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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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Trivia

John Bindon was cut out of this film. See more »

Quotes

Inga Giltenburg: [Subtitles in Swedish dream sequence] This was your first time? What did you think of it?
Teddy Brown: It's better than open sandwiches.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, all the "by"s are replaced with "buy"s. See more »

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Featured 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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An all-time favourite for maybe the wrong reasons!
21 November 2004 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this for the first time when I was about 7. Children In Need was on BBC 1 (or maybe Comic Relief) and I was allowed to sleep downstairs to watch the whole event. Anyway, I found this on the other channel at about 2.30am, and I was totally blown away by it. Not least the funky theme tune, the cartoons, those eyes, Julie Ege etc. Anyway, a couple of years later I got it on VHS...surprise surprise, the cut I'd seen on ITV had been trimmed significantly. The bit with the hot dog vendor, the fantasy sequence where Teddy imagines a fight sequence with the vicar had both been cut, with maybe some other bits. I've seen this film more than any other film, and have collected as much stuff to do with it as I can; 4 posters, lobby cards, and approximately 60 black and white stills. If anyone has anything else related to this film, please get in touch. A few things bother me though; how did Shelley Berman get involved?Why is Alan Bennett uncredited? Shelley Berman turned up in Friends a few years back, and his character's name was Kaplan, as in this film. Was Kaplan his own persona, or was this a nod to the film? Does the US cut differ any from the UK?


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