Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served? (1972)

8 mistakes in season 1

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Camping In - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Mrs. Slocombe enters her tent after telling Captain Peacock about the top window. Peacock then obviously uses that moment to stand on his tiptoes and peek in. You can see to the right of the tent the metal cart pushed by Larry Martyn discreetly peek out of the stage entrance and stop as he waits his cue to come on the set, to a rumbling noise. (00:13:35)

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His and Hers - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: On the tape player that the sales girl is using, the reels are moving in opposite directions, the tape can't play doing that.

Camping In - S1-E4

Other mistake: The episode takes place on March 2nd, 1973 (date of the newspaper shown by Mr. Mash), but in Mr. Rumbold's office the sale chart for the month of March is already fully filled up.

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Are You Being Served? - S1-E1

Character mistake: Mr. Lucas got himself in an embarrassing situation 'straightening the seams' of Mrs. Slocombe. Humphries passes by saving him by telling him that Mr. Granger wanted to talk to him, but he does it by saying "Griffin wants you." Wrong name. (00:07:45)

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Are You Being Served? - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Mrs. Brahms is talking to Mr. Granger, Wendy Richards' voice cracks stifling laughter when she says "Mrs. Slocombe didn't like to take down your trousers without asking you first." (00:18:00)

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Are You Being Served? - S1-E1

Other mistake: Pilot episode Mr. Lucas is holding the mannequin together with Miss Brahms. Mr. Grainger walks by and is appalled by the state of undress of the figure and says "Well, it's hardly sufficient, is it?" You can see the camera getting randomly out of focus in a bad, noticeable way. (00:03:20)

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German Week - S3-E6

Miss Brahms: I think Mr. Rumbold should dress up as something.
Mrs. Slocombe: Yes. Wasn't Frankenstein a German?
Miss Brahms: That's right. With his nuts in his neck. [Makes twisting motions with her fingers near her neck.] Like that.
Mr. Rumbold: I wouldn't be able to take part, of course, in case I was summoned to a board meeting. But I see no reason why Captain Peacock shouldn't participate.
Captain Peacock: I can think of lots of reason why I shouldn't participate. Somebody has to have authority over the floor and these clothes that I wear symbolize that authority.
Mr Lucas: Why don't you dress up as Hitler?

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Trivia: The "lift voice" heard during the theme song in each episode is that of Stephanie Gathercole, who played Mr. Rumbold's secretary in the earliest episodes.

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Answer: It usually just means seeing something weird or unusual, perhaps something someone wouldn't believe you saw without proof. The phrase is usually "haven't got your gun", although some people replace "gun" with "camera." Basically think about a hunter spending all week in the woods looking for the biggest [fill in the blank] and the one day he goes out into the woods without his gun and then finally sees it.


Answer: I would also interpret it (metaphorically speaking) as when someone has a gun in hand, there is a specific target or intent they are so fixated on, that they block out everything else around them. Without a gun, one would see their environment more comprehensively, noticing details they would otherwise overlook. To clarify, someone who has too narrow or fixated a focus or perspective, misses other important things going on around them that might affect their opinions or conclusions.

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