Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: Season 1, Episode 6

The Psychiatrist (22 Mar. 1973)

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When Betty sends Frank to a psychiatrist, the doctor's confident that Frank's problem is a lack of confidence but this slowly crumbles as every routine question unleashes a catalog of ... See full summary »

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Michele Dotrice ...
Betty
Jane Hylton ...
Mrs. Fisher
Bernard Hepton ...
Elaine Garreau ...
Frank's Aunt
Roland MacLeod ...
Gasman
John Scott Martin ...
Brown
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When Betty sends Frank to a psychiatrist, the doctor's confident that Frank's problem is a lack of confidence but this slowly crumbles as every routine question unleashes a catalog of bumbling and ineptitude which antagonizes everyone, including Frank's family, even his own late mother. Written by KGF Vissers

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Frank Spencer: I've had a lot of worries Betty, its bound to affect our relationship.
Betty Spencer: Its difficult to have any kind of relationship if I'm in bed and you're on the floor!
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"The Psychiatrist " SOME MOTHERS 'DO AVE 'EM
19 January 2007 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This episode (The Psychiatrist) from the popular 1970's British Sitcom "Some Mother's Do 'Ave ' Em" showcases the outrageous comedic and impressive physical talents of its main character Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Fans of the British sitcom television genre oftentimes point to classics like "Benny Hill" and "Monty Python" as fine examples. However, this particular series mustn't be overlooked. We can see striking similarities between comedy champion successors like Homer Simpson. Pay close attention to the bowling alley scene which substantiate Michael Crawford's ability to always stay in character. Even if British comedies are not your "cup of Java" you owe it to yourself to spend a few minutes at the head shrinker's office with Frank Spencer.

This hilarious installment of the series is also monumental due to its pivotal use of flashbacks that will slowly make you fall in love with the entire cast. It goes on to provide some critical background information in turn adding the necessary character dimension required to understand future episodes. Frank Spencer is the classic underdog and an archetypal epitome of a wonderfully inept buffoon and be assured that you will also be intrigued at Spencer's, Jackie Chan-like physical prowess as he also performs many of his own stunts.

If you have never seen or heard of this series, then the episode entitled "The Psychiatrist" is a fantastic first step that will have you hooked in no time searching for lost episodes and not holding your breath for the next "Austin Powers" or "Bean" movie release!


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