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    Simpsons Plagiarism?

    Plagiarism is a pretty strong term to use. There actually aren't all that many successful plagiarism lawsuits when it comes to TV and movies, mainly because you can't really claim most of it as unique. For example, a lot of model train fans wear a hat while they play with their set; it's...
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    RIP Tom Owen

    Yes, I realize that. By the definition given that is accurate but he is listing characters who appeared at least three times as well as regulars. I don't personally consider those who appeared a handful of times as having the same importance to the show as someone who appeared in multiple...
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    RIP Tom Owen

    Thanks for that list. In my mind I think of Jonathan Linsley/Crusher as the earliest appearing regular that is still around. As a minor note, Maggie Ollerenshaw did also show up in "The Flag and Further Snags" as the Commodore's unnamed girlfriend (in case you'd forgotten ;-))
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    Where did Ivy cook?

    It was for sure used in Last Post and Pigeon.
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    Where did Ivy cook?

    I think its supposed to be a different location in that episode based on a few clues. First, Sid mentions to Ivy that her relatives never come "down" (visit/patronize) to the cafe, which doesn't make sense if they are upstairs in the same building or close by. Second, Sid sneaks out and runs...
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    Last of the Summer Wine Magazine

    The update on the bench reminds me of that fan funded statue of Compo project. Did anything ever happen with that? Last update I saw they had some sort of stella created (that nobody liked) and they were talking about putting it up somewhere. Later somebody else took over the whole project...
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    How not to cry at funerals and fish

    Hard to say as that stuff isn't pixelated on my UK copies. Either it was done by the distributor who sells the show in the US or maybe by the station you are watching itself. There are only a few episodes like that - another is in Series 9 when Seymour builds a garbage disposal for Edie. A...
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    That Christmas Episode......"Extra Extra".......

    The first two series Compo is absolutely a less lovable rogue, with a harder edge to him. Along with Some Enchanted Evening, you have Spring Fever from Series 1. On the other hand, Clegg is also different, and I have always wished that we didn't lose that version of him. Clarke probably was...
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    That Christmas Episode......"Extra Extra".......

    "Big Day at Dream Acres" will always be the worst episode for me, but there are others I'm not really fond of. I find "Extra! Extra" alright, but I think it suffers from too much attention paid to the guest star in scenes without the shows characters (but I guess they felt he was a big name and...
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    Trio overlap

    There were two full Compo/Clegg/Truly series (19 and 20) before the final series Bill Owen appeared in (21). Series 19 I've always felt is a bit uneven since it was written mostly as a Compo/Clegg/Foggy series where they had to substitute Truly at the last minute. So, Series 20 is the only...
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    Clegg Relatively Remembered

    I believe it's at the end of the "Pate and Chips" (S1) where they are drinking toasts and Clegg mentions his brother in law being a vicar. I've always wondered if the vicar he talks to in the pilot is supposed to have been that brother in law, or just a vicar who he was friendly with.
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    The Howard and Pearl we could have had

    From different sources, my understanding is that those are the Howard/Pearl actors from the first season of the play. They did some early shows in London to get warmed up and originally had another actor playing Foggy. However, they decided that didn't work so when they took the show out for a...
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    Guest Stars on OUR SHOW......

    As an American fan, I'm not as familiar with a lot of the co-stars. On the other hand, over the years I've looked into the careers of a lot of them. On the whole, I feel like Norman Wisdom simply had the biggest success, even if his appearance on LOTSW was during his late life rebound. At...
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    A Bicycle Made for Tight Jeans and Metal Detector

    I've always felt Percy/Dirk was meant to be the introduction to someone we would see again, perhaps on a regular basis. Maybe the plan that series was for him to also appear in a second episode, but he wasn't available so they went with the never seen Dougie. As the BBC audience tested...
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    Massive Brain Block Over Joe Gladwin!

    Its easy to forget that Nora wasn't supposed to be a main character when the show was created, so as you say the pilot and first series just have her as an incidental character. Andrew Vine's book says Nora only appeared in the first series because BBC test audiences for the pilot indicated...
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