Mindy Lee Sterling is an American actress and voice actress. Among her most prominent roles are Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, Principal Susan Skidmore on the Disney Channel series A. N. T. Farm, Ms. Endive in the Cartoon Network series Chowder, on Nickelodeon as Lin Beifong in The Legend of Korra, Miss Francine Briggs on iCarly. Sterling was born in New Jersey, her father is comedian Dick Sterling. Her mother was a dancer, she has Mark Sterling. She is Jewish. Around 1973, Sterling landed a recurring role on the syndicated children's series Dusty's Treehouse, she joined the L. A.-based comedy troupe The Groundlings. Despite having starred in numerous films in the 1980s and 1990s, it was her character Frau Farbissina, the diminutive and domineering Germanic cohort of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, that brought Sterling high praise for her work in films. In 1999, following the success of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Sterling appeared in Drop Dead Gorgeous, reprised the character in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
In 2000, she played one of the townspeople in the live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, provided additional voices in the 2018 CGI version, The Grinch. In 2012, she appeared in a book trailer for a parody of The Hunger Games entitled The Hunger Pains. From 1990-91, she was one of the comedians in the satirical show On the Television. Sterling plays Christian Slater's secretary Arlene Scott in the show My Own Worst Enemy, she played Judge Foodie on the Disney show That's So Raven and a volleyball coach on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She appeared as the wedding planner on the Friends episode "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding" in 1996, in 2004, as the casting director on the episode "Joey and the Big Audition" of Joey. Sterling has achieved success in teen sitcoms, playing Ms. Francine Briggs on iCarly, in A. N. T. Farm as Principal Susan Skidmore. On April 25, 2013 before the finale of the second season of A. N. T. Farm, Sterling announced she would not be appearing on the show's third season due to family obligations.
She announced in June 2012 that she may return in the fourth season, with guest appearances in season three. In 2000, Sterling appeared as a celebrity guest on Hollywood Squares, she returned to the show in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, Sterling made guest appearances on the Donny Osmond version of the game show Pyramid. In 2010, she had a recurring role as bitter neighbour Mitzi Kinsky in Desperate Housewives. In 2013, she stars as Janice Nugent in the comedy series Legit. In 2018, she appeared in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events From 2007-2010, Sterling played Ms. Endive, the main antagonist to Mung Daal in Chowder, she voiced the character Lin Beifong, the second Police Chief of Republic City and daughter of original chief Toph Beifong, in The Legend of Korra. Her many other voice-over credits include guest roles on The Wild Thornberrys, Invader Zim, Ice Age: The Meltdown, American Dragon: Jake Long, Higglytown Heroes, Robot Chicken, Mars Needs Moms, The Looney Tunes Show, Justice League Unlimited, Winx Club, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and Scooby-Doo!
Mystery Incorporated. Sterling has one son, Max, b. 1994, who began a career in stand-up comedy in May 2016. Sterling was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram in 1998. After a lumpectomy, radiation treatment and tamoxifen, she has remained cancer-free. Mindy Sterling on IMDb
Dr. Evil is a fictional character played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series, he is the antagonist of the movies, Austin Powers' nemesis. He is a parody of James Bond villains Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Dr. Evil hatches schemes to terrorize and take over the world, is accompanied by Number 2, an eye-patch wearing goon who fronts his evil corporation Virtucon Industries, his cat Mr. Bigglesworth and his sidekick Mini-Me, a dwarf clone of himself. Myers revived the character for a brief appearance on the December 20, 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live, a show on which Myers had a regular role. During the sketch, Dr. Evil called out both North Korea and Sony Pictures on their spat over The Interview. Myers once again revived the character for a brief appearance on a 2018 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a sketch where Dr. Evil has been fired from President Trump's cabinet, again on Election Day to announce his run for Congress. According to his own account in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, delivered in a group therapy session with his estranged son Scott, Dr. Evil's upbringing went as follows: The details of my life are quite inconsequential...
Well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloé with webbed feet. My father would womanize. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy; the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... When I was insolent I was beaten with reeds -- pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named. There is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking... I suggest you try it. Pre-watershed TV versions skipped the last three lines and replaced it with: When I was 18 I went to evil medical school. At age 25 I took up tap dancing. I wanted to be a quadruple threat: an actor, dancer... In the second film, he went on the Jerry Springer show to talk to Scott.
In the deleted scene Jerry asked him to open up to his son, at first he refused, but started to say bizarre facts about himself. Like how when he "was on a bus he willed himself a menstrual cycle", he "loves toe cleavage", he named his "left testicle Piss and his right testicle Vinegar", he was "the first person to use quotation fingers", he "slept in a horse", he once made a "marzipan voodoo effigy of the Fonz while in a coma after smoking some Bolivian prayer hash at Sammy Davis Jr.'s house", that he's the "Princess of Canada". In the third Austin Powers film, Goldmember, Dr. Evil claims that his adopted mother was the love-slave of the Belgian baker rather than a prostitute. In Goldmember, Nigel Powers reveals that Dr. Evil is Austin Powers' twin brother and that his real name is Douglas Powers, he explains that Douglas and Austin were separated as babies following a car explosion, that he thought that only Austin had survived. Dougie was raised by Belgians, what made him so complex and evil.
Despite claiming his home town is Bruges, situated in the Dutch-speaking Flemish Region of Belgium, he claims to not know how to speak "Freaky-Deaky Dutch", instead speaking French, the main language of southern Belgium. He attended the British Intelligence Academy with Austin, is angered that Austin won the "International Man of Mystery" award, while he, the academy's best student, was overlooked. In the first film, Dr. Evil is an internationally known criminal genius cryogenically frozen in 1967 and reawakened in 1997. Like Austin Powers, he faces challenges in acclimating to the new period, he places his little finger near his mouth when excited or to emphasize a statement. Although expanded upon, this signature move may have been taken from "Number 12 Looks Just Like You," an episode of The Twilight Zone in which Dr. Rex uses the same gesture several times. Although the idiosyncrasy was intended to be a humorous "signature move" for Evil, the only apparent reason for Rex's use of it was to differentiate him from several other characters who were intentionally physically identical to him.
Evil repetitively uses the euphemism frickin'. He uses unnecessary finger quotes around now-familiar technical terms such as "laser"; the scar on his face is a reference to similar scars on early 20th century movie villains such as several portrayed by Erich von Stroheim. This type of scar is a remnant of Mensur fencing, an activity in which European student groups participate. In Goldmember it is revealed that he has a tattoo on his buttocks that reads "E. Diddy" and he claimed to have three testicles. Dr. Evil tends to get angry when he is referred to as "Mr. Evil" and proceeds to say that he "didn't spend six years in evil medical school to be called'Mister', thank you much!" In the Austin Powers films, Mike Myers wore blue colored-contacts for the role of Dr. Evil. Dr. Evil employs a diverse and stereotyp
Elizabeth Jane Hurley, more known as Liz Hurley, is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29, they have featured her as a representative and model for their products perfumes such as Sensuous and Pleasures, since 1995. Hurley owns an eponymous beachwear line; as an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and as the Devil in Bedazzled. In 2015, Hurley began starring in the E! original series The Royals. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of international media attention due to the success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention. Elizabeth Hurley was born on 10 June 1965 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, as the younger daughter of Angela Mary and Roy Leonard Hurley.
Her father was a major in the Royal Army Educational Corps. She has an older sister, a younger brother, Andrews Hurley. Hurley attended Harriet Costello School, a mixed secondary modern in Basingstoke, while in her teens, she became involved with punk fashion, dyeing her hair pink and piercing her nose. "When I was 16 – this was about 1981, 1982 – the thing to be in Basingstoke, the suburb I grew up in, was punk," she explained. She reportedly associated with New Age travellers in her youth. Aspiring to be a dancer as a young girl, she enrolled in ballet classes. Hurley continued in the sixth form and took A'levels in English and Psychologyin 1983 before spending three years studying dance and theatre at the London Studio Centre, she was expelled from the school in 1986 after going AWOL to a greek island. In 1995, with no prior modelling experience, Hurley was introduced as an Estée Lauder spokesmodel, she recounted, "I was far from an ingénue, having had my first modelling job at 29." Hurley has since featured in ads for Lauder's'Pleasures','Beautiful','Dazzling','Tuscany per Donna', and'Sensuous' fragrances as well as participated in campaigns for the company's other cosmetics.
She was replaced as the face of Estée Lauder by Carolyn Murphy in 2001. However, she continues to work with the company non-exclusively, signing a contract for the 16th year with Lauder in 2010. In 2005, she modelled for Saloni, Liverpool Department Stores of Mexico, Lancel, she was part of the seasonal advertising campaigns for Jordache, Shiatzy Chen, Got Milk?, Patrick Cox, MQ Clothiers of Sweden, Lancel in 2006 and Monsoon in 2007. In 2008, Hurley was unveiled as the seasonal campaign face for Blackglama mink. Hurley has appeared three times on the cover of British Vogue, she is signed to TESS Management in London. In April 2005, Elizabeth Hurley Beach, her beachwear line that she models every summer, was launched at Harrods in the UK, it debuted that year in select Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the United States and other European countries. She told Tatler magazine, "I was on Necker Island for a fashion shoot and as was lying back in a hammock, he was on the phone, doing deals, managing his empire.
But I thought I am never going to have a holiday home, let alone an island, unless I start a business that I can do without disrupting Damian's school days." In May 2008, Hurley designed and modelled a capsule collection of 12 swimsuits for the Spanish clothes brand MANGO. Hurley made her first film appearance in Aria, she subsequently appeared in the movies Passenger 57, EDtv, Serving Sara and Dangerous Ground. In 1997, she received her first and only acting award, the ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year, for her performance in the spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery; when Hugh Grant founded and became the director of Simian Films in 1994, Hurley was credited as one of the producers for the company's two Grant vehicles, Extreme Measures and Mickey Blue Eyes. In 2000, she was publicly criticised for breaking a five-month acting strike to film an Estée Lauder advertisement, for which she was fined $100,000 by the Screen Actors Guild and labelled "Elizabeth Scably" by protesters.
In 1988, Hurley appeared in a speaking part as a schoolgirl in "Last Seen Wearing", an episode of the detective series Inspector Morse, filmed at a real school, Reading Blue Coat, Berkshire. This is believed to have been her first TV role. In the late 1980s, Hurley portrayed the title character in Christabel. After appearing in John Cleese's The Human Face, she hosted the inaugural series of the British reality show Project Catwalk on Sky 1 in 2006; the show drew tepid ratings with only 1% of its target audience tuning into the first few episodes. Hurley was criticised as a presenter by Marcelle D'Argy Smith, a former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, who described her as "witheringly boring" and added: "Liz Hurley has no fashion experience whatsoever, she wore a dress and has appeared at premieres." GQ's Dylan Jones defended her as someone "immersed in the fashion world as a celebrity." She was dropped after one series because her bosses believed she was too wooden. In 2011, Hurley filmed a guest star role in the series pilot of NBC's Wonder Woman as the villain Veronica Cale.
The network decided not to pick up the series. In July 2011, it was announced that Hurley would join the fifth season of Gossip Girl for a multi-episode arc, her characte
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach, the first installment in the Austin Powers series. It stars franchise co-producer and writer Mike Myers as Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, Powers' arch-enemy. Supporting roles include Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York; the film is other popular culture from the 1960s. The film, which cost US$16.5 million, opened on May 2, 1997, grossing US$53 million from its North American release and over $67 million worldwide. The film spawned two sequels, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, with Myers mentioning the possibility of a fourth film over the years. In 1967, British spy Austin Powers thwarts an assassination attempt by his nemesis Dr. Evil in a London nightclub. Dr. Evil cryogenically freezes himself. Powers volunteers to be placed into cryostasis in case Dr. Evil returns in the future. Thirty years in 1997, Dr. Evil returns to discover his henchman Number 2 has developed Virtucon, the legitimate front of Evil's empire, into a multibillion-dollar enterprise.
Uninterested by genuine business, Dr. Evil conspires to steal nuclear weapons and hold the world hostage for $1 million, he increases his demand to $100 billion when he learns that the value of the dollar has fallen due to inflation. Dr. Evil learns that, during his absence, his associates have artificially created his son, Scott Evil, using his frozen semen. Now a Generation X teenager, Scott is resentful of his father’s absence and resists Dr. Evil's attempts to get closer to him. Having learned of Dr. Evil's return, the British Ministry of Defence unfreezes Powers, acclimatizing him to the 1990s with the help of agent Vanessa Kensington, the daughter of his sidekick in the 1960s, Mrs. Kensington. Posing as a married couple and Kensington track Number 2 to Las Vegas and meet his Italian secretary, Alotta Fagina. Powers infiltrates Fagina's penthouse suite and discovers Dr. Evil's plans to drill a nuclear warhead into the Earth's core and trigger volcanic eruptions worldwide. Fagina seduces him to learn his identity.
Dr. Evil and his entourage conspire to defeat Powers by creating a series of fembots: beautiful female androids equipped with guns concealed in their breasts. Powers and Kensington infiltrate the Virtucon headquarters but are apprehended by Dr. Evil's henchman, Random Task. Meanwhile, the United Nations accede to the demands of Dr. Evil, who proceeds with his plan nonetheless. Powers and Kensington escape Dr. Evil's death trap and Kensington is sent for help. While searching for Dr. Evil, Powers is confronted by the fembots and ends up in bed surrounded by them. Powers seduces them in turn with a striptease. British forces raid the underground lair. Powers confronts Dr. Evil, they are interrupted by Number 2. Dr. Evil uses a trap door to eliminate Number 2 activates the base’s self-destruct mechanism and escapes. Powers and Kensington flee. Powers and Kensington marry. During their honeymoon, Powers is attacked by Random Task. Powers subdues him allowing Kensington to knock him out; the newlyweds adjourn to the balcony.
Among the stars, Powers spots the cryogenic chamber of Dr. Evil. Mike Myers created the character of Austin Powers for the faux 1960s rock band Ming Tea that Myers started with Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs following his Saturday Night Live stint in the early 1990s. Myers said that the movie and the character were inspired by the British films and comedy of the 1960s and 70s his father had introduced him to as a child. "After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general. So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who James Bond, Peter Sellers, the Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore". Dana Carvey felt. Myers sought Jim Carrey to play Dr. Evil, as his initial plan was not to play multiple characters in the series. Carrey was interested in the part, but had to turn the role down due to scheduling conflicts with Liar Liar. Myers estimated. Filming locations included Riviera Hotel and Casino and Stardust Resort & Casino in Winchester, Nevada.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was released to region 1 single disc "flipper disc" DVD with widescreen and full screen versions on opposing sides of the disc. The widescreen transfer is unusual in that it is a modified version of the theatrical ratio: despite being filmed in 2.39:1 aspect ratio, on DVD it is presented as 2:1 ratio, "as specified by the director" according to the disc packaging. The film was featured in the correct theatrical aspect ratio for the first time when it was released on Blu-ray, in the Austin Powers Collection. All versions of the film released on home video have two alternate endings and a set of deleted scenes; the DVD and Blu-ray versions feature a commentary, as well. However, all US versions of the film are the PG-13 cut, with edits to sexual humor/language. International versions are uncut. On their official website, the UK Ministry of Justice revealed that every week they have one person who wants to change their middle name to'Danger' – claiming that this was inspired by the line in Man of Mystery, "Danger is my middle name!".
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Radio Caroline is a British radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly to circumvent the record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC's radio broadcasting monopoly. Unlicensed by any government for most of its early life, it was a pirate radio station that never became illegal, although after the Marine Offences Act it became illegal for a British subject to associate with it; the Radio Caroline name was used to broadcast from international waters, using five different ships of three different owners, from 1964 to 1990, via satellite from 1998 to 2013. Since 19 August 2000, Radio Caroline has broadcast 24 hours a day via the internet and by the occasional restricted service licence, they broadcast on DAB radio in certain areas of the UK: these services are part of the Ofcom small-scale DAB+ trials. Caroline can be heard on DAB+ in Aldershot, Brighton, Norwich, London and Woking. In May 2017 Ofcom awarded the station an AM community licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex.
Radio Caroline broadcasts music from the 1960s to contemporary, with an emphasis on album-oriented rock and "new" music from "carefully selected albums". On 1 January 2016, a second channel was launched called Caroline Flashback, playing pop music from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. Radio Caroline was begun by businessman Ronan O'Rahilly. O'Rahilly failed to obtain airplay on Radio Luxembourg for Georgie Fame's records because it was committed to sponsored programmes promoting major record labels. Encouraged by Scandinavian and Dutch pirates, in February 1964 O'Rahilly obtained the 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry, converted into a radio ship at the Irish port of Greenore, owned by O'Rahilly's father. At the same time, Allan Crawford's Project Atlanta was equipping the MV Mi Amigo at Greenore, where the two competed to be the first on air. Financial backing for the venture came from six investors, including John Sheffield, chairman of Norcross, Carl "Jimmy" Ross of Ross Foods, Jocelyn Stevens of Queen magazine, with which Radio Caroline shared its first office.
O'Rahilly named the station after Caroline Kennedy, daughter of U. S. President John F. Kennedy. On a fund-raising trip to the US, O'Rahilly saw a Life magazine photograph of Kennedy and his children in the Oval Office that served as the inspiration for the name "Caroline Radio". In an extant photo, Caroline Kennedy and her brother, John F. Kennedy Jr. are dancing in the oval office as their father looks on, an activity which O'Rahilly interpreted as a playful disruption of government. The Fredericia was renamed MV Caroline and anchored off Felixstowe, where it began test transmissions on Friday, 27 March 1964. On Saturday, 28 March, it began regular broadcasting at noon on 197.3 metres/1520 kHz with the opening conducted by Simon Dee. The first programme, pre-recorded, was hosted by Chris Moore. Radio Caroline's first musical theme was Jimmy McGriff's "Round Midnight", a jazz standard co-composed by Thelonious Monk. In March 1964, The Fortunes recorded Caroline. Round Midnight was confined to close down on Radio Caroline North after The World Tomorrow.
The station's slogan was Your all-day music station, it broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Radio Caroline announced a wavelength of 199 metres, rhyming with the name, but was broadcasting on 197.3 metres. Stations in the UK announced the wavelength in metres, radios at that time were tuned using an analogue dial; the absence of precise digital readouts allowed for some leeway between the precise transmission frequency and the channel announced on the air. The Dutch offshore station Radio Veronica was on 192 metres and Radio Atlanta broadcast on 201. Radio Caroline's transmission output was 20 kW, achieved by linking two 10 kW Continental Electronics transmitters. Broadcasting hours were 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to avoid competition from Radio Luxembourg. After its close-down, the station continued until after midnight; this was to avoid competition with popular television programmes. Most of Radio Caroline's pop music programmes were targeted at housewives, some programming was aimed at children.
Without serious competition, Radio Caroline gained a regular daytime audience of some 10 million. On 2 July 1964, Radio Atlanta and Radio Caroline's companies, Project Atlanta and Planet Productions. Announced the stations were to merge, with O'Rahilly as joint managing directors. Radio Atlanta closed at 8 p.m. that day. It was renamed Radio Caroline South and MV Mi Amigo remained off Frinton-on-Sea while MV Caroline broadcast as Radio Caroline North. MV Caroline sailed from Felixstowe to the Isle of Man; the only broadcast staff on board were Jerry Leighton. MV Caroline arrived at her new anchorage in Ramsey Bay on 6 July 1964; the two stations were able to cover most of the British Isles. Some programmes were pre-recorded on land and broadcast from both ships. In October 1965, O'Rahilly bought Crawford's interest in the MV Mi Amigo and engaged Tom Lodge from Radio Caroline North to make programme changes and regain the audience from Radio London. Lodge hired new DJs and introduced free-form programming which, by August 1966, had succeeded, creating an audience of 23 million.
When the US-backed Radio London arrived off the coast of England, there was an unsuccessful
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not Only... But Also; the double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting. His solo career as a comedy film actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films Foul Play, 10 and Arthur. For Arthur, Moore won a Golden Globe Award, he received a second Golden Globe for his performance in Maude. Moore was born at the original Charing Cross Hospital in central London, the son of Ada Francis, a secretary, John Moore, a railway electrician, his father was Scottish, from Glasgow. Moore was brought up in Essex, he was notably short at 5 ft 2 in and was born with club feet that required extensive hospital treatment and, coupled with his diminutive stature, made him the butt of jokes from other children.
His right foot responded well to corrective treatment and had straightened itself by the time he was six, but his left foot became permanently twisted and his left leg below the knee was withered. This was something of which he remained self-conscious throughout his life. Moore became a choirboy at the age of six. At age eleven he earned a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music, where he took up harpsichord, violin, musical theory and composition, he developed into a talented pianist and organist and was playing the pipe organ at local church weddings by the age of 14. He attended Dagenham County High School where he received musical tuition from a dedicated teacher, Peter Cork, who became a friend and confidant to Moore and continued to correspond with him until 1994. Moore's musical talent won him an organ scholarship to Magdalen College, where he was tutored by the composer Bernard Rose. While studying music and composition there, he performed with Alan Bennett in the Oxford Revue. During his university years, Moore had developed a love of jazz music and soon became an accomplished jazz pianist and composer.
He began working with such leading musicians as Cleo Laine. In 1960 he left Dankworth's band to work on Beyond the Fringe. John Bassett, a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford recommended Moore, his jazz bandmate and a rising cabaret talent, to producer Robert Ponsonby, putting together a comedy revue entitled Beyond the Fringe. Bassett chose Jonathan Miller. Moore recommended Alan Bennett, who in turn suggested Peter Cook. Beyond the Fringe was at the forefront of the 1960s UK satire boom, although the show's original runs in Edinburgh and the provinces in 1960 had had a lukewarm response; when the revue transferred to the Fortune Theatre in London, in a revised production by Donald Albery and William Donaldson, it became a sensation, thanks in some part to a favourable review by Kenneth Tynan. There were a number of musical items in the show, using Dudley Moore's music, most famously an arrangement of the Colonel Bogey March which resists Moore's repeated attempts to bring it to an end. In 1962 the show transferred to the John Golden Theatre with its original cast.
President John F. Kennedy attended a performance on 10 February 1963; the show continued in New York until 1964. When Moore returned to the UK he was offered his own series on the BBC, Not Only... But Also, it was commissioned as a vehicle for Moore, but when he invited Peter Cook on as a guest, their comedy partnership was so notable that it became a permanent fixture of the series. Cook and Moore are most remembered for their sketches as two working class men and Dud, in macs and cloth caps, commenting on politics and the arts, but they fashioned a series of one-off characters with Moore in the role of interviewer to one of Cook's upper class eccentrics; the pair developed an unorthodox method for scripting the material, using a tape recorder to tape an ad-libbed routine that they would have transcribed and edited. This would not leave enough time to rehearse the script, so they had a set of cue cards. Moore was famous for'corpsing' — the programmes went on live, Cook would deliberately make him laugh in order to get an bigger reaction from the studio audience.
The BBC wiped much of the series. In 1968 Cook and Moore switched to ATV for four one-hour programmes entitled Goodbye Again. On film and Cook appeared in the 1966 British comedy film The Wrong Box, before co-writing and co-starring in Bedazzled with Eleanor Bron; the film was directed by Stanley Donen. The pair closed the decade with appearances in the ensemble caper film Monte Carlo or Bust and Richard Lester's The Bed Sitting Room, based on the play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. In 1968 and 1969 Moore embarked on two solo comedy ventures, firstly in the film 30 Is a Dangerous Age and secondly, on stage, for an Anglicised adaptation of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam at the Globe Theatre in London's West End. In the 1970s the relationship between Moore and Cook became strained as the latter's alcoholism began affecting his work. In 1971, however and Moore took sketches from Not Only.... But Also and Goodbye Again, together with new material, to create the stage revue Behind the Fridge.
This show toured Australia in 1972
An innuendo is a hint, insinuation or intimation about a person or thing of a denigrating or a derogatory nature. It can be a remark or question disparaging, that works obliquely by allusion. In the latter sense the intention is to insult or accuse someone in such a way that one's words, taken are innocent. According to the Advanced Oxford Learner's Dictionary, an innuendo is "an indirect remark about somebody or something suggesting something bad, mean or rude", such as: "innuendos about her private life" or "The song is full of sexual innuendo"; the term sexual innuendo has acquired a specific meaning, namely that of a "risqué" double entendre by playing on a sexual interpretation of an otherwise innocent uttering. For example: "We need to go deeper" can be seen as either a request for further inquiry, or a request to go deeper into an intimate part. In the context of defamation law, an innuendo meaning is one, not directly contained in the words complained of, but which would be understood by those reading it based on special knowledge.
Comedy film scripts have used innuendo since the beginning of sound film itself. A notable example is the Carry On film series in which innuendo was a staple feature including the title of the film itself. British sitcoms and comedy shows such as Are You Being Served? and Round the Horne have made extensive use of innuendo. Mild sexual innuendo is a staple of British pantomime. Numerous television programs targeted at child audiences and use innuendos in attempt to entertain adolescent/adult audiences without exceeding their network's censorship policies. On The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1, listeners are asked to send in clips from radio and TV with innuendos in a humorous context, a feature known as "Innuendo Bingo". Presenters and special guests fill their mouths with water and listen to the clips, the last person to spit the water out with laughter wins the game. Blind item Doublespeak Euphemism Roman à clef