Sunday, 17 September 2006

Chuckles central

I was given the series 1 deeveedee of the Good Life for my birthday. Rather puzzling thing to have bestowed upon me but have rather enjoyed watching it, after my initial slump at being a year older than Tom Good and being in as dead end job as he. Oh my have i appreciated the fact that Richard Briers, who plays Tom Good, was trained as a Shakespearan actor and revelled in his amusing Shakespearan actor send ups in several episodes. ho ho ho. Sheer genius. But it's Felicity Kendal who is the stand out and feather in this eye.

I recall watching the Good Life on the telly when i was in primary school but it had no impact on me really, just enough to twig that Barbara Good as played by Felicity Kendal was a dick and i was later kind of amused by the mocking of Flick in the Young Ones. I have to confess that recently i got rather hooked on that terribly clunky Rosemary and Thyme, in which Flick plays an horticulturalist come detective sailing to Lesbos. Sensational. But it is only now that i've had occasion to really marvel at and be maddened by her.

I have really honed my impression of Felicity Kendal's excruciating voice, mannerisms and style, am sportin' oversized pair of spectacles and some overalls as i type.

The Mistress has thus acquired a particularly fetching air and is very well equipped to deal with any folly that comes her way this week.

By the way it's Felicity's 60th birthday on the 25th of this month, next Monday, so i think we should all sport overalls, oversized spectacles and speak like her to honour her special day. You don't need to go overboard with expenditure, after all I'll just be wearing the khaki overalls i wore to honour Crockie a few Fridays ago.


Wayne said...

Caroline Aherne did a frighteningly accurate impersonation of Felicity Kendall on Shooting Stars. Even Vic and Bob seemed impressed.

Mistress Bel said...

ooh i'd like to see that. I loved Jennifer Saunders' impression in that f & s send up of rosemary and thyme.

David said...

Felicity Kendall speaks a fair bit like Soo, Sooty and Sweep's friend. I know of at least one man yours and my age who finds Soo very sexy. I don't think the Young Ones were joking about FK.

Mistress Bel said...

You!! Glory David surely that kind of confession should be reserved for myspace.

I know that the young ones were joking about fk.

Anonymous said...

was the f and s send up called "bangers and mash". man dawnie with that prosthetic nose...what a hoot!

Mistress Bel said...

yes i think it was!