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      Season 1 – Are You Being Served?

      1972 Comedy List
      Reviews 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner. Read More Read Less

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 8, 1972 Pilot Episode The comic misadventures of staff members working in the ladies lingerie and gentlemen's ready-to-wear sections of a small department store. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 21, 1973 Dear Sexy Knickers The junior sales assistants fraternize despite hostility between the department heads. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 28, 1973 Our Figures Are Slipping Mr. Rumbold's training session for the staff conflicts with everyone's personal plans. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 4, 1973 Camping In When a transportation strike prevents the staffers from going home, they are allowed to stay overnight at the store. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 11, 1973 His & Hers Mrs. Slocombe and Mr. Grainger unite against a visiting perfume representative. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 18, 1973 Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend A wealthy customer who lost a diamond in the store offers a reward. Details Next
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      Previous Nathan Heller New Yorker The show hopscotches between visual gags and arch double-entendre. But the wordplay is as creative as the slapstick, and the most delirious premises come where physical and verbal jokes meet. Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Diane Shipley New York Magazine/Vulture An American remake was pulled from screens after just a few episodes, which was really for the best. Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Emily Ashby Common Sense Media [The show] serves up a hefty dose of mockery at the traditional English class system, which is best appreciated by viewers familiar with its inner workings. 3/5 Aug 11, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous jonathan m Not Bad could of done more locations shoots and added more dramatics with the customers or have another section/level which was replics to the cast as a joke. Mrs Slocombe: That woman in pottery with the different colourd hair each week who always talks about her pussy is so up herself. Mr Humphreys: You think that's bad there is a guy there with a funny walk who is one of those. Haha I enjoy the odd episode if its broke up not 2 back to back. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      David Croft
      Network
      BBC
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Sep 8, 1972
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