Head teacher apologises after 'racist and sexist' Two Ronnies sketch is played at parents' evening

Mail Online | 10/11/2018 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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A head teacher was forced to apologise after a 'racist' and 'sexist' Two Ronnies sketch was played during a school parents evening.

The clip, titled Sheikh in a Grocery Store, was displayed to show the importance of communication between parents and teachers.

Year - Nine - Parents - Place - Humour

But outraged Year Nine parents were 'furious' and said there was no place for the 1970s humour 'in this day and age'.

The sketch opens with Barker in his familiar role as a brown-coated shopkeeper before Corbett enters wearing dark makeup and a thawb.

Sheikh - Enters - Shopkeeper - Ali - Baba

As the Sheikh enters, the shopkeeper says 'Old Ali Baba's a bit off course' and 'Morning Abdul'.

Several miscommunications follow as the Sheikh tries to purchase items, mispronouncing 'choc-ol-atty mouse' (chocolate mousse) and 'tom-a-too purry' (tomato puree).

Barker - Mispronunciations - Sheikh - Blunders - 'Chinaman

Barker tries to correct his English mispronunciations as the Sheikh blunders through cinnamon as 'Chinaman' and juice as 'Jewish'.

But shopkeeper Barker stops and begins to mimic him as the frustrated Sheikh piles cash up on the counter.

Clip - Thursday - Evening - Archway - School

The clip was played last Thursday during the hour-long evening at Archway School, a mixed comprehensive in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

One horrified parent, who asked to remain anonymous, said: 'A teacher giving the presentation said the clips would show us how important communication is, but we couldn't believe it when it when it came on the screen.

Ronnies - Someone - Face

'I love the Two Ronnies but showing someone with their face...
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