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Favourite Episode

Postby bob » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:15 am

Future plans for this website include a page where you can vote for your favourite episode.

In order to get some ideas and input I’m looking for you to tell me what is your favourite episode now.

I will keep my own selection under wraps for a little longer, however I feel the episode that most people seem to remember is the one where Harold decided that if I can’t leave home the next best thing he can do is split the house in two.

Very funny !
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Postby nomad » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:10 pm

My favourite episode was "porn Yesterday
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Fave Episode

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:52 pm

It's difficult to name a favourite episode there are so many.
One of my favourite scenes is from the episode - Loathe Story,
when the phychiatrist asks Harold "are you a homosexual?" the expression on Harolds face is priceless. :lol:

Another good scene comes from -Upstairs downstairs ------- ----'
Harold pretend's that Albert is dying and tells him to remember his youth etc :lol:
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Postby missluzy » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:02 pm

My favourite episode is Seance in a Wet Rag & Bone Yard, where Patricia Routledge is the medium and connects with Albert's wife (Harold's Mum). At the end it is really sad, because you see Harold wondering if actually he has just been in touch with his Mum. The acting is wonderful throughout - feels like you're really there with them!!!
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Re: Fave Episode

Postby Archie » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:22 pm

Anonymous wrote:It's difficult to name a favourite episode there are so many.
One of my favourite scenes is from the episode - Loathe Story,
when the phychiatrist asks Harold "are you a homosexual?" the expression on Harolds face is priceless. :lol:

Another good scene comes from -Upstairs downstairs ------- ----'
Harold pretend's that Albert is dying and tells him to remember his youth etc :lol:


Any Old Iron was on UK Gold earlier on today.
There was a good scene when Albert thought Harold was turning gay, and said that he was going to have him made a ward of court and put in a home.
Harold retorted "father I,m 38 years old" pure magic!.
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Postby bob » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:18 pm

Archie makes a really good point. Besides the episodes in themselves being classics, there were some incredible lines that I am sure I can almost remember word for word.

My favourite is in “Divided We Stand” where they split the house in two and only have half of a TV screen each to watch. Albert wants to watch a horror movie, but it’s Harold’s night to choose so he opts for the ballet. Albert can’t stand it and half way trough turns over. Harold trying to rise above the emotion tries to make Albert see the fairness of his case. In a dignified voice he says to his father “You will find I have the law of contract on my side”. To which the old man replies “I have the knobs on my side” As Archie said “Pure Magic”.

By the way a copy of “Divided We Stand” was given away in the Daily Mirror recently, I missed it. Can I still get one somewhere ?
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Postby Graham_S nli » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:46 pm

I think the last 2 series really were the best...

The shackles seemed to be off the writers by the 70's relaxing of censorship and G & S seemed to have more freedom to write more "gritty" dialogue that eluded the earlier series....

The best of the best? ( IMHO of course! )

"Oh what a beautiful mourning"...

Who could forget those brilliant Steptoe family characters like "Uncle Arthur" and "Potty Aida" that filled that episode....

Virtually any episode from the 1972 or 1974 series run could have won this accolade...

I suspose my only wish would have been that Harry was younger and more episodes were written with that more freedom that G & S seemed to have during the 70's...

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Postby Rian » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:03 am

well ive only wacthed all 3 series so far
But on them i will have to say
"sixty five today"
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Postby Archie » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:28 pm

I find 'Men Of Letters' is the episode that I have watched the most, followed by 'Any Old Iron'. :)
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Postby bob » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:19 am

I think "Men of Letters" is an excellent episode.

It should have been obvious what Albert's contribution should be, but, as always, it is so well written I couldn't se e it coming.

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Postby Rian » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:04 pm

Whats "men of letters about"
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Postby Archie » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:50 pm

From series 5 1973.

The vicar visits the Steptoe house and asks for a contribution for the church magazine, Harold volunteers to write an article about the history of 'Totting' in the local area.
Albert is upset that he isn't writing the article, but the vicar asks him to make another contribution.

When the magazine is published it turns out that Albert has written the crossword - complete with rude words. The magazine gets seized by the police.
This is one of the best episodes a true classic I must have watched it over 20 times, but it never fails to raise a smile :)
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Postby Rian » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:51 pm

aw that sounds like a really good episode
thnx for telling me about it :lol:
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Postby Albie » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:52 am

gawd i dont think i could pic a fave! i think i prefer the black and white series for some reason.. but the ones that i remember more are probably:

Pilgrims Progress.. the scene on the plane is just hilarious!

The Siege Of Steptoe Street.. "A whole packet!"

and whoe could forget "The Bath" :D

Theres not one episode i dislike but these just stand out more for me
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Postby Rian » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:40 pm

Love "the bath"
Men of Letters is great
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