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What is your favorite Keeping Up Appearances episode?

Mine would be Driving Mrs. Fortescue when Hyacinth gets trapped on the back of the work truck and Mrs. Barker-Finch (gasp) witnesses her trying to get off.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 29, 2021 5:43 PM

The one where Hyacinth becomes part-owner of a grand estate. How many steps do they climb to get into their garret?

by Anonymousreply 1November 22, 2021 3:58 AM

This one!

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by Anonymousreply 2November 22, 2021 4:14 AM

The one where she sings at Emmet.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2021 2:22 AM

let me check my spreadsheet.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2021 2:24 AM

The one where Onslow, Daisy, and Rose show up to one of Hyacinth's fancy dress suppers or church dos and embarrass her fancy ass!

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2021 2:32 AM

Riparian Entertainments.

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2021 2:35 AM

R4, now Richard, you know you don’t have to fool with spreadsheets since you took early retirement.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 2:36 AM

The one where the neighbor lady can't drink tea without shaking.

by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2021 3:04 AM

The one where Onslow says, “Oh, niiiice!” Or maybe the one where Hyacinth says, “Now Richard…”

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2021 3:41 AM

For A Plotline: "Holiday Brochures" is a standout.

But "Riparian Entertainments" as mentioned by R6 is among my top three.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2021 5:42 AM

Any scene where she and Richard are in bed wrapped in their rosebud sheets.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2021 6:01 AM

R11, after all, Sheridan has the best rosebud.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2021 6:33 AM

R1 I think I have the same, they end up in a small apartment under the roof, with no room to move in the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2021 6:38 AM

R13, it’s old world bijou!

by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2021 6:42 AM

I think Hyacinth was driven to her snobbery as a defense mechanism brought on by the repeated put-downs of that bitch Barker Finch!

by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2021 11:35 AM

R10 Hyacinth pronounces brochures as BRA-shurs.

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2021 11:40 AM

Pat now 92, has retired to Chicester, West Sussex with her longtime lady companion.

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2021 11:42 AM

OP, I love that episode too, especially the part where they turn up to the pub and Richard notices Onslow's bicycle parked outside. Hyacinth's reaction makes me laugh every time.

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by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2021 11:49 AM

I can't remember when the episode aired, but I love the one where Hyacinth and Richard go 'yachting' on this old, little river boat.

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2021 11:53 AM

Hyacinth Hosts a Gangbang.

Richard finds another use for candlewax and Hyacinth finds out why Daisy has stayed with Onslow.

by Anonymousreply 20November 24, 2021 11:54 AM

Rose needs a stiffener!

by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2021 1:54 PM

Hyacinth riding a horse was a good one. Trying to impress some English "gentlemen." Made a fool of herself as usual.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 29, 2021 12:41 AM

The one where Sheridan goes on the hunt for BBC at a London bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 23November 29, 2021 12:45 AM

Hyacinth gets soused on "Old Mumsy's Dynamite"

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by Anonymousreply 24November 29, 2021 12:53 AM

R15, in the prequel Young Hyacinth, you see Hyacinth embarrassed by her father’s drunkenness in front of her fancy employers who employ her as a maid. She’s always making up excuses as well as fanciful tales to explain things.

Additionally, you’re right. The Barker-Finches as well as other neighbours are always showing their shock at Onslow and her other family members.

Mrs. Donahue even pretended to hear her phone ring when Hyacinth was helping push her car wearing fancy dress. She had ample reason for her snobbery.

by Anonymousreply 25November 29, 2021 1:03 AM

R15, this is what I mean.

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by Anonymousreply 26November 29, 2021 1:22 AM

Too many favorites to just pick one episode.

But one moment that always pops into my head is the episode where the delivery van with the royal crest is due to park in front of their house. Hyacinth calls Mrs. Barker-Finch across the street on the phone to bring her to her window so she’ll see, just as the van is scheduled to arrive. When Mrs. Barker-Finch answers the phone Hyacinth veeeeeery slowly puts the receiver back silently with this hysterically sinister look on her face. Great moment.

by Anonymousreply 27November 29, 2021 1:25 AM

I liked the episode where neighbor, Emmet, tells Hyacinth that he is currently in a relationship with Michael, the dishy Vicar. Upon this news, Hyacinth quizzes Emmet on the meaning of the word relationship. Richard, eavesdropping mumbles "drat, I wanted the Vicar."

by Anonymousreply 28November 29, 2021 1:32 AM

So many to choose from! I'll go for the one where Hyacinth and Richard go on a cruise on the QE2 -only to find Onslow and Daisy aboard. Hyacinth is sure they are stowaways, but they actually won the cruise and are in a better cabin and eating at the captain's table. Poor, poor Hyacinth...

by Anonymousreply 29November 29, 2021 1:38 AM

What they should have done is have Hyacinth being treated like royalty and she wake up to find it’s all a dream. She should have have gotten a taste of the aristocracy just once at least.

by Anonymousreply 30November 29, 2021 1:55 AM

R29 I liked how at the end of that episode Hyacinth and Onslow dance together.

by Anonymousreply 31November 29, 2021 2:31 AM

Also, until this thread made me look it up I didn't realize that I believe GPB didn't air the series in order. The "Please Watch Your Head" episode R1 and R13 is speaking was the second to last episode of series 4. But, I distinctly remember them airing it last, like a series finale. Maybe they don't do it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 32November 29, 2021 2:40 AM

R32 my GPB station never aired episodes in order and also would repeat some episodes before even airing the rest of them.

by Anonymousreply 33November 29, 2021 2:43 AM

R33 I just always remember they would air that episode and then the next one would be the first episode. Which is why I assumed it was the finale. I wonder why they did that with KUA because I'm pretty sure AYBS? ran in order, except for not including "Monkey Business" for the longest time.

by Anonymousreply 34November 29, 2021 2:50 AM

R34, they ran Are You Being Served? out of order too. However, they usually ran As Time Goes By in order. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 35November 29, 2021 3:31 AM

R35 As Time Goes By, has to be run in order because it is serialized just like AYBS, Again.

by Anonymousreply 36November 29, 2021 3:34 AM

R27, that IS a great scene. Patricia Routledge's physical comedy is unmatched. I believe in that scene she also clutches excitedly at Richard, pushing him into the wall as she slowly lowers the phone, haha.

by Anonymousreply 37November 29, 2021 11:41 AM

R37 Yes! To make sure he keeps quiet! A hysterical moment with no dialogue. So great.

by Anonymousreply 38November 29, 2021 11:47 AM

I also love how after she brings La Barker-Finch to the phone, she spends such a long time trying to get everything in place for her to see the van, despite the fact Mrs B-F would've long since left the window, but Hyacinth was adamant she had to go through with the plan despite everything going wrong. There's also another great bit of physical comedy where she pretends Onslow, Daisy and Rose are strangers for the benefit of the neighbours, and starts acting out giving them directions.

by Anonymousreply 39November 29, 2021 11:55 AM

I too loved the "nautical buffet with riparian entertainment" episode.

by Anonymousreply 40November 29, 2021 11:57 AM

The one where she test drives a Rolls-Royce is amusing.

by Anonymousreply 41November 29, 2021 12:00 PM

^Haha all because she wanted to get even with that woman who had said, loudly at one of her candlelight suppers: "I think kiwi fruit are so lower middle-class, don't you?"

by Anonymousreply 42November 29, 2021 12:12 PM

I love the one where Hyacinth arranges to have one of Rose’s gentleman callers pick her up at the Bucket residence, because Rose said he drives a limousine. Hyacinth is lead to believe he “works in oil” (he actually just owns a petrol station). Hyacinth throws a party so everyone will be there to see a limousine pull up in front of her house and pick up a family member. He ends up showing up in hearse because his limousine is in the shop. I’m pretty sure this is the episode… but there’s a hysterical moment where a panicking Hyacinth runs and opens the door to the room of the party and laughs maniacally and loudly at everyone then slams the door again. So simple, and says so much. Hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 43November 29, 2021 1:45 PM

Is this show popular in England or is it one of those mediocre shows that Americans like thinking they're getting quantity entertainment from Britain. Sniff.

by Anonymousreply 44November 29, 2021 1:58 PM

Richard has had it ... officially

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by Anonymousreply 45November 29, 2021 2:02 PM

I always hoped one day to see Richard slap Hyacinth across the punim. Sadly I was disappointed. One the same idea I always hoped to see Sheldon beaten almost to death on Big Bang Theory. If I had been his roommate I would have smothered him in his sleep.

by Anonymousreply 46November 29, 2021 5:43 PM
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