Sunday, 24 April 2016

That's the colour of our Margaret's shower curtains - them varicose veins over there



Just because...

...It is a Sunday...
...The weather's turned horrid again, so it's been too cold to potter in the garden...
...I've had enough of lumping around with this broken foot, but know I still have weeks to go before I can remove the "big boot"...
...The world needs some cheering up...

Here's some more of the much-missed Miss Victoria Wood!

Turkish Bath:



In the Supermarket:



A Fairly Ordinary Man [starring Jim Broadbent]:



Ena, Martha and Minnie ("Coronation Street"):



"Kitty" [Patricia Routledge]:



And finally, of course - the Ballad of Barry and Freda...



Everybody loved "Barry and Freda", it seems - and everybody loved Victoria Wood.
  • "I've got a degree; does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've also got a life-saving certificate, but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on."
  • "Foreplay is like beefburgers – three minutes on each side."
  • "I haven't got a waist. I've just got a sort of place, a bit like an unmarked level crossing."
  • "A man is designed to walk three miles in the rain to phone for help when the car breaks down, and a woman is designed to say, ‘You took your time’ when he comes back dripping wet."
  • "I once went to one of those parties where everyone throws their car keys into the middle of the room. I don’t know who got my moped but I’ve been driving that Peugeot for years."
  • "Sexual harassment at work... is it a problem for the self-employed?"
  • "She said 'Victoria, I see you in a beige Kaftan' I said, 'well I see you in an oxygen tent' and put the 'phone down."
  • "I looked up the symptoms of pregnancy ... moody, irritable, big bosoms ... I've obviously been pregnant for thirty-six years."
  • "My boyfriend had a sex manual but he was dyslexic. I was lying there and he was looking for my vinegar."
  • "Everyone's a national treasure these days; you can't move for them. But there should only ever be one at a time. For years, it was Dame Thora Hird. After she died, it was going to be Judi Dench, but then Joanna Lumley saved the Gurkhas so she got the gig."
  • "Life’s not fair, is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us eat our sandwiches by the loose chippings on the A597."

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for that. I'm still stunned by this week's celebrity losses! JJx

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    1. There has been rather a glut, hasn't there? I'd be watching Brucie very carefully if I were his family. Jx

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    2. A terrible loss. We've just been watching dinnerladies - the "Bring your Mother to work episode" (Moods). The cast list for that alone is a roll call of the best of British comedy. All the usual cast plus Thora Hird; Eric Sykes and Dora Bryan(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0560674/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast). Marvellous stuff.

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    3. One thing Victoria Wood was fabulous at - much like Alan Bennett or Jennifer Saunders - was her use of beloved character actors in the most innocuous bit-parts in her comedy sketches. Every one of them went along for the ride... Jx

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  2. PS. My money is on Brucie for the "rule of three" - or whatever number of famous people we're up to now!

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    1. Mind you, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Olivia De Havilland, Kirk Douglas and Billy Graham are all just about alive and supposedly hitting their centenary this year... Jx

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    2. Now that was a treat! New to some clips, but familiar with the Patricia Routledge clip. I adore her. If something happens to her, I may go into a depression. I was just telling MJ I was very happy this weekend, as our public station started re-running episodes of Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley. I had forgotten how funny that show was.

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    3. It may just be a touch of national pride, but - Golden Girls aside - Great Britain has produced some absolutely top-notch comedy over the years - and yes, let's hope Miss Routledge (and Miss French and Miss Saunders) remains in sturdy good health for many years to come... Jx

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  3. Damn you, Jon! Now I'm going to get lost in Victoria Wood clips for the rest of the morning. I do have other procrastination to accomplish as well, you know!

    ::goes back to watch the Kitty clip again::

    Sherry's acceptable at 9:17 in the morning, isn't it?

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    1. "She's a nice girl, but when someone chain-smokes Capstan Full Strength and wears a coalman's jerkin, you're hardly tempted to sample their dumplings." Jx

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