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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Here are 10 best episodes from the hit TV show

As Sarabhai vs Sarabhai gears up for a come back as a web series, we look at the most memorable moments from the hit sitcom. Be it Sahil and Monisha’s love story or Maya’s superiority complex, the comedy show had us all in splits.

tv Updated: Mar 15, 2017 15:58 IST
Anjuri  Nayar Singh
Anjuri  Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
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TV show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai ran for two years on the small screen.

In its two year long stint, television show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai gathered a strong fanbase, and created a lot of memories. After 11 years, the sitcom is coming back as a web series in May. We look at the 10 funniest episodes from the show.

In one of the episodes, Rosesh gets kidnapped and refuses to return home.

Rosesh gets kidnapped
Rosesh, played by actor Rajesh Kumar, was kidnapped in one of the episodes. The funniest part was his father Indravadan and sister-in-law Monisha (queen of bargains) bargaining the ransom with the goons. This hurts Rosesh, who decides to not return home. Of course, Rosesh starts irritating his kidnappers with his demands for special treatment.

It is revealed that Rosesh gets his poetry skills from his father Indravadan.

Poetry Competition
Rosesh’s poetry is always remembered as one of the highlights of the show, for being lame, senseless and, like his father says, irritating. However, the lame limericks and poems of this mama’s boy find appreciation with his mother. But little did everyone know that he gets this talent from his father Indravadan. And this becomes aptly clear when the family decides to hold a competition between the father and the son to see who is the better poet.

Monisha gets a makeover
“Monisha, how downmarket” or “Monisha, how middle-class,” were pretty much Maya’s catchphrases throughout the show. Maya, someone with a superiority complex can’t stand Monisha’s middle-class behaviour. But there also comes a time, when Monisha inherits money and decides to undergo a makeover. She becomes Maya’s definition of sophisticated. And that irritates Maya even more. Talk of saas-bahu chemistry.

Actor Mallika Sherawat played a maid in one of the episodes.

Another much-loved episode was one which starred Mallika Sherawat. The actor plays Sunehri, a maid who comes to clean Indravadan and Sahil’s house. The Sarabhai men can be seen flirting with Sunehri, who not only cleans the house but also cleans them of all their valuables.

Popat Kaka
Popat Lal’s funeral had most of us in splits! Maya, who wants to sing at the funeral, loses her voice after she eats food prepared by Monisha and the latter decides to sing at the funeral, much to Maya’s chagrin. Indravadan, too, changes some lyrics from popular Bollywood numbers and sings them to match the occasion. So, yes, only the Sarabhais could have made us laugh at a funeral.

In one of the episodes, Dushyant turns off the fuse of the house, while trying to repair the fridge.

The Gadget-Freak Dushyant
Who can forget Maya and Indravadan’s son-in-law Dushyant, the gadget freak guy who likes to give demos fro everything? In this episode, he tries his best to repair the fridge. However, things don’t go according to the plan, and there is complete power black out in the house.

IMaya loses her memory and even forgets her son Rosesh.

Maya becomes middle class
Although she is known for her high-class ways, it’s highly entertaining to see Maya lose her memory after an accident and become middle class. She forgets everything and everyone, including her pet favourite—Rosesh.

Indravadan gets hypnotised
In this episode, Indravadan makes fun of a famous hypnotist Dr Siddharth. As a revenge, the doctor hypnotises him into believing that he is Maya, what ensues is a laugh riot.

Rosesh’s confession
So that he can avoid getting married to Ajanta, who is Maya’s friend Sarita’s niece, Rosesh makes up a story about him already being married. He also adds that he has a son. And his vivid imagination upsets mom who feels betrayed but leaves the audience in splits.

Monisha asks Sahil for a lift, and the two fall in love after this.

Monisha and Sahil’s love story
We always wondered how these two got together. In this episode, Maya explains to Dushyant how the two met. Sahil meets Monisha when she asks him for a lift and falls for her quirky nature. However, Maya wanted him to marry Sarita’s daughter Priya. The car ride was quite a joy ride.

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First Published: Mar 15, 2017 15:03 IST