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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
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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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