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Mrs. Slocombe vs Hyacinth Bucket

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    If ever two characters evoke mixed emotions, it would be Mrs. Slocombe and Mrs. Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) from "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances." I have spent hours watching DVD of these delightful women and analyzing their personalities.

    What would happen if Mr. Lucas met Hyacinth? Or better yet, if Mrs. Slocombe had to serve Hyacinth?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think Mr. Lucas would have a "field day" with Hyacinth. With wisecracking expertise he would demolish her socialite fa├žade and leave her in tears. Mrs. Slocombe, on the other hand, would probably want to be more physical.

      1. moneyfairy profile image62
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I think Mr. Humpfries would have a great time with Hyacinth as they are both very flamboyant personalities smile But yes the meeting between Mrs. Slocome and Hyacinth would be an interesting one even hilarious smile And you are right the think Mr. Lucas would reem her a big one leaving her perturbed at least :)LOL! I wonder why Richard married her in the first place and how he deals with her constant nagging like he's a school boy. Maybe she would start the (English Stepford husbands, instead of Step ford wives LOL )

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It must have been something positive about Hyacinth for Richard to marry her. She does love her family, I believe it's just she can't be happy with just being ordinary. Mr humpheries is such a confused soul. He goes back and forth being armored with both sexes. Mr. Lucas, I still would love it if she came into Grace Bros. Buying wide fronts for Richard. Oh the conversation those two would have. Poor Richard and Liz. They just treat her like a spoiled child because of how everyone else can't stand her.

          1. moneyfairy profile image62
            moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I wonder if you could write to the show and ask if that would be a possibility or if the series is over then probably not. Who knows maybe you can write your own t.v.  show and see what happens. Good luck!!

            1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
              Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              That is a thought. I don't know who the producers were but I suppose I could get that information from the Internet. I think it would be the makings of an interesting show!

              1. moneyfairy profile image62
                moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                You go for it why not right? Nothing to lose. Let me know the results if you do it!!!

                1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
                  Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I will be happy to. Let me do my research to see if it is at all possible, first. I know that most of the original actors are deceased but perhaps the creators of the series are still alive.

                  1. moneyfairy profile image62
                    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    o.k. look forward to it!!!

    2. Kevina Oyatedor profile image40
      Kevina Oyatedorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If Mrs Slocome ever had to serve Hyacinth, it will be chaos, because Hyacinth is a very particular woman when it comes to her lifestyle. My older sister loves both shows and would of loved that crossover.

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have done some script writing and since this is a writing group I think it would be fun if some of us got together for a dialog of what would happen. That would be fun!

    3. TG Loco profile image60
      TG Locoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Mr Lucas infact had to serve Hyacinth (Keeping Up Appearances - "Angel Gabriel Blue" episode) ... it was hilarious AND disastrous big_smile

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Simply love Hyacinth Bucket.  She tries so hard to be acceptable.  Just love her.  I especially love her ne'er do well siblings and brother in law.    Ms. Slocombe and Hyacinth Bucket could be the very best of friends.  They do have a lot in common.  They believe in elegance, class, and decorum.  They heartedly believe in KEEPING UP APPEARANCES.
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        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Now that is an interesting perspective! That social climbing Mrs. Bucket being friends with a mere "sales girl" would be a no-no. Mrs. Slocombe is not an executive but a sales girl and Mrs. Bucket to me would only see her in a service position. However, you might be right. I wonder!

          Who else thinks that Mrs. Bucket and Mrs. Slocombe could be "bosom buddies"?

        2. moneyfairy profile image62
          moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          gmwilliams: Thanks for sharing but I'll have to agree with Jaqueline that Mrs. Bucket and Mrs. Slocombe would clash because of class. Mrs. Bucket is always trying to be in the upper  crusty classes with her candlelight suppers etc.. I think she would look down on Mrs. Slocombe.

          1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
            Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Absolutely. A woman who changes the pronunciation of her last name and looks down on her relatives could definitely not fine friendship with a sales clerk. Now if Mrs. Slocombe hadn't had to become the maid in "Are You Being Served, Again", Hyacinth might have enjoyed friendship with part owner of a lovely country manor!

            1. moneyfairy profile image62
              moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              That's true!!

      2. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I do remember that episode in the Holiday DVD. However, she wasn't at Grace Brothers and Mr. Lucas was a more subdued salesman. Not exactly at his peak. She did rather get on his nerves a bit but he maintained his reserve. I do think that Mr. Lucas would have been more candid!

        1. moneyfairy profile image62
          moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          TGLoco and Jacqueline:I'll have to check that one out. I don't think I have seen that particular episode. Maybe they will have it at the library.

          1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
            Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            The title of the DVD is "Keeping Up Appearances: Deck the Halls with Hyacinth." The episode in question is: Angel Gabriel Blue. The salesman of the kitchen remodeling company is also the character Dick Lucas on "Are You Being Served."
            Amazon.com has some great deals on the complete series. I bought both. That way any time I can watch those wonder characters!

            1. moneyfairy profile image62
              moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks for that info. Jacqueline!!!

              1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
                Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Just think, you could be watching episodes anytime you like!

                1. moneyfairy profile image62
                  moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  smile Thanks!

    4. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think Mrs Slocombe and Mrs Bucket would have had a 'Snob-off' to see who could be the more stuck up in conversation.

      I think Hyacinth would win the day as Mrs Slocombe would probably crack and say something common as muck LOL

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I think you are right! When it comes to snobbery, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced bouquet) would win no contest! Even the Vicar is in awe of that woman! Everyone hides except Counsellor Mrs. Nugent. She puts Hyacinth in her place (only because of her standing in the community.)

        Poor Mrs. Slocombe is a wanna be who is constricted by her occupation and lack or resources. Remember, Mrs. Bucket has her loyal husband and trusted neighbor. Mrs. Slocombe only has her cat Tiddles. I have often thought of writing a review on the two and hope to do so when I have more time.

      2. moneyfairy profile image62
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Shinkicker: LOL LOL YOU are so right. Have you watched that Lady Of the Manor show from the 80's I thin with Audrey who lives across from a big Manor house and she always makes fun of the guy who lives in the manor? It's been ages since I've seen it and I can't remember the name of it but it was a british sitcom too...very funny. I think something like To the Manor Born or something like that.
        Jaqueline:You should write a review,. Go for it.!!!

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You are so right. A review on those two birds would be interesting. Slocombe versus Bucket: A Reflective Look at Ladies in Crisis or something like that. Got any title suggestions :-)

          1. moneyfairy profile image62
            moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That's all you!!! Use your creative genius that flows thru you like water!!! I'm sure it will come to you!!! Go for it!!! I am just an ideas person not really a title person... I'm sure one will come to you smile Have a blessed day!!!

            1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
              Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I am blushing from your vote of confidence. I am working on something for those two and also those wonderful Baldwin Sisters: Miss Emily and Miss Mamie!

              1. moneyfairy profile image62
                moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Oh from the Waltons?? The bootlegging sisters? Are they the ones you mean?

        2. Shinkicker profile image90
          Shinkickerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          "To the Manor Born" exactly. With Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles (as Richard de Vere)

          1. moneyfairy profile image62
            moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you very much!!!

    5. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Relaxing while watching "Keeping Up Appearances" and wondering why Hyacinth is always worried about Richard driving over people on the sidewalk and horses in the field. I think I would go simply balmy driving with her in the car. I don't think Richard is really henpecked; I think he just really doesn't want to be bothered. Now Elizabeth, I just don't know. She treats Hyacinth like an exceptional child.

  2. moneyfairy profile image62
    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago

    Have either of you watched The Vicar of Dibley(very funny 1st female Vicar in this small backward town in England) or Rosemary and Thyme or Midsommer Murders or???
    What other British sitcoms do you like?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have not watched those British Sitcoms that you just mentioned; However my favorites are "Are You Being Served", "Are You Being Served, Again", and "Keeping Up Appearances." I have recently discovered "Father Ted" on the Amazon Prime Instant Video and it is hilarious! I think that will added next to my DVD collections.

    2. Jacqueline4390 profile image87
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know if you can consider those Agatha Christie dramas as sitcoms but I do love occasionally watching them on the Amazon Prime Instant Video. I'm not doing a commerical for them; but Amazon Prime Instant Video to me is better than Netflix. Such a huge selection!

 
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