History Series / ManAboutTheHouse

25th Dec '15 7:02:12 AM Kitchen90
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Popular {{ITV}} sitcom (1973-1976) about a male student chef named Robin Tripp, who shares a flat with two gorgeous girls, a brunette named Chrissy and a blonde named Jo. Downstairs lived George and Mildred Roper, the landlords. Ran for six seasons in total, but [[BritishBrevity they were only broadcast over a space of three years]]. A [[TheMovie theatrical film]] was also released in 1974.

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Popular {{ITV}} sitcom [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/man_about_the_house11.jpg]]

'''''Man About the House'''''
(1973-1976) was a popular {{ITV}} sitcom about a male student chef named Robin Tripp, who shares a flat with two gorgeous girls, a brunette named Chrissy and a blonde named Jo. Downstairs lived the apartment landlords George and Mildred Roper, the landlords. Ran for Roper.

The series had
six seasons in total, but [[BritishBrevity they were only broadcast over a space of three years]]. A [[TheMovie theatrical film]] was also released in 1974.
23rd Dec '15 1:49:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* RoommateCom
27th Apr '14 9:27:35 PM mlsmithca
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* FridgeLogic: Frequently employed by Jo.
27th Apr '14 9:27:16 PM mlsmithca
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* DumbBlonde: Averted, generally. Jo is shown to be a bit of [[TheDitz a ditz]] at times, but she's usually intelligent enough to [[GenreSavvy recognise it]]. When Chrissy opines that Robin only sees women as "brainless sex objects", Jo pipes up with a very GenreSavvy "You leave me out of this!".



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Although Jo's obviously got [[MsFanservice a lot of appeal]], the series actually subverts the stereotype by showing that Robin is ([[ChivalrousPervert usually]]) far more interested in the brunette Chrissy. The American remake [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely missed the point]] by reverting to the stereotype and making the blonde the 'desirable' one again.
* DumbBlonde: Averted, generally. Jo is shown to be a bit of [[TheDitz a ditz]] at times, but she's usually intelligent enough to [[GenreSavvy recognise it]].
** When Chrissy opines that Robin only sees women as "brainless sex objects", Jo pipes up with a very GenreSavvy "You leave me out of this!".

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Although Jo's obviously got [[MsFanservice a lot of appeal]], the series actually subverts the stereotype by showing that Robin is ([[ChivalrousPervert usually]]) far more interested in the brunette Chrissy. The American remake [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely missed the point]] by reverting reverted to the stereotype and making the blonde the 'desirable' one again.
* DumbBlonde: Averted, generally. Jo is shown to be a bit of [[TheDitz a ditz]] at times, but she's usually intelligent enough to [[GenreSavvy recognise it]].
** When Chrissy opines that Robin only sees women as "brainless sex objects", Jo pipes up with a very GenreSavvy "You leave me out of this!".
again.



* MyLocal: 'The White Swan'

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* MyLocal: 'The White Swan'Swan'.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Chrissy was originally supposed to be from [[OopNorth Yorkshire]], and actress Paula Wilcox reflected this very strongly in the PilotEpisode. For the rest of the series, though, this was significantly toned down (though never gone completely).
** Later episodes retconned her as being from Sussex (naturally, neither of her parents displayed a Yorkshire accent either). Any risidual northern accent is probably down to the actress being from Manchester, so it is still an example of this trope.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Chrissy was originally supposed to be from [[OopNorth Yorkshire]], and actress Paula Wilcox reflected this very strongly in the PilotEpisode. For the rest of the series, though, this was significantly toned down (though never gone completely).
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completely). Later episodes retconned her as being from Sussex (naturally, neither of her parents displayed a Yorkshire accent either). Any risidual residual northern accent is probably down to the actress being from Manchester, so it is still an example of this trope.



* SpinOff: ''{{George and Mildred}}'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while the AfterShow ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.

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* SpinOff: ''{{George and Mildred}}'' ''Series/GeorgeAndMildred'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while the AfterShow ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.
27th Apr '14 6:40:55 PM mlsmithca
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The show had two {{spinoff}}s (''Series/{{George and Mildred}}'' and ''Robin's Nest'') and a very successful [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American remake]] in the form of ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

''Man About the House'' was primarily created as a vehicle for Richard O'Sullivan, who was a rising star at the time thanks to his role in another BritCom, ''Doctor In The House''.

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The show had two {{spinoff}}s (''Series/{{George and Mildred}}'' (''Series/GeorgeAndMildred'' and ''Robin's Nest'') and a very successful [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American remake]] in the form of ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

''Man About the House'' was primarily created as a vehicle for Richard O'Sullivan, who was a rising star at the time thanks to his role in another BritCom, ''Doctor In The House''.
''Series/DoctorInTheHouse''.
21st Aug '13 1:48:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* SpinOff: ''{{George and Mildred}}'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.

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* SpinOff: ''{{George and Mildred}}'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while the AfterShow ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.
19th Jun '13 8:47:07 PM foxley
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* LaxativePrank: Done in TheMovie. When the property developer is wining and dining Chrissie in an effort to get her to sign over her lease to him. Robin, Larry and the chef doctor his food with syrup of figs, castor oil and epsom salts.
19th Jun '13 7:38:15 PM foxley
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* SpinOff: ''George and Mildred'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.

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* SpinOff: ''George ''{{George and Mildred'' Mildred}}'' has the Ropers moving to a new neighbourhood, while ''Robin's Nest'' sees Robin Tripp follow his dreams of opening a restaurant.restaurant.
* StripPoker: In TheMovie, Robin challenges the girls to a game of strip poker. Chrissie turns out to be a card shark and Robin is the one who ends up naked.
8th Mar '13 12:48:17 PM LongLiveHumour
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The show had two {{spinoff}}s (''{{George and Mildred}}'' and ''Robin's Nest'') and a very successful [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American remake]] in the form of ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

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The show had two {{spinoff}}s (''{{George (''Series/{{George and Mildred}}'' and ''Robin's Nest'') and a very successful [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American remake]] in the form of ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
27th Oct '12 7:08:14 PM FordPrefect
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* FauxYay: Averted. Whereas its American remake used this as a running gag throughout the series, this UK original only ever seen it being used it as a one-line joke in the PilotEpisode. The second episode sees Robin come clean to the Ropers about being strictly heterosexual, which they accept at face value and move on.

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* FauxYay: Averted. Whereas its American remake used this as a running gag RunningGag throughout the series, this UK original only ever seen it being used it as a one-line joke in the PilotEpisode. The second episode sees Robin come clean to the Ropers about being strictly heterosexual, which they accept at face value and move on.
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