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Stolen from [ profile] werepuppyblack 

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it! Let's see who has what!

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Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving


When I first heard about AYBS? I was 13 or so. Sitcoms from the 1970s didn't appeal to me. I watched it one day and I found myself laughing. It was so outrageous, and it was then my obsession with the show began.

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Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show


Are You Being Served? is perhaps my favourite show, just behind Press Gang and Doctor Who. The reason I love this episode is that it shows the staff of Grace Brothers outside of their comfort zone. It was hilarious, and well performed. It also gave Wendy Richard and Arthur Brough a chance to show their comic talent.

No, my favourite line in this episode comes from the quite busty Miss Brahms and her friend Mr. Lucas when talking about Wibbly Wobblies...

Brahms: You have to have two or they won't wobble.
Lucas: You should know.

I guess it's funnier if you've seen it.

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Day 05 - A show you hate


What is there that I DON'T hate about this show? It's not funny, the laugh track is overused, the premise is terrible and the comedy is too crude (and this is coming from somebody who watches Are You Being Served? and the Carry On films.) I just can't stand the show. Wonderfully witty comedy series get axed after one season, how has this made it to seven?

Also, the Nine Network in Australia air it around 8 times a week. But that only ADDS to my hatred of this unoriginal, shallow 'comedy'.

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So it's been a long time since I last updated. I've been playing around with CS4 and really love it! Anyway, here's another large icon dump. The Are You Being Served? and Grace & Favour icons are a part of my tribute to John Inman, Wendy Richard and Mollie Sugden, who all died not so long ago.

[80] Absolutely Fabulous (Series 4&5 Bloopers)
[40] Zac Efron
[34] Home and Away
[30] Lori Loughlin/Summerland
[24] Are You Being Served?
[20] Grace & Favour/Are You Being Served? Again!
[20] Edward Scissorhands
[08] Robert Pattinson
[08] M*A*S*H: The Series

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Is it... is it a bee? )
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Again, I must put an icon dump on hold for yet another Are You Being Served? death. Mary Isobel 'Mollie' Sugden, who played Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Yiddle Abergavenny Slocombe in the hit sitcom set in an aging London department store, passed away today after suffering a long illness (according to Wikipedia, which isn't a reliable source). Mollie was one of the best comedy actresses the world has ever seen, and will be missed dearly by comedy lovers around the world. May Mrs. Slocombe and her dear pussy rest in peace... and I am unanimous in that!
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 I was going to update today, but when I woke up, I recieved some of the worst possible news - one of my all-time favourite actresses, Wendy Richard, MBE, had passed away. I couldn't let her passing go by without acknowledging it in some way, so I thought I'd post an entry here. Wendy Richard, born 1943, played shop assistant Miss Shirley Brahms in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, starring alongside some of the greatest comic actors and actresses of the time, such as Mollie Sugden (The Liver Birds, Coronation Street) and Frank Thornton (Last of the Summer Wine). She later went on to play Pauline Folwer in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, a role she played for over twenty years. Wendy left the series after having many disagreements about her character with the writers. After EastEnders, she made a guest appearance in Benidorm, starred in a sitcom written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd (who also wrote Are You Being Served?) called Here Comes The Queen, and her last television appearance will be as Miss Crump in LWT's Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye. Wendy was diagnosed with terminal cancer late last year, and then married long time partner, John Burns. Wendy lost her battle with the disease on the 26th of February, 2009, aged only 65. Not only his her passing a sad occasion for the United Kingdom, it's a sad occasion for the whole world.


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