Eric Morecambe

Eric Morecambe OBE was the stage name of Eric John Bartholomew (May 14, 1926 – May 28, 1984), part of the double act of Morecambe and Wise with Ernie Wise. In the UK he is widely considered to have been a "comic genius".


  • I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.
    • To André Previn during the Grieg's Piano Concerto routine

  • You can't see the join
    • He said about Ernie's supposed wig.

  • More Tea, Ern?
    • He said to Ernie, a pun on "tea urn"

  • What do you think of it so far?
  • Was said during plays with the second line being "Rubbish" said as if he was throwing his voice badly.


  • He'll never sell any ice cream going at that speed
    • Said about a police car speeding past with its sirens on.
  • My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
  • Interviewer: What would you have been if you hadn't been comedians?
    Morecambe: Mike and Bernie Winters.
    • Said during a television interview with Morecambe and his comedy partner Ernie Wise in the 1960s. Mike and Bernie Winters were great rivals to Morecambe and Wise.
  • I'm glad that's over.
    • His last words after a solo performance at Stan Stennett's theatre, Tewkesbury, May 28, 1984. Morecambe suffered a fatal heart attack a moment later.
Last modified on 16 September 2008, at 11:26