Goodbye Mr. Humphreys...

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  1. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know how many of you grew up on British comedies, but I just heard that actor John Inman passed away at age 71, from a sever case of Hepatitis.

    This British actor was most known for his funny character "Mr. Humphreys" from the long running British sitcom "Are you being served?".

    Link to the news report about his death. (Video)
     
  2. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    Yeah... For all the talk of their political incorrectness, I loved ARE YOU BEING SERVED and the sequel, GRACE AND FAVOUR (and am a fan of other UK comedies from the period in general).
    I was always annoyed when people criticised the character of Mr. Humphries for being a "gay stereotype"... well, yeah, but EVERYONE in that show was a stereotype from the blue-rinsed battle-axe MRS. SLOCOMBE to officious, stuck up CAPTAIN PEACOCK; that was the idea.

    John Inman was pretty much an iconic figure from the 1970's and his passing is just another nail in the coffin of British culture. At least he had a pretty good life by all accounts....
     
  3. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah, suck. He was a great comedic talent :( 
     
  4. Blunticon

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    R.I.P. Man! I used to watch this show a long time ago.
     
  5. Wreckgar

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    My wife watches that show every night. She has all the DVDs. it's what we go to sleep listening to.

    It's to bad. Thought not a big fan of the show, he was a very good actor.
     
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    i watched the show on PBS for a while a few years back, thought it was pretty good, i am sorry that he has passed.
     
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    RIP John Inman :( 
     
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    That sucks. Grace And Favour may have been awful, but Are You Being Served? was an all-time favourite of mine, and Mr Humphries was brilliant.
    RIP John. :( 
     
  9. Spaceman

    Spaceman Shaken not Stirred

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    I remember watching Are You Being Served? on PBS with my grandfather, hell we'd always watch the british comedy on PBS. I'm sad to see him go. RIP John Inman, Thanks for the memories :(  .
     
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    Damnit, he was my favourite character on AYBS!
     
  11. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Mine too :( 
     

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