Thursday, July 02, 2009

RIP Mrs Slocombe

RIP. British comedienne Mollie Sugden, best known as the immortal Mrs. Slocombe from the cult classic "Are You Being Served?", died on July 1 at the age of 86.

Quoted in the BBC, one of the writers for "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 marvelously funny," he said.

I'll get flack for this, but her passing is a greater loss than that freak show that died earlier this week.

Her character, Mrs Slocombe, had some of the best double entendres ever:

I'll have a nip of gin for you Betty... and let your Pussy out when it howls!

Mollie Sugden 1922-2009

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So funny it brings tears!