Man About the House: Season 3, Episode 3

I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me... (23 Oct. 1974)

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There is a formal dinner-dance at the firm where Jo and Chrissy work but Chrissy's prospective dance partner has injured himself so Robin, after a few dance lessons from Mildred,becomes her... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Paula Wilcox ...
Sally Thomsett ...
Yootha Joyce ...
Mrs. Roper
Brian Murphy ...
Alison Hughes ...
Robert Swales ...
Gareth Johnson ...
Frances Jeater ...
Sally Harrison ...
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
Mrs. James
Ambrose Quilby Four ...
Themselves (as The Ambrose Quilby Four)


There is a formal dinner-dance at the firm where Jo and Chrissy work but Chrissy's prospective dance partner has injured himself so Robin, after a few dance lessons from Mildred,becomes her partner instead. He tells people that he is a brain surgeon but ultimately comes unstuck. Written by don @ minifie-1

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I Won't Dance
composed by Jerome Kern
performed by the Ambrose Quilby Four
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Let's face the music and dance
4 September 2009 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Chrissy and Jo plan to go to a dance but when Chrissy's intended partner Peter ( Robert Swales ) lets her down, Jo suggests taking Robin instead. Robin knows nothing of old-time dancing so asks Mrs.Roper for lessons. She is only too happy to oblige as it means coming into physical contact with a virile young man. Mr.Roper comes home from the British Legion early to find his wife and his lodger waltzing around on the living room carpet.

The night of the dance arrives, and Robin, looking like a penguin in bow-tie and black suit, escorts Chrissy. Rather than tell the snooty crowd that he is a cookery student, he invents a string of fake occupations such as Jesuit priest, brain surgeon, and Member of Parliament. Just when he is about to get off with a lovely young thing, his lies are cruelly exposed...

No Larry I'm afraid ( which is a pity. He would have turned that dance into a war zone ) but its still pretty good stuff, and Sally Thomsett looks stunning in her backless dress ( good thing she did not put it on the wrong way round ). Robin's lies could have come out of the mouth of 'Mike Upchat' from 1977's 'The Upchat Line'. The Ambrose Quilby Four make their one and only television appearance here ( I knew you'd be excited to learn that ).

Funniest moment - Chrissy is out all night. When she returns, she tells Jo and Robin that she was in Out Patients. Peter had injured himself during the dance. "He wrenched it when he should have been shaking it all about!". She is, of course, referring to The Hokey-Cokey.

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