You know, for all its celebrated status I’ve never seen that film, so I watched twenty minutes or so. Strangely enough, I came in at the one bit I’d seen already because Madeline’s mum once sent me a link to the YouTube clip. It’s the episode where the Milwaukee bimbos do a neat pick-up job on geeky Colin from Basildon with the immortal line ‘Are you from England?’ (which will surely take its rightful place with other classic one-liners such as ‘If that plane leaves and you’re not on it,’ ‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,’ and ‘I’ve been slimed.’)
I have to say I was impressed, and would now very much like to see the whole thing from start to finish. But I have a question of those who’ve already had the privilege. Is the Milwaukee bimbo episode the only one that isn’t sad?