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2007.03.08

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SweetMisery

[this is good] I love this show. We still get it on public tv.......also the one with the lady who so wants to be high society and her family are real low lifes. It is hilarious. Can't think of the name. lol

thegrumblebunny

I am a big fan of Are You Being Served.  We still get it on PBS, late at night.  Mr. Humphries was certainly my favorite.

Theme song: 

Ground floor perfumery,
stationery and leather goods,
wigs and haberdashery
kitchenware and food...going up

First floor telephones,
gents ready-made suits,
shirts, socks, ties, hats,
underwear and shoes...going up

Second floor carpets,
travel goods and bedding,
material, soft furnishings,
restaurant and teas. Going down!

You are thinking of Keeping up appearances with Hyacinth Bouquet (Bucket).

TreeSweater

I'm freeeeee!

The show hasn't been on TV in Denver for a few years, but I've seen the episodes so many times that I could probably quote them. And Mr. Humphreys was one of my favorite characters.

When I saw the article this morning, I wondered how much they all kept in touch, and it looks like at least Wendy Richard (Miss Brahms) was close enough to be one of the first ones they called.

The first AYBS? episode I ever saw was the one where they were doing the fashion show as part of Mr. Rumbold's "brilliant" advertising campaign. I was a little shocked at all the innuendo. :)

I don't think KUA is on here at the moment, either, but they have been showing "Last of the Summer Wine," which featured Frank Thornton, another AYBS? alumni (Captain Peacock).

mariser

sm, this is indeed a fabulous show. I hope they never think of re-doing it. or Godess forbid, "Americanize" it.  grumble, I am humbly and forever indebted to you for the AYBS? lyrics.  I  never caught more than the odd word. auntiem, AYBS? never gets old...one of the first episodes I saw had to do with Mrs. Slocombe's pussy and it. was. to. die. for. from the innuendo. a classic.
I havent' seen much of LotSW; I didnt' realized Capt. Peacock is in it. I do know that whoever does the voice for Wallace in Wallace & Gromit is a player in LofSW:  I'd recognize that voice anywhere

Lauri

[this is good] Sleep well, Mr. Humphries!

thegrumblebunny

You are most certainly welcome.  I used to watch AYBS with my Auntie C. and she watched it so often she all of the words, after YEARS of watching I suppose.  I was always so impressed when the theme would come on and she always got all of the words right since I could barely make them out.

I never got into KUA, but are there any CHEF! fans among you?

 

thegrumblebunny

insert: "KNEW" in between she & all.  please and thanks.

TreeSweater

Yes! Chef! was hilarious!

Along with "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" and "The Piglet Files" and a bunch of the other older Britcoms. The newer stuff just really isn't that funny. Instead of innuendo, they beat you over the head with the off-color.

SweetMisery

[this is good] Yes that is it. Thanks. That also is a very funny show.

jaypo

Sexual innuendo as only the Brits can do it!  I only caught a few of this series--don't know why I didn't watch more--and still find it hilarious.  Also enjoyed Chef and Yes, Prime Minister.  Our local PBS station is rerunning All Creatures Great and Small, from mid-1970s, the James Herriott veterinary series.  I love its image of a secure, happy, rural life.  

Lauri

Oh man, I have read and reread all the James Herriot books. Secure, happy, comfort food for the brain!


Lauri

Hey, mariser, you haven't posted for awhile!!! Helloooooo!

Lauri

I spotted you on little m's blog, though. *live sighting*

mariser

ahh, Lauri dear.  amazing what a few days drinking and walking and drinking and sightseeing and drinking and eating and drinking and drinking in New Orleans can do to an elderly person.
we got back early Saturday morning and I'm just now beginning to resemble a human.

Lauri

Welcome back!!! And, I only know what you mean cuz I AM an elderly person and I had two drinks at a St. Paddy's day party last night. Sheesh, what a weenie.
I had to work today and went to bed early.

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