Post by jno on May 19, 2015 15:42:48 GMT
Link to episode on minder.org: www.minder.org/episodeguide/S09E10_CarsAndPintsAndPains.htm
At the start of this one Arthur & Ray are at the dogs, with Arthur sporting a very colourful car salesman's tie. When a discussion about the lack of car sales on the lot comes up, Ray makes the off the cuff remark about Arthur being "better off if he hired them out".
Arthur realises this is quite a good idea and decides to hire out the cars on the lot together with an idea of a Happy Hour to rustle up some trade at the Winchester and a car boot sale. Ray enlists the help of his friend Winston to help deliver, who Arthur is a little bit shocked to learn is black (there are some mild racist remarks made by Arthur) who makes a series of mistakes that get on Arthur's nerves.
This one is quite memorable as the one where Arthur's motor is driven at top speed all around the country by a joyrider. Meanwhile Arthur goes to see his insurance broker in a pet shop to sort it out and Ray and Winston are out birding it.
There is lots going on in this one and Morley has quite a lot of screen time and this is definitely one of his best episodes as he goes after Arthur's problematic cars. Arthur & Ray have a major falling out in this one as Ray finally gets to the end of his tether with Ray. There is a nice little punch up at the end.
A few anorak points - watch carefully as Arthur & Ray leave the dog track through the entrance walking in front of them is the same extra who plays Micky Carnes, the fifth backhander in 9.6 'Gone With The Winchester'. The only clue as to a filming date is Morley's tax disc, dated 31 August 1992. Also a slight blooper at the end - as Arthur & Ray walk into the Winchester Club and Arthur says "you'll make a fortune" out of this", keep your eye on the ubiquitous blonde extra at the bar (who was also just at the car boot sale) - one minute Arthur pushes past her and as Dave replies she is right next to the bar again, then is right behind Arthur again!
Some top lines...
Second class motoring is better than first class walking.
You will come to realise that Mr Morley has been nominated for the first brain transplant operation.
If this was wartime I could have you taken out and shot.
I work all the hours that god give me and for what, eh? Third world wages and first class cr*p.
All in all, an excellent episode from series 9 and one of my favourite Ray episodes!