Friday, September 2, 2011

Tony Gordon It's Friday: the Joinery edition

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the Sept 1 episode on CBC

Fellow Corrie lovers, I hope you'll bear with me as I adapt to the new digital transmission of Coronation Street. Unlike most Canadians. the Corrie Central state-of-the-art technical studio relies upon over-the-air broadcasts of Corrie so we are upgrading equipment. Please do not adjust your blog. It's been a momentous week on the Street as Jack leaves us and the Joinery officially opens. Let's review some of the lines of the week in this edition of TGIF. Off we go:

Jack offers support to Molly who's struggling with the fact that Baby Jack is actually Baby Kevin:
"It's a rotten world, Moll"
(that's why Kevin's in it)

Sian shares her theological view of the Almighty's take on lesbianism:
"God got it wrong and he'd be the first to admit it"
(We're talking about God here not a cast member from Big Brother)

Ashley is drunk in the Rovers and telling jokes:
"You know what the best cure for insomnia is?"
(I bet it's a good night's sleep - yawn)

An embarassed Sally tries to pry a drunk Kevin out of the Rovers."
"Kevin, come on, you're making a show of yourself"
(and not a good show like 'Phantom of the Opera' either)

Charlotte is charmed by John's way with words:
"You always retain that Stapean wit even in times of distress"
 (Stapean wit? Surely that's an oxymoron?)

Leanne assures Nick that the Joinery doesn't mean that much to her
"It's brick and mortar and bar snacks"
(In fact, I think you'll find that the bar snacks are mostly bricks and mortar)

Molly tells Tyrone not to think about Jack's funeral:
"The 'F' word is banned for today"
(You mean 'F' as in real Father?)

Nick raises a toast to his staff before the new wine bar officially opens:
"If the Joinery were a person, it would be Leanne Battersby"
(filled with booze and mini hotpots?)

Jack thinks he sees Vera as he sits in his chair:
"Are you waiting for me, my swampduck?"
(Adieu Jack. We'll miss you)


Well, fellow lovers of Corrie, that's it for another week. Hope you have a great long weekend and I look forward to meeting you here again next week at Blanche's Polish Hip. Thanks for stopping by and cheers.


  1. Swandog? I always heard it as swampduck!

  2. My goodness you're right. I'll make the change as soon as i get back to corrie central and rest assured someone will be fired for this (me probably). Tks for the comment and all the best.