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Some Mothers Do 'ave 'em

Post by David » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:19 am

Have been watching a few episodes of this on sky recently and have never realised just how funny it was until recently.

a vastly underrated show in my opinion

any fans?

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:19 am

Flying Lesson. Classic.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:30 am

I just love the way that Spencer can reduce normal , professional people into gibbering wrecks

The psychiatrist one is my all time favourite

"Every day in every way , I'm getting better and better!" :lol:

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:50 am

Loved this show when i was a kid but i'm really into retro games but retro TV shows just age sooo badly and i cant watch them for long. Think my sense of humour/taste in tv shows has changed sooo much from when i was much younger.

Still love Fawlty Towers but some mothers do ave em i couldnt sit through much nowadays

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:02 am

There was one episode where he was doing a cabaret type act, swinging his mic around but he swings it into the floor, I think setting off a load of sparks, that really made me laugh.
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Post by David » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:31 am

paranoid marvin wrote: The psychiatrist one is my all time favourite

"Every day in every way , I'm getting better and better!" :lol:
haha this is the episode I just saw that prompted me to post this thread

Also, reading your reply made me burst out laughing while on the phone in work :D

When the psychiatrist is trying to get him to pretend to be an angry customer, and he's trying to get himself mad and then the best he comes out with it "You..............DEVIL!" almost made me die of laughing

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Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:33 am

Oh betty!

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Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:34 am

he was rumoured to do his own stunts right?

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Post by Greyfox » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:52 am

yeah he did..the nut job...that's what makes them so realistic and not a Grey wig in sight..like the A-team stunt doubles...lol

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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:29 pm

i just think its funny when he proudly proclaims:








'hm hm........im a failure!'
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:45 am

I caught a bit of one last night - Frank had some bloke round for some insurance claim.

The bloke was Richard Wilson - Obviously getting into practice for a future role as he was a grumpy b*stard.

What was great though was that there was a scene where they all sat down but Richard Wilson sunk into his chair. They were all sitting in a row but he was significantly lower down than Frank & Betty - You have to see it but its one of those great moments of visual comedy and timing.

But the best thing was that Crawford started to smirk, Richard Wilson tried to hold it in - he just about managed it for a few seconds but couldn't hold on any longer and cracked up before getting back into character.

Its stuff like that which makes me laugh and makes shows like this great - You don't see that anymore - Today, it would have been cut and they would have done another take, and the only place we would see that is on those sh*tty blooper shows.
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Post by Sputryk » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:07 am

I'n not as enamoured by it as I once was but it is still good fun. Do like the set pieces, though, and some of the stunts are remarkable - I love the roller skates sequence. :)

Never did, though, and still doesn't square up in any way to the might of the incomparable Fawlty Towers; that show can still leave me crying with laughter. :D

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Post by Cornervizion » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:35 pm

The episode where he played the Angel Gabriel at a nativity play is one of my faves flying up through the roof!, Anyone remember Condorman?

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Post by Wildnites » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:13 am

Cornervizion wrote: Anyone remember Condorman?
I own this of VHS, always a film I have enjoyed :oops:
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Post by boggyb68 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:31 pm

Love the one when he gives Mr Lewis a lift (cos his Zephyr's door was knocked off by a Milk Float!), in his 2CV, he is a gas fitter and goes in to a house to fix a problem, after a few minutes there's an explosion, all the windows blow out and fire erupts... the front door opens a burnt Spencer walks out, turns round and says "I'm sorry, that's the best I can do".... genius...

Also the bit in the episode whern they left their old house, he shuts the door and drives off... within a few seconds, bit by bit the house totally collapses... comedy gold... :)

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