Well one man who is perfectly qualified to answer this is Dad’s Army’s own Private Pike, Ian Lavender!
There will be a unique chance to hear Ian discuss in his own words what it was like being in one of the UK's favourite situation comedies when he comes to Bristol's Slapstick Festival in January 2012.
Ian will be onstage with writer/broadcaster Matthew Sweet and relate stories of his time on the Dad's Army set, such as how he became a household name in his twenties, what it's like being famous as a 'stupid boy' Private Frank Pike and sharing his experiences working with an extraordinary group of fellow actors for almost a decade.
The evening will include favourite clips from Dad's Army, a showing of a complete episode, music - and more. Plus there is a special questions and answers session where the audience will get the chance to ask Ian a question.
For booking information on this delightful evening of family entertainment in celebration of a classic sitcom visit the Slapstick 2012 website.