Whoops Baghdad [TV Series] (1973)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Manic British comedian Frankie Howerd transferred his Up Pompeii format from ancient Rome to the Arabian Nights milieu, and the result was the sidesplitting sitcom Whoops Baghdad. This time around, Howerd was cast as Ali Oopla, bondservant and bodyguard to the Wazir of Baghdad (Derek Francis). While the rest of the cast played the various plot intrigues "straight," Howerd went through his customary paces, dispensing anachronistic cockney insults around the streets of Baghdad, pausing periodically to address the audience, and shamelessly ogling the series' abundant supply of scantily clad harem girls. The six-episode Whoops Baghdad was originally telecast from January 25 to March 1, 1973.