- Wednesday 21st November 2018, 10:06pm [Edited]
- Wiltshire, England
- 407 posts
Moving to the other side to the argument - Uncle Albert was, for me, a wonderfully performed character with hilarious mannerisms, slapstick moments and incredible delivery - all thanks to Sullivan's story-telling ability that kept improving.
Some of my favourite Albert moments:
-Being accepted into the family at the end of Strained Relations
-Him being almost caught-out by Del by falling asleep in the flat when he should be cleaning
-Bribing Del for a drop of brandy when sticking up for him at the end of Stage Fright
-The 'Urrrghhh a girl' moment
-"one night it was so cold, the light on my flame had froze" - ridiculous
-Albert's touching speech when recolecting his youth after he had run away to Tobacco Road
I consider myself to be a fairly hard-core fan - no more than the millions of others, but I find myself in the small majority who thinks he's an alround funnier and lovable character than Grandad.
I love Grandad - he delivered several hilarious one-liners where the actor did this with such ease, but for me, just not as lovable as Albert and that is largely thanks to the storytelling as mentioned.
I just cannot imagine Grandad shadow boxing in the flat, singing in the pub, back-chatting to Del and Rodney as well as Albert did.