'Beane's of Boston' - failed US version of 'Are You Being Served?'
I found this last night while poking around the Internet -- had no idea it existed.
A terrible remake with Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Slocombe (!), Alan Sues from "Laugh-In" as Mr. Humphries, and only one good casting choice .... John Hillerman as Captain Peacock (here's it's "Mr." Peacock). There's also Tom Poston in old-age makeup as Mr. Beane and some nonentity invented for the American version playing his nephew.
Only Hillerman has the proper hauteur and sense of timing to make the silliness work. Rae basically plays it as Mrs. Garrett in a department store.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/22/2020|
That was George Jetson's son.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/02/2020|
The commercials are better than the show. $3,999 for a new car?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/02/2020|
He was a very good-looking
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/14/2020|
Thanks, I never knew this existed!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/14/2020|
I LOVE Are You Being Served? And Charlotte Rae! Thank you so much for sharing!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/14/2020|
With Garry Marshall behind it, it was bound to be corny.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/14/2020|
There's only one Mr. Bean!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/14/2020|
Mrs. Slocombe without the funny hair dyes????!?!!!?!?!?!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/14/2020|
The fat Mr. Humphries is VERY creepy and not funny at all. If Paul Lynde and Peter Lorre had a lovechild ...
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/14/2020|
Oh my God that was bad. I can’t believe I watched the whole thing! I did fall asleep at one point ;) I love Are You Being Served!
George O'Hanlon, Jr as Franklin Beane - what a fucking hot wife of ass, but could not act at all. Agreed, John Hillerman was good along with Morgan Farley as Mr. Granger. The rest zzzzzzz.... Tom Poston was the worst. Why would Charlotte Rae take a role like this towards the end of her run on Diff’rent Strokes and at the start of The Facts of Life? What the what?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/14/2020|
^piece of ass^ but I’d happily make him my wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/14/2020|
George O’Hanlon Jr also starred as Ned Nickerson in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Mysteries..
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/14/2020|
I wonder if he ever did scenes with Parker Stevenson Oh my!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/14/2020|
It's just not the same without Mrs. Slocombe's pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/14/2020|
Thank you r14 - that was like a palate cleanser. I laughed more in during at one minute and forty five second collection of clips than through all of Beane‘s of Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/14/2020|
So lousy I couldn't even watch to the end, and didn't laugh once.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/14/2020|
Alan Sues was wrong for Mr Humphries role.
The real problem is no store in America EVER operated like this.
And German Week was on of the weakest episodes of AYBS, so another script should've been used in the pilot.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/14/2020|
This is terrible!
I thought, with Charlotte Rae and John Hillerman in the pivotal parts, how could you possibly go wrong?
They somehow managed to!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/14/2020|
They could have made it work if they wanted to, recasting and rescripting.
But I don't think Garry Marshall ever did a show that aired on CBS — they considered him low class.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/14/2020|
This is so bad I had to watch it again to convince myself it really occurred. It was such a weak, random episode of the original to adapt as the pilot.
George O'Hanlon was so wooden I'm shocked he made it to taping without being recast. He was cute, though.
The rest of the casting was perfect on paper, but only John Hillerman was any good. Charlotte Rae looks like she hates every minute of being there. Lorna Patterson missed the point of Miss Brahms, as others noted. Alan Sues just way overdid it—Humphries was a snakelike queen, not Paul Lynde. Even Tom Poston sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/15/2020|
wow, really awful. easy to see why it never made it to production.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/15/2020|
Awful, but I kind of want more episodes. Too bad Korman I’m gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/16/2020|
Lorna Patterson was NOT Mrs Brahms directly. Just as George O'Hanlon was not old "Jug Ears."
Only George Poston and Alan Sues were miscast. George being too young, they way the second Mr Grace was "too young." And Alan Sues was just awful as he was just awful even on Laugh-In
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/16/2020|
agreed with all the comments, especially R20. shame as this had potential. and I love the original version
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/16/2020|