Update – August 27, 2008. Everyone likes a little Moosehead Edition

The Key to Claire’s Heart

Claire and Sally are in the cafe talking about Claire’s plan for the singles night. Women wearing locks will be approached by men with keys to which of them has the key to her heart. Sally thinks it sounds a little sordid and not a little like a 1970’s key party. Claire assures her it’s intended as a ice-breaker. Sally offers to help Claire with her make-up. This causes Becky, who’s been eavesdropping, to burst out laughing.

“I never thought you had a sense of humour, Sal!”

Later that night, Claire is at the singles night, quite drunk, dancing like Elaine Benes, and asking if anyone has the key to her heart. Nobody, apparently, does so she catches us with Lloyd, who is about to leave with Chantal the coroner for some Chinese buffet.

Claire tries dancing some more but decides to call Sally when it’s clear she’s not having a good time. Sally offers Kevin to go pick her up. (Sally is having a lesson with John  Stape and appreciates the chance to be alone).

Kevin finds her at the party as she starts putting herself down as nobody fancied her.

“I am a moose,” she says. “You may as well stick my head on a big wall in ….(wait for it) Canada. Mmmmoooooose head!”

(I swear the writers are just messing with our heads now)

Kevin tells her it’s not true and she’s quite good looking. She responds by kissing him squarely on the lips. Kevin pulls back and suddenly Claire is not as drunk as before and looking quite remorseful.

Kevin drives her home and Claire tries to tell him how she doesn’t fancy him at all. Kevin seems willing to just forget about it but Claire is just making it work.

She stumbles up to her door and, if it wasn’t bad enough that nobody had the key to her heart, Claire can’t even manipulate the key to her house. Ashley lets her in and she collapses in his arms.

They have a long chat about his infidelity and how much she misses him. They seem to making good progress toward a reconcilliation when Claire blurts out that she snogged a guy. Ashley seems understanding until she tells him it was his best mate Kevin. Then she stumbles off upstairs, leaving Ashley thinking, “…the Hell?”

The Role of Baby Daddy Has Been Filled, Thank You

Well, it looks like Violet and Jamie are a couple again. They tell Sean and Marcus the news and Sean is hurt, knowing that his desire to be a proper father to his son will come to naught now that Violet has Jamie in the role of father figure (who sometimes fancies his stepmum).

The news is too much for Sean, who flies out of the Rovers and tells Marcus he wants to be alone.

In Other News

Fizz asks Kevin if, when Sally and John are doing their lessons, are they ever alone. This sends up warning signals in Kevin’s brain that strengthen when, that evening, Sally sends Kevin off to get Claire at the singles night.

Liam has returned from Ireland. He makes like he brought Maria back a crappy pen but gives her a nice bracelet instead.

Before he gives it to her, however, he hands her the box, claiming it’s Irish pornography.

“Lepreporn,” he calls it.

Do you know what I get when I Google “lepreporn”? This totally NSFW post from former Corrie Canuck contributer MJ.

Yeah, like the Streetcars radio conversations Becky picks up on her iPod, I’m convinced the writers are sending us messages.

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18 Responses to Update – August 27, 2008. Everyone likes a little Moosehead Edition

  1. Michigander Fan says:


    Do television shows often communicate with you?


  2. Michigander Fan says:

    Ahhh… alcohol. The cause of, and solution to, all life’s problems.

    Kind of a meh episode.

    However, I liked the moose comment. Is it a rule that all Canadians must have a moose on their family room walls? We tried to do that with the bald eagle, but then we almost ran out.

    You just can’t trust a drunk chick, man! She totally broke up the Kev & Ash BFF. Yoko!

    And yes, it does sound like a key party. Plus you know who would have my key? Yeah.


  3. Michigander Fan says:

    People on Corrie who need to get their head out of their bum:

    Maria: Liam’s just not that into you.

    Claire: Quit blaming and get back with Elmer Fudd already.

    Doreen: OMG – you are NOT Sally Field – everyone doesn’t love you!

    Sally: You have a good (slightly boring) man – are you really ready to throw that away for a man skank with bad hair?

    Jason: It’s just a matter of time before Sarah bites your head off and eats it. Probably after sex.

    Jerry: Having children is a responsibility. Grow up and take care of those kids.

    Violet: You got exactly what you asked for – a baby with your gay best friend (who’s a drama queen). Deal with it.

    Anyone I have missed?


  4. S. Poole says:

    Boooooo to the writer who had Claire dis Ricky Gervais. Why pick on him, he admits he is fat all the time, leave him alone already, he is a freakin’ genius.

  5. MJ says:

    Mind you don’t accidentally spell it “LeperPorn”

    Whole different ballgame.

  6. geenee says:

    Michigander fan: yes. Gail, who thinks her sons are saints. You are right on with all the rest.

    I agree with Claire that Ricky Gervais is one of the most unsexy men ever.

    John: once more – thanks for the morning laughs.

  7. Gayle says:

    Michigander fan – I agree 100% with all of your comments.

  8. Michigander Fan says:

    I think Ricky Gervais is funny; however Kev is WAYYYY cuter than Ricky.


  9. John says:

    MF – TV shows usually communicate with me via my tooth fillings so I often have to wear a tin foil hat to block their messages.

  10. Margaret says:

    two back to back episodes with shout outs to Canada eh!

  11. Yanyan says:

    Ease up on poor Clur. I, too, get a bad case of the Benes after two or three bottles of wine.
    Also, I kinda resent the whole moosehead on the wall/Canada statement. It’s a generalization that is simply not true.

  12. pip says:

    Personally, I would like to see Ashley and Claire back together. The thought of either of them in a relationship with anyone else is too scary to contemplate.

    Lloyd does like the tall ladies, doesn’t he?

    Poor, poor Sean. I knew this would happen. I predict Violet is going to be the supreme angsty bitch about all this, and try to rope Jamie into adopting the baby so that Sean can’t have anything to do with him. I don’t know how she did it, but Violet somehow managed to take the joy out of reconciling with Jamie.

  13. mayfairgirl says:

    i agree with the comment on ricky gervais.

    next, they will me making fun of russell brand. that is when i get nasty! watch out.

  14. Michigander Fan says:

    Yanyan, exactly. It is spoken as fact by someone who has never actually been within 3000 miles of Canada. OTOH, she was slightly… ahem… wasted at the time. When I was in Germany, I was amazed at what Germans “just knew” about Americans. Never been there, no actual facts. Stereotypes come to life.

    John, I see… (backs away, smiling politely.)

    Pip, actually yes – Ash and Clurr are MFEO, aren’t they? If only they could see that.


  15. eila says:


    Right on, and thanks for the laugh!!


  16. Michigander Fan says:


    My pleasure! I’m a stand-up comic at heart, but with major stage fright. So it’s almost as if Al Gore invented the interwebs just for me! (and other equally well adjusted individdals.)


  17. Glacia says:

    MF – go to the This American Life website and listen to the podcast for this week. There’s a great piece about American stereotypes in Germany.

  18. Michigander Fan says:


    Thanks! Will do.


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