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Are You Being Served?
Terry and June

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the science eel

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what's worse?
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:38:43 PM »
GO ON

Re: what's worse?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 11:51:35 PM »
Are you being served's theme toon is fucking brilliant so it's got that going for it at very least

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Re: what's worse?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 11:52:23 PM »
The Terry and June theme tune is great too.

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Re: what's worse?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 12:21:02 PM »
Neither of them are bad, both probably went on too long but they're very different obviously, 2-hander vs big ensemble, domestic vs world of work, very hard to meaningfully compare. A better one might be Terry & June vs George & Mildred or AYBS? vs On The Buses. (AYBS is better than OTB and G&M is better than T&J, but they're all better than any British sitcom of the last 20 years.)

Re: what's worse?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 02:26:10 PM »
In 20 years' time they'll be showing schoolchildren Are You Being Served? to explain what a shop was.

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Re: what's worse?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 02:32:45 PM »
I absolutely hated Are Your Being Served when I were a nipper, but tolerated Terry and June.  So my answer is Terry and June.

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Re: what's worse?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 09:13:57 PM »
I certainly enjoyed AYBS? more as a kid because of the theatricality, the colourful cartoonish ensemble, Mr. Harman's gadgets, John Inman's warmth, Mollie Sugden's fantastic performances, Mr Rumbold's ears and of course, all the 'dollybirds'.  Was there ever any location shots on that show?

Re: what's worse?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 09:39:24 PM »
Was there ever any location shots on that show?

There weren't even shots of Mrs Slocombe's pussy from what I recall.

Re: what's worse?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 12:00:16 AM »
I reckon Terry & June is basically worse, but I love Reginald Marsh.

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