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post #1 of 28
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Does anyone watch that old comedy show? I love it so much and DVR it every week. I wish they would play them more often.

Anywho I nearly died laughing at last week's episode where Hyacinth says "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's snobbery and one-upmanship. People who think they're superior to everyone else. Makes things so much harder for those of us who actually are."

Those BBC sit-coms are my guilty pleasure that I watch while my boyfriend is not home. He seems to think they are only for old people.
post #2 of 28
Yep, but of course its British TV we watch - they are doing the re-runs, they are so funny, her one-liners are such pearlers
post #3 of 28
I love the show, catch the reruns whenever they are on.
post #4 of 28
I'm ashamed that this programme is English, it makes me cringe

One of the characters does remind me of my mother however, can you guess which one?
post #5 of 28
A brilliant programme and one that i'm also watching repeats of on Sky at the weekends
post #6 of 28
Another great Hyacinth line - "The only reason I'm not part of the aristocracy is an accident of birth".

My late grandmother was a Hyacinth, and she actually had sisters that were like Rose, Daisy and Violet.
post #7 of 28
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Another great Hyacinth line - "The only reason I'm not part of the aristocracy is an accident of birth".
I laughed so loud on that, Moscow woke up and started barking.

They used to play reruns here more often, but now they only play one episode per week. What was that other brit show called that was about a bed and breakfast or something. I loved that one too, but I don't think they play it anymore.

Is the show still in production? I was under the impression it was an older show.
post #8 of 28
This show just is never going to go away. Like Are you being Served? Our local "educational" channel has been running them for thirty years. I adore both of these but choose Fawlty Towers as my fave.
post #9 of 28
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Faulty Towers! That's the name! Thanks for that.
post #10 of 28
I love Keeping up. Any old british comedies are a plus with me
post #11 of 28
I never even heard of that show
post #12 of 28
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One of the characters does remind me of my mother however, can you guess which one?
Bruce?
(Violet's cross dressing husband - for those who haven't seen the show.)

Poor Emmett - "She's singing at me!"
post #13 of 28
I love that show - along with the original Fawlty Towers.

Poor Emmett and Richard....
post #14 of 28
I love it and catch reruns when I can. Butit is embarrassing to watch, I agree, only because I think almost every family has someone who is similar to Hyacinth. I have an aunt who is her double and passes off all her shop bought silver as family heirlooms.
post #15 of 28
I was on vacation a few years ago in Pittsburgh and passed a St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. I had visions of a Mrs. Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) statue, waving and with big hat, near the altar!

There are only 43 episodes, produced in the 1990s. Patricia Routledge, who played Hyacinth, was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List and is a beloved actress in Britain.
post #16 of 28
My Mother is Hiacthyn, my dad's name really is Richard Her sister was married to an Onslow type for years, and I swear my mother cringed everytime she saw him.

Anyone want to come to a "Candlelight Supper"
post #17 of 28
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Does anyone watch that old comedy show? I love it so much and DVR it every week. I wish they would play them more often.

Anywho I nearly died laughing at last week's episode where Hyacinth says "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's snobbery and one-upmanship. People who think they're superior to everyone else. Makes things so much harder for those of us who actually are."

Those BBC sit-coms are my guilty pleasure that I watch while my boyfriend is not home. He seems to think they are only for old people.
I absolutely love that show....and Are you being served!!!!...
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cairo View Post
Does anyone watch that old comedy show? I love it so much and DVR it every week. I wish they would play them more often.

Anywho I nearly died laughing at last week's episode where Hyacinth says "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's snobbery and one-upmanship. People who think they're superior to everyone else. Makes things so much harder for those of us who actually are."

Those BBC sit-coms are my guilty pleasure that I watch while my boyfriend is not home. He seems to think they are only for old people.
Not exactly the sit-com type of program, but I think the old Monty Pythons were the first British TV shows to be shown on American TV regularly.
post #19 of 28
I love these shows - and Are You Being Served! Are you free, Mr Humphries?
post #20 of 28
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I love these shows - and Are You Being Served! Are you free, Mr Humphries?
Mrs. Slockum...with her colored hair Or the old owner...what's his name? The one with the nurses who are 3X younger than him....
post #21 of 28
I used to watch Keeping Up Appearances, but I don't think it is played around here anymore.
post #22 of 28
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I never even heard of that show
makes 2 of us, me neither.
post #23 of 28
I love that show! It's played here on sunday nights on a local channel right after Are you being served

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Mrs. Slockum...with her colored hair Or the old owner...what's his name? The one with the nurses who are 3X younger than him....
Young Mr Grace
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cairo View Post
Does anyone watch that old comedy show? I love it so much and DVR it every week. I wish they would play them more often.

Anywho I nearly died laughing at last week's episode where Hyacinth says "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's snobbery and one-upmanship. People who think they're superior to everyone else. Makes things so much harder for those of us who actually are."



Those BBC sit-coms are my guilty pleasure that I watch while my boyfriend is not home. He seems to think they are only for old people.

I ADORE that show! My favorite epsisode title is: My Family in Broad Daylight!

My husband and I joke about Hyacinth and Richard--he watches the videos with me, and claims I am somewhat (!) like Mrs. Bucket...I especially like the Violet/Bruce phone calls!


MargeCat (The Lady of the House Speaking)
post #25 of 28
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I love that show! It's played here on sunday nights on a local channel right after Are you being served



Young Mr Grace
I read that, in the older episodes, they were too broke to buy her wigs, so they actually died Molly Sugden's hair those colors!


MargeCat
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by psjauntie View Post
My Mother is Hiacthyn, my dad's name really is Richard Her sister was married to an Onslow type for years, and I swear my mother cringed everytime she saw him.

Anyone want to come to a "Candlelight Supper"
Yes, thank you, and I will remember to remove my shoes before walking on your lacquered woodblock, and will remember not to rub up against your wallpaper...


I must go; the phone is ringing; it may be someone important 9such as Her Majesty)!


MargeCat
post #27 of 28
Never seen it or heard of it.
post #28 of 28
I hate to be a party pooper, but I can not stand that show.
I want to take "the Bucket Woman" and slap the crap out of her...she drives me insane
Thankfully our PBS station doesn't run it any more.
BUT, I LOVE Are you being Served?
"I'm Free"

My all time favorite is "Last of the Summer Wine".
For those of you who know what that is, I love Cleggy, but my favorite will always be Compo.
Last week they re-ran the three episodes that deal with Compo's death.
Even though I've seen them 6 or 7 times I was still in tears.
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