Friday, March 4, 2011

Tony Gordon, It's Friday - bums on pews edition

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the March 3 episode on CBC

The funeral is over, the last meat pies have been eaten by the One O'clock Club, Tracey is back in the nick and the booze is flowing like the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Blanche couldn't have asked for a better send off (Actually, she did ask for a better send-off - ed).  Time for another edition of TGIF or 'Tony Gordon, It's Friday', the funeral edition. Cue 'Accentuate the positive' and let's go:

Blanche's funeral preferences state categorically that she doesn't want to be cremated:
"I've flirted with many branches of the Christian faith in my life but I am not a Viking."
(she didn't even like Scandinavian furniture)

Kirk practices opening lines for the young lady he's meeting on a date:
"Nice wheels."
(hmm, how about 'do you roll here often?' or 'if I told you you had a beautiful axle, would you hold it against me?')

Deirdre is having trouble writing a eulogy for her mother:
"Funerals were her specialty."
(her hobby, I believe)

Roy Cropper speaks his mind about Blanche:
"I found her a difficult and unpleasant woman."
(and probably not a very good tipper either)

Rosie Webster demonstrates her linguistic aptitude:
"As they say in Spain: sayonara"
(In any language, Senorita Webster es muy annoying)

Becky is surprised at some of the social worker's probing questions:
"She asked us if we had any preferences regarding sex"
(How much time do you have?)

Norris has a glum reflection to share with everyone in the Rovers:
"All the blarney in the world won't work on the Grim Reaper"
(Cheer up Norris, you could still be stuck in Bronte country with Mary)

Speaking of which... Norris' suitor/stalker says it not him, it's her:
"It's something about Mary."
(a lot of things, actually)

Audrey's snappy conversation starter with Archie Shuttleworth, undertaker:
"How's death treating you these days?"
(oh can't complain)

Rita insists that Blanche would have enjoyed her funeral:
"A funeral, a fight, free food? Would have been Blanche’s dream day out."


Well, fellow Corrie lovers, that's it for the week. Thanks, as always, for stopping by and spending some time at the Hip. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the Sunday omnibus. It's been a landmark week for Coronation Street and I hope you enjoy it. Cheers! 

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