Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Quote du Jour/Mrs Bale in As Time Goes By


I'm watching the whole series of As Time Goes By again, and this made me laugh.

Mrs Bale brings in tea to Lionel and Jean.
Lionel says, "On the dot, Mrs Bale." (she had said tea would be served in "exactly 17 and a half minutes.")
Mrs Bale responds: "I was born promptly and saw no reason to be anything else for the rest of my life."

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  1. Seems fair. I was born 2.5 weeks late, so I tell people they should be pleased I have my tardiness down to 15 minutes most of the time.

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  2. A lot of the 1980s comedies seem better than the modern ones. This was a good series, and I recently saw 'A Fine Romance', which also starred Judy Dench, and found it very funny. Worth watching out for if you have not already seen it.

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    1. I believe she played opposite her (late now) husband in that one. I'll check into it.

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  3. You know how much I love this post. But must confess I'd forgotten about Mrs Bales 'promptness' until this reminder. Her weather watching is what we always quote around here (or paraphrase to be more accurate). Do you own the series or have you found it on one of your services?

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    1. Yes, I own it. I just went through every single episode, including the reunion. It is my favorite series on so many levels. If you love it, as I do, it is so worth owning. I see something new in every watching.

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  4. I loved that series! Of course, I love almost anything Judy Dench does!

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  5. That series is a favorite at our house too! Love Mrs. Bale!!

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  6. One of my favorites too! Mom and I watched this together. Nan, don't know if you like Rebus but STV is bringing him back in a new series!

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    1. I did like Rebus, with both the actors. I don't know what STV is, though.

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  7. I love your header photo! It looks like a fairy ring of crocus. Did you plant them?

    My husband used to watch this and other Brit sitcoms. I'd hear him laughing and come see what he was watching and shake my head. But then I don't like many sitcoms. Give me Masterpiece or Inspector Lewis or Foyle's War or Endeavor, etc. and I'm there while he is bored. We both watch Big Bang Theory together though. And we soldier on!

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    1. Not crocus, but bloodroot. More about it here: https://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2014/04/miracles-on-maple-hill-by-virginia.html
      I don't really think of ATGB as a comedy, though it is funny quite often. There is so much depth to the lives of the characters. Lewis and Morse and Endeavour I love! Do you know Christopher Sullivan's blog? https://morseandlewisandendeavour.wordpress.com

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