Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Top three weddings

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the November 2 episode on CBC

I guess you could say that Tyrone and Molly's wedding is not for the 'faint' of heart. What was it that made Tyrone faint? Exhaustion? The Korean harpist? The bill incurred by the horse and carriage for overtime ("Driver, once more around the park, posthaste!"). Will this be the best of times or the worst of times for Tyrone? I guess we'll soon find out, but in the meantime, just to keep things in perspective, here's my vote for the three best Coronation Street weddings.

Number 3: Raquel and Norman (Curly) Watts in the mid-90s. I've always had a soft spot for Curly and it was great to see the nice guy finally get the girl - even if Raquel was not particularly, how you say, 'chuffed', at the prospect of marrying Curly.

Number 2: Steve and Karen Mcdonald in 2004. This was a classic. Karen insisted on the whole nine yards (big church, flash ceremony etc.). The ceremony however was spoiled (improved, surely? - ed) when Tracy Barlow busted in (uninvited) to get her baby from Roy and Hayley, then proceeded to have a knock down, drag out, hair-pulling fight with Karen in the vestry of the church. (and people say church services are dull - ed)

Number 1: Deirdre and Ken (the first time around back in the early 80's) Ken married his "child bride" to quote Blanche. It was magical. Deirdre wasn't wearing glasses and Ken was young(er). Len Fairclough was best man. And, the icing on the proverbial cake was that this wedding was even more popular (viewer-wise) than the wedding of Charles and Di.


Bear in mind that since the beginning of Corrie, there have been more than 50 (yes 50!) weddings on the Street so this is hardly an exhaustive list. Tomorrow, I'll weigh in on the three worst weddings in Corrie history (my goodness such choice), however it's worth noting that sometimes a bad wedding can be really good, and vice versa.

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