Update – March 24, 2008 – Buddy Can You Spare a Dime and/or Sperm?

Save Your Money

Leanne needs to come up with ten grand to buy the Italian on her own. Janice says leave it to her.

Janice calls Roger to meet her at lunch time to ask him something. When they get together, she pops the question: she needs ten thousand pounds. Only it’s not for her, it’s for Leanne.

Roger is shocked at the request but admits, when gently pressed by Janice, that, yes, he did do well for himself in France with that that plumbing work (note to all you kids pursuing your MBAs and Arts degrees: they’re fine pursuits all but don’t go lookin’ down your noses at the skilled trades. There is more than a few honest bob to be earned there.). He asks why can’t Leanne come up with the money if she was such a high-falutin’ real estate salesperson.

Janice spills it: Leanne was “on the game,” which is British for sex work. Roger storms out and Janice follows behind, begging him to consider. He says he has to sort his head out and drives off.

Later, he comes to Janice’s flat to discuss the issue further. He eventually agrees to give the money to Janice, not Leanne, for her to do with as she pleases. Janice promises to pay it back but Roger just asks to not make him regret it.

Has She Tried Formula 401?


Violet begs Sean to cover her shift all last minute like during lunch as she has a doctor’s appointment.

When she gets back, Sean presses her on the subject and she admits the truth: she went to ask about fertility treatments. Violet wants a wee bairn and is in the market for a sperm donor, which she reckons is a better way to go about it than picking up random men. Sean is shocked, shocked!

Save the Chippy

Yana is back! And she has news for Cilla: Wong is losing customers to Jerry’s and if they don’t stop getting people from going over there, the two chip shop women are going to be out of a job.

Cilla later catches Chesney buying a donair (yes, I know they’re called kebabs but where I’m from, that’s a donair). She calls him a traitor and tells he could have fish n’ chips whenever he likes. He says there’s nothing in the fridge and he’s sick of chips. Cilla grabs the donair and chucks it in the garbage, as Jerry looks on, appalled.

In Other News


Sean puts up a notice of the smoking ban, coming into effect within the next two weeks. Steve tells him to throw it away, as until then, Britain is still a free country.

Hayley is still being walked all over by the staff and is still on the receiving end of Sally’s smug tips for effective employee management.

David manages to get through a day at Audrey’s without getting fired. He even got a tip from a little old lady who thought he was charming. There was also a bit cut from the broadcast about Amber, who came in to book an appointment, and whether or not David likes her but apparently he doesn’t. I’m sure Amber cries herself to sleep over that one.

Carla gets back from the reading of Paul’s will. She tells Steve that, instead of providing for his family, he just gave everything to her, with the expectation that she’ll sort everything out.


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16 Responses to Update – March 24, 2008 – Buddy Can You Spare a Dime and/or Sperm?

  1. glacia says:

    Why do I have this feeling that David is a born hair dresser?

  2. geenee says:

    LOL – I wouldn’t let him near me with a pair of scissors!

    I’m already sick of whiny Violet and her mooning around about a baby. Wasn’t she already pregnant once, with no fertility drugs? So why does she need them now?

    Wouldn’t it be natural for Paul to leave his property to his wife? Michelle and Liam are adults and surely able to fend for themselves, though I could see him leaving something for Ryan’s education.

    I know, lately all I seem to do is pick holes in the plots and complain about the characters. I have been enjoying the interaction between Janice and Leanne.

  3. Gail says:

    I kind of felt sorry for Carla last night. Does she not have any friends or family? Her husband just died and she sits in the pub alone. I thought Steve was very kind to her. I think Steve is a natural born pub owner – he really seems to have a way with the customers I think he would be a great boss!

    My college-age son (who never watches the show) but has grown up with me watching it was walking by the tv when David was talking to Audrey and Maria in the salon his comment was “is that kid ever an a-hole”. That describes David in a nutshell.

    I think Sally is being un-necessarily cruel to Hayley who is trying to do her best. I hope Carla does take over the factory and puts her in her place.

  4. pip says:

    Steve is a funny character. Sometimes he can be extremely immature, and other times, like last night, he’s a real sweetheart.

    Why do I think it is only a matter of time before Sean volunteers some of his swimmers to Violet’s cause? Geenee, I think she went to the doctor to talk about artificial insemination and to discuss any possible concerns after her ectopic pregnancy, not to get fertility drugs. How on earth is she going to support a baby on her income. She can’t even afford a flat of her own, and is Eileen going to welcome yet another baby into her place?

    Poor Jerry. How come Eileen can’t see that he’s sweet on her? Time to step it up Jerry.

    David is a born hair dresser the way Sweeney Todd was a born barber. Ruuuuunnnn!

  5. glacia says:

    Geenee I’m with you. I don’t understand what the big thing is with Paul leaving everything to Karla. I would have assumed that anyway.

    Violet…don’t even get me started because I feel a pretty conservative rant coming on. I’m just hoping this is not a real story line. But seriously…HOW responsible is that?

    I didn’t blame Roger for thinking that Janice was taking him for a ride, especially after he said that he paid her way all through France. Leanne was particulary rude to him so I’m shocked that he came back. Given Leanne’s track record with money management….I think Janice will be paying off this loan herself.

  6. beanie says:

    I didn’t feel sorry for Carla.Hayley very sweetly asked the bitch to join her and she rather rudely refused.Hayley who is working her butt off to hold the factory together!

  7. howdi says:

    The actor who plays David is one good actor. That is why the writers are giving him such a big role.

    I never forget the scene he did when Martin left the family. I have rarely been as moved by an emotional scene.

    Now I have never been as moved to slap that character across the face.(and a good cuff on the back of the head would feel good too)

  8. the pink lady says:

    Genee: Violet had a ruptured fallopian tube during her ectopic pregnancy> But I agree…fertility treatments are jumping the gun somewhat. If she’s gonna have a baby, she should pair up with Eileen so she can have something to love again.

  9. geenee says:

    LOL – just call David Sweeney Todd! – Love it!

    I was sure I heard Vi mention fertility drugs but my hearing is going so wouldn’t swear to it.

    It’s quite understandable that Carla has no friends. She thinks she’s too good to consort with the factory girls and has a very cold personality. She and Paul didn’t seem to go out much together socially either and they may have just moved from someplace else; I was never sure on that.

    As for Jerry and Eileen: she’s just not that into him!

  10. glacia says:

    And where the hell is she getting the money for this fertility treatment. I’ve known a few yuppies who’ve nearly bankrupted themselves with fertility treatments.

  11. beanie says:

    I am PO’d at the whole Violet/baby story.Where is it OK in any way for a young 20something girl to just choose to have a child with no money no dad and basicaly nothing.That is so irresponsible that it really pisses me off!!!I have always liked Violet is she going to be a selfish stupid twit?

  12. Gail says:

    Beanie I completely agree with you regarding Violet wanting a child. She is being really selfish. She obviously doesn’t earn much because she rents a room at Eileen’s. Does she plan to raise the child there? Who is going to look after it when she is working? I know of a couple of teenage girls who wanted babies simply because they wanted someone to love. I thought Violet had more sense.

  13. robswizzle says:

    Having a baby while poor probably isn’t such a big deal in Britain, where one stays in one’s class and isn’t ashamed of it (except for Sally and Leanne). There’s council housing, a reasonable dole system, and everyone is broke from the price of pints anyways, so scrounging isn’t frowned upon.

    All those bourgeois aspirations really run up the costs of having a kid a Canada.

  14. CorrieLoverUSA says:

    I thought it was spelled “DONER KEBAB”…lol! Where do they spell it “Donair”? I am glad that Corrie is following what is happening in the real pubs in the UK. (Non-smoking) I wish we could have smokefree public places (resturants and bars) here in Michigan.Still backwards as far as being smokefree…

    I think Violet will get her sperm from Sean….

  15. CorrieLoverUSA says:

    Ah ha…here is a donair explanation….I wish we had them here in Michigan!
    “Döner kebab”

    From Wikipedia
    The döner meat is being sliced from a rotating spit. Note the gas grill behind the spit, which is used to cook the meat.
    The döner meat is being sliced from a rotating spit. Note the gas grill behind the spit, which is used to cook the meat.

    Döner kebab (Turkish döner kebap, literally “turning roast”), is a Turkish dish made of meat cooked on a vertical spit and sliced off to order. The meat may be lamb, mutton, beef, goat, or chicken. Alternative names include kebap, donair, döner, doner or donner. Döner Kebab is the origin of other similar Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes such as shawarma and gyros. A version developed to suit German tastes by Turkish immigrants in Berlin has become one of Germany’s most popular fast food dishes, and Turkish emigrants export German döners back into their home country.

  16. howdi says:

    Wow! if it wasn’t for these great comments and updates, I wouldn’t get half the funny lines or backround stuff.

    I can’t use closed captioning on the HD tv so I miss a lot of dialogue…or is it the post dinner wine?

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