Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
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Monkey Business 

Angry about not getting a raise in pay and fearing that Grace Brothers will be sold to the Japanese, the department staff decide to be purposely rude to their customers in an attempt at getting sacked.

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Jeremy Lloyd (by), David Croft (by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Inman ... Mr. Humphries
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Slocombe
Frank Thornton ... Captain Peacock
Wendy Richard ... Miss Brahms
Nicholas Smith ... Mr. Rumbold
Arthur English ... Mr. Harman
Mike Berry ... Mr. Spooner
Candy Davis Candy Davis ... Miss Belfridge
Eiji Kusuhara ... Mr. Kayoto
John D. Collins ... Secretary at Number Ten
John Biggerstaff John Biggerstaff ... Fur Coat Customer
Lisa Anselmi Lisa Anselmi ... Miss Percival
Kristopher Kum Kristopher Kum ... Mr. Yamoto
Rusty Goffe Rusty Goffe ... Monkey
Jan Ravens Jan Ravens ... Mrs. Thatcher (voice)
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Storyline

When the staff are denied their promised rise in wages they refuse to work and are rude to customers in order to get themselves fired. But then news gets around that the Japanese are going to buy the store so the staff decide to flee to Number 10 Downing Street and plea their case to the Prime Minister. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Candy Davis as Miss Belfridge does a delightful homage to Marilyn Monroe by re-enacting the subway scene from The Seven Year Itch (1955). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the opening scene, it is 9:25. It is suddenly 9:28 25 seconds later, and 9:29:45 25 seconds after that. 6 seconds later, it is 9:29:55. He then begins a 5-second countdown 2 seconds later, when he should have started at either 3 or 7. See more »

Connections

References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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