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Parents' Guide to

Are You Being Served?

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

70s Britcom needs context to appreciate humor.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Need to be the right age

To watch this show you need to be at an age where you will understand the sexual innuendos as that is almost %80 of the humour, but if you do that you’ll find that this is one of the funniest British sitcoms ever.
age 14+

Big AYBS fan

I am a big fan of AYBS and have an official Are You Being Served?/Grace & Favor site at: It has tons of stuff for the AYBS fan and a great place to learn more about the cast and crew that made this show! :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Are You Being Served? continues to enjoy popularity on both sides of the pond more than 30 years after its hasty launch on British TV. The show's nods to classic British humor include sight gags, misunderstandings galore, and double entendres (the most popular of which involved Mrs. Slocombe's tales about her cat, which she always called "p---y"). It also serves up a hefty dose of mockery at the traditional English class system, which is best appreciated by viewers familiar with its inner workings.

The series will appeal mostly to adults, who will be able to put the extreme gender stereotyping, tense relationships between the sexes, and suggestive double entendres in context. Teens, on the other hand, will probably be turned off by the show's obviously passé feel; if they do tune in, be sure to give them some background on now-dated gender relationships and views on homosexuality.

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