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Posital
1101051.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:26 am Reply with quote

Digitally delivered videos?

 
extremophilesheep
1101056.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:23 am Reply with quote

grimwig wrote:
in terms of buzzers, please tell me what bill and the rev richards were this week. Most enjoyable episode of the series in my opinion by the way


I need the subtitles the BBC provides anyways (esp with comedy with laughter and fast talking) and they usually also tell me what the buzzers are. Might be an idea to switch 'm on solely for that purpose and then switch 'm off again if you prefer.

 
plinkplonk
1101074.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:54 am Reply with quote

grimwig wrote:
in terms of buzzers, please tell me what bill and the rev richards were this week.


*Rev Cole/Richard.

 
suze
1101077.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:56 am Reply with quote

"Rev Coles" is wrong, just as Cluedo's use of "Rev Green" is wrong.

"Rev Mr Coles" is correct but a little archaic, while "Rev Richard Coles" is by now the preferred form. "Rev" is pronounced "The Reverend"; it is considered incorrect to omit the definite article in speech.

He's of the High persuasion, and so "Father Richard" would be appropriate if you were actually speaking to him.

 
CharliesDragon
1101087.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:56 am Reply with quote

I have to say Stephen's attire was very Swedish... Well, his tie certainly looked like the Swedish flag, and the shirt and jacket complimented the overall impression.

I've actually become rather intrigued by Stephen's ties. On their own they should probably feature in some sort of Bad Taste contest, but he makes them work. For a long time I didn't even notice how outragous they are at times.

 
suze
1101089.  Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:07 pm Reply with quote

That blue and yellow outfit did not pass unnoticed in our house. Under the artificial light of our living room, the blue coat and the blue bits on the tie looked purple, and we were not impressed that Mr Fry appeared to be wearing UKIP colours.

 
djgordy
1101154.  Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:29 am Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:
I've actually become rather intrigued by Stephen's ties. On their own they should probably feature in some sort of Bad Taste contest, but he makes them work. For a long time I didn't even notice how outragous they are at times.


He is certainly in danger of becoming a Richard Whitely tribute act.

 
Troux
1101302.  Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:18 am Reply with quote

Also my favorite episode thus far, and I was pleased to see the familiar Dutch tears shown in full effect. I was actually expecting Stephen to screw it up and hammer the tail by accident. :P

I remember an earlier episode where Phill called out Stephen for wearing the Cadbury's livery. He's definitely gotten a little silly with his outfits, I wonder if they have a dedicated elf for dressing him.

 
swot
1101428.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:11 am Reply with quote

I'm sure you meant "picking his clothes for him", but I had a mental image of one of the elves helping Mr Fry into his trousers and buttoning his shirt for him.

 
CharliesDragon
1101429.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:16 am Reply with quote

Aristocrats used to have people dressing them, so it's not too far-fetched...

 
AlmondFacialBar
1101437.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:20 am Reply with quote

Though Stephen's pedigree is about as far removed from aristocracy as it's possible to be while still being English. Have you never seen his episode of Who do you think you are? The workhouse and debtors prison featured...

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Ian Dunn
1101442.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:25 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Though Stephen's pedigree is about as far removed from aristocracy as it's possible to be while still being English. Have you never seen his episode of Who do you think you are? The workhouse and debtors prison featured...


And if I remember rightly Auschwitz also featured.

 
CharliesDragon
1101468.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:52 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, I've seen it, but they do mock him on the show sometimes. He was in Prince Charles's wedding, I think it's not a stretch to say he's a notable member of society.

I do love his stories of his Hungarian (?) grandfather, though it is a bit different knowing the extended family history...

 
Troux
1101487.  Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:23 pm Reply with quote

swot wrote:
I'm sure you meant "picking his clothes for him", but I had a mental image of one of the elves helping Mr Fry into his trousers and buttoning his shirt for him.

I was unsure as I typed it, actually. I do remember the episode where he mentioned his grade-school tailor.

 
dr.bob
1101563.  Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:36 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Though Stephen's pedigree is about as far removed from aristocracy as it's possible to be while still being English. Have you never seen his episode of Who do you think you are? The workhouse and debtors prison featured...


Reading the article about Stephen in "Who Do You Think You Are" magazine, it mentions that one of his great-great grandparents was an inmate of the workhouse in Lewisham.

Given that any human being has 16 great-great grandparents*, I don't think it's entirely impossible to have one of them go to the workhouse, but still have a family tree that's pretty high up the social ladder.

Not that I think Stephen is particularly aristocratic, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that most of his family were comfortably off and from the middle classes. They wouldn't be featured on the show, though, since "Wealthy middle-class celebrity has wealthy middle-class ancestors" doesn't really make for terribly good TV.


*Insert your own Norfolk joke here

 

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