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Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »
Bernard Bresslaw appears in drag, when his character Peter Potter is masquerading as "Patricia Potter". Due to his baldness and his disguise, this means that at one point he is wearing one wig on top of another.
What do you want us to wear?
Sid Fiddler: Oh, anything that brings out your best... points Miss...?
Ida Downs: Downs, Ida Downs.
Sid Fiddler: Ah, I bet you come from Beds.
Ida Downs: No - Bristol.
Sid Fiddler: I should have guessed.
Ida Downs: I've got a rather smashing two-piece swimsuit.
Sid Fiddler: Great - just wear one piece of...
When Sid jumps on the go-cart he is seen driving up a ramp on Fircombe pier. In the very next shot he is seen passing fairground attractions and the ramp is nowhere in sight.
The opening credits feature cartoon representations of beauty pageant entrants with puns for titles: Miss Conduct, Miss Represent, Miss Conception, Miss Hap, Miss Fortune, Miss Used, Miss Shaped, Miss Trust, Miss Handled, Miss Manage, Miss Placed, Miss Spent, Miss Stake, Miss Demeanour, and Miss Adventure. Each "beauty queen" is depicted in a manner befitting their name, for example Miss Conduct is behaving inappropriately with a judge, Miss Conception is pregnant, Miss Hap and Miss Fortune suffer wardrobe malfunctions, and so on.
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