Friday, 6 March 2015

Equivalents.

Re the last post about students who look like wives:

Am I talking rubbish again? I’m doing a lot of that lately. It’s a deflection device. It’s when I stop talking altogether that the worrying begins.

I sought solace in the incomparable Catherine Tate. I can usually rely on her to make me think at least, if not laugh out loud. The following clip is a monologue from The Valley Girl. I gather The Valley is in California, and the Valley Girl is a sort of American version of our Essex Girl, with one difference. The Valley Girl has standards at least, whereas the Essex Girl generally limits herself to aspirations.

4 comments:

Della said...

Gosh, she is hilarious. I hadn't heard of her and thought she was American from the sketch, then I watched the other very funny one you posted further down on the 'offensive translator'. I'll have to watch her show, is it BBC?

JJ Beazley said...

I think it was the BBC, but there isn't a current series running. What's annoying is that I never watched it because I never liked the clips they used to advertise it. It happens to me a lot. It seems the clips they think will most appeal to the greatest number of people are the ones which least appeal to me. I've missed a lot of good TV that way. There's plenty on YouTube, though.

Della said...

I'll have to look into it. The problem with YouTube is that I get hooked on one video after another and can't get off again. I suppose that's the idea ;)

JJ Beazley said...

I have the same problem, but my bandwidth is only unrestricted between midnight and 8am, which leaves relatively little time. Maybe I should get really cool and do a YouTube all-nighter.