Roman Soldiers skit

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Frogslegs, May 9, 2010.

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  1. Hello,
    I have been searching the Internet for an old sketch, 1970's or earlier, can't remember if it was radio or TV with no result so far - does anyone here remember it?
    It was a group of Roman soldiers who troop onstage & the "sergeant" shouts out something like
    "Alright lads, Number off!"
    And they go: "I" "II" "III" "IV" etc.

    Does anyone else remember this with any names that could help me find it please? Hope the erudite members of ARRSE can help.
    Cheers! :)

    ps I've tried Frankie Howard, Sid James, the Goons, Monty Python with no result so far...
  2. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    It WAS Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii.
  3. FWIW - we used to play this game in the battery bar in Munsterlager, early '70s. First one to miss the count bought the next round...

    Roman Soldiers, number off: I (eye), II (eye eye), III (eye eye eye),
    IV (eye vee) etc., etc.

    Fun when pissed.

    I don't know which came first - the film or the drinking game.

  4. Cheers, AlienFTM, will rewatch it to find the bit. :D

    edited to say:
    Film or series please, oh fount of useful info?
    AAGF - what a great game! :lol: