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I was thinking that there was a department on another floor that the gang despised and had a long running battle with and the other department characters were variations of them.
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I was thinking that there was a department on another floor that the gang despised and had a long running battle with and the other department characters were variations of them.
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I was thinking that there was a department on another floor that the gang despised and had a long running battle with and the other department characters were variations of them.
Well, the bitchy Miss Cumlosi that we saw could be cast immediately as Mrs Slocombe's arch-enemy. (That is if that WAS Miss Cumlosi?)

And to match up with Peacock - a guy of the same age but more handsome and with charm and a devilish twinkle in his eye. His war record is just as doubtful but no one really cares because he's so appealing.

It would be interesting if Lucas and Humphries could share an arch-enemy. In terms of sex it could work because the big thing for pop stars of the 70s (eg Jagger, Bowie) was to be bisexual.
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Spoonme and cold tap have posted some good ideas here!
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Would Rumbold have an enemy this other floor? An actual competent manager perhaps?
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Would Rumbold have an enemy this other floor? An actual competent manager perhaps?
Someone to "out dumb" Rumbold ?
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Would Rumbold have an enemy this other floor? An actual competent manager perhaps?
That wouldn't take much. And maybe it would be a woman. Someone Mrs. Slocombe and Miss Brahms can cheer for.
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What department would this other set of rival characters be from? I mean does the clothing department really compete with anyone? Even if they don't want hardware or novelty candles, customers still need clothes. Of course, it could be more of a personal rivalry and not just for commission.
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There could be a made-to-measure Department. That would include shirts and slacks witout jackets.With bigger commissions
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What department would this other set of rival characters be from? I mean does the clothing department really compete with anyone? Even if they don't want hardware or novelty candles, customers still need clothes. Of course, it could be more of a personal rivalry and not just for commission.
It has to be a personal rivalry. If you want "stakes", maybe this other dept beats them at everything...best act at YMG's birthday party, "Best Dept Award 1976". I think the original idea was that each character in Clothing would have a sort of counterpart or opposite in the other dept, someone they really couldn't stand on a personal level.

As in "The Junior", when Mr Humphries takes an instant dislike to Mr Beauchamp.
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That was my thought, a department that wins almost every time the two butt heads. Whether it be "most sales" or what not.
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It has to be a personal rivalry. If you want "stakes", maybe this other dept beats them at everything...best act at YMG's birthday party, "Best Dept Award 1976". I think the original idea was that each character in Clothing would have a sort of counterpart or opposite in the other dept, someone they really couldn't stand on a personal level.
Yes this is what I was thinking originally. A rivalry like the two bars in Cheers. And then doppelgangers in the other department - like 'better' versions of the characters! If Mr Humphries met a sailor the doppelganger would meet a whole ship of sailors etc etc.
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Yes this is what I was thinking originally. A rivalry like the two bars in Cheers. And then doppelgangers in the other department - like 'better' versions of the characters! If Mr Humphries met a sailor the doppelganger would meet a whole ship of sailors etc etc.
How about opposites doppelgangers ?
Have the Doppel Humphries as butch as can be and the Doppel Peacock a real flamer. The Doppel Rumbold is brilliant and the Doppel Mash would be well dressed and well mannered critiquing others on their grammer.

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