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Hancock's Half Hour - No. 61

"THE LIFT"

[ Available on B.B.C. video: "The Lift"; Catalogue No. BBCV4038 ]

HANCOCK ON HOW TO CALL A LIFT

AIR MARSHALL:
Well now, what's happening? What's wrong - trouble with the lift? Anybody pressed the button?
HANCOCK:
Do you know, we'd never thought of that! "Anybody pressed the button?" Dear oh dear, the military mind! Of course we've pressed the button - what do you think we've been doing? Trying to pull it up by the rope?

HANCOCK ON HOW TO COPE IN A STUCK LIFT

HANCOCK:
Doctor, what have you got in your little black bag there? Got any sleeping pills?
DOCTOR:
Yes.
HANCOCK:
Right, two each all round, let's forget all about it!

HANCOCK KEEPS SPIRITS HIGH

WOMAN IN LIFT:
I'm suffocating! I've got to get out of here!
MAN IN LIFT:
My wife's got claustrophobia!
HANCOCK:
Oh yes? That's a handy thing to have in a lift, init? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .....