What's going to happen to Mrs. Slocumbe's pussy?

  • Timbales

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    Jul 01, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8129617.stm

    BBC NewsActress Mollie Sugden has died at the age of 86, her agent has said.

    The TV star, best known for playing Mrs Slocombe in long-running BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, died at the Royal Surrey Hospital after a long illness.

    The Yorkshire-born actress's twin sons, Robin and Simon Moore, were at her bedside, agent Joan Reddin said.

    David Croft, one of the writers of Are You Being Served?, remembered her as a "marvellous character" who would never turn down chances to make people laugh.

    "She would never refuse any sort of comedy situation no matter how undignified it was she would always go along with it. She was marvellously funny," he said.

    Ms Reddin, who began representing Sugden in the 1960s, said the actress had become a "very close friend".

    "She had had a long illness and various problems but it was very quick in the end. Her twin boys were with her and she faded away.

    "She was a lovely, lovely person and I never had any trouble with her. She was a great professional."

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    After training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Sugden served a long apprenticeship in repertory theatre before television gave her a taste of fame.

    She appeared in the comedy series Hugh and I in 1962 and Coronation Street as the gossiping Nellie Harvey.

    But it was The Liver Birds that enabled her to make her first real impact, as Nerys Hughes' snobbish mother.


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    Jul 01, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    wow - what the hell is going on here. it there something in the air or what?????????

    may he rip
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    Jul 01, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Oh god, Mrs. Slocumbe! I used to watch that show all the time on PBS. 10:30pm Monday through friday. She was so freakin funny "Oh yes, and there's my pussy. I win a prize every time I show it".
  • kjomart

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    Jul 02, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    I love 'Are You Being Served?'. So funny to watch and Mollie, great actress and the characvter of Mrs. Slocombe was meant for her. I miss her already. Got to watch some shows now.
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    Jul 02, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    well thats a crying shame that, I love her in are you being served !!
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    Jul 02, 2009 2:57 AM GMT



    We watch the reruns of 'Are You Being Served' most nights.

    What a grand gal. Wherever we all go, she'll be keeping them in stitches.

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    Jul 02, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    sounds like an appropriate time for a british tv marathon. i was intrigued by michael jackson but genuinely fond of her.
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    Jul 02, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    May Mrs. Slocombe and her pussy rest in peace, although there's a damned good possibility that her pussy has long since been worn out and swarming with flies from the stench.
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    Jul 02, 2009 7:15 PM GMT

    At least she lived a long life and died under respectable circumstances.

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    Jul 02, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    That is sad. She not only created a memorable, one-of-a-kind character, but in a way that made people genuinely fond of her and look forward to her lines, despite the silly foibles. Glad she had a long life, liked and admired by everyone.
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidWas she from England?

    I think it's not all that big of a deal in England because I British guy whom I met awhile ago told me that they use the word "fanny" to refer to a woman's vagina in a vulgar way like Americans do with pussy. icon_smile.gif


    He said that the British would laugh when they heard of American tourists refer to their fanny pack. It was like hearing about a pussy pack. icon_smile.gif



    eh yep she's from england- and mrs slo's pussy is actually referring to her cat - feline- the thing with 4 legs and whiskers

    catch the shown on pbs on fridays or saturdays. it's a brit sitcom called "are you being served"
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    What a shame. She was a fine comedic actress and the fact that she was British made her even better!
    R. I. P.

    Look for a longer line to be in the Obits soon. John Cleese, Eric Idol, Dame Judy Dench....all are "one foot in the grave" and getting "past their sell by date"

    Note: The quote marks above are two references to a certain Brit-Com. Know it? :-)
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:16 PM GMT
    Mrs. Slocumbe's was one of my favorite characters Are You Being Served?
    sorry to hear of her passing.icon_sad.gif

    I also enjoy Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping up Appearances.
    I believe the actress is still alive.
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    Jul 05, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
    Mrs Slocombe Died Of Broken Heart

    http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s4i55788