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* AlmightyJanitor: Originally appeared as an applicant for the newly opened Junior salesman position following a reorganization of the Mens' department. As it turns out, Mr. Goldberg was previously a very successful tailor whose shop had just burned down. After gaining his new post and showing off his sales experience as well as the considerable client base that had followed him to Grace Brothers, he was promoted to Senior Salesman. He also works on the side as a freelance recruitment agent.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Originally appeared as an applicant for the newly opened Junior salesman position following a reorganization of the Mens' department. As it turns out, Mr. Goldberg was previously a very successful tailor whose shop had just burned down.down[[note]]A throwaway piece of dialogue suggested the fire was not accidental[[/note]]. After gaining his new post and showing off his sales experience as well as the considerable client base that had followed him to Grace Brothers, he was promoted to Senior Salesman. He also works on the side as a freelance recruitment agent.

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** [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Had earlier been revealed]] to be James in series two's "The Clock".

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* SheIsTheKing: In union meetings, he prefers to refer to everyone among the Grace Brothers staff as "brother" regardless of the gender of who he's addresssing.

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* NotSoAboveItAll / One Of Us: Though Captain Peacock is civil to Miss Featherstone despite her rudeness to her new colleagues in the Menswear and Ladies' departments, he shoots her (from offscreen) in the behind with a rubber band when she's not looking. He makes a show of calling out both Mr. Lucas and Mr. Humphries for the transgression; afterwards, Mr. Humphries tacitly compliments him for his accuracy:
-->'''Mr. Humphries:''' By the way; nice shot.
-->'''Captain Peacock:''' I thought so, too. ''*ahem*'' Whoever did it.


* CreepyCrossdresser: A heroic example in "Grounds for Divorce", when he's DisguisedInDrag in an effort to force his aforementioned one-time mistress to swear him off for good. Deliberate FanDisservice at its classiest.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: A heroic example in "Grounds for Divorce", when he's DisguisedInDrag in an effort to force his aforementioned one-time mistress to swear off him off for good. Deliberate FanDisservice at its classiest.


* KickTheDog: Once fired Mr. Humphries when the latter attempted to petition him for aid on behalf of the others for transportation assistance. He changed his mind though.

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* KickTheDog: Once fired Mr. Humphries in series 10 when the latter attempted to petition him for aid on behalf of the others for transportation assistance. He changed his mind though.mind, though, on urging from Mr. Rumbold.


* HaveAGayOldTime: She refers to her cat as her pussy, with the men sometimes misinterpreting it with the other meaning.




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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The color of her hair changes each episode, being dyed such colors as blue, pink, purple, and green, among others.



* CasanovaWannabe: A trait he shared with his predecessor Mr. Lucas

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* CasanovaWannabe: A trait he shared with his predecessor Mr. LucasLucas.



** She also shows a bit of a cheeky side towards Mrs. Slocombe.



* MsFanservice: The younger and more attractive of the two salesladies.



* HiddenDepths: He was an entertainer during TheWar, and is fond of doing impersonations of UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
* JabbaTableManners: Tends to loudly slurp his soup, much to his co-workers' disgust

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* HiddenDepths: He was an entertainer during TheWar, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and is fond of doing impersonations of UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, whom he vaguely resembles, and did Churchill impressions when with the Entertainments National Service Association, the U.K.'s equivalent of the USO.
* JabbaTableManners: Tends to loudly slurp his soup, much to his co-workers' disgustdisgust.



* SeniorSleepCycle: His wake up call is "Mr Grainger, are you free?"

!! Mr. Tebbs

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* SeniorSleepCycle: His wake up call is "Mr "Mr. Grainger, are you free?"

free?"
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: On March 26, 1978, his wife died, and Arthur Brough announced he was quitting acting. Just when Lloyd and Croft were about to write him into the upcoming 6th series, Brough died on May 28, 1978, and Percival Tebbs filled Grainger's spot for Series 6.

!! Mr. Percival Tebbs



* PutOnABus: Only appeared for one season before retiring and was the only Senior of the Mens' department whose departure was addressed onscreen with a retirement party being thrown for him at the start of season 7.

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* PutOnABus: Only appeared for one season before retiring and was the only Senior of the Mens' department whose departure was addressed onscreen with a retirement party being thrown for him at the start of season Series 7.



* AmbiguouslyJewish

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* AmbiguouslyJewishAmbiguouslyJewish: Played by Alfie Bass, who was born in England to Russian Jewish emigrants.




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!! Miss Bakewell
!!! Played by: Penny Irving

Young Mr. Grace's secretary from Series 4 to 7.
* HelloNurse: She gets quite a bit of attention from the male staff at Grace Brothers.

!! The Grace Brothers' nurse
!!! Portrayed by: Pat Astley (series 5), Vivienne Johnson (series 6-8)

The nameless, attractive nurse who tends to both Young and Old Mr. Grace.

* HelloNurse: She has a seductive, husky voice, which attracts quite a bit of attention from the men.


* AccidentalInnuendo: Invoked InUniverse. Frequently refers to her pet cat as "her pussy" which leads to several humorous misunderstandings. ([[spoiler: IE-Mrs. Slocomb once mentioned to a truck driver carrying a shipment of dynamite that it "won a (cat show)prize every time she showed it." The man was so shocked that he crashed and-judging by the sound on Mr. Humphrees C.B. radio-triggered his cargo to explode.]])

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* AccidentalInnuendo: Invoked InUniverse. Frequently She frequently refers to her pet cat as "her pussy" her "pussy", which leads to several humorous misunderstandings. ([[spoiler: IE-Mrs. Slocomb Slocombe once mentioned to a truck driver carrying a shipment of dynamite that it "won a (cat show)prize every time she showed it." The man was so shocked that he crashed and-judging and--judging by the sound on Mr. Humphrees Humphries' C.B. radio-triggered radio--triggered his cargo to explode.]])


* MommasBoy

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* MommasBoyMommasBoy: Often depicted speaking on the phone with his mother, who still views him as her little boy. A number of episodes mention him living with his mother, because she moved into his house after seperating from her husband. An episode covering the past of Young Mister Grace, reveals that he did not want to hire Humphries, but Humphries' mother convinced him to do so. (The episode left it ambiguous if she merely begged for it from Young Mister Grace, or she slept with him.)


* CreepyCrossdresser: A heroic example in "Grounds for Divorce", when he's DisguisedInDrag in an effort to force his aforementioned one-time mistress to swear him off for good. FanDisservice at its classiest.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: A heroic example in "Grounds for Divorce", when he's DisguisedInDrag in an effort to force his aforementioned one-time mistress to swear him off for good. Deliberate FanDisservice at its classiest.


* GentlemanSnarker: And he became more vocal about it in later years.
* IconicOutfit: His OutdatedOutfit, complete with red carnation.



--> '''Mr. Humphries:''' May I ask you a personal question? What exactly do you do to get them in this state.
--> '''Captain Peacock:''' Well that's just it. I don't do anything.
* MultipleChoicePast: We are never quite certain what he did in World War 2, although the evidence contradicts whatever he said. He nearly always wears the [[http://www.huntingandmilitarystore.co.uk/rasc-royal-army-service-corps-regimental-military-stripe-tie-2948-p.asp regimental tie]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Service_Corps Royal Army Service Corps]], which was in charge of administration, barracks, stores and uniforms.

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--> '''Mr. Humphries:''' May I ask you a personal question? What exactly do you do to get them in this state.
state?
--> '''Captain Peacock:''' Well Well, that's just it. it: I don't do anything.
* CreepyCrossdresser: A heroic example in "Grounds for Divorce", when he's DisguisedInDrag in an effort to force his aforementioned one-time mistress to swear him off for good. FanDisservice at its classiest.
* GentlemanSnarker: And he became more vocal about it in later years.
* IconicOutfit: His OutdatedOutfit, complete with red carnation.
* MultipleChoicePast: We are never quite certain what he did in World War 2, although the evidence contradicts whatever he said. He nearly always wears the [[http://www.huntingandmilitarystore.co.uk/rasc-royal-army-service-corps-regimental-military-stripe-tie-2948-p.asp regimental tie]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Service_Corps Royal Army Service Corps]], which was in charge of administration, barracks, stores and uniforms.uniforms, and at least twice he admits to it.


* NeverMessWithGranny: Was an air raid warden during WWII and as the end of "The Hero" showed, she still packs a mean right hook.



* MultiColoredHair: She wears the red, white, and blue of the UK flag for "Roots?" very appropriate for an episode on Old Mr Grace's genealogy.


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine girl to Mr. Humphries's feminine boy. Whenever the situation calls for it, she proves just how masculine she can be, for example when she backs up Humphries in "The Hero".
* MultiColoredHair: She wears the red, white, and blue of the UK flag for "Roots?" very appropriate for an episode on Old Mr Grace's genealogy.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Was an air raid warden during WWII and as the end of "The Hero" showed, she still packs a mean right hook.


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine boy to Mrs. Slocombe's masculine girl, being AmbiguouslyBi (but officially, at least, CampStraight) and very willing to [[DisguisedInDrag crossdress when the situation calls for it]] (most of the time, anyway--"Front Page Story" is more a case of DraggedIntoDrag), plus the way he says "I'm free!"



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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Miss Brahms's girly girl, being both a battle axe and a former air raid warden with a mean right hook.




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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to Mrs. Slocombe's tomboy, being noticeably sexier and longing to be a proper lady despite her working class origins.


* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.guy, being a CasanovaWannabe who isn't shy about wanting some excitement with a woman around his age.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.
guy. On the sliding scale, he's just above Mr. Lucas, being a CasanovaWannabe who dreams of becoming a pop star.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to the Menswear Junior's manly man.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to the Menswear Junior's manly man.
man. No matter who his foil is, he can always be counted on to be rather camp compared to the Junior.


* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.




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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Mr. Humphries's sensitive guy.



* CampStraight: What he really is, at least according to official sources related to the series.




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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to the Menswear Junior's manly man.

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