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10 Jokes And Sketches To Remember Ronnie Corbett By

"Fork handles?" Corbett died on Thursday aged 85.

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1. "Mastermind" – The Two Ronnies

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BARKER: "And so to our first contender. Your name please?"

CORBETT: "Good evening."

BARKER: "Your chosen subject last time was answering questions before they were asked, this time you have chosen to answer the question before last each time, is that correct?"

CORBETT: "Charlie Smithers."


Best Ronnie Corbett joke? "A cement mixer collided with a prison van. Motorists are asked to be on the look-out for 16 hardened criminals."


Joke by the late Ronnie Corbett: A car designer has crossed a Toyota with Quasimodo and come up with the Hatchback of Notre Dame.

4. "My Blackberry isn't working" – featuring Harry Enfield.

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CORBETT: "I bought something from you last week and I'm very disappointed."

ENFIELD: "Oh yeah, what's the problem?"

CORBETT: "My blackberry is not working." [he puts blackberry on the counter]

ENFIELD: "What's the matter, run out of juice?"

CORBETT: "No no it's completely frozen."


Best Ronnie Corbett joke: Police are hunting a gang who stole the toilet seats from the local nick, but for now they've got nothing to go on


My favourite Corbett joke: "We will be talking to an out of work contortionist who says he can no longer make ends meet" #ronniecorbett

7. The parrot joke.

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Another classic #RonnieCorbett joke, following the sad news that the comedian has died

10. And the classic, "Fork Handles" – The Two Ronnies.

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CORBETT: Four Candles?

BARKER: Four Candles.

(Ronnie Corbett makes for a box, and gets out four candles. He places them on the counter)

BARKER: No, four candles!

CORBETT (confused): Well there you are, four candles!

BARKER: No, fork 'andles! 'Andles for forks!

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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