|It's a very rare occasion when I think of a Steptoe and Son episode in a bad light, but I do with this one.
I'm not entirely sure what is wrong with it but I think that the primary cause is simply because it's just not funny, has all the pace of a crippled slug and the plot is neither here nor there.
Looking at it again recently it seems as if Brambell and Corbett themselves thought so as they just appear to be going through the motions as it were in their performances. They look bored and I joined them.
Even the ending just sort of fizzles out with Harold repeating his idiotic scheme of replacing his sets of teeth with gas masks.