George & Mildred (1976-79)

george & mildred

Spinoff from “Man About The House” (basis for the American series “Three’s Company”) and the basis for the American series “The Ropers.” It’s a fun show with Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper and Brian Murphy as George Roper.

Opening episode:September 6,1976 – “Moving On” – Their lodgers have moved out and the house is set to be torn down so the Ropers have to move. Mildred wants the suburban house that’s next door to yuppies Jeffrey and Ann Fourmile. They have a seven year old son named Tristram.

The Ropers’ car isn’t ready yet as their friend Jerry keeps making excuses. Jerry drives them to look over the house in his old truck. While they look the place over Jerry goes around the neighborhood trying to fleece people out of antiques.

Jeffrey is a snob and doesn’t want George next door. George needs explanations as to what a garbage disposal is and doesn’t have a clue about the bidet. He comments on a woman he sees out the window. It’s Ann. Mildred loves the house.

The next day their car is finally ready. The problem is Jerry installed the gear box in reverse. Mildred calls Jeffrey’s office to come out and see the house again. Before they get there Jeffrey puts a sold sign up. Tristram drops the real story about the sign.  It’s the working class vs. the snob as the series is underway.

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