History Series / LastOfTheSummerWine

21st Jun '16 2:17:56 PM ScottMarshall
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Played for laughs with Edie, who would often put on an exaggerated posh southern accent that quickly broke down.
16th Jun '16 6:09:46 PM ScottMarshall
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** Notably, a spin-off has been announced, centering around ThoseTwoGuys Police Constables Cooper and Walsh, of all people.



** Compo, whenever Seymour needs someone to test his latest prototype: "He's looking at me, Norm! Why's he looking at me, Norm?"



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: After [[BunglingInventor yet another failed invention]]: "Why? What have you got against Seymour Utterthwaite?"



* StrictlyFormula: The beginning of most of the '90s Foggy episodes followed a very set routine. Each show would start not necessarily in this order with a scene of Compo trying to romance Nora, a scene of Foggy boring/repelling a stranger with a made-up war story, and a scene of Howard bursting into Clegg's house to ask a favor. Once Foggy left, the openings became a little more varied, although there were still many scenes of Compo pursuing Nora and Howard bothering Clegg.

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* StrictlyFormula: The beginning of most of the '90s Foggy episodes followed a very set routine. Each show would start not necessarily in this order with a scene of Compo trying to romance Nora, a scene of Foggy boring/repelling a stranger (or [[ButtMonkey Barry]]) with a made-up war story, and a scene of Howard bursting into Clegg's house to ask a favor. Once Foggy left, the openings became a little more varied, although there were still many scenes of Compo pursuing Nora and Howard bothering Clegg.
28th May '16 11:20:58 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* DueToTheDead: The focus of a three-episode arc centering on [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Compo's death and funeral]], the final shot of which was the funeral procession taking Compo on one last hillside stroll on the way to his final resting place.
14th May '16 3:33:56 PM LondonKdS
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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Due not just to the length of the show's run, but to the advanced age of most of the cast.
25th Dec '15 8:38:43 AM Kitchen90
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''Last of the Summer Wine'' was a gentle, family-friendly TV comedy set in rural Yorkshire, OopNorth in England, which became the world's [[LongRunner longest]]-running SitCom. First aired in [[TheSeventies 1973]] and running almost continually until [[TheNewTens 2010]], its remarkable longevity is starkly ironic in light of the fact that it centred from the word go upon a ComicTrio of elderly men who as the show's title suggests were meant to be living out the autumn of their years, and their friends and neighbours of a similar, erm, vintage. Frequently regressing to a kind of eccentric second youth, the trio routinely got themselves [[HilarityEnsues into comic scrapes]], often while trying to help somebody or partake in a perfectly sensible-sounding ZanyScheme. Just quite how old the characters were meant to be originally is unsure, but the actors were actually in their 50s when the show was first aired, and by the final episode the oldest surviving cast members were in their late 80s.

The original trio was Compo (scruffy and lazy, played by Bill Owen), Clegg (meek, quiet and sensible, played by ever-present Peter Sallis) and Blamire (pompous, opinionated conservative, played by Michael Bates); Blamire was replaced in 1976 by the first of several {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s, 'Foggy' Dewhirst (pompous, ex-military), played by Brian Wilde and who quickly elected himself the leader of the other two, who put up with this arrangement because his schemes always went so amusingly wrong. Subsequent leaders, all pompous, were incompetent inventor and ex-teacher Seymour Utterthwaite (Michael Aldridge, 1986-90), a returning Foggy (1990-97) and ex-policeman 'Truly' Truelove (Frank Thornton, 1998-2010). Toward the end, a new trio took the central role, while Clegg and Truly receded into supporting roles.

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of the Summer Wine'' Wine''''' was a gentle, family-friendly TV comedy set in rural Yorkshire, OopNorth in England, which became the world's [[LongRunner longest]]-running SitCom. First aired in [[TheSeventies 1973]] and running almost continually until [[TheNewTens 2010]], its remarkable longevity is starkly ironic in light of the fact that it centred from the word go upon a ComicTrio of elderly men who -- as the show's title suggests -- were meant to be living out the autumn of their years, and their friends and neighbours of a similar, erm, vintage. Frequently regressing to a kind of eccentric second youth, the trio routinely got themselves [[HilarityEnsues into comic scrapes]], often while trying to help somebody or partake in a perfectly sensible-sounding ZanyScheme. ZanyScheme.

Just quite how old the characters were meant to be originally is unsure, but the actors were actually in their 50s when the show was first aired, and by the final episode the oldest surviving cast members were in their late 80s.

The original trio was Compo (scruffy and lazy, played by Bill Owen), Clegg (meek, quiet and sensible, played by ever-present Peter Sallis) and Blamire (pompous, opinionated conservative, played by Michael Bates); Blamire was replaced in 1976 by the first of several {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s, 'Foggy' {{suspiciously similar substitute}}s, "Foggy" Dewhirst (pompous, ex-military), played by Brian Wilde and who quickly elected himself the leader of the other two, who put up with this arrangement because his schemes always went so amusingly wrong. Subsequent leaders, all pompous, were incompetent inventor and ex-teacher Seymour Utterthwaite (Michael Aldridge, 1986-90), a returning Foggy (1990-97) and ex-policeman 'Truly' Truelove (Frank Thornton, 1998-2010). Toward the end, a new trio took the central role, while Clegg and Truly receded into supporting roles.
24th Dec '15 4:45:15 PM nombretomado
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Unsurprisingly perhaps, after decades on the air the show was frequently a target of those who saw it as stale and repetitive and wished to see it axed. Creator/TheBBC kept producing new episodes, however, as it remained highly popular, in particular among older generations; several older members of the BritishRoyalFamily were known to have apparently stated ''Summer Wine'' was their favourite television programme, including UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen and the Queen Mother. More bizarrely, so did President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.

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Unsurprisingly perhaps, after decades on the air the show was frequently a target of those who saw it as stale and repetitive and wished to see it axed. Creator/TheBBC kept producing new episodes, however, as it remained highly popular, in particular among older generations; several older members of the BritishRoyalFamily UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily were known to have apparently stated ''Summer Wine'' was their favourite television programme, including UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen and the Queen Mother. More bizarrely, so did President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
5th Sep '15 11:58:24 PM ScottMarshall
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** Perhaps the most extreme example of this trope is Ivy, the only character besides Clegg to last through the series from beginning to end, appearing in 291 of 295 episodes, and never once being given a surname.



* HenpeckedHusband: Practically all of them, but especially Howard and Wesley.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Practically all of them, but especially Howard Wally, Howard, and Wesley.
2nd Sep '15 12:06:39 PM nairn1983
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** Auntie Wainwright on the other hand, even ignoring her ability to continually sell worthless junk to everyone who falls into her grasp, she's done some pretty impressive things for a small old lady. For instance when someone tried to mug her, she ended up breaking their nose, another time she stopped a robber by grasping hold of there legs and holding on all the way to end of the street when they gave up. And another, she held the trio at shotgun point, just to make sure they weren't after a refund.

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** Auntie Wainwright on the other hand, even ignoring her ability to continually sell worthless junk to everyone who falls into her grasp, she's done some pretty impressive things for a small old lady. For instance when someone tried to mug her, she ended up breaking their nose, nose; another time she stopped a robber by grasping hold of there their legs and holding on all the way to end of the street when they gave up. And In another, she held the trio at shotgun point, just to make sure they weren't after a refund.
2nd Sep '15 12:05:21 PM nairn1983
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** Auntie Wainwright on the other hand, even ignoring her ability to continually sell worthless junk to everyone who falls into her grasp, she's done some pretty impressive things for a small old lady. For instance when someone tried to mug her, she ended up breaking there nose, another time she stopped a robber by grasping hold of there legs and holding on all the way to end of the street when they gave up. And another, she held the trio at shotgun point, just to make sure they weren't after a refund.

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** Auntie Wainwright on the other hand, even ignoring her ability to continually sell worthless junk to everyone who falls into her grasp, she's done some pretty impressive things for a small old lady. For instance when someone tried to mug her, she ended up breaking there their nose, another time she stopped a robber by grasping hold of there legs and holding on all the way to end of the street when they gave up. And another, she held the trio at shotgun point, just to make sure they weren't after a refund.
3rd Jun '15 11:04:08 AM MGD107
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* BadassGrandpa: Foggy likes to make it out he's one, but really he's nothing of the sort, and nobody's fooled.
** Auntie Wainwright on the other hand, even ignoring her ability to continually sell worthless junk to everyone who falls into her grasp, she's done some pretty impressive things for a small old lady. For instance when someone tried to mug her, she ended up breaking there nose, another time she stopped a robber by grasping hold of there legs and holding on all the way to end of the street when they gave up. And another, she held the trio at shotgun point, just to make sure they weren't after a refund.
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