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Chuckle Brothers Paul and Barry
Chuckle Brothers Paul and Barry

The Chuckle Brothers, Paul and Barry, (Barry born 24 December 1944) from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are prominent figures in British children's television and comedy at large. They are brothers, and their real names are Paul and Barry Elliot. Image File history File links Chucklevision. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Map sources for Rotherham at grid reference SK4392 Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, built upon the River Don near the confluence of the Don and the Rother. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Childrens television shows are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ...


Born into a showbiz family, they began as a comedy duo and won the television talent show New Faces in 1974. Despite this they did not find real success until the advent of their own television show for the BBC in 1985, Chucklehounds, aimed at pre-school children. They quickly moved on to their most famous show, Chucklevision, in 1987. In 1998, Chucklevision was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA Award in the category Best Children's Television Series. Jimmy and Brian Patton, other real-life brothers of the pair, also make regular appearances and go by the name The Patton Brothers. In 2005, recording began on the 18th straight series. There was also a show called Chuckle Maths, which ran on day time television. New Faces was a British television talent show popular in the 1970s, presented by Derek Hobson. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television) and the world. ... This article is about the year. ... Chuckle Brothers Paul and Barry ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Chuckle Brothers Paul and Barry ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Patton Brothers, Jimmy and Brian, are the two elder brothers of Paul and Barry Chuckle, The Chuckle Brothers. ...


They have also presented a game show called To Me, To You, named after their catchphrase. The basic format involved 2 teams, competing each round for prizes on a trolley (albeit a bamboo looking one which fitted in beautifully with the 'treasure island' theme of the show). By rolling a dice the teams had to get the trolley to their end of the board. The 'squares' leading up to their end of the board often represented challenges. The rounds ended when this was achieved and new prizes were put on the trolley, which was reset to the centre. The show unfortunately only lasted for two series, but is sorely missed by a small hardcore of Chuckle fans who considered game-show hosting to be another aspect to which the brothers could turn their unique brand of mirth. A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


As well as regular television appearances, Paul and Barry appear on stage throughout the year all over the UK. Past shows have included The Adventures of the Chuckle Brothers, The Chuckle Brothers in - Trouble at Sea, Raiders of the Lost Bark, Barry Potty and his Smarter Brother Paul in the Chamber of Horrors, Pirates of the River Rother and Doctor What & The Return Of The Garlics. Their current tour schedule can be seen at the Chuckle Brothers Official Tour Website[1].


The brothers are often criticized for their poor-quality slapstick comedy. Their supporters claim this shows a failure to understand the more subtle aspects to their humour and their effervescent and likeable personalities, which give some of their shows the potential for immense comedy and entertainment. Richard Tyrone Jones, a Chuckle expert, suggests that "the Chuckle Brothers' bungling is a manifestation of how two unskilled northern workers are unable to take pride in their work in a post-industrial society". Some of their hardcore fans believe that Chucklevision should be moved to a prime-time slot, although the BBC have never been too enthusiastic about the pair, despite regular viewing figures of over three million. Slapstick is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence. ...


In early 2006, rumours spread over the internet that Barry Chuckle died after suffering a heart attack in his native Rotherham home. Clearly false, as he was on tour and wouldn't even be in his home at the time. They have yet to comment.


Charlie Brooker of TVGoHome has described the Chuckles as "Britain's most wizened comedy duo". From ‘Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe’ Charlie (Charlton) Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is a British comedy writer and cartoonist. ... TVGoHome was a website which parodied the television listings style of the British magazine Radio Times. ...


Scandal

In 2005, it was alleged that Barry Chuckle was involved in a potentially career-ending and highly embarrassing scandal. It was reported by The Sun that he had been having an affair with the 37 year old mother of two young fans. This was later stopped when the husband of the woman found explicit and lewd emails from Barry on their computer. It was also alleged that he was hit with a spanner in a Leicester petrol station as punishment for said affair, but this has yet to be confirmed. Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Chuckle Brothers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (880 words)
The Chuckle Brothers, Barry (born 24 December 1941) and Paul (born 18 October 1948), from Rotherham, are prominent figures in British children's television and comedy at large.
The brothers are often criticized for their use of slapstick comedy.
Richard Tyrone Jones, a Chuckle expert, suggests that "the Chuckle Brothers' bungling is a manifestation of how two unskilled northern workers are unable to take pride in their work in a post-industrial society".
ChuckleVision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (959 words)
It follows the adventures of the two Chuckle Brothers; Barry (the smaller) and Paul, who find themselves in all sorts of situations that they must cope with.
Their other half brother Brian Patton (who is a double act with Jimmy, The Patton Brothers) has appeared on and off since 1995.
However, by the end, poetic justice is usually done and if either brother is to come out on top at the end of the episode, it will invariably be Barry.
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