Friday, August 30, 2013

Coronation Street TGIF: the psychic rodent edition

please note this post makes reference to the August 29 episode on CBC

You know who we haven't seen enough of in recent episodes? (Norris? - ed). Darryl the Rat. Maybe it's because Karl is currently fulfilling all the rodent-like roles available on the Street but, oh boy, if Craig's loyal pet rodent only knew what Karl was up to, Darryl would surely attack (rat vs.rat? - ed)  But I digress. Let's have a quick look at some of the week's memorable lines:

Tracy complains to Gloria about Tina's behavior in the Rovers:
"She has thrown a glass of wine all over me"
(it was a very good year)

After Tracy's embarrassing tussle with Tina, Tracy wonders why Deirdre is unhappy
"You have got a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp"  
(Chewing a wasp would probably be less painful than having Tracy as a daughter)

Kirk struggles to explain the birds and the bees to Craig:
"It's normal to have feelings in the trouser department"
(especially if you're wearing corduroy)

Kirk tells Craig it's okay to express one's true sexuality:
"We've got some great gays"
(.. and some great straights too)

Sally's date makes sparkling first-date conversation:
"People say insurance is boring"
(people are right)

Leanne tells David about some of Nick's favourite music artists:
"He loves the Smiths"
(especially Will and Jaden)

Beth feels obliged to tell Craig about his father:
"Your dad was a moron"
(I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific)

Gloria tells Stella she's over-reacting to Karl's no-show at the registry office:
"You're always castastrophizing"
(is that like disasterizing?)

Karl reacts to Craig's confession about burning down the Rovers:
"I will take your secret to my grave"
(Hopefully in a couple of weeks or so)

Karl to Craig again:
"Think of me as your 'go-to' guy" 
(More like your 'go-to-hell' guy)

Beth tells Maria that Craig's pet rat has special powers:
"I swear to God that rodent's a psychic"
(he's like the Mentalist with a tail)

Faye seeing her Dad smooching with Sally:
"Er gross"
(I couldn't have said it better myself)

Anna is also disgusted by Tim and Sally snogging on the Street:
 "I've seen dogs with more dignity"
(The Royal Corgis, for example)


Well fellow followers of Corrie, so ends another week. Tina becomes more stroppy. Craig becomes more upset. Nick becomes more comatose. The Red Rec becomes more dangerous. Karl becomes more evil. And Stella? What on earth is she thinking?  How she could ever believe a word Karl says is beyond me. Anyway, enjoy the long weekend and thanks so much for stopping by. See you next week here at the Hip. Cheers! 


  1. Stella and Karl are well-matched. He practices mendacity and she credulity. She catastrophizes; he conflagrationizes.

  2. Thanks for the comment. There's definitely a highly dysfunctional relationship going on between Karl and Stella and i would agree that he is quite the 'conflaglationist'. All the best.