The recent travel strikes have left the staff stranded at the store. At first thought, the idea of camping out on the floor seems a horrible idea, but soon the staff start sharing many war memories ...
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
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This quintessentially British sitcom is about Grace Brothers, a department store in London which is owned and kept traditional, almost pre-war (e.g. precise dress code for ladies frills and gentlemen's hats according to rank), by two brothers who look old enough to have fought in the Boer war but rarely appear, as most scenes play on one floor where Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold is the executive (meaning he enjoys an endless parade of foxy but stupid secretaries) in charge of management while his dignified floor walker, Captain Stephen Peacock, has daily charge over two small sales teams. The bossy, implicitly man-hungry widow Mrs. Betty Slocombe supervises the attractive Miss Shirley Brahms (with a terribly common Cockney accent) -with first choice of customers, on commission- the sale of women's clothes and accessories; the sales star at the gentleman's side is Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humpries, an implied closet-gay true gentleman, whose successive superiors are first obviously nearly ... Written by
In 1972, the broadcasting of the live reports from the Munich Olympics had to be cancelled due to the Black September incident. Amongst the programmes hurriedly brought forward to fill the sudden gaps in BBC1's programming schedules was the as-yet untransmitted Comedy Playhouse (1961) edition "Are You Being Served?". It proved popular enough for a full series to be commissioned. See more »
Throughout the series, the scripts constantly change the location of the Ladies' and Gentlemens' departments, sometimes referring to it being on the third floor, sometimes on the fourth. Also, the theme song lyrics indicate the department is on the first floor. See more »
[discussing having to hang onto backs of buses and skateboard to Grace Brothers to save money]
I had just bent down to tighten my nuts, and there was a double yellow line, see? And next thing I knew, there was policeman behind me. He put a sticker on my helmet and tried to clamp me.
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Closing credits were preamble with the caption, "You have been watching" followed by each actor, either breaking the fourth wall to the camera or still in character relating to the episode. See more »
I have seen every episode in this show at least 10 or more times for sure.
So let me tell you the sets are by today's standards cardboard like the,
props sort of dated.
BUT that said you would be a fool to let that stop you from seeing this
awesome example of Double Entendre! taken to the highest comedic extremes.
No other show is so packed with things that on the surface suggest daily
life that one who has an active mind easily finds a more gutter snipe
meaning to what was said.
A perfect example follows where Mrs. Slocumbe was talking to a truck driver
on the road via CB radio from the Grace Brothers store. Mrs. Slocumbe an
avid feline lover and, owner has a cat named tiddles. She is constantly on
the hunt for a man like a British Sadie Hawkins this guy was a hot prospect
seeing he too sounded keen on her. Mrs. Slocumbe regales the truck driver
with all her home spun skills and loves... you hear the truck driver
obviously in the midst of driving his big rig as Mrs. Slocumbe begins
telling the truck driver of her pussy <cat> and how it wins a prize
every time she shows it. You hear the wheels lock and, screech as dude
looses control of his rig and, the connection is broken.
Not to mention she was dressed as a punk rocker in a rainbow Amazon woman
outfit when talking to the man.
Whey was she in the punk rocker garb well. Well this just a hint of the
funny things you will find on this show... You just have to get the videos
DVD's whatever's available but one thing for sure you will never ever be
sorry you did.
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