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Don’t tell him, Pike! – Dad’s Army 50th Anniversary


I tell you, Wilson, they’re a
nation of automatons led by a lunatic who looks like Charlie Chaplin. How dare you compare
our glorious leader with that non-Aryan clown. Now look
here– I am making notes, Captain. And your name
will go on the list. And when we win the war, you will be brought to account. You write
what you like. You’re not going to win this war. Oh yes,
we are. Oh no, you’re not. Oh yes, we are! # Whistle
while you work, # Hitler is a twerp. # He’s half barmy,
# So’s his army. # Whistle while you… Your name will
also go on the list. What is it? Don’t tell him, Pike! Pike. Thank you.

80 thoughts on “Don’t tell him, Pike! – Dad’s Army 50th Anniversary

  1. Classic Dads Army❤
    The Greatest comedy
    Ever my Landlord introduce
    Me to Dads Army❤
    Happy Anniversary👏👏👏

  2. Fun fact Pike was trying to hold in a laugh. Also I love this quote too "Uncle Arthur? If you don't let me on the bunk I'll tell Mum." "Stupid drummer boy."

  3. My favourite programme celebrates its 50th birthday. God bless all the elements that made this programme so successful. RIP to Jimmy Perry and David Croft and all the legendary cast members who made this major success possible. May Frank Williams, Ian Lavender and Harold Snoad live very long lives.

  4. Second favourite ever sitcom (after Fawlty Towers). My Nan's favourite, and it was still funny in 2006 to a 12 year old kid like me.

  5. Still never stops being funny after all these years.

    I wrote to Selena Gomez earlier this year. As well as telling her a bit about who I am (and who my Grandad was), and complementing her talent, I also complemented her amazing laugh. I recommended Dad's Army to her, because it never stops being funny no matter how many times you watch it. I suggested that she could watch it with Demi Lovato (who also has an amazing laugh), and then they'd both laugh at the same time!

  6. For me, It was, still is and always will be the Perfect British/BBC comedy. Heres to another 50 years of love and laughter. Long Live "Dad's Army"

  7. absolutely Brilliant!! The movie never did justice to the original tv serial. Some gems are better left alone!!

  8. I can’t believe all of them are dead except Pike and the Vicar I starting watching this when I was a boy and it still makes me laugh

  9. No matter how many times I see it or hear it, cracks me up. Writing, performance and millisecond timing. "Don't tell him Pike", "Pike".

  10. Don't tell him Pike. Your name will also go on the list. Still makes me laugh today even though I've heard it a thousand times before. Brilliant!

  11. I'm 27 years old and have recently been going through the boxset episode by episode…I'm near the end now and I can say in my opinion this is the best British comedy ever made. It's clean, no foul language at all (unlike most of today's comedies) and it's just really, really entertaining. They sure as hell don't make them like this anymore. #dontpanic

  12. No matter how many times you hear it, this classic clip from Dad’s Army is just as funny as when I first heard it so many
    Years ago now. And It will always continue to be funny as long as there are still televisions.
    Sadly, although all but 2 of the main cast members (Ian Lavender and Frank Williams) have now passed on, they live on in the 80
    Hilariously funny episodes that were made.
    The cast of the series was absolutely irreplaceable, as the recent Dad’s Army film only too clearly showed. You can never make another
    Film or series of Dad’s Army that can be as good as, let alone better, than the original series and cast members.
    All the cast members from the programme which ran for 9 years from 1977 to 1986, deserve heartfelt thanks and congratulations for making
    The programme so hilariously funny. I hope the few surviving cast members, the last living links with such a classic series, will be with us
    For a long time yet, and those who have since died will never be forgotten and will always have a special place in the history of comedy, the BBC
    And television programmers in general. The same, of course, applies to the surviving cast members when they eventually leave us.
    I absolutely agree with the comment that Dad’s Army and Fawlty Towers were and are the best sitcoms ever made.

  13. “Led by a lunatic who looks like Charlie Chaplin” That is so true. Chaplin had the same moustache as Hitler. Pity that so many fictional characters these days are loosing their toothbrush moustaches, e.g. Dennis The Menace’s Dad. After all, Chaplin had one and he was not evil at all. So did Oliver Hardy. Oliver Hardy was funny.

  14. "When we win this war"

    "No you won't"

    "OH yes we will! "

    " OH not you won't! "

    " OH yes we will"

    Nazis in 2019

    "DOUCHLAN! "
    " NINE NINE NINE NINE NINE NINE! "

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