you.

I also like Dave Allen’s answer to the question “Is it whiskey, rye or scotch?” with reference to the always present glass by his chair – “Yes”. And the fact that he never enlightened us on how that fingertip disappeared between two series…

Gaby
Gaby
2021 years ago

I was just talking about him to my wife the other night, asking whether she watched him, as I saw that the ABC are selling a compilation DVD.

A highlight of my Friday nights too. Loved his (ir-)religious humour.