- Madame Tussauds, Comedy
- During the Morecambe and Wise Show the writers developed the relationship between the two, with Eric as the childlike common man and Ernie as the slightly pompous aspiring playwright.
- Their end-of-year Christmas specials became wildly popular in the 1970s – with the 1977 show attracting over 28 million viewers
- Both Morecambe and Wise were awarded an OBE in 1976.
- Their early careers were subject to a television biopic called Eric and Ernie in 2011.
“We were travelling from Birmingham to Coventry during the blitz. Eric's mother suggested that we should try to become a double act".