My goodness Safranfoer, when I Heard you say (read) 'Benny Hill completely passed me by - just a bit too young.' a famous quote from James Bond came to mind immediately. That was when Bond met the new Q in the museum; when Q ask 'is it because I'm not wearing a lab coat' and Bond said, 'Because you still have spots'.
No offense meant with regard to anyone's age but Benny Hill was a tradition with my family. Of course 'Are You Being Served' ran close second but Benny was the thing. You may want to look into some streaming services and binge a bit to better understand the workings of the dinosaur minds that abound on this forum
I just watched a couple and guys, I don't think they stopped making it because it isn't PC. The ones I watched were no 'worse' than something like 'Allo 'Allo, when it comes to objectification.
I think they stopped making it because it's utter tripe. You would never tire of punching that face. Why does he keep pulling that face?! None of it was funny!
And THEN after one of the last clips, it went to Max Wall. And honestly, by this point I'm just feeling sorry for y'all. I mean, when I was a kid it was all Blind Date and That's Life on a Saturday night so I can hardly claim it was more edifying - but all Max Wall does is WALK FUNNY?