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i had another one - it seems that Ms. Brahms and everyone else didn't believe Mr. Humphries when he was helping Mavis cut wood for the furnace so that there would be enough hot water for baths and tea. he should have been more specific saying that he was sawing wood in half. Was Ms. Brahms some kind of sex maniac by that time?
Mr. Humphries was incredulous about the need to cut wood for the boiler at first. Remember he first tried to turn on the hot water by flipping a switch in the kitchen.

I took Ms. Brahms' assumption it being a sexual inuendo because I doubt she would have know the boiler was a wood burner either. And Mr. Humphries sex life was always a topic of speculation.

Because of the verbal sparring between her and Miss Lovelock, most of Ms. Brahms' lines did revolve around sex. I don't think she was obsessed about sex; just bitter.
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Mr. Humphries was incredulous about the need to cut wood for the boiler at first. Remember he first tried to turn on the hot water by flipping a switch in the kitchen.

I took Ms. Brahms' assumption it being a sexual inuendo because I doubt she would have know the boiler was a wood burner either. And Mr. Humphries sex life was always a topic of speculation.

Because of the verbal sparring between her and Miss Lovelock, most of Ms. Brahms' lines did revolve around sex. I don't think she was obsessed about sex; just bitter.
thanks i guess your right, i could tell ms. brahms and mrs. slocombe were jealous of miss lovelock when they first saw her come into the lawyers office.
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Much of the sexual innuendo revolving around Mr Humphries had to do with Mavis' descriptions. What would be a simple explanation to a simple country girl would be taken as sexual innuendo to a "sophisticated" Londoner
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there should have been a better explanation as to why mavis was angry with her ex-boyfriend Malcolm. the way she turned away to ignore him when he entered the kitchen. as for malcolm i would have made him pay for the broken window.
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there should have been a better explanation as to why mavis was angry with her ex-boyfriend Malcolm. the way she turned away to ignore him when he entered the kitchen. as for malcolm i would have made him pay for the broken window.
Maybe she was angry because he stood in the way of her potential relationship with Mr Humphries.
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maybe but mr. humphries was too old for her. and besides as he said they were just pals sharing a bed .
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there should have been a better explanation as to why mavis was angry with her ex-boyfriend Malcolm. the way she turned away to ignore him when he entered the kitchen. as for malcolm i would have made him pay for the broken window.
I agree. It seemed very much like they once had something going and then she just brushed him off. It was Mavis who stopped going to their note-rock.

I wonder what the proper rock-etiquette is for dumping someone by note-under-rock? Maybe Malcolm was justified in throwing the rock through the window if she failed to keep her end of the note-under-rock conversation up?!? Remember, this was before twitter!

Huh, I think this is the one time I'll have to side with Malcolm!
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I agree. It seemed very much like they once had something going and then she just brushed him off. It was Mavis who stopped going to their note-rock.

I wonder what the proper rock-etiquette is for dumping someone by note-under-rock? Maybe Malcolm was justified in throwing the rock through the window if she failed to keep her end of the note-under-rock conversation up?!? Remember, this was before twitter!

Huh, I think this is the one time I'll have to side with Malcolm!

When it's put like that CJ, it al makes sense.
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there should have been a better explanation as to why mavis was angry with her ex-boyfriend Malcolm. the way she turned away to ignore him when he entered the kitchen. as for malcolm i would have made him pay for the broken window.
Mr Humphries and Mavis once had a discussion about all the things that set Malcolm off: ringing in his ears, bad day on the tractor, raining, too much to drink. Maybe Mavis wanted someone who wasn't such a hot headed thug.
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i had another one - it seems that Ms. Brahms and everyone else didn't believe Mr. Humphries when he was helping Mavis cut wood for the furnace so that there would be enough hot water for baths and tea. he should have been more specific saying that he was sawing wood in half. Was Ms. Brahms some kind of sex maniac by that time?
I don't think Miss Brahms was a sex maniac. I think if anything she was ambivalent about sex. In AYBS she bragged about how she could get what she wanted from men without giving anything in return ".... but they don't get it." was a frequent refrain of hers. And then there was Mr Humphries' statement in "The Best of Are You Being Served" "...both Mr Lucas and Mr Spooner only wanted one thing, but Miss Brahms wouldn't give it to either of them." She was probably contemptous of those she THOUGHT were giving it away, like Miss Belfridge, Miss Lovelock, and Mavis. But on the other hand, she did try to get friendly with Mr Spooner when he was going to be a Pop Star. And she also had the long term affair with the married man who owned and arcade. Before he got hit by the recession and then by his wife, he was probably well off and bought her goodies. Then there was her comment about not offering what she had unless they had some lolly, and her preference for older men because they had more to offer. One could say that the stakes would have to be pretty high before she was interested. Hardly the views of a sex maniac.
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So then can we say then that Miss Brahms was a "d**k tease" and a "gold digger".
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So then can we say then that Miss Brahms was a "d**k tease" and a "gold digger".
I would say that that would be more acurate.
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In the eppy "A Teasling We Will Go" when Humphries is roddin out the pipe and Mr. Moulterd passes and remarks "You have a natural talent for that."
Is Moulterd remarking about the motion that Humphries is making or the fact that
he's bent over with his arse in the air with a rod plunging in and out between his legs ?
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I'm gonna go with the second one. I hadn't thought of it that way until you brought it up, but that's how I'm going to interpret it now.
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What would have been funnier is if he kept slapping himself on the arse while saying to himself "you like that huh ??? You like that don't you ?!?!?!"
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What would have been funnier is if he kept slapping himself on the arse while saying to himself "you like that huh ??? You like that don't you ?!?!?!"
But it would have been hard to find an innocent explanation for that. Self-cleaning jokes and all that.
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