Double Your Pleasure Update for Wed and Thursday

Betty Ditto - I Don't Know, She's Looking Kind of Fabulous To Me

Beth Ditto - I Don't Know, She's Looking Kind of Fabulous To Me



David and Tina
Thursday’s show opens with David (sporting an appropriate Mr. Rude tee) making frozen dinner for Tina. She’s leaving for home the next day, but it’s clear that David would like her to stay.

A bit later on, Tina engages in some ageist remarks about the over 40 set,  saying that she’ll worry about weight gain when she’s 40.  She says that her mom recokons that she went to bed at 39 all fit and whatnot and woke up at 40 looking like Beth Ditto.

Really?  Because I went to bed at 39 and woke up at 40 even more fabulous. Oh wait, that’s every woman’s experience, you little shit.

Tina then discusses her ex-boyfriend Matt and David responds with a bit of jealous and a LOT of rewritten history.

  • Tracey – ‘She was well fit, but she got way too possessive, so I had to sack her’
  • Maria – ‘She just kept messing me about, couldn’t decide between me and this builder bloke. Unfortunately, he was also a premiere league psychopath. Too much agro.’

Tina comforts him by letting him know women aren’t all mad cows.

The next morning, Gayle complains about the mess of the house and Tina volunteers to clean up. David complains a bit, but after Gayle leaves, Tina tells David that they’re going to clean up the house and make Gayle dinner – a happy Gayle is a happy David.

They make dinner for both Gayle and Audrey but when Tina gets a text from ‘Matt’ and tells David that she’ll be meeting her ex for a coffee, David sulks. It culminates in Tina telling David to get over himself and not be jealous then storming out of the house. David runs after her and tells her that he loves her. She says, ‘You don’t but it’s lovely to hear.’.

Alex and Ryan
This storyline is a lot of wash rinse repeat.

Alex is still in the Rovers and Steve is using the stick technique (threats to call the police or worse yet, Nick and Wendy) and Michelle uses the carrot, ‘Come on out darling, how did it come to this.’.

Vern has his own technique that involves telling Alex ‘You’re the man.’ and quoting ‘Deal or No Deal’. Norris observes that the SAS would snap Vern’s arm off.

In the end it’s Michelle’s touchy feely strategy that works and when Alex comes out of the bar, she hugs him and says, ‘Well done, well done.’ (Well done? For walking out of a bar? Please, for the love of God, get me another vodka.). Later, Alex pulls some emotional blackmail on Michelle to stay another week.

When Ryan hears of this nonsense, he says that Alex in pathetic and spoiled brat. Liam tells him that he can come over to his place, which Ryan does. When he asks Liam if he can stay the week, Liam is a bit hesitant.

Michelle comes over to Liam’s to get Ryan to come back, but Liam suggest that it might not be a bad idea for him to stay. Michelle is a bit pissed at Liam for not backing up her demands for Ryan to come home..

Meanwhile, Steve and Michelle have a chinwag and she offers to move out. Steve says no because if she moves out, that might be the end of their relationship. Michelle agrees to stay.

Jamie, Violet and Sean

Sean asks Violet if she would consider putting his name down on the form as the baby’s dad. Mainly because you know, he IS the baby’s dad. Violet hems and haws and tells him she’ll think about it.

You know, I’d love to know what the legal situation behind this all is. This isn’t the first time that a woman on the show has been able to have complete and final say on who the baby’s daddy ‘officially’ is. With dna testing, I wonder if it can be contested…I hope so because if I were Sean I’d probably fight it if she refuses to put down his name.

Meanwhile, Lauren is looking for flat finds out that Vi and Jamie’s flat is available, she goes and confronts them and gets a lot of um..welll…yeah…nobut…yeahbut…nobut. Later, over a discussion of boobs, Lauren tells Sean about their move and that something suspicious is going on. Sean is worried and says, “I just can’t bare to think anything bad about my two best friends.’   OOOOOOOOOOOOUCH!

Later, Sean approaches Jamie about moving and Jamie brushes him off by saying that they haven’t started looking and he doesn’t even know where they’re moving to….all the while wearing a ‘City of London’ t-shirt. Hello advertising! Jamie apologizes to Sean about having to hear about the move through the ‘jungle telegraph’* and tells Sean that he’ll be the first to know once something is decided, then gives him a hug.

Later Marcus visits Violet who says that they’ve already looked at flats. When she says that the midwife hasn’t been to visit, Marcus checks with the midwife and finds out that Vi cancelled the appointment. He puts two and two together and when Vi’s story doesn’t match what Jamie told Sean – they figure out something is up – that Vi and Jamie will most like be moving much further afield.

Steptoe and Son
Daddy Bookie has all his crap at the son’s flat but promises to have movers come and put it in storage.   But later when Dan comes home, he finds that Harry has sent off the modern furniture to storage and keeps the ratty old furniture instead.

Oh, so many pop references. First I thought ‘Fraiser’, then no, no, the place looks like a junk shop so ‘Sanford and Son’. Then it hit me, ‘Steptoe and Son’.

For the uninitiated, ‘Steptoe and Son’ was the British show that ‘Sanford and Son’ was based on. Watching the interaction between Dan and Harry, the junk, the dad ruining the son’s attempt at romance – well, I almost think the writers were doing a bit of a Steptoe and Son tribute.

Other News
Karla checks the sale figures between Tony and Liam.

Norris updates Becky on the Alex situation – Amy, Rovers, etc and gets free tea for hero.   He accepts the tea, but adds, ‘The hero of the hour stuff doesn’t sit very comfortably on these rather English shoulders.’  (Best line of both nights for my money!)

The pub is out of Smokey Bacon crisps.

Sean makes a comment about how Violet sets feminism back a 100 years by taking all of grossboy’s money. I hate when women use men as bank machines.

Kelly’s knicker parties not working out the way she thought they would.

Did Anyone Understand This Conversation?
There was some discussion in the pub with Sean, Dev and Vern while Sean was comparing his nose to baby Dylans. He says that he just wants Dylan to have his love of showtunes, then this conversation happens:

Vern: ‘What about the factory?’
Sean: ‘It’s all bombs and tons.’
Dev: ‘Oh I wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall there.’
Sean: ‘Well I’m meeting him at noon.’

Okay WHAT? Did anyone get that?

* I looked this expression up and this what I found: 

‘jungle telegraph’ – referring to communications in outposts of the British Empire around the same period.

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19 Responses to Double Your Pleasure Update for Wed and Thursday

  1. eila says:

    ‘Michelle is a bit pissed at Liam for not backing up her demands for Ryan to come home.’

    I guess she doesn’t understand irony.


  2. papasmurf1964 says:

    A ‘tun’ is a large cask of wine…

  3. blueheadlights says:

    It actually Beth Ditto.

    I want to punch Michelle, that’s normal right??

  4. debbie says:

    “Michelle is a bit pissed at Liam for not backing up her demands for Ryan to come home..”

    Where do I start here?

    Forget it, I can’t be bothered.

  5. glacia says:

    Headlights – corrected. TY for the info!

    Debbie – I know, when it’s too easy it takes the sport out of it.

  6. kunzie says:

    Totally fun read, Glacia, cheers!

    David: Please lend Alex your Mr. Rude shirt. Maybe I’m just too nicey-nicey Flanders, but I am not into friends or family speaking to me like I’m a dirty mat, the way Alex does to Michelle. If I was her, a very simple personal rule would be – no more snotty, snide, nasty cracks. Civil to me, or you’re out.

    I don’t have kids. Many of my friends do. So if a want-ad read: AVAILABLE – kind, compassionate and loving relative to offer childcare, support and help any time of day or night. Nothing asked in return…what’s the catch???? Violet and Jamie, wise up. Jamie is Violet’s relatively new on-again boyfriend. How that makes him Dylan’s dad is a mystery to me. I’d understand alot more if, let’s say, Ashley and Claire wanted kids and could have none..Sean stepped in as donor…and later Ashley wanted to be main-daddy as the family unit was already set up.

    Sorry so long…;-)

  7. pip says:

    I was a bit flabbergasted, too, when Violet wouldn’t immediately agree to Sean being named as father on the birth certificate. In BC you can get a birth certificate amended if no father or the wrong man is named and you have a paternity test proving paternity. No court order, just an application to Vital Statistics wtih the necessary proof.

    I don’t know how Violet and Jamie can sleep at night (when they’re not up with the baby, that is).

    I have a feeling that psycho-David will be returning soon. Should be fun.

    I also have a feeling that Alex will soon be a permanent fixture at the Rovers, and that Ryan is going to cause some differences between Liam and his blushing bride.

  8. haili says:

    Give Michelle credit: at least she offered to leave. That’s a step in the right direction!

  9. kunzie says:

    Yeah – I yelled “bye!” at the TV. But somehow she stayed.

  10. glacia says:

    See, I think if Jamie and Violet just relaxed and let some time pass for adjustment, Sean would be the best thing for them. Sure he’s all annoying now, but I think he’d settle down and everything would work out nicely.

  11. jeanie says:

    I don’t know what Vi expects from Sean but we all thought the pregnancy was insane to begin with. Sean is very OTT about the baby and it must annoy the heck out of gay people. Then again I’ve know lots of moms and dads that I silently prayed “SHUT UP SHUT UP” Almost as annoying as someone making wedding plans.

  12. pip says:

    I agree, Glacia. Sean is no more annoying than a doting grandmother and will prove just as useful. Violet and Jamie need to learn that the world does not revolve around them, and that life is never perfect.

  13. haili says:

    Violet, Jamie, Michelle – all need to take a course in empathy for other people.

  14. pip says:

    Can I just say about Lauren, in anticipation of the summary for Friday night’s episode: ‘you go, girl!’

  15. Gayle says:

    Kunzie, I completely agree with your comments regarding Violet, Jamie and Sean.
    As much is Sean a bit over the top, he IS the baby’s father. I don’t understand why there is any question about putting his name on the birth certificate – he IS the baby’s father! I am getting really tired of Jamie’s crabby face.

  16. fondue123 says:

    “Sean makes a comment about how Violet sets feminism back a 100 years by taking all of grossboy’s money.”
    Glacia, I think you meant Lauren, our favourite tranny, not Violet.

    Michelle: you need to step back and look at this situation clearly. Maybe 10 steps, 20 steps, maybe so many steps we can’t even see you anymore…yeah that’s better.

    Violet and Jamie: Such awful friends they’ve turned out to be. If it wasn’t for the fact that Sean would be devastated, I’d wish they WOULD leave.

  17. Ian says:

    I thought Sean said it’s all bums and tums. The last line is in ref to something else nothing to do with what Sean said prior.


  18. Ian says:

    If in fact Sean said ‘buns and tuns’ that would be a food ref. Buns is self explanatory and a ‘tun’ is a tuna fish sandwich.

  19. Joy says:

    I’m thought Sean said “bums & tongues”!

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