Mainwaring's lecture is a total mess on account of gas masks. To obtain rationed petrol, Joe convinces Jones to volunteer his butcher's van as platoon car. Alas, after they worked for days to make it fit for the platoon, HQ has it converted to gas. Meanwhile, to Mainwaring's snobbish horror, vulgar grocer Hodges makes his haughty entry as A.R.P. Chief Warden, and rival rooster in town and church hall.Written by
Private Walker convinces Corporal Jones to offer his delivery vehicle for use by the platoon, Jones is happy to, Walker has a motive.
It is definitely one of my favourite episodes, despite it being in colour, it feels altogether different. Great that we get to see Mr Jones at work, that scene is so funny, we of course get to see the wonderful Mrs Fox, and learn just how tough rationing must have been. Imagine living on corned beef.
Pure slapstick, the humour is very different to the black and white era, slightly less serious perhaps, but more what is known and adored. The scene where Walker and Jones discuss business in his freezer is hilarious, I wonder if it inspired the same one in Carry on Behind. The giggling van scene also, hilarious.
Mr Hodges gets a more substantial role, now firmly installed as Chief Warden, he would continue to cause mayhem for the platoon for years.
Mainwaring now has an understanding of the twenty four hour clock.
Classic comedy at its best. 9/10
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