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Hancock's Half Hour - No. 38

"THE ECONOMY DRIVE"

[ Available on B.B.C. video: "The Radio Ham"; Catalogue No. BBCV4048 ]

HANCOCK RETURNS FROM THREE MONTHS' HOLIDAY

HANCOCK:
I can't find the door key.
SID JAMES:
It's hanging on a string behind the letter box.
HANCOCK:
Oh no! You're joking! You didn't leave it hanging behind the door?
SID JAMES:
Certainly.
HANCOCK:
Oh, well that's it then, we've had it, haven't we?! I doubt if there'll be any wallpaper left!

HANCOCK ON ELECTRICAL EXTRAVAGANCE

HANCOCK:
The electric fire! How many bars?
SID JAMES:
All of them.
HANCOCK:
Three bars at a penny a bar an hour for three months - what my electricity bill is going to be for this quarter I hesitate to think! Do you realise you didn't turn one single thing off? Not one single thing! The washing machine was still going - all the water has evaporated and what has happened to the shirts we shall never know .....

HANCOCK IN HOSPITAL

HANCOCK:
I'm not worried. Apart from the pain and the agony I'm quite happy .....