There was also a decent chance that her son Sheridan might be on the other end. Sheridan (never glimpsed on the show) was off at school and frequently needed money. He also came with a plethora of hints that he was likely gay (not the least of which was his male roommate Tarquin who “makes his own curtains, wears silk pajamas and has won prizes for embroidery”), though all of this seemed to fly right over her head.
On special occasions, Onslow might dress up his wife beater by adding a dingy, striped, woolen vest on top of it!
U.S. sitcoms used to produce remarkable numbers of episodes per season (Bewitched and My Three Sons each had seasons of close to forty episodes, to name just two!), but in more recent times twenty-four episodes per season tends to be the norm. Keeping Up Appearances, despite running for five seasons, only had forty-four episodes in all! The makers weren't pressed into filling up a multitude of required episodes, but were free to just produce the stories and scenarios they wished to pursue.