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Season 7 Episode 1

The Junior

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Oct 19, 1979 on BBC
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The Junior
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Mr. Goldberg is hired as a junior after having recently run his own small tailoring business. To Captain Peacock's chagrin, the staff learns that Mr. Goldberg had served under the Captain but recalls those army days differently.

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    Morris Barry

    Morris Barry

    Mr. Goldberg's Friend

    Guest Star

    Tony Sympson

    Tony Sympson

    Mr Webster

    Guest Star

    Jeffrey Gardiner

    Jeffrey Gardiner

    Mr Beauchamp

    Guest Star

    Alfie Bass

    Alfie Bass

    Mr. Harry Goldberg

    Recurring Role

    Vivienne Johnson

    Vivienne Johnson

    Nurse

    Recurring Role

    Penny Irving

    Penny Irving

    Miss Bakewell

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Alfie Bass (who had a bit part as the doorman at the Indian restaurant in the Beatles movie Help!) pretty clearly flubs a line in his first episode. While showing Captain Peacock the photo of the two of them together in the Army, he says "...on his arm is a motto...". Realising he has just blown the line he hesitates a few seconds (an eternity on TV). Recovering himself, he then speaks what was probably the line he should have said in the first place "...a tattoo..."

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Mr Rumbold: You were going to make up your mind whether Mr Humphries was taking over as senior salesman. The question is: is he or isn't he?
        Mr Grace: People have been asking me that for years.

      • Captain Peacock: Why did you leave your position at the pet store?
        Mr Webster: I was molested by a hamster.

      • Ivy: Here, I've heard you've got a new junior. Is he tall, dark, handsome and sexy?


        Captain Peacock: No, he's shortish, stoutish and greyish.


        Ivy: Just my type. Come to think of it, everything's my type.

    • NOTES (4)

      • This show opens with the mainstays of Gents' and Ladies' Departments waving goodbye to Mr. Tebbs. It was the only time an ex-cast member was "honored" in any fashion.

      • From this point on and until his departure, Mr. Lucas has been promoted from junior salesman to menswear clerk. Also for this season only, Mr. Humpheries has been promoted from menswear clerk to senior salesman. He will regain the status in year nine.

      • We learn that Capt. Peacock received his medal of honor, which is given for being wounded in action, for cutting himself shaving.

      • This was the first appearance of Alfee Bass as Mr. Goldberg.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Mr. Goldberg: Should I stay…
        The closing scene of Mr. Goldberg's first show, was an accurate harbinger of Alfie Bass's relationship with AYBS? as a whole. Bass, who had played Bert Reed in a revival of Till Death Us Do Part, wanted his Mr. Goldberg character to do a great deal. At the end of this season, Bass went to Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, asking that Mr. Goldberg's role be more important. When Lloyd and Croft couldn't make Mr. Goldberg bigger, Bass quit.

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