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Mollie Sugden British TV Star Dies Aged 86  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26979 posts, RR: 57
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Sad to see that one of my favourite stars from the old British TV comedy scene has died today at 86.

I will always remember her as Mrs Slocombe in ''Are You being served''

And her Pussy ::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unmkX15AeN8

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie_Sugden

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RIP Mollie and thanks for all the laughs .....

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User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4871 times:
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A great loss to British comedy.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Slocombe.

 tombstone 



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3667 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Oh I loved her! May Mrs. Slocombe and her "Pussy" rest in peace!  pray 


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12558 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

And for those who don't know, sadly Wendy Richard (Miss Brahms) passed away in February due to cancer.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26979 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4847 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
sadly Wendy Richard (Miss Brahms) passed away in February due to cancer.

Yes there was a thread. Another great loss to the British TV industry. Sad they are gone and there will never be programs of the same quality as back then.


User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

I saw Mollie live on stage when I was on a visit to Adelaide (Oz) back in 1980, when I was 15. She was great. I even bumped into her alone after the show in the underpass under the Arts Centre and she smiled generously...


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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4821 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Sad to see that one of my favourite stars from the old British TV comedy scene has died today at 86.

Oh no, that's so sad. She used to make me laugh till I cried when I was a kid...still does whenever I catch reruns of AYBS. RIP Mrs. Slocombe.



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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10427 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

Who's left from that cast??? Frank Thornton.......Trevor Bannister......???


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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4808 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
RIP Mollie and thanks for all the laughs .....

Many thanks indeed. It's always sad to see someone depart but her legacy (and her pussy) will be with us for years to come!

RIP


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Oh, this is sad....

I loved it when she asked her next door neighbor to check on her pussy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNvTrcRZdtE&feature=related


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

How sad. Everyone always loves her pussy stories and changing hair color.


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4745 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 10):
How sad. Everyone always loves her pussy stories and changing hair color.

Also her delightful stories of her and her friend Mrs. Axelby's misadventures at the pub ("I got a pork rind stuck in me throat and do you know it took five gin & tonics to finally knock it loose! I think those pork rinds may have been a bit off because I started to feel a little woozy after that") and her mangling of the English language in an attempt to sound posh ("... and I am unanimous in that!").

Rest in peace, Mrs. Sugden.



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4724 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 7):
Who's left from that cast??? Frank Thornton.......Trevor Bannister......???

Don't know who survives, but first Ms B and now Mrs S - sad indeed. Oddly enough, when Wendy died, the ABC here had a number of episodes of the radio series of the "Just a minute" with Wendy as one of the participants. The voice was no different.

Thanks OA260 for the two pics. So apposite.


User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Indeed a loss of a great woman and actress. Like the many posters above I will miss her "pussy" as well as her changing hair styles.  tombstone 

And we are unanimous in that.



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5274 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

What a great comic actress she was.


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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

These are the main cast members who are still alive:

Frank Thornton (Cpt. Peacock)
Nicolas Smith (Rumbold)
Trevor Bannister (Lucas)
Mike Berry (Spooner)
Candy Davis (Miss Belfridge)

Other minor or one-time character's actors are still alive, but I just included the most well-known regulars.



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4663 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 15):
Miss Belfridge

Thanks for the inf. Was that really Ms B's actual name and if so, was that where the word Candy got its current meaning?

Meanwhile in Australia, Grace Brothers stores have passed into history too although the name lives on with removals and cleaning - I think!!. I suspect my wife always expected to find the cast of "Are you being served" when I took her into Grace Bros store in Wollongong.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4654 times:
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Sadly, my overriding association with Mollie Sugden is the series of Little Britain sketches about the woman whose one obsession in life is telling everyone she was Mollie Sugden's bridesmaid (when in fact she wasn't).


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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

As a friend of mine put it, I hope her closing line was a double entendre


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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4639 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Yes there was a thread. Another great loss to the British TV industry. Sad they are gone and there will never be programs of the same quality as back then.

So true!

Are You Being Served was an immense and incomparable show. Nothing on television today even comes close to the sheer comedic genius of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft and those actors and actresses on the show.

Mollie was my favorite on the show. One of my favorite episodes was when she moved her flat into one of the vacant floors of Grace Brothers (none of the staff would let her stay with them) because she had squatters in her new flat and had nowhere to store her belongings. Later in the episode there was a transit strike and all then staff ended up with her for the night. This episode had one of the best pussy lines ever... "Mr Humphries, leave my pussy alone!"



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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4628 times:



Quoting TUNisia (Reply 19):
Nothing on television today even comes close to the sheer comedic genius of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft and those actors and actresses on the show.

I agree. I rarely watch TV anymore...except for "Are You Being Served" and "Keeping Up Appearances" re-runs (and Formula 1 of course!). My personal theory is that TV (and society in general) has traded quality for looks. Most new TV shows lack any real acting talents yet serve up doses of well-proportioned, very good looking young people who couldn't act if their lives depended on it.

Seinfeld put it best once during an interview. When asked about the casting for his successful sitcom he said that he always hired the actors with the right qualities, even if that meant not so good looks. His reasoning was that he wanted faces which could be remembered and that he was not casting a soap opera.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26979 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4615 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 15):
Frank Thornton (Cpt. Peacock)

Yes he was in another BBC series the very famous ''Last of the Summer Wine'' recently.

He is in the middle ::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkns6YCoNW0

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 17):
Sadly, my overriding association with Mollie Sugden is the series of Little Britain sketches about the woman whose one obsession in life is telling everyone she was Mollie Sugden's bridesmaid (when in fact she wasn't).

I remember that but it was nothing compared to her many years of ''AYBS''. There was a nice tribute to her in the UK newspapers today.


User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

My pussy is devastated!

 tombstone  Mollie! AYBS reruns are still a great favorite at our house...even after watching for so many years, there are still episodes that I haven't seen.



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5274 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4568 times:



Quoting TUNisia (Reply 19):
This episode had one of the best pussy lines ever... "Mr Humphries, leave my pussy alone!"

LOL. That is my favorite as well.



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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10427 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4542 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 21):
Yes he was in another BBC series the very famous ''Last of the Summer Wine'' recently.

Because of their age and insurance concerns, I guess, Frank Thornton and Peter Sallis have been relegated to kind of secondary roles on Last of the Summer Wine. They'll usually only be
in an indoors shot. Sad really because the people that have taken over the primary roles, can't hold a candle to them.

Also, Kathy Staff (Norah Batty) died this past year. She was in the cast of Last of the Summer Wine from the beginning, I believe.


Ok.....back to Mollie and AYBS. One of my favorite episodes was when they had to spend the night at the store, in the basement and all had to sleep on a water bed that was there.



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25 Post contains links OA260 : Pussy galore: a tribute to Mrs Slocombe With her immortal 'pussy', Mrs Slocombe turned the airwaves as blue as her rinse. Mollie Sugden's creation wil
26 OA260 : BBC2 are showing a tribute program tonight. Should be interesting.
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