What's your favourite episode?

Ch74

Active Member
#1
I might change my mind but it's either the one where Howard tries to hypnotise Pearl and Foggy gets hypnotised himself or the one where marina throws away her Tom Cruise photos that was on the other day
The rant from Howard is priceless

Clegg 'anyway he's not on his own his got a woman he's married'

Howard 'Go on rub it in!!'

Truly 'You're like a raging bull... finch'

Pearl 'Have you finished that window?'

Howard 'No and what's more I might never finish another window'

Pearl 'Where you going?'

Howard 'None of your business!!'

Is a superb sketch ands only time I can remember seeing Howard lose it
 

Brian Johns

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#2
Not sure it is my favourite as such, but Jurassic No Parking is the one I seem to bring to mind, possibly because it was the 1st episode I ever saw.
 
G

gill

Guest
#4
Yes Terry Crums is pure gold. I also like Dried Dates and Codfanglers, That Certain Smile. My faves are a lot of Michael Aldridge episodes. Seymour Compo and Clegg were a great trio
 
#6
So many to choose from Crums, Deviations with Davenport , Beware the Vanilla Slice but perhaps surprisingly I like the ethos portrayed in Lost Post and Pigeon , particularly the pathos when they finally reach the pond and Compo alludes to what happened when he was there last time . Finally Elegy for Fallen Wellies , yes its extremely sad but I admire the pathos that Roy Clarke injected into the script and I am in awe of all of the actors who managed to be so professional and get through it in such upsetting and difficult circumstances knowing they had lost a dear friend .
 
#12
I concur Maggie see my earlier post , it must have been almost impossible for the cast to act out that episode I really don't know how they got through it given the loss of their colleague and dear friend , it perhaps demonstrates the sheer ability they all have as actors and actresses .
 

Maggie Jones

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#13
Hello all. Captain has captured exactly how I felt watching the two episodes he has mentioned. To see a single tear falling down Compo's cheek at the end of the episode filmed in Dunkirk was so so moving.
Also seeing Cleggy looking so sad and moved by Compo's death made me think that it was Peter Sallis who was so sad and not his character.
Mind you it may be my celtic roots but I do get very emotional on these kinds of issues. I was the same when they killed off Morse. But perhaps that's also the merit of the acting involved.
 
#14
The Afterthoughts of a Coop manager I think matches the pathos of those episodes mentioned already. Clegg spends the whole episode expressing disdain for his former manager, until the final scene where they are having a drink and he expounds the fact that his manager had been killed in action and was awarded the VC [If I recall it correctly] for his attempts to save the lives of soldiers under fire , Cleggy, Truly , Alvin etc stand and toast the fallen hero . It is a very poignant scene.
 

Brian Johns

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#15
It was the MC (Military Cross) Captain.

I don't think I have a "favourite" episode as such, the whole show is a favourite though. There are some episodes that I am not fussed about (A clean sweep is one) but even these are more enjoyable to watch
than most of the pap that passes for entertainment these days. (Did I see right and there is now a reality TV show on field PLOUGHING?????? :12::13:)

Like others on here I have difficulties watching the Comp death trilogy, brilliantly acted!

Jurassic No Parking is ONE favourite as I have mentioned before, as is the "Cooper's Rules" episode (Possibly because I can put myself in Cooper's position...in fact I think he copied some of MY moves!!!:21:)
I am fond of the Seymour years and Wesley is definitely a favourite character.

My favourite episode is somewhere between 1 and 295 just not sure which!!!:18:
 

Maggie Jones

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#16
Hello all. I don't think I've ever seen the episode about Cleggy's manager. I'll have to catch up with my viewing! As others have said pathos is there in several of the episodes and this makes it all the more touching and the situations are something you can relate to in everyday life. Such clever writing and acting!
 

dick

Well-Known Member
#17
As always it has to be GETTING BARRY HIGHER IN THE WORLD...The Seymour years are my favourites and most of the rest I like but-----------The Compo is jealous of Smiler episodes are my least favourite. The whole saga is dragged on too long for my liking.:confused:
 

dick

Well-Known Member
#18
Hello all. I don't think I've ever seen the episode about Cleggy's manager. I'll have to catch up with my viewing! As others have said pathos is there in several of the episodes and this makes it all the more touching and the situations are something you can relate to in everyday life. Such clever writing and acting!
AFTER THOUGHTS OF A CO-OP MANAGER Maggie:)
 

Ch74

Active Member
#19
I'm watching the episodes on Gold and had forgotten these ones specifically because I thought the Mrs Avery /Babs/Tom trio wasn't that great. I remember reading in the book that rj agreed with that
Question is Wikipedia said babs left after just 3 episodes as she was that unpopular. Unpopular with whom? Can't be the viewers as they wouldn't have watched it by then


I never thought Tom was particularly great. I remember an old episode which he's an extra using an ATM when Foggy thinks he's heard an explosion. It was a nice touch having him after the death of his dad but to me never worked
 
#20
I agree , Julie T Wallace is a good actress but I don't think the part as Tom's partner was for her or indeed anyone which was clear when she was written out by Roy Clarke. Although I enjoyed the episode The Art of the Shorts story when she is Barry's personal trainer. When Barry attempts to box and she tap's him with the tip of her glove and he goes down like a sack of spuds makes me laugh . I like when she arrives and flattens Howard's bike love the line about Howard being a dwarf and Marina "that tart" and how the last thing he would need is more bad luck especially when he is stuck with that tart. Other than those few moments I don't think her part works . Tom just doesn't measure up, closest he comes to making an impact is when he is teamed with Smiler working for Auntie .
 
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