The Funniest Fifty-Fifty Skits Ever?

Posted on November 26, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Humor, TV, Movies & Theatre
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Some time back I had done a post with the title: Fifty-Fifty: The Best PTV Show Ever and included a clip from the show. The show was loosely based on Saturday Night Live and was the brainchild of Shoaib Mansoor and Anwar Maqsood, with the starring brilliance of Majid Jehangir, Ismail Tara and Zeba Shahnaz. It generated some interesting discussion and much nostalgia. Although not everone agreed it was the best show ever, there was a general sense that it had to be ‘amongst the very best.’

Today we bring you two clips from Fifty-Fifty, which may well be amongst the very best that the show ever offered, and may be amongst the best comedy skits even produced for Pakistan Television. The first of these skits may well be the iconic skit that defined the show in many memories; certainly mine. To those not familair with the Fifty-Fifty mystique or with the music of the time this may not seem all that funny, but when these were first telecast the whole country – quite literally – were talking about them. Enjoy.

Fifty Fifty – One Way Ticket

Fifty Fifty Disco Choor
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22 responses to “The Funniest Fifty-Fifty Skits Ever?”

  1. bnanno says:

    Another two favourite sketches from 50-50 are related to cricket (I have been unable to find them on youtube postings).
    When Pakistan toured India for the first time in years and years, and Imran Khan missed a game or two because of injury, fifty-fifty sang that classic of Ghalib (tune as in Suraiya’s version)
    “Arre Imran tujhe hua kya hai
    akhir tere dard ki dawa kya..”

    and there Ode to One Day Cricket when it was fairly new (based on the “One Way Ticket” tune

    One day cricket(x5)
    Ka hae rule

    Tez- tez khel
    aage ho ke khel
    boundary he baar
    chauke-chchakke maar
    oye time zaaya na kar ve phazool

    can’t remember the rest.

    Such gup was of course, another classic.

  2. Adil Najam says:

    Fifty-Fifty fans, the clips from teh show are now much better organized on YouTube and can be seen at:

  3. I think one of the funniest skits i recall from Fifty fifty is a parody on Alamgir’s song ‘Daykh Tera kya rang kar diya hae/ Khushboo ka Jhonka tayray sang kar diya hae’. Initially the camera only shows the face of the man lip synching to the song. Towards the end the camera zooms out and you see an overflowing garbage dump in the middle of a street.

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