Didn't James Bolam do something of the kind with the Likely Lads? Although it was said that in this case it was more to do with Bolam ******* over Rodney Bewes by cutting off a badly needed income stream after they had had a very acrimonious falling out.
Let us not get into such delights as :I am not from the sceptered Isle, but I have seen references to the expression 'boom-boom' on older British television shows. I distinctly recall an episode of Minder where a ne'er do well character played by James Booth ended all of his sentences with boom-boom. By the end of the episode Terry, Arthur and Dave were using it too.
Can one of you kind gentlemen please explain to me the significance of this? Who, why and where?
Let us not get into such delights as :
"they don't like itup 'em!"
'My pussy' (or 'may posseh' as Mrs Slocombe pronounced it) still makes me laugh out loud. Not because it was a particularly effective or clever catch phrase, but because every time it was used, the intended double entendre was being got past the censorious BBC suits. I believe that a similar strategy was employed by the writers of Round the Horne and Spike Milligan. It was pure point scoring for the simple joy of spreading mischief.
Very few catch phrases make much sense The science reached its zenith (nadir?) with ITMA, which seemed to consist entirely of nonsensical catch phrases. ("Funf speaking", "Can I do you now, sir?", "I don't mind if I do").
Similarly, who can forget Hylda Baker's memorable, "She knows, y'know"
I think that "boom-boom" predates Basil Brush's adoption. It is probably a vocalisation of the old music hall and variety theatre cliche (Max Miller?) when the orchestra pit drummer would play a rapid double strike on the bass drum to emphasise a comedian's punchline.
"Where's me washboard, eh... eh?"
When rugby was proper rugby and entertaining.
Spike got around the prissy BBC censors, by naming one of the characters in the goon show as Mr Huw Jampton.