Author Topic: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread  (Read 1889 times)

Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2020, 06:48:15 PM »
The chap who played Mr Spooner had a rather pleasant song in the charts in 1979 or 1980.

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Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2020, 07:05:34 PM »
^ Mike Berry. He was a singer before he was an actor and had a few hits in the 1960s.

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Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2020, 07:08:58 PM »
^ Mike Berry. He was a singer before he was an actor and had a few hits in the 1960s.

He also played the dad in Worzel Gummidge.

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »
Also deserves a place on Globe's ads thread over on Picture Box for his singing the Blue Riband blues back in 1980 ( # I've got thooose...# ...Ah, thank you!")

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Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2020, 09:02:43 PM »
He tries to grope Miss Brahms (she put a folder or something in front of her bottom so he couldn't) and also groped one of Mr Rumbold's secretaries. He also tells Mr Humphries a rather unpleasant story of how he removed the door handle of his car to prevent his date getting out.

Each time it's treated by the audience as a joke.

Well, to be fair, how were you expecting the audience to react? A sharp intake of breath, followed by deathly silence? As has previously been stated, you have to take older comedy as something from a different era, and not try and analyse it too much from a modern perspective.

There's a comparison to be made here with Family Guy's loveable rapist Glen Quagmire.

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« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2020, 11:52:31 PM »
just going to leave this here. ETC.

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« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2020, 03:33:00 PM »
There's a comparison to be made here with Family Guy's loveable rapist Glen Quagmire.

I would say there's definitely a difference when the writers know a character's behaviour is deplorable and aim to be shocking based on that, as opposed to just thinking a character is cheeky. Whether it makes any difference to the viewer is of course down to them.

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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2020, 06:01:45 PM »
just going to leave this here. ETC.

Nice. I'd forgotten about Trevor Bannister's inexplicable channelling of an exasperated Tony Hancock for a lot of his lines. I suppose his Mr Lucas could have been a Hancock fan and doing it deliberately, but it seems unlikely. Did he ever call Miss Brahms a peroxided jezebel?

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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2020, 11:42:34 AM »
Also deserves a place on Globe's ads thread over on Picture Box for his singing the Blue Riband blues back in 1980 ( # I've got thooose...# ...Ah, thank you!")

Oh yeah, now I remember!

Blue Riband - 1984 UK TV advert.

Blue Riband - 1985 UK TV advert.

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Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2020, 11:45:20 AM »
£26k royalty cheque every year for that ad. 'bought me my house in Swindon' he says

Glebe

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Re: Flute your handkerchief! An Are You Being Served? thread
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2020, 06:52:38 PM »
Now I'm laughing at Partridge pronouncing it

Are You Being Served?

GOLD announcer virtually pronounced it like that yesterday evening.

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