Don't always go by what the subtitles say Marie, in another post we had a discussion about what was said by Frazer in the episode The Armoured Might, when they are stealing the vicar;s gas, and Frazer calls him a twerp, wheras the subtitles say Frazer says one up.
ok thanks ....i wonder if they are restricted on subtitles what they can and cannot say?...also i guess if there is a lot of dialogue in such a short space of time they have to shorten the sentences....
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2013 3:48:51 GMT 12 by marie: spelling
Aha!! I've always found that scene with Frazer wolfing the chocolate down slightly ridiculous because I thought it was a bit silly and far-fetched that he would eat cardboard thinking it was chocolate. Now it all makes sense
Excellent episode... I particularly like the bit with the chocolate machine when Wilson goes to break the glass and Mainwaring reprimands him "We're not Nazi's... That's the sort of thing that they would do!"
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 23, 2015 0:52:20 GMT 12
A Matelow was British slang for a sailor, originally from the 1910-15; < French ≪ Middle Dutch mattenoot sailor, equivalent to matte mat1+ noot companion ( Dutch genoot) according to this site dictionary.reference.com/browse/matelow
In many ways this episode is Warden Hodge’s finest hour. First, the way he tips his ”boat”. Then he drinks the bottle and starts singing/fighting in his underwear in the middle of the night. Falls into the water and is chased by the mine before he finishes it off with a precision throw! 😊 Is it just me or... some elements in this episode returns in the manuscript of ”It sticks out half a mile”. The pier of course, with the hole in the middle. The abandoned arcade/amusements at the tip of the pier. The constant falling into the water etc.? Doesn’t matter really, it is a great episode!
We all know that Frazer is generally a crabbit old git at the best of times, but listening to his tirade as the Captain attempts to step into the boat got me wondering If a life on the ocean waves has disturbed him mentally! He loses the place here, was quite moody when the platoon were practising rowing skills in 'Sons of the Sea' and then went in a huff in the same episode when lost on the river. I suppose Mainwaring and Co can count their blessings that Frazer didn't board the pirate ship in 'Come in your time is up' as a few of the platoon might have ended up overboard with Hodges!
Coming to think of it, recalling Frazer's antics with a boat hook and his recollections of preparing Shepherd's pie while under bombardment, he seems totally disenchanted with Navy life. I can just imagine him violently plopping ladles of mash or stew onto plates held by quivering shipmates, daring them to complain about the service!