Keeping Up Appearances

Season 2 Episode 5

Problems with Relatives

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Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1991 on BBC
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Problems with Relatives
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Hyacinth tries to conceal her many family problems from Elizabeth and Emmett.

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  • Poor Hyacinth, it seems, never gets a minutes peace because her aggravating relatives are always in some kind of trouble!

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    A missionary tries to convince Hyacinth to purchase his religious pamphelts, but this is a mistake on his part as HER sermon to him is far lengthier than any in his memory. To add insult to injury, just like the rest of the world, he has been forced to remove his socks before entering her house!



    Soon after, more problems arise for Hyacinth in the form of a telephone call from her sister, Violet, who informs her that her husband, Bruce, is up a tree and is refusing to come down because she (Violet) won't let him wear her clothes, to which he is particularly attached.



    Meanwhile, Onslow and Daisy have taken Daddy for a walk in his wheelchair, only to come out of a shop to find that he has disappeared! Of course, they dread telling Hyacinth, and when she finds out, she drags poor Richard out of a board meeting to come and help her with Daddy whom they find has run off to get married!



    Upon arrival at the Registry Office, Hyacinth sees Daddy being comforted by an elderly woman whom she presumes is the bride to be. She is suitably embarrassed to find that the lady in question is, in fact, the Registrar, and she was only trying to wake Daddy who has, as usual, fallen asleep!



    After much discussion and getting Daddy into the car, they decide to take him to Bruce and Violet's home, only to find that Bruce is still sulking and that Violet is totally fed up with him. As usual, Hyacinth thinks fast on her feet and comes up with a totally ridiculous excuse for all the noise!



    A great episode to give you a good laugh.moreless
Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge

Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet")

Josephine Tewson

Josephine Tewson

Elizabeth Hawksworth Warden

David Griffin

David Griffin

Emmet Hawksworth

Judy Cornwell

Judy Cornwell

Daisy

Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes

Onslow

Mary Millar

Mary Millar

Rose #2

Helen Christie

Helen Christie

Registrar

Guest Star

Simon Merrick

Simon Merrick

Committee Chairman

Guest Star

Robert McBain

Robert McBain

Committee Member

Guest Star

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    • Hyacinth: Richard, how can you possibly think of going back to work when Onslo's thrown Daddy over the wall!

    • Hyacinth: [to the Registrar, whom she's mistaken as trying to marry Daddy] You ought to be ashamed, forcing him into matrimony! You can see by his condition he's not up for the demands of the flesh!

    • Hyacinth: What kind of excitement did [Daddy] have last night?
      Onslo: I don't know, but he had a smile on his face like our old Bull Terrier.

    • Elizabeth: Where to, Hyacinth?
      Hyacinth: Where to, indeed? I often ask the same thing of Richard. "Where are we going, Richard?" I ask. "Whither are we bound?"
      Emmett: And what does Richard say?
      Richard: Not a lot really.

    • Daisy: If you were married to our Hyacinth, you'd always wear a jacket.
      Onslow: If I was married to your Hyacinth, I'd be wearing ear plugs.

    • Missionary: [After Hyacinth instructs the missionary how he should behave on his visits] I've only had to remove my shoes once before.
      Hyacinth: Oh?
      Missionary: And that was in a mosque. And the sermon was shorter.

    • Hyacinth: [To a missionary who has visited her home] I'm sure the Lord would have no objection to your remarking on the quality of the furnishings you're sometimes privileged to enjoy.

    • Hyacinth: I once caught Richard playing with a frisbee. He says he found it but I've never been sure. Sometimes on sleepless nights when my head's swimming with the responsibility of organizing another candlelight supper, sometimes I wonder, did he buy the frisbee?

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