TV tennis sketch – to whom did those umpire legs belong?!
Jimmy Cricket chose a topical time to post his popular TV tennis sketch on social media.
The US Open starts on Monday at Flushing Meadows in New York and lasts two weeks.
It is usually tennis’s final Grand Slam tournament of the year, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon.
The tennis sketch is from Jimmy’s popular TV show called And There’s More.
It went out on ITV prime-time on Saturday nights and ran for three years between 1985 and 1988.
The show was a mixture of stand-up routines and sketches.
He said earlier this week: “Hi folks! With the US Open a week away, here is a fun sketch, (will be featuring many on the front page of my website in the coming weeks).
“Meanwhile, who do these umpire legs belong to?”
Jimmy subsequently shared the answer to his question.
He revealed: “Hi folks, the umpire legs belonged to the great scriptwriter Eddie Braben.
“The great man himself kindly lent us his knees for the sketch and was always fantastic fun to work with, as we went through the scripts he had written!
“You can spot him many times doing cameos throughout the series of And There’s More.”
Eddie, who died aged 82 in 2013, was a legendary comedy writer.
As well as Jimmy, he provided material for Morecambe and Wise.
Eddie was credited with changing the profile of the famous duo.
He helped to turn them into one of the most popular and enduring comedy acts in the history of British entertainment.
Jimmy started working with Eddie on his TV show, And There’s More, and then his radio show, Jimmy’s Cricket Show.