Are You Being Served?
I’ve been remiss in my TV-watching recently. The one show I’ve been watching, The Americans, was already recommended by Ann. (For the sake of Lazy Sunday, we ought to keep our TV habits on separate tracks.)
For a luxurious, low-brow wallow, I submit: Are You Being Served?
The situation comedy, set in an old-fashioned London department store, ran in Britain from 1972-1985, with an ensemble cast.
The comedy is broad, to put it mildly. For years, it ran nightly on my local PBS station, right after the BBC news. The show was better than a cup of Sleepytime for sending me off to slumberland with a chuckle. Political incorrectness! Double entendres! Cute rudeness! Cheap laughs, expertly delivered.
What made me think of it this week? One of the show’s running jokes involves Mrs. Slocombe’s pussycat. (For a compilation, check out number 4. Dare ya not to laugh.)
You can watch all 70 episodes on YouTube.
You’ve all done very well!