Stanley Bridgewater has admitted something that we all along expected. He is only watching tepid 1970s sitcom The Good Life for the comedy, such as it is.
Neighbourhood busy-body Allanah Plant-Pots said: 'Stanley always seemed a bit weird to me. Most men of a certain age - and Stanley is certainly of a certain age - would watch the Good Life for Felicity Kendall, but I think, these days, Stan only watches it for the humour. I think he only used to watch Baywatch for the wildlife and the story-lines as well.'
The platonic model for a Good Life script would be:
Margo: Hell, Tom. Hello, Barbara. Mrs Wheatley Finchington Smythe from the ceremonial sword society of Surbiton is coming around tomorrow, and I hope that neither a pig nor a goat escapes.'
The next scene: A pig escaping, being chased down the street by Tom and Barbara on the back of a lawnmower.