Saturday, December 13, 2014

Coronation Street TGIF: the Manhattan Range edition

a look back at the week that was on Coronation Street in Canada

Well, as they say: Sofa, So Good. (they never say that - ed). Last week's Corrie was a homage to furniture. Let me explain. Kevin gets a couch. Kevin gives couch to Tim. Tim places said couch in Sally's living room. Sally goes ballistic until she discovers the sofa is expensive (part of the Manhattan Project Range). Then the comely owner with the odd American accent (Diane) wants her sofa back and Kevin is back in the dating game. Whew!

Anything else? Hmm not much really. Carla and Michelle go to a spa. Steve is spending too much money on that toy car. Tracy smashes up the factory and Carla pays off her debts. The Nazirs (glad you spelled that correctly - ed) are bidding on Anna's repossessed house. Gary and Alya are getting more serious. Sinead and Sean go clubbing and Sean meets a nice, gay vicar. Katy decides that paramedicine is not for her.

Onward with a few lines from the week:

Sally proudly explains to Alya why she acts so snooty at the factory:
"It's what they call middle management initiative"
(aka Bossypants Syndrome)

Steve explains to Lloyd that he's actually very busy:
"I have my fingers in a lot of pies"
(Freshcos has been meaning to talk to him about that)

Tony sums up Tracy for Liz:
"She kills men she doesn't like"
(puts a bit of a crimp in her online dating profile)

Sally tells Tim what tonight's literacy lesson is:
"Word bingo"
(all the excitement of bingo without leaving your home)

Hunky spa guy welcomes Michelle and Carla:
"Good morning ladies, my name is Claudio"
(Is that a loofah sponge, or am I just happy to see you?)

Beth describes what Sally is like while running the factory:
"She's like Captain Bligh with a clipboard"
(Sounds like a knicker mutiny in the making)

Sally's first reaction to the Lips sofa:
"Looks like Mick Jagger's blowin' a flaming raspberry"
(One might even say, 'Under my Bum')


Well Cobble Chums, looks like another week has eclipsed on the Street and this one was strange. Never before have I seen so many episodes devoted to home furnishings except when in the case of Vera's Hilda's "muriel" on the wall of her living room. Anyhoo, I'm glad you could stop by and I hope you have a great week. Meet you back here next week. Cheers!


  1. Pretty sure the "muriel" was at Hilda and Stan's.

    1. Thanks for the comment and.of course, you're right. My mistake. Sometimes I get the Vera and Jack era mixed up with the Hilda and Stan era. All the best.