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Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1978 (USA)
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Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.

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Teddy works for a large advertising company. Given the seemingly impossible task of selling frozen porridge, he decides to produce commercials which make the product seem sexy. This leads him into confrontation with the "Keep Television Clean" movement, of which his wife is a senior member. Further problems ensue when the family take on Swedish nanny Inga Giltenburg. Written by measham

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That Face ... That Body ... Marty Feldman Is Back - Funnier Than Ever! See more »

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Think Dirty  »

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Trivia

Last film of Hy Hazell who died a couple of months after it came out in LOndon. See more »

Quotes

Liz Brown: You must forgive Richard. He thinks you're from Mars.
Lotte von Gelbstein: No. Hamburg. Boys.
Liz Brown: Would you like some tea?
Lotte von Gelbstein: No, thank you.
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During the opening credits, all the "by"s are replaced with "buy"s. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) See more »

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Every Home Should Have One
Music by John Cameron (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ned Sherrin and Caryl Brahms
Sung by Millicent Martin
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A truly funny film!
28 September 2003 | by (North Ayrshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This still remains in my memory as one of the funniest films ever. In that respect, it was very much ahead of it's time, certainly for 1970. A number of current and future stars were cast very cleverly (who could imagine Penelope Keith, for example, as a German lesbian, and a former mud-wrestler to boot??!!). This film poked fun at almost every aspect of the Establishment, and that is not a bad thing - but very brave at the time, I would suggest. An absolute classic, in my view.


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