Saturday, January 11, 2014

Coronation Street TGIF: the William Wordsworth edition

please note this post makes reference to the Jan 10 episode on CBC

The problem with Roy and Hayley's heartbreaking and poignant storyline is that everything else seems trivial and inconsequential by comparison: Steve's facial contortions, Sally's stolen handbag, Kylie's voddie binges, Norris' new coat etc. etc. How can the mundane possibly compare to Roy reciting lines from William Wordsworth? Ah well, I suppose we must soldier on and review some of the memorable lines from the week that was.

Steve explains his Christmas shopping problems to Michelle, Andrea and Liz:
"I got stuck in a revolving door"
(hint: step out when you get to the other side)

Leanne reading a riddle from a Christmas cracker:
"How does King Wenceslas like his pizza?"
(without anchovies, I believe)

Deirdre recounts her adventures while wearing a mistletoe crown:
"I've all but swapped saliva with a border terrier"
(too much information)

Kirk ponders the sexual politics of Christmas foliage:
"Isn't mistletoe sexist?"
(Try 'Ms.Toe', it's politically correct)

Nick explains his behaviour to Norris:
"I get these rages and I can't control them"
(although, a lot of people do say the same thing when speaking to Norris)

Liz warns Kylie to behave herself:
"One sniff of trouble and I'll make Tina look like a pussycat"
(go on...)

Rita complains about the odour emanating from Norris' damp coat:
"Norris you smell like a wet dog"
(Must be his new cologne: Chanel No. K9)

Tina tells Liz she won't leave her high-paying shift at the Rovers because of Kylie:
"I'm not gonna let some drunk trollop take money off me"
(I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific)

 Hayley to Roy:
"I don't think hope's misleading"


Well, faithful and teary-eyed compatriots of Corriedom, so ends another sad week on the Street. The story of Roy and Hayley is so powerful that I have almost forgotten about Peter and Tina. Good thing I have the Legover clock to keep track of that development. All the best to you and thanks so much for stopping by.

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