Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I have been desperately trying to think up something droll for this. I'm not sure I need to. Have this picture instead.

24 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Yes, that momentarily interested me. Are you awarding a prize to the first transatlantic visitor to get the reference?

6:33 pm  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

That's Violet Carson, innit?

Personally I'm suprised there's been all this fuss about the cows. I've ben hearing regional bovine dialect for decades.

8:06 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

Yes, indeed. A veritable plethora of prizes to be awarded. Colonials only.

Oh Mark.

(He's playing you around, competitors)

8:23 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

Well, I'm an American who got it by Googling from the url. Does that count?

"As Else, Alf Garnett's dimwitted "silly old moo" of a wife, Dandy Nichols repeatedly demonstrated the command of technique and timing that she had learned from her long apprenticeship in the theatre ..." (


10:55 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

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10:56 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

Barbara, welcome. If you're going to cheat (nothing wrong with that) you must employ a certain amount of finesse and not give away how you did it. 5 million points away; 5 million and one if you can state the obvious link.

12:31 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

I was going to say "pull the udder one" and then milk the applause.

All the cows round our way talk with a local accent.

12:48 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

Cows in B'heath, Geoff? There used to be some on the land behind the big roundabout at the end of Northend Rd/Perry St in Crayford but otherwise they're probably all in TK Maxx.

12:58 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

They're all probably called stooopid caaaaaahhs around Bexleyheath rather than silly moos.

1:38 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

As there has been a dearth of colonials coming up with the connection through their first-hand knowledge of great British sit-comedy I will have to award the prize to Barbara who correctly identified the wonderful Dandy Nichols, Alf Garnett's erstwhile wife and of course, Silly Old Moo. I am assuming Barbara read the link and realises the connection.

Barbara may well be familiar with Archie Bunker and "All in the Family" which was the version made in the United of States. What she may not realise of course is that the "Randy Scouse Git" from the original programme, Tony Booth, is our glorious leader's father-in-law.

13 points to Mark for being hopelessly wrong with Violet Carson. Of course, Geoff and other students of British telly will get the tenuous link between Ms Carson and the Prime Minister. It is of course that her co-star, playing tart with a heart Elsie Tanner, the late Pat Phoenix, was the Scouse Git's (qv) long term partner and latterly wife.

I could get a TV show out of this.

2:56 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

And that David Cameron is the love child of Jack Howarth who played Albert Tatlock.

9:51 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

Is he? Jack Howarth? You live and learn. Folk just don't realise how ingrained Corrie has become in the national psyche. He had a tot of rum if you were buying, did Albert.

11:06 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

What was the name of that 70s/ early 80s sitcom with Peggy Mount in it? I think it was set in a rest home. I try and remember from time to time but I can never get it.

I was involved in the probate for one of the supporting actresses a few years ago, Fanny Horne. Now there's a name you'd not hear these days.

11:53 pm  
Blogger Sharon J said...

Sometimes you call me a silly cow, which isn't very nice considering I...err... [tries to think of something nice she does for partner now and then]....err... oh, forget it.

12:29 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

And Ena Sharples grandson was played by Kurt Cobain.

8:01 am  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

Am still rolling on the floor over Fanny Horne.

So to speak.

9:14 am  
Blogger Helga von porno said...

That's my mother, and she is certainly not a cow, are you saying my mother is a cow, my dead mother? A cow?

9:21 am  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

Kurt Cobain? The blonde one from Herman's Hermits?

Helga, welcome. Very nice to see you out and about. People seem to have taken to congregating here on this wet Saturday morning. This is unexpectedly nice but I am fast running out of Red Mountain. If Vicus could run over to the garage for me?

10:01 am  
Blogger Sadie said...

I thought I might find something saucy here... alas, a man in a wicker hat.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

No no, it's a paper one. Just like Geoffrey Boycott's but his is dyed blue. I'm not feeling saucy, I'm decidedly murderous.

1:02 pm  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Geoffrey Boycott. Wasn't he the mass-murderer on Emmerdale?

4:11 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...


(Not Brian)

4:27 pm  
Blogger Sharon J said...

You haven't mentioned that it's a Welsh hat.

4:33 pm  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

It's a Welsh hat. Are they not renowned milliners then? They have a national hat that looks well made enough. (I've just checked, it's made in China)

4:44 pm  

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