A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.
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 Hyacinth (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Daisy (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Onslow (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Richard (44 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Elizabeth / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Rose (38 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Emmet (37 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 the Vicar / ... (19 episodes, 1990-1995)
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Hyacinth Bucket (whose name she insists is pronounced "bouquet") continually looks for opportunities to climb the social ladder, though she's wedged on a rung just below her sister Violet (whose house has a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony) and just above her working class sisters Daisy and Rose. Hyacinth's passion for flawless entertaining unnerves her neighbor Elizabeth, who is often invited to the Bucket home for coffee. Elizabeth's divorced brother Emmet, who also lives next door to the Buckets, tries to avoid Hyacinth because she breaks into song in his presence in the hope he'll cast her in one of his "little theater" musical productions. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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During the series, Emmett among others is seen being frightened by Hyacinth's singing voice. In reality Patricia Routledge is known for her powerful singing voice and has a long career in Musical Theatre. See more »

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[she pronounces it "Bouquet", and very, very shrilly]
Hyacinth: The Bucket residence, the lady of the house speaking!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see a table set for a posh dinner. When all credits have been shown, Hyacinth is shown rearranging a fork and a spoon and then putting a name plate on the table. As the camera zooms in on it, you can see that it reads "Harold Snoad" and the words "Produced & Directed by" appear above it (plus a copyright notice below it). See more »

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26 June 2005 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have been watching Keeping Up Appearances for a number of years now, starting from when I was in middle school. My parents have always been fans of the show from day one and initially I didn't think the idea of a snobbish housewife driving her husband crazy being all that funny. Back then Mr. Bean was the only BritCom I liked, but when I saw my first episode of this classic comedy, I became hooked.

Everyone is fantastic for their roles, especially Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bouquet. It is a shame that the show is no longer in production but nonetheless I enjoy watching the reruns over and over again and I am planning on purchasing KUA on DVD.


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