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While driving Britta Perry home, Professor Ian Duncan thought to cheer her up by playing a recording by the comedy team of Rimpells and Splickett. According to Duncan, they were the British equivalent of Laurel & Hardy. In his opinion, their humor aged well, but it didn't quite translate for an American audience.
I think he would have been better off trying to make the case for a comparison with Abbott & Costello, who were successful in all three media - films, radio, and television. Not that Rimpels & Splickett were successful in Toobworld. If they had been, how come we haven't heard of them in some other show? (Remember to think inside the box's reality, folks....)
Not that it would have made any difference.... Britta didn't get the humor at all, even after Professor Duncan tried to explain the joke about Cambridge vs. Oxford.....