Saturday, February 8, 2014

Re-Introducing Wayne and Waynetta Slob

I have an odd system of memory in that I can sometimes forget a task I have been reminded about half an hour earlier and yet then something odd and random can catch me unawares. This applies to British comedic characters. The U.S.seems to lack comedic characters and has to make do with real life ones like the hairy homophobic bloke from Duck Dysentry.



Anyhow I was somewhere the other day when I saw a couple and instantly thought of Wayne and Waynetta Slob from the Harry Enfield show back in the 90s. I may have said as much to my daughter, who looked at me blankly for obvious reasons. In fact, after a particularly adolescent type outburst a few days earlier I had suggested she was Kevin the Teenager from the same show, an allusion that again fell on deaf ears.

At times like this I wonder if I am frozen in the 90s - a decade my daughter describes as a "long time ago." I have been known to pull up Oasis on YouTube from time to time.

Wayne and Waynetta, in their own way are classics of British comedy, although not in the classic classic sense of Fawlty Towers. Still worth a watch. For some reason they appear with alarming regularity in my head every time I am lucky enough to find myself in Wal-Mart. Oh and having it off means ... well you know.


8 comments:

  1. Funny stuff.. "posh for knob" Brits have the best slang for everything. I am a big fan of Catherine Tate.. and I love Oasis too.

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    1. Oh yep Laura - recall having this discussion back in the day - and Oasis didn't make such a big impression in the US either

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  2. OMG, Fawlty Towers was the greatest . . . what super laughs! Now it's "Keeping up Appearances" for good fun.

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    1. yes it is - you can't beat Fawlty Towers, tho Kittie

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  3. The more I see references to things, songs, shows, etc of the 90s, the more I realize how out of touch I was with that decade. I'm good till about 1989 and after that, I have no idea what the trends were, shows, etc. Who is Oasis? Is that a band?

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    1. Oh yep JoJo - a band - you should check them out.

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  4. Just come back here and take a trip to WH Smiths, mate.

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    1. I think I will mate - might get all nostalgic and sob tho

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