View Full Version : Anyone ever see the American version of Are you being served?
05-25-2002, 09:23 PM
Anyone? I think it was called Beanes of Boston and it starred Charlotte Rae (FOL) as Mrs.Slocomb!
I would LOVE to see it!
05-25-2002, 11:48 PM
I didn't realize there was an American version of Are You Being Served. But the thought of Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life as Mrs. Slocombe is quite hilarious!!!
06-08-2002, 10:37 PM
"The Beanes of Boston" was actually an unsold pilot produced by Garry Marshall and starred Alan Sues ("LAUGH-IN") as Mr. Humphries, John Hillerman ("MAGNUM P.I.") as "Mr." Peacock, Lorna Patterson ("PRIVATE BENJAMIN") as Miss Brahms and, of course, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Slocombe. It never sold.
06-09-2002, 08:51 PM
Sounds like it would have been utterly hilarious with those folk
in it!too bad it never sold.
FYI:Another American version of a Britcom that never sold was
the American Red Dwarf,one version of which featured Terry
"Jadzia Dax"Farrell as Cat.
06-09-2002, 11:03 PM
When I get a chance I'll check at the Museum of Broadcasting and see if they have it in their archives. They have almost everything. I once saw the very first "All in the Family" pilot with different actors playing Gloria and "Richard" Stivick (let's just say it was not yet what it would become). Also saw the pilot for the Dick Van Dyke show called "Man of the House" I believe. It starred Carl Reiner as Rob Petrie (pronounced Pee-tree). Its a great place to spend a day if you're a sitcom nut!
06-17-2002, 11:55 PM
Mook42 do they have a website?
06-18-2002, 11:39 PM
07-08-2002, 09:39 PM
One of the ironies of All In The Family is that one of the actresses
that Sally Struthers eventually beat out for the role of Gloria was
Rob Reiner's then wife Penny Marshall.
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