Yes, it's really funny when Mainwaring tells Wilson to "take that man's name." I loved the episode where Pike's name was written on the board and he complained he found it offensive or something along those lines. Actually, I did wonder what happened on all those occasions too where Walker was told to see Mainwaring in his office after the parade :-)
Post by Dave Homewood on May 27, 2009 22:15:29 GMT 12
I love it in episode one where Mainwaring tells Wilson to take Pike's name...
Wilson: "Name?" Pike: :You should know, you've been a friend of my mum since before I was born"
And the audience laughs at this even before they realise that Wilson is Pike's illegitimate Dad. Brilliant. That tiny line of dialogue has that innuendo of there's more going on here than what meets the eye. Brilliant writing.
Yes, so clever and funny and a great way of setting up the Pike/Wislon storyline for all the future episodes - what an intriguing hook! Dad's Army is such a great mix of subtle moments of humour like that one, and much less subtle moments such as the hilarious one I was watching last night in "The Honourable Man" when Jonesy falls off his chair during a meeting trying to do Cossack dancing
In virtually every episode Capt Mainwaring tells somebody to see him later but we very rarely see it actually happen! One exception is the church parade with medals that Mainwaring has tried to keep to himself (Battle of the Giants).