The Grace of Burns and Allen

There’s a short version with just the clip but the picture quality is poor. Scroll to 17:03 here:

Just pausing to consider George Burns – it really needs a sardonic curmudgeon in there. Wouldn’t have done for the man to be wet.

There were similarities with Gracie and my mother. My father, on the other hand was the old style Yorkshireman – words cost too much, so he rationed them. I never learnt the trick.

Whatever one becomes, parts of your parents always stay with you. It’s so important that they present a united front, though I didn’t think that at the time, ganging up on me as they did.

3 comments for “The Grace of Burns and Allen

  1. Mudplugger
    February 12, 2020 at 20:12

    “. . . .parts of your parents always stay with you . . . .”

    Indeed, Philip Larkin was right in ‘This be the verse’.

  2. dearieme
    February 12, 2020 at 23:25

    The only good bit was the monologue for George Burns at the end. I used to like those.

  3. February 13, 2020 at 02:41

    Cheers both.

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