Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Jun 13, 2015 16:25:42 GMT
I was thinking about Steptoe and Son the other day and remembered the one where the "What the Butler saw" machine was acquired by Harold and then he's chuckling like a dirt old man watching it and commenting "Here dad, the bloke in this looks a bit like you!! Ha Ha!" Before realising a few seconds later that it was Albert as a young man!!
Albert explains that it was the only work he could get as a young man and never told Harold's mother etc.....
However the WTBS machine ends up at some charity sale, but when the interested viewers watch it, they immediately recognise Albert when he walks in as the films star and all want his autograph!
Also remember the one with the "new bed" and after it's acquired Harold brings home some old brass (and Strewth she's rough!!) to test the bed out, but then for some reason Albert is angry and punctures the waterbed with an antique African spear!
I remember seeing a clip from one of the earlier b & w 60's eps when Harold had to try and push the wagon on his own without the horse and they said it was one of the most poignant scenes in an otherwise anarchic hilarious comedy. Not sure what happened to the horse, it may have been a previous horse that died or was repossessed due to lack of payments etc.
I think the series also broke new ground for being rather "uncouth" for the time and drew criticism by the like of Mary Whitehouse, due to name calling and their idea of swearing (Bloody/Bleedin' etc!) Laughable now!
Post by Charles Bronson on Dec 6, 2016 15:29:23 GMT
The wife was watching an episode of Steptoe earlier on. It must have been made for the last series. Harry H must have lost a little hair by then, because I noticed once again, that the hair piece he had on was awful. I would have thought the BBC could have sorted out something better for him. It spoiled it slightly.