Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Pussy Is in Mourning

I rarely mention celebrity deaths on this blog, which has left me with precious little to write about lately, but tonight I make an exception.

One of my favorite British comedic actresses has died. Now, if you don't mind, my pussies and I are going to have a moment of very loud silence.........


Mollie Sugden
1922 - 2009

29 comments:

  1. What a bummer! I love 'Are You Being Served'...Mrs. Slocombe and Mr. Humpheries were my favs. Definitely worth a moment of silence...now where is my easter egg colored wig?

    ReplyDelete
  2. i will have a loud moment with you and your pussies!
    it was a very funny show and she was very funny

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have loved that show for years.

    Mrs. Slocombe was a riot.

    ReplyDelete
  4. On the good side, she had a long and no doubt fabulous life. RIP Mrs. Slocombe (and her pussies).

    ReplyDelete
  5. Did not know... may she rest in peace!

    ReplyDelete
  6. My God, what's the world coming to? Celebrities are dropping like flies. It's a sad day when Mrs. Slocombe dies.

    And Karl Malden. I loved him best as the preacher in Pollyanna and in On the Waterfront.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sad.

    That's one of my favorite British comedies (along with Red Dwarf), and she was one of my favorite parts.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I saw a couple of episodes long ago and she was very funny. Unfortunately, they don't grow them like that much anymore.. anywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Mrs. Slocumbe, you will be sorely missed, and I am unanimous in that!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I didn't know. She was classic. I loved that show.

    ReplyDelete
  11. She was one of my favorites. RIP

    ReplyDelete
  12. Although I rarely watched the show, I'm sorry to hear of another death. Too many these past few days.

    ReplyDelete
  13. "You know, animals are very psychic. I mean, the least sign of danger and my pussy's hair stands on end."
    Loved her. I will miss her and her pussy jokes and her bravery in hair colour.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Actually, her death throws a monkey wrench into the show that my daughter is in ... one of the characters is an aging British soap actress who everyone keeps mistaking for Mrs. Slocombe. The playwright was commenting on FB this morning that she was going to have to do some rewriting.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have never seen this show. I'll have to Netflix it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a terrific show that was. She was terrific as was "her pussy". I was a huge Benny Hill fan also.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, I loved that show. RIP, Mrs. Slocombe.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You know, I'm really growing weary of death these days.

    Thank you for sharing the levity of this woman though.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think I might be able to bear the celebrity death as round-the-clock breaking news if Mrs Slocombe were the one being eulogized non stop.

    Breaking news! Mrs. Slocombe had a love child! Breaking News! Mrs. Slocombe's love child is famed comedian Michael Palin. Breaking News! Michael Palin had a dog who ate his mum's pussy!

    I grieve for your loss. I too used to watch the show. Having done my time in the retail sales trade I thought it was pretty much right on, only more civilized than the US version of retail sales.

    ReplyDelete
  20. We used to watch this every week when it was on regularly, and dozens of episodes in re-runs. Loved it. We still quote lines from it - though not about pussies. Mrs Slocombe was only one of a whole cast of crazies that made nearly every line in the show hysterical.

    A favorite was an episode where Mrs Slocombe and Captain Peacock were drunk, and calmly slapping each other back and forth ("Well, then I shall have to do THIS! (smack)") and suddenly Mr Lucas (also tipsy) calls out from the other side of the room, where some crockery has been broken in the fracas, "Look! Who am I?" and he holds up two clay mug handles to the sides of his head. Immediately Mr Rumbold comes in and his ears are EXACTLY the same shape, though we'd never noticed that before... We completely lost it. Lots of simple stuff, but perfectly done, perfectly delivered.

    She was a great physical actor, as well - great slapstick, British style - and she was terrific at it.

    Or her facial expressions in the episode where the Queen was coming to the store, but Mrs. Slocombe nudged a flower pot off a window sill, trying to get a look, and the guards in the street took it for an attempt on Prince Charles' life...

    And I'll echo MLight on Red Dwarf. A favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I loved that show, thanx for sharing that she has reunited with all her past pussies.

    What a great gig to deliver lines like that, she had it good.

    ReplyDelete
  22. She had a good run, didn't she? And now she'll live forever, in re-runs.

    ReplyDelete
  23. what happened to the comment I posted????

    oh well, maybe I screwed it up somehow.

    I liked that show, the few times I saw it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, Mrs. Slocombe. What a show.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I remember Mrs. Slocombe and her Pussy. That show was a staple on most PBS stations for years. You can still catch an occasional episode these days.

    ReplyDelete

And then you say....

(Comments submitted four or more days after a post is published won't appear immediately. They go into comment moderation to cut down on spam.)