Friday, July 18, 2014

Coronation Street TGIF: the George Clooney and Chocolate Eclair edition

please note this post makes reference to the July 17 episode on CBC

On the plus side, Nick seems to have recovered nicely from his brain injury. On the minus side, he seems to be acting like a real 'Nick' (replace 'N' with consonant(s) of your choice - ed). Looking forward to the customer service experience at the newly re-branded Just Nick's (buy one drink and get one free - on your head). Then there's Kal's mom. Nice lady. Elsewhere, Lloyd is being naive. Peter's being drunk. Gail is being Gail. Last week's lines, anyone?

Carla tells Peter what she sees when she looks at him:
"All I see is death and pain and loss"
(I guess she overlooked the hip flask)

Neil tries to get romantic with Andrea:
"Let's rekindle the magic"
(okay, I'll get Lloyd over to help)

Yasmeen quizzes Leanne about books:
"I'm a librarian, shoot me"
(don't give her any ideas)

The Nazir family is amused by the common question they get about Ramadan:
"Not even water!"
(funny, that's what they say at the Rovers when someone wants a non-alcoholic drink)

Kylie briefs a customer about Marcus:
"And he's gone gay again"
(must be the weather)

Maria fears that one of Audrey's customers may have expired:
"Not another one"
(yikes! looks like Audrey's is hazardous to your health)

Yasmeen tries to put Leanne's history behind her:
"The past is a foreign country"
(Yes, it's called Prostitutia)

Yasmeen gets the lowdown on Leanne's past:
"An ex-prostitute, drug user, arsonist?  Is that your CV?"
(just wait till you see her LinkedIn page)

Carla commiserates with Maria:
"Men should come with a health warning"
(Men can be hazardous to your health. Avoid marrying)

Gail's job is realigned to meet the changing organizational challenges of the gym:
"Why do I always have to be the cleaner?"
(it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it)

Eileen recounts her dream to Steve:
"It involves George Clooney and a chocolate eclair"
(a dreamy flirt and a creamy dessert)

Steff to Michelle and Maria:
"Why are all men such drunk, ignorant pigs?"
(is that a rhetorical question?)

Well, Corrie co-conspirators, so ends another week on Street. Hey! Whatever happened to the murder investigation? Has everyone taken a mini-break?  I guess we'll find out next week. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. I'll meet you back here next week. Cheers!


  1. I like your version of the show better than the recent original. Yours is funnier!
    Leanne's well-travelled. (In her case that has more than one meaning!) She's also been to Arsonia and Narcotia, but then, she comes from Battersby.

  2. Thanks so much for the comment and the compliment. Yes, Leanne certainly has a 'well-traveled' past and it's always fun when another character on the show recounts her CV and reminds us of her many misadventures. All the best.