With money tight as ever in the Butler home Stan asks Blakey to employ Olive on the buses and eventually he relents. Olive's last excursion into being a conductress was a disaster but now ... See full summary »

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With money tight as ever in the Butler home Stan asks Blakey to employ Olive on the buses and eventually he relents. Olive's last excursion into being a conductress was a disaster but now she is completely in charge,super-efficient to the point of annoying, particularly as she has learnt the rule book off by heart and takes Stan to task for his rule-bending.It can't last. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 March 1973 (UK)  »

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When Blakey is questioning Stan about looking through the keyhole, a boom mic is reflected in the bus window behind Blakey's head. See more »

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''I named her after Mr. Churchill!''
23 December 2016 | by (Wallyford, East Lothian, Scotland) – See all my reviews

In its final years, 'On The Buses' rapidly declined in quality, least because of the inclusion of new writers such as Jonathan Lynn, George Layton, Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis but more importantly because it saw the departure of Michael Robbins. 'The Perfect Clippie' sees Olive trying to get over her divorce by getting a job.

Stan is unable to single handedly support Mum and Olive so in desperation he begs Blakey to give her a job as a clippie. Blakey is reluctant, remembering her time before as a clippie ( from the series one episode 'Olive Takes A Trip' ) in which she came down with travel sickness. Stan assures Blakey that she is taking medication for her sickness but he still refuses. Stan then plays the guilt card by telling Blakey he is concerned for his mother's welfare regarding their money shortage. Wracked with guilt, Blakey gives in and Olive is duly given a job.

Surprisingly, Olive is actually good at the job. Too good, in fact, as she starts quoting the rule book word for word..

This was the first signs of 'On The Buses' starting to outstay its welcome. Without Arthur, there seemed little point in carrying the show on. One does miss the interplay between not only him and Olive, but him and Stan as well.

Funniest moment - helping Olive fill out her application form, Stan asks: ''Sex?'', referring of course to gender, after which he cuts in with: ''not lately!''.


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