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It Was Alright in the 1970s

RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
edited December 2014 in The cake stop
I saw a bit of this last night and it was cringe-worthy.

There was an episode of Curry and Chips (1969) that was unbelievable you just can't imagine it was acceptable to show...

The scenes for the Black and White Minstrels... jeezsee
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,164
    Link ?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,156
    Makes you wonder what is acceptable today that will be deemed outrageous in 40 years time.

    Driving cars? Smoking? Alcohol? Drugs in general? Gangsta Rap?

    ........
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,966
    pblakeney wrote:
    Makes you wonder what is acceptable today that will be deemed outrageous in 40 years time.

    Driving cars? Smoking? Alcohol? Drugs in general? Gangsta Rap?

    ........
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    I can't find a link to the Curry and Chips gem.

    Another one was Derek Griffiths and a bus with a woman singing chink-ee chink-ee something or other while pulling their eyes to make themselves look Chinese.

    This is not it but was the best I could find;

    http://starsclassic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/melting-pot-blue-minkmari-gordon-price.html

    Its the bit where he goes Mr Yellow Chinky that in Derek's version he does the eyes...
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    Driving cars? Smoking? Alcohol? Drugs in general? Gangsta Rap?

    Smoking, of course, is already unacceptable.
    Vote for a left of centre party if you want to find out sooner.

    What, the SNP? Certainly none of the parties that have English MPs...
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,156
    RDW wrote:
    Driving cars? Smoking? Alcohol? Drugs in general? Gangsta Rap?

    Smoking, of course, is already unacceptable.
    To some.
    My wife is 100% against. My sons are 100% for.
    I am, meh.
    And are we talking purely tobacco, or all smoking?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    pblakeney wrote:
    My sons are 100% for.

    I blame the parents (well, not your wife).
    And are we talking purely tobacco, or all smoking?

    All smoking outside the works of JRR Tolkien. Don't they even have vapourisers for the dodgy stuff now?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,156
    So we are predicting that smoking will be looked on as ridiculous in the future.
    I don't doubt you are correct, so what else?

    I say future as no matter how offensive it is to some right now, there is a sizeable percentage that are happy to continue today.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
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    Legs & Co. One 70's throwback I'm not adverse to.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,156
    slowmart wrote:
    Legs & Co. One 70's throwback I'm not adverse to.
    Not exactly PC and that is pretty much the subject.

    Doesn't mean that you are wrong though.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • slowmart wrote:
    Legs & Co. One 70's throwback I'm not adverse to.

    The 70's Bush would put me off. :shock:
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,528
    slowmart wrote:
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    Legs & Co. One 70's throwback I'm not adverse to.

    Ehm, is that not Pan's People? Big Babs (per Norman Stanley Fletcher) 2nd left.
  • Yet weirdly reminiscent of Girls Aloud, so not really that much 'progress' after all ...
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,156
    The 70's Bush would put me off. :shock:
    I cannot agree.
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    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    :shock: someone knows their 70's all female dance troupes'

    a quick search does indeed show the group is pans people. My apologies if anyone has knocked one out under the false impression they are looking at legs and co and not pans people. :shock:
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  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,101
    Hasn't all that Top of the Pops stuff been wiped from the internet?
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,528
    slowmart wrote:
    :shock: someone knows their 70's all female dance troupes'

    a quick search does indeed show the group is pans people. My apologies if anyone has knocked one out under the false impression they are looking at legs and co and not pans people. :shock:

    Pan's People made many a young lad very happy, back in the day. It was indeed alright in the 70s, sometimes. :D
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    mm1 wrote:
    Hasn't all that Top of the Pops stuff been wiped from the internet?


    :lol:


    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26p26 ... 9_creation
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  • slowmart wrote:
    :shock: someone knows their 70's all female dance troupes'

    Someone clearly knocked one out more often than you. :lol:
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    The 70s did it for me.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,164
    Oooh yes, remember the Pickwick album cover girls? They actually had some flesh on them and were very curvy.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,164
    There was these:

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    ...and these:

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    ...and this lot:

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    ...and this bloke at Hamburg, wossisname?

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    Some dodgy clothing:

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    Some super cool cars:

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    and the odd dodgy one:

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  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    edited November 2014

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    I remember, as a child of the 70's, the first family to get a car in our street got an Austin Allegro. It became something of a communal vehicle with different households borrowing the car at weekends. I recall the excitement felt on the occasions my dad would come home and say "we've got Brian's car for the day on Sunday!" This invariably resulted in a drive to a country pub, and me spending several hours sat on my own in said Austin Allegro being topped up with coke and crisps while my mum and dad got p1ssed in the pub.

    Happy days :D
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    I seem to recall most people who had a telly rented it from DER or Radio Rentals.
    I distinctly remember one of the neighbours trying to flog a device that you plugged into the aerial socket on black and white TVs that was supposed turn it into colour telly! Thankfully my technically inept late father didn't fall for that one.

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  • whoofwhoof Posts: 756
    As a child I went to Torquay in the 1970s and saw the Black and White Minstrels live. We sat in the front row and for the whole show one of the blacked up guys stared straight at me whilst sings. I found it to be quiet scary.

    As others have said difficult to judge the 1970s from today's prespective. In the future people might be looking back and saying 'That Nelson Mandela was disgusting, he ate meat'.
  • RideOnTime wrote:
    I can't find a link to the Curry and Chips gem.

    Another one was Derek Griffiths and a bus with a woman singing chink-ee chink-ee something or other while pulling their eyes to make themselves look Chinese.

    This is not it but was the best I could find;

    http://starsclassic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/melting-pot-blue-minkmari-gordon-price.html

    Its the bit where he goes Mr Yellow Chinky that in Derek's version he does the eyes...
    The song Derek Grifiths was sing was "Melting pot" by blue mink (multi-racial band) which got high in the charts and is still played on radio today.

    As for the curry and chips episode it has to be the singularly most unfunny and offensive piece of TV comedy/sit-com ever broadcast. Even allowing for the passage of time it is just so offensive.
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  • Paulie WPaulie W Posts: 1,492
    Curry and Chips was written by Johnny Speight so in principle I suspect that it was actually attacking discrimination even if that is not really apparent now or tehn for that matter (given it only lasted 6 episodes)!
  • Paulie W wrote:
    Curry and Chips was written by Johnny Speight so in principle I suspect that it was actually attacking discrimination even if that is not really apparent now or tehn for that matter (given it only lasted 6 episodes)!
    Bloomin' 'eck, I didn't know that. 'Til death was brilliant in it's observation and it was bloody funny. Can't believe the same bloke penned both.
    Tail end Charlie

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