I guess “Barney and Clyde” is too smart for me.
Is he talking about “kicking the bucket”, as in dying? That’s the only reference I know of for that phrase, but there’s no literal bucket involved, right? (Except for the 1963 movie, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
So why would he need a bucket to kick? And why would the granddaughter move the oaken bucket when he already said it would hurt his foot to kick it?
Oh, well…back to Andy Capp, I guess…