Is the Benny Hill Theme inherently comedic?
The question is in the title. I have tried to answer it for myself, using my knowledge of music theory, and have come up with nothing. I thought it might be the V & I bass pattern, the percussion, the tempo, but I don't think that's it. I don't know Benny Hill, at all. I wouldn't recognise him if he were to walk my room, but the tune makes me laugh, and makes any video on YouTube instantly amusing. Can music theory explain this?