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I Googled "Allo Allo" (for reasons of spelling something or other) and got this result at the top of the page, all unexpectedly:

Allo Allo actor Sam Kelly dies aged 70

:-(



I loved him most as Sam in On The Up, but for my sister and me, watching Allo Allo when we were little, Hans was always our favourite.


:-(

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swordznsorcery
Jun. 17th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw this when it turned up on the BBC news site a few days ago. It's very sad. Although I saw "On The Up", I don't remember it quite as strongly as I do "'Allo 'Allo", but I certainly recall him being the best thing in it! Just as he was in "'Allo 'Allo". That was never the same after he left. There was something brilliantly loveable about Hans, and Sam Kelly had a great way with dialogue.

Somebody over at the Mausoleum Club remembered him with this quote from "On The Up":

- "Will you join me in a glass, Sam?"

- "I don't think we'd both fit in one, Mrs Wembley."

He and Joan Sims made a good team!
lost_spook
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
There was something brilliantly loveable about Hans, and Sam Kelly had a great way with dialogue.

I think there was just a quality that he had that made him always feel very lovable on screen. (Probably not that time he played Hitler, but that's a thing I'm never watching because I don't think I could cope.) On The Up was something I watched a lot because my sister fell in love with it (specifically with Jenna Russell, really) and it kind of rubbed off on me, because I really like Sam Kelly in it; Joan Sims, too.

Somebody over at the Mausoleum Club remembered him with this quote from "On The Up":

- "Will you join me in a glass, Sam?"

- "I don't think we'd both fit in one, Mrs Wembley."


Aw. Bob Larbey died earlier in the year, too, didn't he, so RIP & thanks to all three people involved in that exchange. :-/
swordznsorcery
Jun. 17th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
I think there was just a quality that he had that made him always feel very lovable on screen.

Yes! Something about that face, possibly. That's a great picture of him in your icon, incidentally.
lost_spook
Jun. 17th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
:-) I made it ages ago, back when I had many more icon spaces, and felt the need to go upload it again for a bit.
liadtbunny
Jun. 17th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
I heard about it over the weekend on teletext - it's been one of those weeks for well loved celebrities:( I was surprised because I saw him on TV not that long ago.

I used to enjoy 'On the Up' when I was younger too.
lost_spook
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
Has it? Who else has died when I wasn't looking? 0-O

On The Up was one of those comedies nobody ever seems to remember, but my sister absolutely loved it. It was her favourite TV show, and she had a handful of episodes saved on VHS, so I saw it more often than you'd expect, and it did stand up quite well to enforced repeated vewing, especially Sam Kelly & Joan Sims, so yes.
liadtbunny
Jun. 17th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
The voice of Shaggy from 'Scooby Doo' has died along with various singers.

"Just the one," became a catchphrase in our house at the time. Nobody taped it, although I'm sure I saw all the episodes.
persiflage_1
Jun. 17th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
I posted that news on Tumblr especially for you...

I failed, clearly.
lost_spook
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, sorry! I just don't really keep up with Tumblr properly at all!
persiflage_1
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Next time, I'll just send you a PM here!
scotscookie
Jun. 17th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
I loved Allo Allo - but Sam Kelly was the whole reason I started watching On The Up - some great lines and he had such wonderful timing!
lost_spook
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, he did. I've got the DVDs somewhere. I think maybe I should find a couple clips to rip, because, yes, his delivery on that was always so great. :-)
scotscookie
Jun. 17th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that reminds me - I've got the DVDs, too - think I shall toddle off and watch a couple of episodes!
jaxomsride
Jun. 17th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
I read about that a few days ago.It doesn't seem to be a good summer for celebrities. There's Sam Kelly, Francis Matthews and Rik Mayall all gone within the same week.
lost_spook
Jun. 19th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Indeed! :-(
sallymn
Jun. 18th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
Sis saw it yesterday :( I kissed Hans when he left Allo Allo, and this makes me sadder.
lost_spook
Jun. 19th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Aw. And, yes, there was just something very likeable about him, really. :-(
llywela13
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
Yes, I saw the news report. :(
lost_spook
Jun. 19th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
*sits sadly beside you*
dimity_blue
Jun. 20th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
:o( I saw the news on the BBC website. Such a shame.

I loved him as Hans - he was just so funny with his "'Tler!" salute and he always timed it perfectly.
lost_spook
Jun. 21st, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
Yes. :-(
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