Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Mollie Sugden - AKA Mrs. Slocombe on ARE YOU BEING SERVED? - has passed away

DARN it!!

There are way too many talented people who are leaving us lately. And just after I had finished noting the passing of Karl Malden, now comes word that Mollie Sugden has die at the age of 86.

I say again: DARN it!!!

It's just been in the past few months that I have finally gotten into watching Are You Being Served?, the classic BBC comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1985. Every Sunday at midnight I now tune into North Carolina Public Television, and for the next hour I enjoy the mad hijinks of the Grace Bros. Department Store clothing staff.

And Mollie Sugden, as the uproariously bossy Mrs. Slocombe, never fails to make me honk with laughter. Especially all those hilarious double entendres when she talks about "my pussy"!

Sugden was a profoundly talented lady and by all accounts, a terrific person off-camera. She will most certainly be missed by her many fans not just across the pond, but throughout America and around the world.

EDIT 5:48 p.m. EST: Leave it to YouTube to have everything. Here's a collection of clips from Are You Being Served? featuring Mollie Sugden's Mrs. Slocombe going on about "my pussy"!

1 comments:

bmovies said...

"It's just been in the past few months that I have finally gotten into watching Are You Being Served?"

I should have told you about this series earlier. I too first saw this on public tv back in the 1980s. All episodes are now out on DVD or you can see the episodes on youtube.