Mrs Warboys' cousin Wilfred,recovering from a nervous breakdown,is staying with her and she asks Margaret to take him to meet her at a live T.V. show recording.He will come to her house. ... See full summary »



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Window Cleaner
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Warm-Up Man
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Mrs Warboys' cousin Wilfred,recovering from a nervous breakdown,is staying with her and she asks Margaret to take him to meet her at a live T.V. show recording.He will come to her house. Mrs Warboys knocks a window cleaner off his ladder without realizing it and he lands on the car roof. He comes through the garage into the house in a dazed state and the Meldrews,assuming he is Wilfred,take him to the studio,where he spends all his time asleep. The mistake is only noticed when they return to the house and find Wilfred waiting for them.Victor gets a job as a commissionaire,but is angered by a stroppy client whose wig he throws into the gutter. Written by don @ minifie-1

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8 March 1992 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
Mrs Warboys: What's this? More paraphernalia?
Margaret Meldrew: [reads] 'Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents'. Some survey or other. I thought I'd fill it in while we're waiting for the x-rays.
Margaret Meldrew: 'Give a brief description of how the accident occurred.'
Mrs Warboys: A garden shed fell on him.
Margaret Meldrew: I put: Rotting timbers collapsed on head while dismantling old outhouse in rear garden.
Margaret Meldrew: 'Was the accident unavoidable or due to the patient's carelessness?'
Mrs Warboys: Carelessness. Put stupidity. That was asking for trouble in...
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Let's Spend the Night Together
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by Richard Wilson
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Not with the Pastry.....
14 October 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt one of the funniest episodes of One foot in the Grave, the beginning is one of the most surreal and funny parts of the show, Margaret, Mrs Warboys and a tranquilised Victor are sat in a hospital waiting room. Victor's covered in blood after taking down a garden shed, which collapsed on him. Victor's grinning face, singing to Mrs Warboys and Pastry outbursts are hilarious.

Mrs Warboys had planned an outing for a group of friends to go to the BBC to watch a new sitcom being made, numbers dwindle and it ends up just being Victor, Margaret, and Mrs Warboys' Cousin Wilf. An unfortunate mishap by Mrs Warboys part meant she's taken the window cleaner home, barely conscious he ends up going in place of Wilfred. Worse for Victor and Margaret, Ronnie and Mildred plan a visit, showing pictures of their Loft Conversion. On the plus side for Victor he's landed a job, but sadly it doesn't go well.

Some really funny bits, the busted Mattress, Citroen 2CV, Margaret and Victor hiding from Ronnie and Mildred, and the awesome ending, Victor working as a concierge. it's a classic. 10/10


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