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Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:58 pm
by CurriedGoolies
(From A Winter's Tale)
"You callous little BLEEDER!"

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:35 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
I can't find a fault anywhere in Ray and Alan's scripts, so my favorite moments tend to be performance related.
It wasn't till Susannah's "Front Legs of the Cow" that I realized how serious Harry was about his craft. How many actors go to such lengths in pursuit of perfection? So now, "A Star Is Born" has become a favorite episode. Not just for the curry bit (it seems Harry actually loved HOT curries) but also Albert laughing at Harold's aspirations to act. The dead pan "I fail to see anything amusing" expression on Harry's face is classic. And his bow to an empty theatre is heartbreakingly convincing.
Other favorite bits include...
Patricia Routledge's performance as Madame Fontana (Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard).
Anthony Sharp in "Men of Letters", his eyes darting back and forth as Albert and Harold exchange insults over the Scrabble board, as if he's watching a ping pong match.
Harold dumping great handfuls of ice on a sleeping Albert's chest in "porn yesterday" (slapstick but satisfying).
Harold exiting the WC, holding his trousers up with one hand and the olive wreath he just sat on with the other (73 Crimbo Special).
Delilah sticking her head out of the roof of her shed, having kicked some of Frankie Barrow's muscle through it ("Seven Steptoerai", who says horses can't act?)
Albert dancing in various episodes, but "Upstairs Downstairs, Upstairs Downstairs" especially. As Wilfrid is doing it he breaks the fourth wall and looks right down the barrel. And it works perfectly lol.
Far too many more to list! :)

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:15 pm
by PhilGlass
The casual racism in "Pilgrim's Progress"... the entire bit on the plane is HILARIOUS... "I bet you were the one that got at Maude Elliot" and also "there you are, coming in late again!". Absolutely priceless scene acted to pure perfection by everyone.

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:02 pm
by Ivor Biggun
Best scene in any Steptoe episode is in The Three Feathers when Harold comes home and finds Albert tied up in knots on the floor from doing yoga. Everything that follows after that is pure gold.

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:37 am
by here'syourshovel
the cinema scene in sunday for seven days

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:00 am
by Rapture Rider
One of my favourite scenes in Ride Again is when Lenny is talking to Harold about their way of life disappearing fast. He goes on to talk about the houses being knocked down and the yards being built on. There's a really sense of sadness and nostalgia in that scene that I just love. It's always sad when old buildings with character get knocked down to make way for generic new buildings.

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:43 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Rapture Rider wrote:It's always sad when old buildings with character get knocked down to make way for generic new buildings.

Not just sad, it's criminal really. Or would be if not for so called "eminent domain", a concept that continues to pollute both language and law.
Another favorite bit....
Harold mimicking Albert by twisting his face, hunching his shoulders and making his hands look like the claws of a bird of prey...rather like Lon Chaney Sr in the lost silent "London After Midnight". As seen in Wooden Overcoats and Sunday for Seven Days, Harry's deliberate physicality cracks me up every time :D

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:09 pm
by harryfaversham
PhilGlass wrote:The casual racism in "Pilgrim's Progress"... the entire bit on the plane is HILARIOUS... "I bet you were the one that got at Maude Elliot" and also "there you are, coming in late again!". Absolutely priceless scene acted to pure perfection by everyone.



Couldn't agree more. A forgotten gem of a scene

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:58 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
The scene in the episode: Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later where Harold realises that Dad Albert's been claiming for his wife after they receive a letter saying they'll be around to access her claim that day, then somehow after some panicky/worried discussion he gives Albert an overdue payments cheque after realising after Albert stated that she hadn't been cashing in her pension. That cynicle expression from Harold using the knife across his throat gesture and the fear of prison or double bubble if he ( Albert) gets caught but the best was that hilarious expression of Albert's grin like a wicked little Imp when he was given the cheque dressed like old mother O'reilly and that part when he dances cheeck to cheek with the ex-police detective he met in the post office and when he tries to kiss him makes me laugh every time. :lol:

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:19 pm
by harryfaversham
I know I've mentioned this scene on here before but the scene where Harold apes Albert as he describes how he got a pair of glasses from a toff in Epsom in "The Diploma" is absolute genius. It never fails to make me smile even when I'm depressed

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
harryfaversham wrote:I know I've mentioned this scene on here before but the scene where Harold apes Albert as he describes how he got a pair of glasses from a toff in Epsom in "The Diploma" is absolute genius. It never fails to make me smile even when I'm depressed


Yeah, that's a gem. :P Oh yes, I forgot to mention also that scene in the Xmas 73 episode when Albert taks about the booze he's bought and the Turkey so on and that epic description of the Christmas Puddings being as black as a Gorilla's goolies. I've Never touched a mouthful since. And I'm talking Xmas pud here. :lol:

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:19 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
A few more histrionic favorites...
In the second movie Harold races upstairs and shouts, "Who the bleeding 'ell is Eileen Piecraft?! You heard!!!"
His 'you heard' is so deafening it's literally off the register, hilarious.
And in "Upstairs Downstairs, Upstairs Downstairs" Albert keeps shouting "Harold!!!" equally loud.
Imagine the sound engineer, some poor sod with headphones on, listening to these two brilliant actors bellowing at microphone breaking volumes that would be heard across a crowded rave. Or the Channel :o

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:01 pm
by Archie
Also in Upstairs Downstairs when Harold launches into his don't think of the future remember the past dialogue.

The butterfies the babbling brook, oh the smell of new mown ha
y :)

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:27 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Talking about that episode " Upstairs and downstairs" my family favorite as a whole. The scene in which as you know Albert actually has a bad back, he tries to get up after asking Harold to do some chores, he isn't available so he struggles out of bed and unlocks his back trying to turn the volume up whilst watching the racing at Chepstow.Then that funny dance of joy before the little imp jumps back into bed, plays dead, giggles and continues to see Harold struggle when he realises he onto a good thing. The main scene I'm talking about is the Pink liquorice allsorts part where Harold goes into his writing desk and eats the said Sweet and that look of utter ecstasy and he skips out sing “ Going to have an Ogy, Going to have an Ogy today. Hilarious! :lol:

Re: Most memorable scene's from tv or film.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:14 am
by bob
I think Albert knew there was nothing wrong with his back - even before he jumped out of bed to turn the telly up !! The whole thing was a sham - hence Harold's revenge.