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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 

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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.
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2016   1978   1975   1974   1973  
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Complete series cast summary:
Michael Crawford ...  Frank Spencer 23 episodes, 1973-2016
Michele Dotrice ...  Betty Spencer 23 episodes, 1973-2016
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Storyline

Frank Spencer's more than just a accident-prone; everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing which keeps him going is his long-suffering wife Betty, who somehow manages to cope with his disaster-prone life-style. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Before Mr. Bean there was Frank Spencer, the original Master of Disaster. See more »

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English

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15 February 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyám büszke lehet See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When filming the show, Michael Crawford had to perform scenes over and over in front of the extras and other actors, until they no longer seemed funny to the cast and crew. Even then, some takes were still ruined by someone giggling in the background at Frank's antics. See more »

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Christmas '75 - Learning to Drive (special episode). When Frank is driving the white mini in the country lane, trying to overtake the lady on the bike, there is nothing behind the mini, but then a split second later he is being followed by a silver Renault. As he tries to overtake the cyclist, Frank is followed by a brown Triumph, then a second later a yellow Ford Anglia is following him. Frank also appears to drive along the same stretch of road several times, as he keeps passing the same parked cars. See more »

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Entertaining
29 August 2004 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Entertaining British Comedy from the 70s. I have two of the series on DVD. Frank's character can get frustrating at times and it is something the viewer just has to get used to. Some of his stunts were very impressive indeed. Michele Dotrice is amazing with her unflappability ! One of the best is where Frank has to act in a play. Certainly one of the better comedies of the seventies and anyway a cut above all the rubbish comedy ( if you can call it comedy ) nowadays !


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