Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)
In typical Benny Hill fashion, this amusing novelty record was packed with innuendos. The song reached No.1 on 11th December 1971 and stayed on top of the charts for four weeks (including Christmas week) before being superseded by the New Seekers with "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)".
The lyrics are fictional, but are loosely based on Hill's memories of actually working as a milkman for Hann's Dairies. They tell the story of Ernie Price who rides a horse-drawn milk cart, and details his battles with the local bread delivery man, Two Ton Ted from Teddington - he was played by Henry McGee in the video.
Charlie Chaplin was a fan of Benny Hill's work (and vice versa) and his family invited Benny to his home in Switzerland. Hill was amazed to discover that Chaplin had a collection of his comedy work on video.