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Season 2 Episode 2

Cold Comfort

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Mar 21, 1974 on BBC
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Cold Comfort
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A fuel shortage grips the country and Grace Brothers, so the store's furnaces are shut down for the day. The staff is freezing and soon developes unique ways to keep warm.

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • Mr Humphries: (seeing Captain Peacock in a dark outfit) Oh! It's the Masked Stranger. Take my body but leave my jewels alone!
        Captain Peacock: Mr Humphries, it's me!
        Mr Humphries: In that case, I take back the offer

      • Miss Brahms: Oh, do you know, I wish I'd put on thicker knickers this morning.
        Captain Peacock: You young girls today don't wear enough clothes.
        Miss Brahms: And how would you know?

      • Mrs Slocombe: You're lucky to have me at all, Captain Peacock. I had to thaw me pussy out before I came. It had been out all night.

      • Mr. Lucas: The shear excitement of an announcement by Mr. Rumbold is sending the blood pounding through my temples already.
        Mr. Humphries: That's not excitement, that's a hangover.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode was inspired by the real life miners' strike during the winter of 1974, which led to power cuts, a 3-day work week, and eventually to a new government.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)


      • When Mr Lucas (Trevor Bannister) enters from the lift with ice skates around his neck, Mr Humphries (John Inman) says, "oh look it's Sonja Henie"
        This is a reference to 3 time Norway Olympic Gold Medalist Sonja Henie

      • Lucas: (referring to Mr. Mash) He's one of us. (is about to take a sip of the hot chocolate Mr. Mash provided)
        Mash: Ten pence each.
        Humphries: He's not one of us. (he and Lucas put their hot chocolates back on Mr. Mash's tray)

        This is a twist of an incident that cost Jeremy Lloyd his job at Simpson's Department Store. He had sold soft drinks to fellow sales clerks during a heat wave.

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