Identify a public television program about a bad father in law?
June 14, 2005 9:03 AM Subscribe
Help me identify a program I saw on television many years ago about widower with a wealthy and nasty father-in-law who humiliates his friends in exchange for gifts?
posted by nanojath to media & arts (6 answers total)
It's been years so I may misremember some of the details. I believe I saw this on public television. As I recall, the story is a man's wife dies in an accident. He falls in with his father-in-law, who is very wealthy and has a group of "friends" who he subjects to bizarre humiliations... in return for which they receive lavish gifts from him. I recall one scene where they are invited to dinner and fed almost inedible porridge. In the final scene he presents the group with a selection of christmas crackers (i.e. those British christmas pull-toys) which, he informs them, all but one have a large sum of money in them... but the one contains an explosive charge. It was a bizarre story and it stuck with me all these years. Bonus points if anyone can identify whether it came from a story or play.