The Bou-Quet Residence… #MagicMoments

There aren’t that many programmes that we can all watch as a family, T and D prefer cartoons to anything remotely real-life, I guess it’s the combination of the animation and that the stories are quite predictable and tend to end well.

One thing they have started to enjoy is slapstick-style comedy, Mr Bean is something that they will watch, laugh at and enjoy – no matter how many times they’ve seen it previously and will anticipate (and say) exactly what’s going to happen next.

"Keeping Up Appearances" has been showing in the afternoons on BBC1 and I’ve been recording it, with the aim of watching it a bit later.

The Bou-Quet Residence... #MagicMoments

I love the whole idea of the show and the comic acting of Patricia Routledge, the way she’ll answer the phone with "the Bou-quet residence, the lady of the house speaking" and insist that everyone calls her "Mrs Bouquet" when she’s quite simply a Bucket!

The actress who plays her neighbour, Elizabeth, is also very funny. Elizabeth goes to pieces when in Hyacinth’s house, especially around crockery.

The Bou-Quet Residence... #MagicMoments

And Onslow, with his "Oh, nice" catchphrase, used whenever he feels a bit hard done by.

The Bou-Quet Residence... #MagicMoments

I didn’t think T and D would be receptive to watching the episodes but they are, I pitched it to D by saying the Hyacinth character is like an older, female Mr Bean.

One thing we all laugh at is when Hyacinth and Richard are in their car and she’ll say "mind the cow", even though it’s in a field, protected by fences and well away from the road.

We were heading off for parents evening last week and I said "mind the pedestrian, Richard" in a Hyacinth voice, suddenly two little voices piped up from the back with similar instructions, in Hyacinth voices, both giggling because Hubbie is not a Richard!

Very, very funny and our Magic Moment for the week.

Below is a YouTube clip with some classic moments from the first episode, enjoy:

The Bou-Quet Residence... #MagicMoments
The Bou-Quet Residence... #MagicMoments
  • SuperBusyMum {Debs}

    Haha Mrs Bucket is ace! #magicmoments x

  • http://www.thereadingresidence.com/ The Reading Residence

    Brilliant! Love that they’re getting into it :) #MagicMoments

  • http://notmyyearoff.com notmyyearoff

    I used to LOVE This show!!! We still use references from it.

  • http://theoliversmadhouse.co.uk/ Jaime Oliver

    lol lol that programme so so makes me giggle, I am so pleased they both love it too :-)

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  • http://www.mumof2.com Mumof2.com

    We love love love Keeping Up Appearances – I hadn’t thought of showing it to the boys but think they may just take to it. They love Mr Bean and You’ve been Framed.

  • http://overtheretohere.com kriss macdonald

    Such a great TV classic and what fun to share the humour with your kids

    #magicmoments

  • http://www.motherwifeme.com Luci – Mother.Wife.Me

    How gorgeous!! Love it when everyone comes together on a family in-joke! #MagicMoments

  • http://www.wickedworldoflucas.co.uk Wicked World of Lucas

    Great post and so funny – love both these pr0grammes and love your scenario in the car – realy made me giggle #wotsofunee

  • http://thebeesleybuzz.blogspot.co.uk thebeesleybuzz

    that programme is funny isn’t it. Love the car conversation (we do have hubby as a Richard so we sometimes have fun with that too). xxx

  • http://www.actuallymummy.co.uk Actually Mummy

    I would never have thought of letting the kids watch that, but thinking about it, I can imagine all sorts of fun!