History Series / OpenAllHours

14th Nov '17 12:19:23 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is a range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Mavis's sister Madge, whose failed relationships have embittered her on the entire male sex. Granville keeps attempting to set her up with Gastric in order to give himself a clear run at Mavis.

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* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is a range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed embarrassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.
* DoesNotLikeMen: DoesNotLikeMen:
** An early episode of the original series features a customer who believes that men are difficult to live with from age 14 until they die.
** The revival has
Mavis's sister Madge, whose failed relationships have embittered her on the entire male sex. Granville keeps attempting to set her up with Gastric in order to give himself a clear run at Mavis.



* DueToTheDead: Knowing Parslow's typical shopping habits, Arkwright has his deceased old friend's funeral cortege stop by his store before the body is burned. He ends up taking so long talking with Granville while he's inside that it takes a couple of horn honks for him to return to the cortege.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Arkwright, who takes pride in ensuring his customers buy something from his store whether they want to or not, reacts with a degree of disgust when one tries to order fire lighters for her husband.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Arkwright, who takes pride in ensuring his customers buy something from his store whether they want to or not, not and is perfectly willing to go along with one customer's unspoken plan to subject her husband to a perfect murder involving poison, reacts with a degree of disgust when one tries to order she remarks that she needs some fire lighters for lighters, reminding her husband.that she shouldn't burn him alive.



* OhCrap: In "Well-Catered Funeral", Arkwright has a subdued yet audible reaction (read: he sings it during the hymn, and Nurse Gladys takes the first opportunity to sing her response) during the service when he realizes that he forgot to bring some money of his own along for the collection plate.



** The till's tight spring that snaps back as soon as money is put into it, nearly chopping off fingers as it does. (This was originally just a spring clip ''inside'' the till, but the gag evolved.) In later episodes this always dislodges a tin that's balanced on top of the till, but Arkwright usually manages to catch it in mid-air.

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** The till's tight spring that snaps back as soon as money is put into it, nearly chopping off fingers and even attacking Granville on at least a couple of occasions as it does. (This was originally just a spring clip ''inside'' the till, but the gag evolved.) In later episodes this always dislodges a tin that's balanced on top of the till, but Arkwright usually manages to catch it in mid-air. [[spoiler:Granville finally manages to beat it in the final episode by exploiting its apparent touch sensitivity from a safe distance.]]



** Downplayed, with Granville in the revival. While he’s certainly picked up a lot of his uncle’s business sense and cunning, and has a reputation for being a cheapskate. He’s overall far more relaxed and generous than Arkwright ever was.

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** Downplayed, with Granville in the revival. While he’s certainly picked up a lot of his uncle’s business sense and cunning, and has a reputation for being a cheapskate. He’s cheapskate, he’s overall far more relaxed and generous than Arkwright ever was.



* SpoofingInTheRain: Granville does this on a rainy day.

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* SpoofingInTheRain: Granville does this on a rainy day. Most DVD releases remove it for copyright reasons, though it's retained on PBS broadcast prints and the initial R2 DVD release.
10th Nov '17 4:43:05 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* SpoofingInTheRain: Granville does this on a rainy day.
1st Oct '17 7:22:46 PM FordPrefect
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* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.

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* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is a range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.
23rd Sep '17 5:24:36 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle is the most sensible character, but even she can’t stop herself from taking some joy out of Arkwright’s more comedic gambits.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle is the most sensible character, but even she can’t stop herself from taking some joy out of Arkwright’s more comedic gambits. She also actively participates in one of Granville's pranks on Arkwright involving Mrs. Featherstone.
16th Sep '17 5:31:30 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* DraggedIntoDrag: Granville, when Arkwright sends him to buy back some clotheshorses from a rival storekeeper. As said storekeeper is Indian, Granville's disguise is appropriately Indian. HilarityEnsues when Granville returns with the clotheshorses just as Arkwright is dealing with a couple of irascible male customers...
10th Jun '17 8:06:58 AM AmuckCricetine
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Ronnie Barker played Arkwright (a very common remark is that it's hard to believe he was simultaneously playing the very different character of Fletcher in ''Series/{{Porridge}}'') while Granville was one of the first major roles of a young David Jason (who also played the ''very'' old Blanco in Porridge!). Production was done on a very small budget, with the result that the vast majority of the show takes place on the same shop set - this arguably forced the programme to devote its full attention to the verbal comedy, which is often praised.

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Ronnie Barker played Arkwright (a very common remark is that it's hard to believe he was simultaneously playing the very different character of Fletcher in ''Series/{{Porridge}}'') while Granville was one of the first major roles of a young David Jason Creator/DavidJason (who also played the ''very'' old Blanco in Porridge!). Production was done on a very small budget, with the result that the vast majority of the show takes place on the same shop set - this arguably forced the programme to devote its full attention to the verbal comedy, which is often praised.
25th Apr '17 3:54:25 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* BlackComedy: In "Beware of the Dog", after the till nearly chops Arkwright's fingers off yet again, a nonplussed Granville suggests in reaction that he make funeral arrangements for his fingers, because sooner or later the till's gonna take them.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being the third main character in the original series and a major character for the first two seasons, Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle disappears without mention in season three of the revival.



* DirtyOldWoman: Mrs. Featherstone in the revival. While to all her husbands and to Mr. Newbold she is the very picture of ice, she is always throwing herself at Granville to his obvious displeasure.
* TheDitz: Wavy Mavis. When she was asked why she married her ex-husband when she knew he was terrible from the start, she revealed that he told her she was pregnant.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being the third main character in the original series and a major character for the first two seasons, Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle disappears without mention in season three of the revival.
* DirtyOldWoman: Mrs. Featherstone in the revival. While to all her husbands and to Mr. Newbold she is the very picture of ice, she is always throwing herself at Granville to his obvious displeasure.
* TheDitz: Wavy Mavis. When she was asked why she married her ex-husband when she knew he was terrible from the start, she revealed that he told her she was pregnant.


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* EveryoneHasStandards: Arkwright, who takes pride in ensuring his customers buy something from his store whether they want to or not, reacts with a degree of disgust when one tries to order fire lighters for her husband.
-->'''Arkwright''': You're supposed to wait until he's dead first!
13th Apr '17 10:53:35 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* CouchGag: The opening sequence always depicts Arkwright doing something different (e.g. looking for bird poop or trying to paint the word "P-P-P-P-PEPPER" on his storefront window). Granville's reaction is always the same.



* PorkyPigPronunciation: Arkwright.

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* PorkyPigPronunciation: Arkwright. Lampshaded at times, usually by Granville, but in one CouchGag Arkwright himself jokingly asks Granville if "P-P-P-P-PEPPER", the word he's trying to paint on the storefront window, is spelled with 6 P's or 7.
-->'''Arkwright''': G-Granville, how do you spell "p-p-p-p-pepper"? Is it 6 P's or 7?
13th Feb '17 9:05:52 AM MGD107
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* ChickMagnet: In contrast to his father when he was his age, Leroy is considerably more successful with women (to the point he borders on being TheCasanova). He normally has a new date or two every episode. Somehow he even manages to convince two of them to help him out with his deliveries. Mrs. Hussain barely makes any effort to hide her interest in him. The trouble is, most of the women turn out to have much larger boyfriends who want to kill him when they find out.* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.

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* ChickMagnet: In contrast to his father when he was his age, Leroy is considerably more successful with women (to the point he borders on being TheCasanova). He normally has a new date or two every episode. Somehow he even manages to convince two of them to help him out with his deliveries. Mrs. Hussain barely makes any effort to hide her interest in him. The trouble is, most of the women turn out to have much larger boyfriends who want to kill him when they find out.out.
* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.



* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Much like Roy Clarke’s other series, '''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine''', this makes up a lot of the show’s humour in the revival, benefiting from its much larger recurring cast.

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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Much like Roy Clarke’s other series, '''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine''', ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', this makes up a lot of the show’s humour in the revival, benefiting from its much larger recurring cast.
13th Feb '17 9:02:21 AM MGD107
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* AwfulWeddedLife: The arguments, infidelities and miseries of just about every single couple who lives in the area make up a large part of the show's humour in both the original and revival.



* ChickMagnet: Leroy is a little more successful than his dad in the romance department, but still tends to fail with the ladies.
* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.

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* ChickMagnet: In contrast to his father when he was his age, Leroy is a little considerably more successful than his dad in the romance department, but still tends to fail with women (to the ladies.
point he borders on being TheCasanova). He normally has a new date or two every episode. Somehow he even manages to convince two of them to help him out with his deliveries. Mrs. Hussain barely makes any effort to hide her interest in him. The trouble is, most of the women turn out to have much larger boyfriends who want to kill him when they find out.* DodgyToupee: One of the odd products Mark Williams salesman character attempts to peddle to Granville in ''Still Open All Hours'' is range of dodgy toupees for the customer too embarassed to consult a hair loss professional but who might impulse buy one at the counter of his local shop.shop.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being the third main character in the original series and a major character for the first two seasons, Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle disappears without mention in season three of the revival.
* DirtyOldWoman: Mrs. Featherstone in the revival. While to all her husbands and to Mr. Newbold she is the very picture of ice, she is always throwing herself at Granville to his obvious displeasure.
* TheDitz: Wavy Mavis. When she was asked why she married her ex-husband when she knew he was terrible from the start, she revealed that he told her she was pregnant.



* {{Gasshole}}: Gastric, has an easily upset stomach, causing him to often belch (especially when he hasn’t eaten for a while) hence his nickname. The actual effect is downplayed, compared to most examples, but it is still there.



* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Much like Roy Clarke’s other series, '''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine''', this makes up a lot of the show’s humour in the revival, benefiting from its much larger recurring cast.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle is the most sensible character, but even she can’t stop herself from taking some joy out of Arkwright’s more comedic gambits.



* OnceAnEpisode: In the revival, Granville points to Arkwright's portrait and quotes him (stutter and all) near the middle of every episode.

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* OnceAnEpisode: In the revival, Granville points to Arkwright's portrait and quotes him (stutter and all) near the middle of every episode. Gets downgraded to being a running gag as the series goes on though.
* OnlySaneWoman: Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle, undisputedly the most down to earth and reasonable character in both series, is also one of the few who isn’t fooled by Arkwright’s tactics.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Gastric, to the point his actual name hasn’t been revealed yet.
* OutGambitted: Only once. Arkwright tried to swindle a seemingly naïve Indian shopkeeper into buying useless wooden clothes horses. However, the man was revealed to be playing him and made the fact his shop still stocked wooden clothes horses a big part of his advertising, claiming he had the most traditional shop in all of Yorkshire. Arkwright was thus forced into buy several back.
* ThePollyanna: Mavis, while mocked by a lot of people for her low intelligence and optimism, is almost certainly is the most cheerful character in the series and overall is the most happy.


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* PositiveDiscrimination:
** Played mostly straight in the original series, with the only person to ever outsmart Arkwright being of Indian descent. But played with slightly, in that the man wasn’t presented as better than Arkwright, rather Arkwright was so used to dealing with idiots he slipped up dealing with a genuinely intelligent person for a change.
** Subverted in the revival. At first glance Cyril (who’s black) appears smarter than Eric and more sceptical towards Granville’s cons. However, he is truthfully just as gullible as Eric. Likewise he and Mrs. Hussain aren’t presented as overall any different from anyone else in the area.


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* TheScrooge:
** Arkwright’s love of money is practically an obsession; spending money not only causes him noticeable strain, at times it seems to make him physically ill and even he admits his products are notoriously overpriced. The one time he allowed a customer a refund spread through the community like wildfire and led to people believing he was going daft. It’s perhaps best demonstrated in one episode: while at a funeral for a friend, due to having no change he is forced to give up a pound to the collection. However, he honestly can’t stop himself from taking change moments later.
** Downplayed, with Granville in the revival. While he’s certainly picked up a lot of his uncle’s business sense and cunning, and has a reputation for being a cheapskate. He’s overall far more relaxed and generous than Arkwright ever was.


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Cyril and Eric in the revival. They are nearly always seen together and are each often part of the other’s hair brained schemes.


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* TookALevelInKindness: Mrs. Featherstone in the revival. While still a stern, unyielding, cold and terrifying woman, she is very much a member of the regular female ensemble and often hangs out with them. In the previous series she didn’t seem to like anyone, and was equally disliked in return.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Downplayed. Granville is certainly more manipulative and greedier in the revival. However, he is still considerably more cheerful and laid back than his uncle ever was.


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* WomenAreWiser: Played With. On average the women are brighter than men. However they are still just as easily duped and outsmarted by Arkwright and Granville, who in turn are presented as sharper and quicker than nearly everyone.
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