History Series / OpenAllHours

8th Jan '16 7:38:37 AM mlsmithca
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* ManipulativeBastard: Arkwright is highly skilled in conning people into buying useless junk, especially strangers or newcomers to the area. On one occasion he even manages to sell trayloads of groceries to a ''professional salesman'' - without, of course, ever buying any of the gentleman's products in turn.
** Grandville has clearly picked up a few tricks as he show in "Still Open All Hours."

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Arkwright is highly skilled in conning people into buying useless junk, especially strangers or newcomers to the area. On one occasion he even manages to sell trayloads of groceries to a ''professional salesman'' - without, of course, ever buying any of the gentleman's products in turn.
** Grandville Granville has clearly picked up a few tricks tricks, as he show shows in "Still Open All Hours."
3rd Jan '16 1:32:37 PM MGD107
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** Grandville has clearly picked up a few tricks as he show in "Still Open All Hours."
13th Jul '15 6:30:20 PM foxley
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* 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.
* DogWalksYou: A recurring gag involves a local man sticking his head into the shop but being yanked away by his massive dog before Granville can find out what it was he came in for.
21st Jun '15 11:17:28 PM foxley
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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.
21st Jun '15 11:00:33 PM foxley
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* SquirrelsInMyPants: In episode 5 of ''Still Open All Hours'', Granville persuades Gastric to dress up in his great grandmother's wedding dress and pose as Old Mother Hemlock to help sell a load of herbal remedies. However, a mouse has taken up residence inside the dres which causes Gastric to go through some very odd gyrations, to the confusion of everyone watching.
31st May '15 12:47:09 AM foxley
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* NewspaperThinDisguise: In ''Still Open All Hours'', Granville tasks Leroy with tailing a local to find out where he is doing his shopping. Leroy does so clutching a magazine in front of his face as cover.
9th Apr '15 1:56:53 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* FailureistheOnlyOption: The series is oddly depressing because of it.
28th Mar '15 12:15:03 PM palmer7
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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: The very short lived early 80s ABC sitcom ''Open All Night'' was an American adaption of the show, changing the store to a 7-11/Kwik-E-Mart type of establishment, with an entire family running the place.

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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: The very short lived early 80s ABC sitcom ''Open All Night'' was an American adaption of the show, changing the store to a 7-11/Kwik-E-Mart type of establishment, with an entire family running the place. Much like Arkwright struggles to keep Granville in line, his American counterpart Gordon struggles to keep his shiftless and nerdy stepson Terry motivated.
28th Mar '15 9:27:58 AM palmer7
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-->'''Arkwright''': Ger-granville? How do you spell per-per-per-per-potatoes? Is it six P's or seven?

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-->'''Arkwright''': Ger-granville? How do you spell per-per-per-per-potatoes? per-per-per-per-peppers? Is it six P's or seven?
6th Mar '15 12:57:16 PM Thande
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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.
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