YouTube Transcription #93 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ’em was a British sitcom in the 1970s starring Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer. Despite it being one of the most successful Sitcoms ever, Crawford never performed comedy after the end of the series. He later played the lead role in the London cast of Phantom Of The Opera.
In this scene, Spenser is attempting to sell his furniture, which is unfortunately in poor condition.
Man: … That table is seventy-five pounds, I just can’t imagine!
Spencer: Well, I’m willing to negotiate. Care to step over here. I’m a man of the world. I mean, name your figure.
Man: Well, I would say that forty pounds would be a fair price.
Spencer: Forty pounds… Yes, well, alright then. I think that, er, forty pounds is a fair price for the table.
Man: No, not for the table! For all of it!
“Care to” means “please” in a very formal tone. Most often used in an indirect question: “Would you care to…?”
“I’m a man of the world,” means that I am experienced, not naive.
“Name your figure” means you decide on how much you wish to pay me. “Name your price” is also used to mean that I want you to decide on how much I should pay you.