History Series / AreYouBeingServed

19th Jan '18 9:59:42 PM WillDraco
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* TheCoconutEffect: Parodied in "Calling All Customers," when Mr Harman works the sound effects (and [[SoundDefect sound defects]] for the [[HollywoodCB radio show]], using the fruit for the horse sounds. He keeps on until Mr Humphries commands [[DoubleEntendre "Cut your nuts!"]]

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* TheCoconutEffect: Parodied in "Calling All Customers," when Mr Harman works the sound effects (and [[SoundDefect sound defects]] defects]]) for the [[HollywoodCB radio show]], using the fruit for the horse sounds. He keeps on until Mr Humphries commands [[DoubleEntendre "Cut your nuts!"]]
30th Dec '17 8:41:01 AM mlsmithca
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* MistakenForIndex



* MovieMakingMess: The second half of "It Pays to Advertise" is taken up with the Grace Bros. staff's disastrous attempt to film a cinema/TV advert for the store, with Mr Humphries directing. Mrs Slocombe's eyes keep getting stuck closed by her false eyelashes, Mr Grainger's jacket is too big and his trousers too small, the radio mike Mr Harman (acting as sound man) instructs Mr Lucas (acting as boom mike operator) to put on Mrs Slocombe ends up falling down the front of her dress and picking up the noise of her digestive system, the accordion Mr. Rumbold has been given to play as a gypsy musician makes sounds of flatulence instead of music... all converging in a perfect comedy of errors when they try to do a take. The hat check ticket Miss Brahms gives Captain Peacock is covered in her saliva after she holds it in her mouth, Mr Grainger accidentally squirts Captain Peacock with a soda siphon, Mrs Slocombe's bar stool gets stuck to her backside, and when Young Mr Grace goes in front of the camera to pour himself a glass of champagne, he misses the glass by over a foot.



-->'''Miss Brahms:''' Oh, ho, ho! You've changed your tune since the Christmas party!\\

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-->'''Miss --->'''Miss Brahms:''' Oh, ho, ho! You've changed your tune since the Christmas party!\\
27th Dec '17 8:32:14 PM Kyrillion
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Long-running Creator/{{BBC}} sitcom created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, following the exploits of the employees of the Ladies' and Gentlemen's ready-to-wear departments of [[IncompetenceInc Grace Brothers]], a London department store, primarily inspired by Simpsonís of Piccadilly at which Lloyd had briefly worked. The show lasted from September 1972 to April 1985, a total of 69 episodes in ten series.

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Long-running Creator/{{BBC}} sitcom created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, following the exploits of the employees of the Ladies' and Gentlemen's ready-to-wear departments of [[IncompetenceInc Grace Brothers]], a London department store, primarily inspired by Simpsonís of Piccadilly at which store Lloyd had briefly worked. The show lasted from September 1972 to April 1985, a total of 69 episodes in ten series.
27th Dec '17 8:31:45 PM Kyrillion
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Long-running Creator/{{BBC}} sitcom created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, following the exploits of the employees of the Ladies' and Gentlemen's ready-to-wear departments of [[IncompetenceInc Grace Brothers]], a London department store, probably a FictionalCounterpart to Harrod's. The show lasted from September 1972 to April 1985, a total of 69 episodes in ten series.

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Long-running Creator/{{BBC}} sitcom created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, following the exploits of the employees of the Ladies' and Gentlemen's ready-to-wear departments of [[IncompetenceInc Grace Brothers]], a London department store, probably a FictionalCounterpart to Harrod's.primarily inspired by Simpsonís of Piccadilly at which Lloyd had briefly worked. The show lasted from September 1972 to April 1985, a total of 69 episodes in ten series.
24th Dec '17 5:02:49 PM karstovich2
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* Mrs. Slocombe, senior assistant on the Ladies' counter. She sported exotically colored hair and made constant comments about her cat, which she always called [[RunningGag "her pussy"]]. An evidently artificial posh accent was undercut by a propensity for malapropisms and a tendency to revert back to a working class accent when surprised or angry.

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* Mrs. Slocombe, senior assistant on the Ladies' counter. She sported exotically colored hair and made constant comments about her cat, which she always called [[RunningGag "her pussy"]]. An evidently artificial posh accent was undercut by a propensity for malapropisms and a tendency to revert back to a working class working-class Blackpool accent when surprised or angry.
26th Nov '17 7:08:44 PM BlackTemplar
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* DirtyOldMan: Old Mr. Grace, he always keeps young secretaries and nurses around, and there are rumors of his affairs with them. In fact, his [[spoiler: death]] comes from being on holiday with one of them when her top comes undone in a scuba-diving accident.
** Captain Peacock was a milder version as the show went on. He started with a reputation for being handsy with young women on staff, particularly Miss Brahms and particularly at Christmas parties. As the show went on and ValuesDissonance set in, he was mellowed into a man with a taste for younger ladies and troubles being faithful to his wife. He and Miss Belfridge were particularly fond of one another, but whether they actually had an affair was left ambiguous.
26th Nov '17 4:35:27 PM BlackTemplar
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** Mr. Grace's actual nurse played by Vivienne Johnson.
14th Nov '17 3:43:32 PM TheirKid
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Invoked with increasing frequency as new senior salesmen were introduced on the show. When Mr. Tebbs, Mr. Grossman, and Mr. Klein are introduced, it is mentioned that they have previously worked elsewhere in the store, and the rest of the cast nod in recognition. In Mr. Tebbs' case, Mr Lucas and Mr. Humphries note with some alarm that he and Capt. Peacock are already on first-names terms. None of these characters had ever been seen nor mentioned before. This is not too jarring, as over the years, dozens of other store workers were mentioned but never seen.
** Mr. Harman appears in Mr. Mash's place without a word of introduction, already knowing all the characters by name, as if he had been there from day one.
11th Nov '17 5:33:57 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* SpeakOfTheDevil: In "Shoulder to Shoulder", Mr. Rumbold says he'll get Captain Peacock on the phone shortly just as Captain Peacock walks in, takes the phone, and thanks him.
14th Oct '17 12:18:23 PM Sonicfan001
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* SpotOfTea: All most every episode had some sort of reference to tea-- Tea breaks, putting the kettle on, tea at meetings, and even a tea trolley at one point.

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* SpotOfTea: All most Almost every episode had some sort of reference to tea-- Tea breaks, putting the kettle on, tea at meetings, and even a tea trolley at one point.
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