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Old 08-29-2005, 02:16 PM
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(did this on AYBS so thought why not here)

Think of an episode title AYBSA/GaF that you would have liked to see.
Provide an title with a description....


example:

Laryngitis :
The entire staff is relieved with Mr. Moulterd comes down with Laryngitis but
their relief is short lived when each find they need him more than they thought.

Wedding Bells:
Mavis finally traps Mr. Humphries into popping the question....
Mrs. Slocombe is jealous but has to avoid Mr. Moulterd's advances. Miss Brahms tries to avert Captain Peacocks
attentions away from Miss Lovelock.
Malcom crashes the wedding and Mr. Humphries is last seen hot-footing
it over hill and dale.
(you can make up your own version)

Moulterd in Charge:
Beset by a virus, the whole staff takes to bed...in order to keep the
Inn solvent Mr. Moulterd is left in charge and brings in all his cronies from
Tender Bottom to help out.

Love is in the Air:
Rumbold comes up with an idea to make Millstone Manor a second honeymoon spot for romantic minded senior couples....with strange effects on the staff. Randy Peacock has to take a back seat when Mr. Rumbold
tries his charm on Miss Brahms....then Mrs. Slocombe, then Mavis then
Miss Lovelock......
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Humphries Sees Sense

Humphries gives up the ridiculous "Mavis" thing and realizes that the American Mr. Conklin was a good thing so he makes hay while he can and flies over to the states to be with him. They come back to the Manor as "Husband and Husband" and Mr. Conklin back the Manor financially.
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Here's one I think would have been jolly good!

THe Old Order Returns:

Many of the former staff of Grace Bros. gets wind of the Grace Bros Retirement plan and charter a bus and show up all at once.
They want a piece of the action. So the MM staff have a quick conflab
and decide to let them in.
Mr. Mash and Mr. Harman take over the outside work, helping Mr. Moulterd. Suddenly, there are a lot of earthy-type pranks being pulled.
Mr. Harman can be called to butle on occasion.
Mr. Lucas helps out in the kitchen and casts his eye at Mavis, when not in the kitchen he's checking out Miss Lovelock....
Mr. Thorpe is smitten with Miss Bakewell(Penny Irving) and
and must tell his secretary Miss...er....PRESCOTT! that she's out of a job.
Miss Prescott is taken in by Celia, the magistrate that has the hots for Miss
Brahms.
Malcom show up to have a go at Mavis one last time, but ends up
falling for Miss Hurst.
Miss Belfridge puts an end to Captain Peacock lusting after Miss Lovelock.
SLocombe and Brahms become the Manageresses of cleaning and cooking staff...
Mr. Tebbs is too feeble to work, but has no trouble
getting around in his wheelchair , bossing everyone around.
Spooner shows up later and rescues Miss uh...PRESCOTT from Celia.
Mr. Grainger is no longer with us, but there is a rumor that the whatever it is that roams the halls at night has been replaced by Mr. Grainger's ghost.

AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.........aaaaaaaaahhhhh!

feel free to embellish or contradict or replace with your own version.
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Here's one I think would have been jolly good!

THe Old Order Returns:

Many of the former staff of Grace Bros. gets wind of the Grace Bros Retirement plan and charter a bus and show up all at once.
They want a piece of the action. So the MM staff have a quick conflab
and decide to let them in.
Mr. Mash and Mr. Harman take over the outside work, helping Mr. Moulterd. Suddenly, there are a lot of earthy-type pranks being pulled.
Mr. Harman can be called to butle on occasion.
Mr. Lucas helps out in the kitchen and casts his eye at Mavis, when not in the kitchen he's checking out Miss Lovelock....
Mr. Thorpe is smitten with Miss Bakewell(Penny Irving) and
and must tell his secretary Miss...er....PRESCOTT! that she's out of a job.
Miss Prescott is taken in by Celia, the magistrate that has the hots for Miss
Brahms.
Malcom show up to have a go at Mavis one last time, but ends up
falling for Miss Hurst.
Miss Belfridge puts an end to Captain Peacock lusting after Miss Lovelock.
SLocombe and Brahms become the Manageresses of cleaning and cooking staff...
Mr. Tebbs is too feeble to work, but has no trouble
getting around in his wheelchair , bossing everyone around.
Spooner shows up later and rescues Miss uh...PRESCOTT from Celia.
Mr. Grainger is no longer with us, but there is a rumor that the whatever it is that roams the halls at night has been replaced by Mr. Grainger's ghost.

AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.........aaaaaaaaahhhhh!

feel free to embellish or contradict or replace with your own version.
In all seriousness, that eppy would have been a dream come true !!!!
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What a delightful idea for a thread!

I think there'd have been scope for a good old-fashioned sitcom "battle of the sexes" episode.

Why was it that Mrs Slocombe and Miss Brahms were automatically assigned chambermaid duties?

So we could instigate a staff-rotation plan. There'd be arguments. Captain Peacock and Mr Rumbold would refuse, point blank, to don a pinny and get scrubbing -- until Mavis decides to punish their lack of team spirit by refusing to cook for them any more.

Mrs Slocombe, it turns out, is the only member of staff capable of 'taming' the ride-on lawnmower.

With ongoing conflict regarding who's best at the job of 'manager', it's decided to ask the party booked in for the weekend to rate the various performances (which will be reassigned over the three-day stay).

So then we get Peacock and Rumbold trying to bribe the guests into rating their "managerial" performance most highly. We get them each trying to sabotage the other. And of course the winner, according to the visitors, is Mr Humphries, who was just filling in for the evening of the guests' arrival ...


I also always fancied the idea of the Village Fayre episode.

Mavis's kissing booth (and the various ways she tries to avoid being alone with Malcolm inside).

Mrs Slocombe's homemade toiletries being the source of various nefarious pranks by the terrible twin scallywags of Great Tender -- bathsalts dumped into the dunk-tank in copious quantities ... liquid soap being spread over the bouncy castle just before the arrival of the perfectly-uniformed children of St Winifred's award winning brass marching band ... fill-in-your-own-nefarious-prank.

Miss Lovelock offering to supervise pony-rides, only to discover that the kids all want a go on her motorbike instead, which is well and good until she returns from one little round trip about the village to discover her 50p-paying charge has somehow vanished ...

Mr Moulterd behaving very badly after visiting the all-you-can-drink Scrumpy promotion ...


Okay, I'm off to think of other episodes, now. Cheers for the idea, frankdicer!
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Zircon you have done very well! :thumb:
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Zircon you have done very well! :thumb:
I have to echo Sonosun....great ideas, Zircon. And I am unanimous in that!!!
and thanks for the positive feedback!

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What a delightful idea for a thread!

I think there'd have been scope for a good old-fashioned sitcom "battle of the sexes" episode.

Why was it that Mrs Slocombe and Miss Brahms were automatically assigned chambermaid duties?
BTW, that sure has the feel of a aristocratic sniff to it!!!
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What a delightful idea for a thread!

I think there'd have been scope for a good old-fashioned sitcom "battle of the sexes" episode.

Why was it that Mrs Slocombe and Miss Brahms were automatically assigned chambermaid duties?
BTW, that sure has the feel of a aristocratic sniff to it!!!
It was, in fact, a "let's get past these antiquated sexual stereotypes" sniff. Aristocratic? As a northern working class woman, I take exception to that!



Having said that, three generations back I had family in service. So it isn't unthinkable ...
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What a delightful idea for a thread!

I think there'd have been scope for a good old-fashioned sitcom "battle of the sexes" episode.

Why was it that Mrs Slocombe and Miss Brahms were automatically assigned chambermaid duties?
BTW, that sure has the feel of a aristocratic sniff to it!!!
It was, in fact, a "let's get past these antiquated sexual stereotypes" sniff. Aristocratic? As a northern working class woman, I take exception to that!



Having said that, three generations back I had family in service. So it isn't unthinkable ...
I figured that it was. It just occurred to me that the art of sniffing is pretty well lost
in the USA. British seem to have a better grasp of it.
And of course, (in my limited view of the world) the aristocracy seem to have it down pat...
That is to what I was referring....that your sniff was down pat!
sorry if that was a left handed compliment. I just meant you had got it
completely right.

BTW, Hyacinth Bucket (Keeping Up Appearances) will be jealous of your lineage
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That is to what I was referring....that your sniff was down pat!
sorry if that was a left handed compliment. I just meant you had got it
completely right.

BTW, Hyacinth Bucket (Keeping Up Appearances) will be jealous of your lineage
The best sniff I ever heard did indeed come from an aristocrat. That is to say, an actor playing an aristocrat. Edward Petherbridge's Lord Peter Wimsey could sniff with the best of them.

And you're right about Hyacinth. Not only did I have family in service, but they were in service to royalty. Read em and weep, Mrs Bucket!

I should add, for the record, that my earlier comment was meant entirely frivolously. I am reasonably convinced that not one single drop of noble blood runs through my veins.

I mean. Anti-monarchist as I am, I'd be offended by the very thought ...
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I should add, for the record, that my earlier comment was meant entirely frivolously. I am reasonably convinced that not one single drop of noble blood runs through my veins.

I mean. Anti-monarchist as I am, I'd be offended by the very thought ...
Maybe you have the same expression as we do over here....

to wit: You're 4 billionth in line for the throne of England?

or some variation of that.
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More epis I'd like to see:

That's LoveLOCK to you!

It comes to light in the terms of Mr. Grace's will that Jessica Lovelock is more
than just a pretty face...She is in fact to take over from Mr. Thorpe of
T, T and T as Mr. Thorpe is soon to retire. She announces her intention of selling the place and turning the staff out. The staff is in a tizzy trying to
figure out a way to ingratiate themselves to her. It turns out that all she wants to do is get back to the "big city" and in the end gives control back
to Mr. Thorpe who has decided retirement wasn't ready for him yet.
Yes Jessica moves away, but retains the grooms quarters and space for
her horses as she pops back in from time to time on Holiday.


Bang a Gong!
Oh, oh! Fire. Mr. Humphries pipe smoking in an comfy chair accidentally starts a fire in the main hall. The damage is minimal but the staff will
have to live somewhere else for awhile...They cancel all their bookings and head out into the TenderBottom area to see where they can stay.
and meet a host of TenderBottomites. TUrns out all available rooms are
already rented because of the big TenderBottom Formula 1 race that has come to the village (boy talk about fiction). So they end up camping on the Manor's grounds.
Guess who get in with whom. as a fruit basket upset of swapping bed partners ensues because all the tents look exactly alike and are arrayed in
a circle.


A man for Mavis!
WCH is having trouble w/ Mavis. She has decided that if he won't marry her then she'll just start up with other men in the area....unbeknownst to
Mr. Humphries it is a scheme to make him jealous. WCF decides he can
play the field too and surprisingly all three of the other Manor women make a play for W. Clay! Meanwhile, Mavis is having to really fight off the locals as well. In the end, they decide that it was better just sleeping together.

Mrs. Slocombe again...
Mr. Slocombe makes another visit to MMH and this time re-acquaints himself with Mrs. Slocombe....romance is in the air but is it genuine or what? He asks her to marry him again, but she finally decides no.
She is finally free to put an end to that part of her past. sniff...sniff.

Daddy Peacock
Captain Peacock gets hit with triple paternity suits from 3 women from
GT and TB. Has he been dallying again? He claims innocence but with his
reputation.....his most vocal opponent is Ms. Lovelock as she has started to think of him as hers. Turns out to be a false alarm as Captain Stephen Peacock has been confused with Steven Peacock.

Shirley expains it all!

Tired of her status as 5th in the pecking order, Miss Brahms tries
to gain some respect and esteem by thinking up some hairbrained schemes to make money for MMH. All fail miserably, but doing so, the
rest of the staff come to realize how much she means to their little troop and Miss Brahms discovers that sometimes its just best being yourself....aaaah.
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Still another Epi

Millstone Manor goes Hollywood!

A movie is being made by Hollywood in Great Tender. Because the Manor
has the grandest accommodations around, the STARS are booked into MMH.
The staff is delighted witht the prospect of living in close quarters with
some big Hollywood stars.... As it happens, the stars are a bit demanding
not to mention second rate as the Hollywood is Hollywood, West Virginia
not California. In the end, the movie is not a success and closes done almost
before it starts, much to the relief of the staff.

And another!

Maurice makes his move!

Enflamed by the ever present Mrs. Slocombe, Mr. Moulterd tries to clean
up his act and starts dressing a bit more clean, tidy and smart.
He works on his looks and spends a bit of money to buy a car to
drive Mrs. Slocombe around in.
Betty is reluctant at first, but as he is the only man around showing an interest she decides to give him a go....They have a couple of good times
out and about until Mrs. Slocombe wants to drive his car....
1 good crash later and Mr. Moulterd is back to his old crusty self.
Romance over! Friends now???
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The Past Comes a Calling: Mr Humphries hasn't been replying to his letters from his mother so she decides to send a visitor to check up on him- one they know very well. Mr Lucas. (Who has somehow managed to keep in touch with Mr Humphries mother and not the rest of the staff) although the only one who knows he's here is Miss Brahms who when every time she tries to tell someone something else happens. Causing Mr Humphries to faint in shock in the end.

Or something like that.
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I'm rubbish at this sort of thing-so you'll all have to use your own imaginations but I'd have loved there to have been a Christmas special, with The Three Wise Men aka Jug Ears, W.C. and Captain Peacock bringing tacky gifts for the new born baby-in other words, the offspring of Young Mr Grace/Old Mr Grace-or their grandkiddy. I think that could have been a cute time to bring in the "missing" staff members.
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I'm rubbish at this sort of thing-so you'll all have to use your own imaginations but I'd have loved there to have been a Christmas special, with The Three Wise Men aka Jug Ears, W.C. and Captain Peacock bringing tacky gifts for the new born baby-in other words, the offspring of Young Mr Grace/Old Mr Grace-or their grandkiddy. I think that could have been a cute time to bring in the "missing" staff members.
I like the idea !!!! Sort of like "The Birth Of Christ" done up at Christmas time for the Manor's customers. Mavis playing Mary, Slocmbe playing a shepard with a beard, Malcolme playing Joseph (and have him and Mavis arguing the whole time) Humphries playing the Angel, Peacock playing Herrod....
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I'm rubbish at this sort of thing-so you'll all have to use your own imaginations but I'd have loved there to have been a Christmas special, with The Three Wise Men aka Jug Ears, W.C. and Captain Peacock bringing tacky gifts for the new born baby-in other words, the offspring of Young Mr Grace/Old Mr Grace-or their grandkiddy. I think that could have been a cute time to bring in the "missing" staff members.
I like the idea !!!! Sort of like "The Birth Of Christ" done up at Christmas time for the Manor's customers. Mavis playing Mary, Slocmbe playing a shepard with a beard, Malcolme playing Joseph (and have him and Mavis arguing the whole time) Humphries playing the Angel, Peacock playing Herrod....
I guess that leaves the role of Innkeeper for Rumbold...oh, wait, that's the job he has now!
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