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Keeping Up Appearances 

A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.
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Series cast summary:
...  Hyacinth 44 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Daisy 44 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Onslow 44 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Richard 44 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Elizabeth 43 episodes, 1990-1995
...  Rose 38 episodes, 1991-1995
David Griffin ...  Emmet 37 episodes, 1991-1995
...  the Vicar / ... 19 episodes, 1990-1995
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Hyacinth Bucket (whose name she insists is pronounced "bouquet") continually looks for opportunities to climb the social ladder, though she's wedged on a rung just below her sister Violet (whose house has a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony) and just above her working class sisters Daisy and Rose. Hyacinth's passion for flawless entertaining unnerves her neighbor Elizabeth, who is often invited to the Bucket home for coffee. Elizabeth's divorced brother Emmet, who also lives next door to the Buckets, tries to avoid Hyacinth because she breaks into song in his presence in the hope he'll cast her in one of his "little theater" musical productions. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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29 October 1990 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The FH on Onslow's hat stands for Fulton Hogan Ltd., a New Zealand asphalt and road-building company. When Geoffrey Hughes was there promoting a show, he was given that hat by one of the company's lorry drivers. See more »

Goofs

In most episodes following the introduction of Emmet, he is frequently seen to stare out the side living room window of Elizabeth's house at the assorted goings-on next-door at Hyacinth's. However, all exterior shots of the house clearly show that there are no windows on that side of this room. See more »

Quotes

Hyacinth: Beautiful day Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Hawksworth Warden: Yes, isn't it?
Hyacinth: Completely conducive to contemplating cozy charismatic country cottages!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see a table set for a posh dinner. When all credits have been shown, Hyacinth is shown rearranging a fork and a spoon and then putting a name plate on the table. As the camera zooms in on it, you can see that it reads Harold Snoad and the words "Produced & Directed by" appear above it (plus a copyright notice below it). See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.75 (2005) See more »

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26 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have been watching Keeping Up Appearances for a number of years now, starting from when I was in middle school. My parents have always been fans of the show from day one and initially I didn't think the idea of a snobbish housewife driving her husband crazy being all that funny. Back then Mr. Bean was the only BritCom I liked, but when I saw my first episode of this classic comedy, I became hooked.

Everyone is fantastic for their roles, especially Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bouquet. It is a shame that the show is no longer in production but nonetheless I enjoy watching the reruns over and over again and I am planning on purchasing KUA on DVD.


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