Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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Oh What a Tangled Web 

When both Captain Peacock and Mr.Rumbold's secretary are late rumors start to circulate that the two are together on the side. Then Mrs.Peacock becomes very suspicious concerning her ... See full summary »

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When both Captain Peacock and Mr.Rumbold's secretary are late rumors start to circulate that the two are together on the side. Then Mrs.Peacock becomes very suspicious concerning her husband's strange behavior. She confronts Captain Peacock about his actions in the store and brings tremendous confusion and an assault on Mrs.Slocomb and currents in Mr.Grainger's ears. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Mr. Grainger mentions getting a girl in trouble "in the pudding club", which is slang for pregnancy. See more »

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Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold: Did you or did you not spend the night with Captain Peacock?
Captain Stephen Peacock: I object. Now, "spend the night" has many connotations. One can spend the night quite innocently in someone's company. If you mean, did she have an affair with me, then say so.
Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold: Oh, very well. Did you have an affair with Captain Peacock?
Miss Monica Hazlewood: Certainly not!
Captain Stephen Peacock: Thank you.
Miss Monica Hazlewood: Why, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. It's absurd. Ugh... it's unthinkable!
Captain Stephen Peacock: [indignant] You've made your point, Miss Hazelwood. A plain "no" would have been...
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It doesn't get much better then this!
16 November 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Absolute joy fest, painfully funny episode.

Mrs Slocombe is seeking a promotion, she has an interview lined up Captain Peacock has gone off the rails, and behaved inappropriately with Mr Rumbold's new secretary. Mrs Peacock is fuming with her husband and comes into the store to have it out with him, but worse, the girl's father comes in. Lots of misunderstandings take place, poor Mrs Slocombe gets hit with an umbrella and Mr Grainger gets a wedding cake over the head. Young Mr Grace holds an enquiry to get to the bottom of the matter.

A strong case for this being my favourite episode, it is belly laugh funny from start to finish, Mrs Slocombe's scene with Mrs Peacock is hilarious. The scene of Mrs Peacock chasing Mrs Slocombe across the shop floor with her umbrella has me in stitches. The trial held by Mr Grace too, just joyful.

The cast clearly had an absolute ball making it, and the viewer shares in the joy, magnificent, comedy at its best! Pefect 10/10


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