Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series 1990–1995) Poster


Patricia Routledge: Hyacinth



  • [she pronounces it "Bouquet", and very, very shrilly] 

    Hyacinth : The Bucket residence, the lady of the house speaking!

  • Hyacinth : This is not the Chinese restaurant. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.

  • Hyacinth : It's Bouquet! B-U-C-K-E-T!

  • [repeated line] 

    Hyacinth : Sheridaaaaaaan!

  • Hyacinth : [in the car]  Mind the horse.

    Richard Bucket : It's in the field.

  • Hyacinth : Beautiful day Elizabeth!

    Elizabeth Hawksworth Warden : Yes, isn't it?

    Hyacinth : Completely conducive to contemplating cozy charismatic country cottages!

  • Hyacinth : I've just been insulted on my own telephone!

    Richard Bucket : I expect the opportunities are rare for being insulted on somebody else's.

  • Elizabeth Hawksworth Warden : I'm sorry Hyacinth, when I'm in this house I go to pieces.

    Hyacinth : Well some people just can't help being clumsy.

  • Hyacinth : Mind the pedestrian, Richard.

    Richard Bucket : Minding the pedestrian...

  • [repeated line] 

    Hyacinth : It's my sister Violet! She's the one with the Mercedes, swimming pool, and room for a pony.

  • Hyacinth : [on the phone]  No, I will not send over another portion of deep-fried squid. This is not the Chinese take-away. You are connected to a private residence on a white, slimlined telephone with last-number redial facility.

  • Hyacinth : Oh, Richard. You know how much I love daddy. I would have him here if it wasn't for all the time he spends in the bathroom.

  • Hyacinth : Listen, Daisy. Tell Onslow to put a shirt on while I'm on the telephone. I can always sense him there, expanding.

  • Hyacinth : It's Bouquet!

  • Hyacinth : Sit wherever you like, dear... *except* there! I always like to face the window.

  • Hyacinth : [to Richard, after she picks up the phone]  It's Sheridan!

    Richard Bucket : How much does he want?

    Hyacinth : Oh, stop it, Richard! I'm sure he's just calling to say hello to his mommy.

    [on the phone, to Sheridan] 

    Hyacinth : Now, what is it dear?

    [stops and blinks] 

    Hyacinth : You want 90?

  • Hyacinth : And you are?... Regional Postal Manager. I guess you will do, though I would have preferred to speak to someone on a national scale.

  • Hyacinth : Today could be the day I'm mistaken for somebody important.

  • [repeated line] 

    Hyacinth : Coffee in ten minutes, Elizabeth! Bring Emmet!

  • Hyacinth : I would be very pleased if you would accept my invitation to one my candlelight suppers.

  • Hyacinth : If my Sheridan were here he'd be appalled!

  • Hyacinth : Richard a little decorum please, that is not the sort of behaviour one would expect from a person with a reservation for a quailty cruise

  • Hyacinth : All the men like Rose, that's her problem.

  • Hyacinth : [repeated line: Richard goes to pick up the front gate to Daisy and Onslow's after if falls off]  Leave it! Leave it!

  • [repeated line] 

    Hyacinth : It's my sister Daisy. She's not the one with the Mercedes, sauna and room for a pony.

  • Hyacinth : Take your shoes off before you enter the house, dear.

  • Hyacinth : Rose, that skirt's too short!

  • Hyacinth : I want you to instruct your superiors that this is a first class stamp residence.

  • Hyacinth : What a wonderful sense of duty Daddy has.

  • Hyacinth : Ooooh! It's the Chairlady of the Women's Luncheon Club.

    Richard Bucket : Ewww...

  • [repeated line] 

    Hyacinth : Now don't be silly, Richard!

  • Hyacinth : Oh, don't make difficulties, Richard!

  • Hyacinth : Your suggestion is noted. However, I see little practical merit in having the telephone up my jumper!

  • Hyacinth : [on Daddy]  I'd have him at home if it wasn't for the dribbling.

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