Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

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 Frank Spencer (22 episodes, 1973-1978)
Michele Dotrice ...
 Betty / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1978)
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Frank Spencer is more than just a complete klutz. Everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing that keeps him going is his long-suffering wife Betty, who somehow manages to cope with his disaster-prone life-style. Written by Mike Konczewski

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15 February 1973 (UK)  »

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Anyám büszke lehet  »

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The house which collapsed around Franks ears was in the "Black Tom" area of Bedford. The site was being cleared for re-development. See more »

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Cliffhanger (Series 2). When Frank is climbing over the front of the car to get to the boot a rope is visible through the rear window that is clearly holding the car or holding Frank in some way. See more »

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Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Episode #10.8 (2010) See more »

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laughed till I cried
10 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got my first taste of this series recently. The comedy is side-splitting, especially when you realize that is the very intense "Phantom of the Opera" on your screen with that innocent look on his face making a complete disaster of everything.

I can't wait to see more episodes. The episodes I saw, about a second honeymoon and an RAF reunion, were laugh-out-loud hilarious. The comedy is very physical. Crawford has astounding delivery. He looks so young and different from the way he did when international stardom hit him. My sister lived in England and was a fan of this series, and I can still remember how astonished she was that Crawford was taken so seriously after Phantom. She, and millions of others, knew him as the hapless Frank Spencer, the man with "troubles."


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