spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the Feb 17 episode on CBC
As I watched first mate Ken Barlow 'drop anchor' (that's enough euphemisms - ed) at the houseboat after he received 'permission to come aboard' (I said 'enough euphemisms' - ed) from Comely Captain Martha, I couldn't help but start humming that theme song from 'Gilligan's Island'. You remember how it goes, don't you?
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of an aging man,
who hoped aboard a narrow boat,
with a wild romantic plan.
The mate was a comely thespian,
in whom he could confide,
so Ken and dog come straight aboard,
for a bit on the side,
a bit on the side.
The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was rockin'.
A sign placed up atop the deck
said: 'don't come a knockin'
'don't come a knockin'
The boat's tied up on the shore right here and here it may well stay
Ken Barlow too.
Eccles there on a chair,
with tea and toast,
and a chemical loo,
oh what will Deirdre say?