History Series / KeepingUpAppearances

5th Jan '18 2:20:14 PM mlsmithca
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* TheAllegedCar: Onslow's beat-up '78 Ford Cortina (the one that runs. Barely.)

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* TheAllegedCar: Onslow's beat-up '78 Ford Cortina (the one that runs. Barely.)runs - barely).



* AwfulWeddedLife: Zigzagged. In Hyacinth's marriage to Richard; he puts up with a lot, used to her snobbish behaviour and expensive attempts to climb the social ladder. But they do seem to care for each other.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: AwfulWeddedLife:
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Zigzagged. In Hyacinth's marriage to Richard; he puts up with a lot, used to her snobbish behaviour and expensive attempts to climb the social ladder. But they do seem to care for each other.



** "Oh, nice!" (Onslow)
** "Bog off, our Onslow!" (Rose)
** "It's 'Bouquet', dear." (Hyacinth)
** "The Bucket woman!" (The vicar and his wife)
** ''(Answering the phone)'' "The Bouquet residence! The lady of the house speaking!" (Hyacinth)
** "It's my sister Violet. She's the one with a Mercedes, swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony."
*** "It's my sister Daisy. She's not the one with a Mercedes, swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony."

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** Onslow's reaction to any sort of setback or remark at his expense is a sarcastic "Oh, nice!" (Onslow)
nice!"
** Rose's riposte to Onslow snarking at her expense (often focusing on her love life) is to snap, "Bog off, our Onslow!" (Rose)
Onslow!"
** Pronounce Hyacinth's name as it appears to be written, and she'll correct you with "It's 'Bouquet', dear." (Hyacinth)
"
** Whenever the vicar or his wife see Hyacinth, their reaction is always a terrified "The Bucket woman!" (The vicar and his wife)
woman!"
** ''(Answering Hyacinth invariably answers the phone)'' phone by loudly announcing "The Bouquet Bou-''quet'' residence! The lady of the house speaking!" (Hyacinth)
speaking!"
** Whenever Hyacinth gets a call from Violet, she says to anyone within earshot (usually Elizabeth), "It's my sister Violet. She's the one with a Mercedes, swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony."
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" Or, if it's Daisy on the phone, "It's my sister Daisy. She's not the one with a Mercedes, swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony."



* ClipShow: ''The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket'' (Rare for a British Show). It's also unique as it was produced directly for the American market and broadcast on PBS complete with breaks so that PBS stations airing the program could take time out to ask for viewer support.

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* ClipShow: ''The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket'' (Rare (rare for a British Show). It's also unique as it was produced directly for the American market and broadcast on PBS complete with breaks so that PBS stations airing the program could take time out to ask for viewer support.



* HeroicBSOD: The one time Richard ever dares to speak up to her, Hyacinth shuts down completely and mindlessly does what he asks without protest, even opening the door to her side of the car ''herself'' rather than wait for Richard to open it for her as she always does... for a little while (Bystanders, who either knew Hyacinth or happened to witness her immediate behavior, applauded and suggested Richard deserved a medal).

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* HeroicBSOD: The one time Richard ever dares to speak up to her, Hyacinth shuts down completely and mindlessly does what he asks without protest, even opening the door to her side of the car ''herself'' rather than wait for Richard to open it for her as she always does... for a little while (Bystanders, (bystanders, who either knew Hyacinth or happened to witness her immediate behavior, applauded and suggested Richard deserved a medal).



* NotThisOneThatOne: Hyacinth has rented a boat, and she is delighted with the beautiful yacht she thinks it is; then it turns out to be the floating nutshell next to it. Her solution? Let's move it a bit further, it will look better on its own. It would have helped if any of them had actually known how to steer the thing?

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* NotThisOneThatOne: Hyacinth has rented a boat, and she is delighted with the beautiful yacht she thinks it is; then it turns out to be the floating nutshell next to it. Her solution? Let's move it a bit further, it will look better on its own. It would have helped if any of them either she or Richard had actually known how to steer the thing?thing.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When Hyacinth starts to get riled up, her affected upper-crust accent will tend to slip and her natural working class accent will start to slip through.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When Hyacinth starts to get riled up, her affected upper-crust accent will tend to slip and her natural working class accent will start to slip through.[[note]] Which is also Patricia Routledge's own accent; she was born to a haberdasher and his wife in Birkenhead and spent her childhood there before crossing the Mersey to Liverpool to study English at university.[[/note]]



* {{Prequel}}: A 2016 one-off special, ''Young Hyacinth'', takes place in the 1950s. The special gives a justification for Hyacinth's attempts at social climbing: the family grew up in near-poverty as Daddy spent most of his wages on alcohol. When she landed a job as a maid for one of the local gentry, she starts harboring ambitions of rising above her station and attempts to pass off Daddy's alcoholism as an old war wound affecting him. Daisy frequently poke holes in Hyacinth's fantasies and is forced to take over Daddy's original job as a canal bridge operator while he's off getting stinking drunk when he's supposed to be selling brushes.

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* {{Prequel}}: A 2016 one-off special, ''Young Hyacinth'', takes place in the 1950s. The special gives a justification for Hyacinth's attempts at social climbing: the family grew up in near-poverty as Daddy spent most of his wages on alcohol. When she landed a job as a maid for one of the local gentry, she starts harboring ambitions of rising above her station and attempts to pass off Daddy's alcoholism as an old war wound affecting him. Daisy frequently poke pokes holes in Hyacinth's fantasies and is forced to take over Daddy's original job as a canal bridge operator while he's off getting stinking drunk when he's supposed to be selling brushes.



-->'''Rose''': [during one of her many "I'll change my ways" rants] I'll get a skirt that goes all the way down to the floor!

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-->'''Rose''': [during ''[during one of her many "I'll change my ways" rants] rants]'' I'll get a skirt that goes all the way down to the floor!



** Hyacinth's seeming compulsion to constantly namedrop things, such as Sheridan's pearl button collection (which she ''thinks'' is wonderfully valuable), her Royal Doulton porcelain set with the handpainted periwinkles, her sister Violet, "the one with a Mercedes, a pool, and room for a pony", and perhaps most infamously, her "elegant candlelight suppers". Some items or connections appear only in single episodes--one such occasion was in ''Country Estate Sale'', where Hyacinth ends up buying Dowager Lady Ursula's homemade gooseberry wine, drinking the stuff, and getting the litany more and more wrong each time she mentions it again.

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** Hyacinth's seeming compulsion to constantly namedrop things, such as Sheridan's pearl button collection (which she ''thinks'' is wonderfully valuable), her Royal Doulton porcelain set with the handpainted periwinkles, her sister Violet, "the one with a Mercedes, a pool, and room for a pony", and perhaps most infamously, her "elegant candlelight suppers". Some items or connections appear only in single episodes--one such occasion was in ''Country "Country Estate Sale'', Sale", where Hyacinth ends up buying Dowager Lady Ursula's homemade gooseberry wine, drinking the stuff, and getting the litany more and more wrong each time she mentions it again.
4th Dec '17 9:52:15 AM NOYB
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** Rose's Polish fiance, whom Rose, Daisy, and Onslow settle to call "Mr. Whatsit."

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** Rose's Polish fiance, fiancé, whom Rose, Daisy, and Onslow settle to call "Mr. Whatsit."
4th Dec '17 9:51:06 AM NOYB
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* {{Prequel}}: A 2016 one-off special, ''Young Hyacinth'', takes place in the 1950s. The special gives a justification for Hyacinth's attempts at social climbing: the family grew up in near-poverty as Daddy spent most of his wages on alcohol. When she landed a job as a maid for one of the local gentry, she starts harboring ambitions of rising above her station and attempts to pass Daddy's alcoholism as an old war wound affecting him. Daisy frequently poke holes in Hyacinth's fantasies and is forced to take over Daddy's original job as a canal bridge operator while he was off getting stinking drunk when he was supposed to be selling brushes.

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* {{Prequel}}: A 2016 one-off special, ''Young Hyacinth'', takes place in the 1950s. The special gives a justification for Hyacinth's attempts at social climbing: the family grew up in near-poverty as Daddy spent most of his wages on alcohol. When she landed a job as a maid for one of the local gentry, she starts harboring ambitions of rising above her station and attempts to pass off Daddy's alcoholism as an old war wound affecting him. Daisy frequently poke holes in Hyacinth's fantasies and is forced to take over Daddy's original job as a canal bridge operator while he was he's off getting stinking drunk when he was he's supposed to be selling brushes.
6th Nov '17 7:08:14 PM Kickisund
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* ASimplePlan: Hyacinth's schemes to climb up the social ladder.
21st Aug '17 4:09:19 PM Aurelian
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* StrictlyFormula: Most episodes have the same basic template. Hyacinth will have a new scheme to help her climb the social ladder. A neighbour/postman/milkman will approach the house and unsuccessfully try to avoid Hyacinth. Elizabeth will be invited to coffee (during which she will smash a cup) and she and Emmet (and sometimes TheVicar) will be roped in to Hyacinth's scheme. Hyacinth will get a phone call from her son or her rich sister. There'll be a couple of scenes at the home of her ObnoxiousInLaws, who will later show up to embarrass Hyacinth. Rose will have a new boyfriend. Daddy will be doing something weird. The episode will finish with Hyacinth's plan GoneHorriblyWrong and she'll end up falling in a river, getting covered in mud or being chased by something.

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* StrictlyFormula: Most episodes have the same basic template.template, unsurprisingly given the number of RunningGags. Hyacinth will have a new scheme to help her climb the social ladder. A neighbour/postman/milkman will approach the house and unsuccessfully try to avoid Hyacinth. Elizabeth will be invited to coffee (during which she will smash a cup) and she cup). Richard, Elizabeth and Emmet (and sometimes TheVicar) will be roped in to assist with Hyacinth's scheme. She and Richard will go for a drive somewhere. Hyacinth will get a phone call from her son or son, one of her rich sister. siblings or a Chinese restaurant. There'll be a couple of scenes at the home of involving her ObnoxiousInLaws, who will later show up to embarrass Hyacinth. Rose will have a new be infatuated with her latest boyfriend. Daddy will be doing something weird. his usual bizarre antics. The episode will finish with Hyacinth's plan GoneHorriblyWrong and she'll probably end up falling in a river, getting covered in mud or being chased by something.
21st Aug '17 3:49:44 PM Aurelian
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* ObnoxiousInLaws: How Hyacinth sees Onslow. While he is a LazyBum and a FatSlob, he's actually quite likeable and most people seem to prefer him to Hyacinth.
18th Aug '17 1:58:22 PM Aurelian
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* StrictlyFormula: Most episodes have the same basic template. Hyacinth will have a new scheme to help her climb the social ladder. A neighbour/postman/milkman will approach the house and unsuccessfully try to avoid Hyacinth. Elizabeth will be invited to coffee (during which she will smash a cup) and she and Emmet (and sometimes TheVicar) will be roped in to Hyacinth's scheme. Hyacinth will get a phone call from her son or her rich sister. There'll be a couple of scenes at the home of her ObnoxiousInLaws, who will later show up to embarrass Hyacinth. Rose will have a new boyfriend. Daddy will be doing something weird. The episode will finish with Hyacinth's plan GoneHorriblyWrong and she'll end up falling in a river, getting covered in mud or being chased by something.
24th Jul '17 6:53:52 AM Farnham
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* SelectiveObliviousness: The source of much of the show's comedy. There are occasional hints that Hyacinth knows full well what other people think of her, or that her last name ''really is'' pronounced "Bucket", or that her son is gay, but just refuses to accept them due to her {{Pride}}.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: The source of much of the show's comedy. There are occasional hints that Hyacinth knows full well what other people think of her, or that her last name ''really is'' pronounced "Bucket", or that her son is gay, or that her father is nothing but a senile old lecher (who was also a perpetually drunken wastrel in his younger days) but just refuses to accept them due to her {{Pride}}.
24th Jul '17 6:44:39 AM Farnham
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* HeroicBSOD: The one time Richard ever dares to speak up to her, Hyacinth shuts down completely and mindlessly does what he asks without protest...for a little while. (Bystanders, who either knew Hyacinth or happened to witness her immediate behavior, applauded and suggested Richard deserved a medal.)

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* HeroicBSOD: The one time Richard ever dares to speak up to her, Hyacinth shuts down completely and mindlessly does what he asks without protest...protest, even opening the door to her side of the car ''herself'' rather than wait for Richard to open it for her as she always does... for a little while. while (Bystanders, who either knew Hyacinth or happened to witness her immediate behavior, applauded and suggested Richard deserved a medal.)medal).
15th Apr '17 8:38:33 AM Darkmage7280
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