Tommy Cooper found in meat pie

A fish shop owner, Crad Jones, found a vision of comic legend Tommy Cooper in the pastry of a meat pie.

Published: 12:40PM BST 15 Oct 2009

Tommy Cooper and chips: Image of Tommy Cooper on the bottom of the pie Photo: WALES NEWS SERVICE

Mr Jones reckons the markings on the steak pie are the spitting image of the fez-wearing comedian - just like that!.
The 45 year-old said other customers recognised it as Cooper who was born in the same town in Caerphillly, South Wales.

He said: "I was about to eat my lunch in the shop when I noticed the resemblance of Tommy Cooper on the bottom of it.

"The comparison was amazing. It was definitely Tommy Cooper - I always thought he was great.

"I called my daughter over and she recognised it as Tommy Cooper too. I got the pictures because I thought no-one would believe me."

Mr Jones owns The Codfather's Plaice in Trethomas, Caerphilly, where Tommy was born in 1921.

Tommy died on stage in April 1984 aged 63. He is commemorated with a bronze statue of him placed in the centre of Caerphilly - officially unveiled by one of his biggest fans, actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Fun-loving Mr Jones saw the funny side of Cooper in the 1.60 premier steak pie made by local baker's Peters Pies.

He said: "Tommy has always been in the upper crust as far as I'm concerned.
"But I ate the pie straight after the pictures were taken. It went down a treat - just like that!"

* One of Tommy's favourite jokes was: "I popped into my local the other day and had the shepherd?s pie. He was furious."

Some of his other classics are:
* I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

* I bought some HP sauce the other day. It's costing me 6p a month for the next 2 years.

* Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.

* A woman told her doctor, 'I've got a bad back. 'The doctor said, 'It's old age.' The woman said, 'I want a second opinion. 'The doctor says, 'OK. you're ugly as well.'

* A man walked into the doctor's, The doctor said 'I haven't seen you in a long time'. The man replied, 'I know I've been ill'.

* A man walked into the doctor's, he said 'I've hurt my arm in several places'. The doctor said 'well don't go there any more'.

* I went to the doctors the other day and I said, 'have you got anything for wind', so he gave me a kite.