At long last, Duffy asks Sharon to go on a date. They go to a posh restaurant where they bump into - surprise, surprise - Mr.Hedges, Mr.Hodges and the rest of the Fenn Street School staff.
Meanwhile, Maureen has taken pity on Frankie and agreed to a date. It is a disaster. Frankie is more interested in a pinball machine than the girl, and when a young man tries to rough him up, it is left to Maureen to defend him. As they walk home, Frankie is still doing his 'hard man' act, but then Maureen calls him a sissy. To prove otherwise, he smashes the window of an off-licence...
I was at school with a boy very much like Frankie Abbott. His name was Kevin Jones, and he loved to play at being 'Action Man' in the playground, but whenever threatened by older boys he would run crying to the teachers. The main difference between him and Frankie is that the latter, though he gets on everyone's nerves, is still part of the 'gang'. No-one seems to really dislike Frankie. Maureen would rather take responsibility for the broken window than see him get into trouble.
Here we see the beginnings of the Sharon/Duffy relationship, which would develop over the course of the next series and well into 'The Fenn Street Gang'.
Terry Duggan, who plays the owner of the off-licence whose window Frankie has broken, is the husband of 'On The Buses' star Anna Karen.
Funniest moment - Craven has challenged Potter to put two full glasses on water on the back of his hands, to see if he can hold them there without a spilling a drop. Potter agrees. But then Craven rushes off, leaving the caretaker in a totally stupid situation!
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