Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday funny is not funny for Mr Rumbold

Amazing to me that Mr Rumbold was the last surviving cast member of Are You Being Served. Actor Nicholas Smith died in London after a fall at the age of 81. Here is an amusing clip including Mr Rumbold from the tv show. Oh dear. As soon as you hear Mrs Slocombe utter 'the state of our drawers', you can guess where things will go.




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  1. Are you free Andrew? I notice there was no mention of Mrs Slocombe's pussy.

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    1. Victor, we will not start on Mrs Slocombe's pussy at all. I'm free! Well cheap, anyway.

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  2. oh how amazing to think that mad show was So Long Ago.
    it was so charmingly 'british music hall' lewd.
    RIP Mr Rumbold.

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    1. Ann, I do like plenty of double entendre. Some may call it smut.

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    1. EC, I've found a better clip featuring Mr Rumbold. I'll save it for next week.

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  4. Andrew, We often get re-runs of the show. Oddly enough I always liked Trevor Bannister as the junior Mr Lucas. Loved the way he was always picking on Ms Slocombe.
    But when he left he was replaced by Mike Berry who was simply awful and just not funny.
    But those original episodes were TV gems. Sadly there aren't many good comedies on UK TV because comedy writers hands are tied by political correctness.
    But for me, I can't get enough of those classic 1970's comedies.

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    1. Deejohn, he was the most attractive of a quite poor ensemble of men. Yes, I do recall his replacement, without kindness. Now surely you don't want Love Thy Neighbour back on our screens.

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  5. I watched that show. Mind you, I was always a bit embarrassed about doing so. Totally predictable, yet funny too. It was the times, that wouldn’t be quite so readily accepted nowadays, would it?

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    1. Friko, frankly no and I doubt we would find continual jokes like that so funny now. In some ways tv has become tamer with rarely any shock value humour.

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  6. I needed that chuckle! So how are your new drawers?

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    1. Glad you asked Jac. R's drawers were sliding out all by themselves. We had to tilt the unit back, and put cardboard under the front of the unit, the problem being the back is sitting on the carpet straight edge and tilting the unit forward.

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  7. Are You Being Served started on the BBC in 1972 and went on for ages. Spouse and I arrived in Britain exactly in 1972, so programmes like this are still very evocative of the most important years in our adult lives. And yes we got over the pussies and drawers very quickly!

    I would say the same thing for The Good Life, Dixon of Dock Green, Steptoe and Son etc.

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    1. Hels, all memorable shows although Dixon is not one I focused on. Maybe that sort of humour appeals a bit now because of its novelty value.

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  8. I used to love that show. I could never have said those things with a straight face, wonder how many takes it took them for each episode?

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    1. River, I know what you mean. I was thinking the same thing when watching another clip. I was just waiting for one of them to crack.

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  9. Always used to watch that show. Was well acted plus the humour was good as well.

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    1. Margaret, whatever people think of such shows, no one can doubt the first class acting.

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  10. Loooove it! There was so much amusing innuendo in this show :)

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    1. Not very subtle was it Grace.

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