Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of a handful of British sketch-comedy series to enjoy worldwide distribution and popularity, The Two Ronnies was a showcase for the wild, non sequitur humor of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Although anything could happen and usually did on the series' 96 half-hour episodes, certain segments, sketches, and routines were trotted out again and again. Among these were Corbett's hilariously rambling, pointless monologues, Barker's "character" sketches, TV-series takeoffs along the lines of "Piggy Malone" and "The Worm That Turned," musical numbers by prominent pop artists, and the closing "newscast," which always signed off with "It's good night from me...and it's good night from him." The Two Ronnies originally aired on BBC1 from April 10, 1971 to February 1, 1986, remaining in circulation forever thanks to syndicated reruns and home-video collections.