Daddy (Keeping Up Appearances)

Daddy (Keeping Up Appearances)
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"Daddy" in Keeping Up Appearances
First appearance Series one, episode one: "Daddy's Accident"
Last appearance Christms Special 1995: "The Pageant"
Created by Roy Clarke
Portrayed by George Webb (also played by another actor)
Occupation Retired.
Title Mr
Spouse(s) Unknown.
Children Hyacinth Bucket (daughter)
Daisy (daughter)
Rose (daughter)
Violet (daughter)
Relatives Sheridan (grandson)
Stephanie (graddaughter)
Kylie (great-granddaughter)
Richard Bucket (son-in-law)
Onslow (son-in-law)
Bruce (son-in-law)

"Daddy" is a fictional character from the British comedy television series "Keeping Up Appearances", first broadcast in the 1990s. He is the father of the central character, the social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, and one of the two actors who portrays him is George Webb.

The character has very few lines, heard speaking in only a few episodes, and in some he is either sleeping or being shown in one of his costumes just muttering to himself. The character also isn't seen in many of the episodes, despite many of the plots involving him.

Character biography

"Daddy" has four daughters: Hyacinth Bucket, Daisy, Violet and Rose. He lives under the care of Daisy, her slob of a husband Onslow and the man-eating Rose in a run down council house.

Daddy is a senile old man and a Walt who frequently thinks World War II is still on, enjoys dressing up in costumes and relishes in pinching the bottoms of other women. He is referred to by Onslow as a "dirty old man" but to Hyacinth he is "just a touch senile in the nicest possible way".His condition means he is unpredictable and behaves bizarrely. Sometimes he believes himself still to be a soldier in World War II, while at other time believes himself to be outrageous characters, such as the masked crime fighter "Captain Midnight." He occasionally indulges in a second childhood, once dressing up as a spaceman, he also enjoys playing with trains (as implied in series one). In the final episode of series two, the old man steals Richard's car, resulting in a car chase between Hyacinth's Daddy and Onslow, who the rest of the family, including Hyacinth, are in the car with. His dementia frequently causes him to unwittingly sabotage one of Hyacinth's social climbing endeavors.

Daddy occasionally, without any thought, proposes marriage to women at the over 60s club he attends and gets caught up in various relationships. In a series two episode, Daddy takes himself off to the register office to be married. When arriving he falls asleep. Frequently he goes missing, thus sending Hyacinth into a panic.

Daisy and company often turn to Hyacinth for help when their father is being problematic; however they occasionally prefer not to tell her, knowing "she'll go mad." Daddy's irrational behaviour often causes Hyacinth embarrassment and is yet another threat to her attempts at impressing the upper-classes.

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