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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 

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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.
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Complete series cast summary:
Michael Crawford ...  Frank Spencer 23 episodes, 1973-2016
Michele Dotrice ...  Betty Spencer 23 episodes, 1973-2016
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Frank Spencer's more than just a accident-prone; everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing which keeps him going is his long-suffering wife Betty, who somehow manages to cope with his disaster-prone life-style. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Before Mr. Bean there was Frank Spencer, the original Master of Disaster. See more »

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15 February 1973 (UK) See more »

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Anyám büszke lehet See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The bridge that Frank Spencer famously roller skated down in one episode is at Edmonton Green in north London and is due for demolition in November 2004 as part of the redevelopment of the area. The rink he was skating at before going through the wall was at Pickett's Lock, nearby. See more »

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Australia House (Series 3). When the phone rings asking Frank to go and have a look at the electrics in a house, the address he is given over the phone to him which is written down by Betty is "26 Upton down". However when Frank arrives the number on the door is 24. See more »

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Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.1 (1993) See more »

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Makes You Laugh Until You Can Barely Breathe!
23 April 2005 | by BettieTeeseSee all my reviews

Some Mothers Do Have 'Em is an immensely entertaining comedy about a grown man who is such a klutz that everywhere he goes,trouble is bound to follow.Portrayed by Michael Crawford,Frank Spencer is a bumbling idiot whose hilarious predicaments always end in disaster,with everything he touches falling apart.The hilarity comes from his endless quest for employment be it a pipe salesman,a chicken farmer,a window cleaner afraid of heights,a ventriloquist,a postman,and the list goes on and on as Frank creates the ultimate hell in the workplace,seriously irritating everyone he comes into contact with.One person who does tolerate him however is his patient unconditionally loving wife,Betty,played by the beautiful Michele Dotrice.Dotrice is a doll on camera,always managing to look cute in colorful frocks and pigtails.She has an endless amount of patience for Frank,the high pitch voiced walking disaster.The physical comedy performed by Crawford will have you in stitches.The humor comes from watching the antics of a man so incompetent,who has good intentions all the time but never fails to cause a catastrophe.Some Mothers Do Have Em is the type of show where everything that can go wrong,does.Nothing is ever simple,and uncomplicated when Frank Spencer is around.

I am now delighted to have the entire series of this brilliant comedy on DVD.


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