The Royle Family question

The Royle Family. Image shows from L to R: Dave Best (Craig Cash), Antony Royle (Ralf Little), Denise Royle / Best (Caroline Aherne), Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), Barbara Royle (Sue Johnston), Norma Speakman (Liz Smith). Copyright: Granada Productions / Jellylegs.

The Royle Family

The Royles are a family of couch potatoes who watch television in their dirty living room whilst chatting, arguing, and drinking copious amounts of tea and alcohol

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Karen Iles

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 2:42am [Edited]
  • England
  • 1 posts

Hi, I haven't actually watched the programme but I have a question and if anyone can give me the answer I would be grateful. What food does Nana suggest Anthony's vegetarian girlfriend could eat?

Karen.

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Tom G

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 3:29am
  • England
  • 453 posts

Could she have some wafer thin ham Barbara?

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SivoxII

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 2:29pm [Edited]
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

That's the one, don't they mention Cheese too? (Must dig that episode up.)

I love the way they treat her like a leper when she announces that she is indeed a Vegetarian. "Poor girl" ... lol

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Afinkawan

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 2:37pm [Edited]
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts

Boiled eggs. And a ham sanwich but she can take the ham out.

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SivoxII

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 2:51pm [Edited]
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

Ah Yes! ... Love the avatar by the way! :)

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Afinkawan

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 5:27pm [Edited]
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts

Cheers! It took me nearly 5 minutes to make it.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 6:01pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,744 posts
Quote: SivoxII @ December 18 2008, 9:29 AM GMT

I love the way they treat her like a leper when she announces that she is indeed a Vegetarian.


Well they were quite right!

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bigfella

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 6:16pm
  • Elsewear, England
  • 7,972 posts

The episode with the wafer thin ham was the first episode of the RF that I ever saw.

I still remember rolling round the floor laughing at that line. Top stuff

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Lee Henman

  • Thursday 18th December 2008, 6:27pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

My favourite Jim / Nanna moment

Norma:
Is this hat too far forward?

Jim:
No, we can still see your face.

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SivoxII

  • Sunday 21st December 2008, 5:53am
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

I didn't realise how many times Jim says lines about being "dead, dead, lazy" ... comes up more than I thought, whether it's directed at Anthony or Denise.

Mind you, he does have more faces than the town hall clock!

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Greg

  • Sunday 21st December 2008, 7:41pm [Edited]
  • Peterborough, England
  • 141 posts

Nana: And every one of them's miserable!

:D

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 12:59pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 413 posts

I have a question that's always niggled at me.

Benefits aside, how did Jim and Barb afford Dave and Denice's wedding? It was made clear by Jim that he had to front up the cost as 'Peg leg Pete' wasn't helping out.

Assuming Jim was on benefits, what do we think for? He was able-bodied and wasn't exactly depressed and not with it - despite how he appears!

Just interesting to get other people's opinions on this.

Cheers all!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 3:31pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,872 posts

It was done on the cheap. £5 a head was mentioned.
Mary made the dress and maybe Barb supplied broken cakes from the bakery.
And, Twiggy could have got some knock off booze

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 5:28pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 413 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 23rd September 2015, 3:31 PM BST

It was done on the cheap. £5 a head was mentioned.
Mary made the dress and maybe Barb supplied broken cakes from the bakery.
And, Twiggy could have got some knock off booze

Good point well made.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 11:06pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,492 posts

You know what Scousers are. A couple of nicked video recorders and a blackmail job.