Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tony Gordon It's Friday: the heterosexist edition

please note this post makes reference to the Nov 23 episode on CBC

They say that all's fair in love and war but that didn't seem to be the case last week on the Street. The Rovers' five-a-side squad snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Jason has lost his girlfriend to a gay-ish man. Sean's years with Marcus now seem like a sham. Even Kirk is disturbed (Hey, that's not very nice - ed). Let's get on with it and do that thing we call TGIF, Tony Gordon It's Friday, our weekly round-up of some of the memorable lines. Let's go:

Gail continues to assert her importance at the Bistro by complaining to Nick:
"I'm not impressed with that new air freshener for the washroom"
(I'm sure the feeling's mutual)

Sean is slighted by Lloyd's decision not to ask him to be part of Team Rovers:
"That's completely heterosexist"
(As opposed to heterosexy, which is how Eva would describe Rob in his shorts)

Marcus explains himself to Maria:
"Obviously I'm gay"

Poor Jason can't understand why Maria wants to break up:
"Why am I always the one getting dumped?"
(Why do they always ask for your phone number at The Source? Just one of life's mysteries)

Stella's nemesis, Carol, is enjoying the grudge match:
"I love a five a side"
(we're talking about football, right?)

Sean tells Marcus he's upset:
"Drop dead straight boy"
(now who's being heterosexist?)

Stella defends her prize assets to Carol:
"Some people say my legs are my best feature"
(the police are out looking for those people right now)

Jason presents damning evidence to Marcus:
"You love Kylie Minogue and Canal Street, you do not love not her"
(Do those things have to be mutually exclusive?)

Gail tries to keep up with the romantic saga of Marcus:
"Does this mean he's bisexual?"
(Not so fast. We'll have to wait for an official ruling)

Rob is disgusted at Steve's five a side performance:
"There's no I in team"
(Have you checked with Kirk?)

Tina to the assembled multitude at Anna's house:
"I'm pregnant"
(Quick call the Weatherfield Gazette)

Eileen's analysis of Marcus and Maria:
"You're gay. She's straight. It'll all end in tears"
(...or a sitcom)


Well, fellow lovers of Corrie, it's been a rough week for sexual orientation on the Street and a rough week for the sport of football.  So what happens now? Personally, I'd like to see a rematch of the five-a-side contest between the Weathy Arms and the Rovers. (I just can't get enough of Steve getting hit in the head with a football). Priceless. Enjoy the weekend and the omnibus and meet you back here next week. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. It's been so long since you've posted I am getting worried about you. I hope it is just work that is interfering with your skiving schedule.