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.