spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the Jan 24 episode on CBC
Could there be a better childhood than growing up in the backrooms of the Rovers Return? Don't answer that question (Amy certainly won't - ed). Lucky Amy Barlow/McDonald. Her childhood is like a cross between 'The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe' , 'Snow White & The Seven Punters' and 'Harry Potter and The Skiver of Doom' . The evidence?
When your dad hides your Easter eggs out back in the smoking shelter, you know your childhood is special.
When your Grandma spends most of her time wearing low-cut leopard print tops and ogling the male bar staff, you know your childhood is special.
When Mommy is serving 15 to life for manslaughter, you know your childhood is special.
When your Dad's ex is still working in the bar, you know your childhood is special.
When your Dad and your Stepmom are caught 'cooking' in the kitchen with nothing on except a ladle, you know your childhood is special.
I wonder where Steve hid the other Easter eggs? Down in the cellar? An ashtray in the cab office? In the back seat of Eddie Windass' taxi? In the gunnel? Under a piece of gristle in Betty's Hotpot? Next to a pigeon? I guess it's all a world of wonder for a young (mute) girl like Amy growing up in the magical kingdom... of a pub.
Hip notes... gotta love the names of some of those businesses mentioned by Rita and friends. Notably, 'Perm Suspect' and 'I Claudia'. What a hoot!