Keeping Up Appearances

Season 1 Episode 1

Daddy's Accident

Aired Unknown Oct 29, 1990 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hyacinth: It's a security latch. Richard had it installed to protect me from anyone desperate.
      Elizabeth: They would have to be.

    • Hyacinth: [Answering telepone] The Bucket residence, the Lady of the house speaking!

    • Richard: Is the Major coming?
      Hyacinth: Yes, Richard, I do believe the Major will be coming. And it's a good job he is a major. If he was a sergeant he wouldn't get a foot past the door.

    • Hyacinth: [On the phone] No, you cannot have a number 24, nor a double portion of 37. This isn't the Chinese take-away. This is a private slimline white telephone with no connection whatsoever to any business or trade. Especially not one of foreign extraction. [Hangs up phone]

    • Hyacinth: Daddy would never be naked. Why would Daddy be naked when he's got his name down for a nice old person's bungalow?

    • Daisy: I hate tidying up. I'm under the doctor for being dizzy. I'm sure it's tidying up.
      Rose: If you only got dizzy when you tidied up, you should have the clearest head in the area.

    • Daisy: I don't know how you keep the pace, our Rose.
      Rose: It's not easy. If you relax for a minute, they're going back to their wives. I envy you, our Daisy.
      Daisy: Me?
      Rose: It must be wonderful being married to a bum like your Onslow. So you can let yourself go completely.
      Daisy: I wouldn't say completely.
      Onslow: Near enough, completely.

    • Rose: What did she say?
      Daisy: She says not to go over to her place. She's coming here.
      Rose: Oh, that's just what we need, a royal visit.

    • Hyacinth: We're going to have to emulsion this ceiling.
      Richard: We've just done it.
      Hyacinth: It's not a fit ceiling to bring a Major under.

    • Hyacinth: Please don't shout in that excitable manner outdoors, Richard. I don't like you getting excited outdoors.

    • (outside Onslow and Daisy's house)
      Richard: Would you like me to lock the car?
      Hyacinth: I think so. Don't you? We're practically in Beirut.

  • Notes

    • This is the only episode where the dining room set is shown.

    • The Opening credits of Keeping Up Appearances feature Hyacinth dusting and cleaning the house.

      The end credits feature her dining room table "morphing" into a complete setup.

    • On the DVDs, this episode is titled "The Name is Bouquet: B-U-C-K-E-T."

  • Allusions