Why-oh-why do they do in all the greats? This show had an appeal to young and elderly, poor and upper-class! Hyacinth was simply hilarious in her attempts to portray herself and her means as better than what they were. Her long-suffering husband, Richard, was of course to be pitied. Seeing his reactions to her extreme means to elevate her social standing was what really added the hilarity. Then, there was her white-trash extended family from which she tried desperately to disassociate herself, and who showed up at the most inopportune times and venues!
Simply delightful comedy.