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July 13, 2007

Mrs. Peel

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I was going to write something like: Yes, yes, Diana Rigg. But please, Joanna Lumley. Then I watched the 1967 Avengers opening credits and I realized, oh, right, Diana Rigg. Also featuring feminine wiles and PVC.* So, sorry about that. A useful reminder of an England before it lost its bottle. As the Bard put it, another country.

But still, Joanna Lumley on Top Gear: The World's Fastest Grandmother!**

* Also Helen Mirren. Best not to think about it too carefully.
** Not a grandmother at this point... And now, back to Plymouth (nsfw, blurry).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 13, 2007 07:07 AM

Comments

You're damn right, Diana Rigg.

Although I would otherwise abhor musical ringtones, I did just set up the Avengers Theme on my personal communicator.

Posted by: Dan [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2007 12:04 PM

I have loved your Top Gear posts!

Thanks!

(And I loved/love "Patsy". I like my women a little on the trashy side.)

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2007 02:49 PM

Ah, the object of my late adolescent obsession, Emma in her jumpsuits... although, I have to admit, I was equally in love with Rover...

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2007 07:20 PM

I am reasonably certain I am missing the reference.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2007 07:48 PM

Rover was the nickname for any one of the four 20's vintage Bentley's that Steed drove in the series. It was rarely mentioned, but saved his ass in one episode when he was speaking to an Emma imposter on the phone and asked her "how is Rover", to which the imposter replied in reference to a dog, so Steed knew what was tipped off to what was going on.
Sorry, I'm the wellspring of useless information...

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2007 06:08 PM

boy that one sentence was screwed up, huh? gotta be more careful when I edit.

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2007 06:09 PM

Your "And now, back to Plymouth" link gives this result:

"We're sorry, but we cannot display this content because it has been labelled private by its author."

However, below is this link. Look upper left for video.

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2007 02:35 PM