Trivia / Hi-de-Hi!

  • Actor Allusion: In the episode "Empty Saddles", Gladys, growing jealous of Betty and Jeff's shared fondness for Gustav Mahler, tells Jeff she has a record of the Black and White Minstrels if he's interested. Ruth Madoc was herself a performer on The Black and White Minstrel Show.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Though Gladys' singing voice was mediocre at best, she was played by professional singer Ruth Madoc.
  • What Could Have Been: Apparently if Joe Maplin had ever shown up on screen, they wanted Bob Monkhouse to play him.
  • Write Who You Know: As with most Perry/Croft sitcoms, such as Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum, the writers drew on their personal experiences for the series; Jimmy Perry was a Redcoat at Butlins at around the time the series is set, and most of the characters are based on people he met in that job.