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TV Shows - Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances was a British sitcom that ran from 1990-1995. It starred Patricia Routledge as the snobbish social-climber Hyancinth Bucket (which she insists is pronounced "Bouquet", not Bucket). Her long-suffering husband Richard Bucket was played by Clive Swift.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Day 0 Total Crapolla
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3 Same Character Different Actor Rose
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Instead of boning the fish, it actually improved, particularly when Richard retired and our Rose was replaced by Mary Millar. I would have like to see more of Hyacinth's son, Sheridan. Otherwise a great show, and let's hope the American networks never try to copy it. -- Submitted By: (PrinceJ) on September 22, 2011, 11:23 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 "The bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!!!" Poor Richard's stuck doing everything she wants, and her poor neighbors Emmett and Elizabeth are too scared to say no to her invitations to tea. This show's hilarious, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 27, 2009, 1:38 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Thanks, Dolfan! True about Hyacinth being a neighbor nobody would want to have closer than Antarctica - and it also goes without saying that Richard likely would prefer to be on a different PLANET from his overwhelming spouse! Still, they all were funny to watch! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 26, 2009, 3:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 WOW Pelirojo, great summary!!! Think the producers were trying to send a message with Violet's misery and Daisy's relative contentment? Hyacinth OWNS!!! Although I would never want her as my neighbor :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 19, 2009, 6:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Actually, I thought it improved when the First Rose(Stella Stelfox) got replaced by Mary Millar because Stella played her with an underlying melancholy so that when First Rose threatened to kill herself- the audience had no choice but to believe her. Mary Millar, though, played Rose as someone who PRETENDED to be a drama queen but was, in reality, a flighty romantic despite her rather depressing situation of being middle aged and having to live with the sloppy layabouts Daisy+ Onslow with their 'dirty old man' Daddy in residence. Rose was funny in that her room looked like Marilyn Munster's spotless room compared to the rest of the 'council house' hovel. Also, it was interesting how she and Hyacinth were actually somewhat alike- they were desperate to escape from their humble origins but had mixed success. Rose did it via her vamping it up with revolving boyfriends even if she still lived at home while Hyacinth did it by being a hopelessly incompetent social climber who fooled NO ONE.("It's the BUCKET WOMAN!"- was a frequent cry when she appeared and others were desperate to escape her). Ironically, the sister Violet who'd escaped the humble origins the most by marrying wealth was the one who was the most consistantly unhappy with her life whereas the one sister who'd never considered herself to be anything but humble (Daisy) was easily the most content, friendliest and happiest of the four. The only problem with the series was that Hyacinth's neighbor Elizabeth's brother Emmett got a bit tiresome in his cringing over Hyacinth's presence- yet never considered moving away from his sister's house even after he become gainfully employed. Also, the Vicar's Wife got annoying imagining that her husband was ready to foresake his vows at a moment's notice to any friendly female around- even one like Rose who was clearly a generation older than he! Still, it was a fun series and sometimes viewers were treated to Hyacinth (and Elizabeth) doing complicated physical comedy seldom seen in women performers since Lucille Ball's heyday! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 18, 2009, 4:42 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 It's Hyacinth, not Hyancinth. This is a funny sitcom. Just picked it up on PBS. So far, so good. No bones yet. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 19, 2009, 1:10 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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