This clip is from a 1973 British movie which stars Patrick Cargill as a middle-aged divorcee who is left to bring up his two teenage daughters, Anna (Ann Holloway) and Karen (Natasha Pyne).
When Karen (left in picture) is caught out trying to deceive her father, he doesn’t need to threaten her with a smacked bottom, she reads his mind and says the words for him!
It’s an embarrassing line for anyone to have to say out loud…try it sometime!
It’s good that you can see Anna’s reaction too, biting her lip and wincing at the thought of what is about to befall her sister.
The same line was used in an episode of the original TV series. As I remember, one of the girls (I’m not sure which) is being given a talking to by her father. She’s heard the lecture so many times before that she knows it word for word. And the final line is “…and I’m not too old to have my bottom smacked.”
Cargill says: “Yes but that’s the problem, you ARE too old.”
At the end of the episode, when the girls are both in big trouble yet again, Cargill comes home and they start backing away from him.
“I know what you’re probably thinking…”
“We’re NOT too old to have our bottoms smacked!”
They run out through the door, and the titles start to roll.
I’ve also found this great clip from the TV series which ties in perfectly with this earlier post. Unknown to her father, Anna has been hired as a bunny girl waitress. Ann Holloway looks wonderful in her bunny outfit as she gets her tail adjusted by the bunny mother.
But there’s a shock in store when daddy turns up for a meal with some old friends…
All sorts of chaos and slapstick ensues.
And Cargill’s hand finishes up exactly where I’ve always wanted to see it…right across his daughter’s bottom!