Man About the House

CEO Tam DT
Man About the House is not just your average British sitcom. Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer, this groundbreaking series dared to feature a man living with two single women in a London flat....

Man About the House is not just your average British sitcom. Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer, this groundbreaking series dared to feature a man living with two single women in a London flat. It starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce, and Brian Murphy, and aired on ITV from 1973 to 1976. The show was ahead of its time and is regularly repeated on ITV3.

Man About the House

A Refreshing Take on Flat Sharing

Chrissy and Jo, two female friends working for the same company, find a stranger named Robin Tripp sleeping in their bathtub after a farewell party for their previous flatmate. Robin, a student chef new to London, impresses the girls with his culinary skills, and they convince him to move in with them. However, to bypass any objections from their landlord, George Roper, they tell him that Robin is gay.

Chrissy and Jo Chrissy and Jo

A Delightfully Dysfunctional Dynamic

As the series progresses, Robin's true sexuality is revealed to Mildred Roper, George's sexually frustrated and domineering wife. Mildred, constantly dissatisfied with George, flirts with Robin, while he flirts with Chrissy and Jo. Despite the mild tension, the trio maintains a platonic relationship. Robin's friend Larry also adds to the chaos, frequently causing trouble for the flatmates.

Love and Laughter

In the final series, Robin's brother Norman appears and sparks a romance with Chrissy. They eventually marry, bringing the show to a heartwarming conclusion. Throughout its run, Man About the House captivated audiences with its humorous situations, lovable characters, and unforgettable moments.

Spin-offs and Remakes

Man About the House spawned two successful spin-off series: George and Mildred, which followed the Ropers as they moved to the suburbs, and Robin's Nest, which saw Robin getting married and opening a bistro. The format of the show was also adapted internationally, leading to remakes such as Three's Company in the United States and Sam Sam in the Netherlands.

Home Media and Lasting Legacy

Fans of the show can enjoy all six series on DVD, along with the spin-offs George and Mildred and Robin's Nest. Additionally, a 19-disc DVD set containing every episode of Man About the House, George and Mildred, and Robin's Nest was released in 2019. The show's influence on British sitcoms cannot be overstated, solidifying its place in television history.

Man About the House remains a timeless classic, reminding us of the joy and laughter that good company can bring. So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this delightful journey into the world of flat sharing and friendship.

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