Every episode of "The Two Ronnies" included a musical extravaganza. They were usually salutes to various facets of society, old movies, pop culture and so on. The music was usually special material versions of familliar tunes and standards ("The Yellow Rose of Texas", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", etc.), along with well known classical pieces, all rewtitten to fit the theme of this week's musical salute. 

Up for salute were such diverse things as fox hunting, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The WAVs, gangster movies, Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado", old music hall, drum majorettes, pop music, the circus, "Star Wars", even a mini musical based on "Sweeny Todd" with Ronnie B. in the Angela Landsbury role. 

The only way to do these musical presentations justice is to actually hear them, so, click on an image for a sample wav of each item.

If there was a downside to the musical end of the series, it was the acts the Ronnies booked as guests. They tended to be hopelessly middle-of-the-road acts such as The Manhattan Transfer, tired balladeers the like of Michel Legrand and undefinable entities like Swingle II. Perhaps it was intended as a contrast to the higher energy productions presented by the stars themselves.

"The Yeomen of
the Guard"
"In the Sultan's Harem"
"Pearlies"
"Here Come the
Mounties"
"Dancing
Marionettes"
"Crop of the Flops"
"Teeny Todd"
"Space Wars"
"Majorettes"
"Two Man
One Man Band"
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