Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Coronation Street mourns John Stape

please note: this post makes reference to the March 6 episode on CBC

Well, as Shakespeare would say, Exit John Stape. Yes, while old Stape has shuffled off his mortal coil (you mean ventilator - ed), Chesney is left with a dilemma. Fiz wants Ches to organize a funeral for Stape. Ches doesn't think Stape is worth it. It's true that these things can be complicated but I think we can make this one pretty simple... 

Choice of casket
Mahogany with brushed brass handles and silk interior lining?
Nah!  Let's just go with an old rug from upstairs.

Transportation Vehicle
Horse drawn hearse courtesy of Archie Shuttleworth?
Nah! Let's just go with the trunk of John's car

Location of funeral service?
Emily Bishop's Church?
Nah, what about the teacher's lounge at Weatherfield Comprehensive
Funeral for a Friend or Candle in the Wind by Elton John
Nah! Let's go with Madman Across the Water

Poetry for the eulogy?
"Funeral Blues" by W.H. Auden or "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas?
Nah!  Let's just go with: "There was once was a nutter named Stape..." etc etc 

Cremation or burial?
Well, Underworld is closed and there is a vacancy in the concrete foundation...


BTW Nice to see Ciaran and the fair Michelle back in the Street.  That should spice things up

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