Now I know I am not the only one who can randomly muster up phrases along the lines of "Look at moi-ye, look at moi-ye, look at moi-ye ploi-se" and fall about laughing, so I am launching a meme of sorts here. It purports to go along these lines:
Name your favourite comedy series, past or present, on TV and state five reasons why it should be enshrined for posterity (and possibly not re-hashed in the US for an American audience, of which - unbelieveably - K&K has also been a victim) so our kids can benefit from its humour in years to come.
To kick things off I give you my five reasons for loving Kath & Kim.
- Anyone who can keep a straight face - actor or not - whilst saying the phrase, "Mum. I don't want to be rich, I want to be effluent!" deserves a medal in my book (episode 1, series 1, in case you were wondering)
- Kath's hair - ever wonder where my inspiration came from?
- Kim's baby's name: Epponnee-Raelene Kathleen Darlene Charlene.
- This exchange:
Kath: Oh, what for the love of God is that?
Kim: It's the statue you wanted.
Kath: What? No it's not, Kim.
Kim: Yes it is, it's a statue of little baby cheeses.
Kath: Little baby cheeses? Oh little baby Jesus, Kim, Jesus.
Kath: Oh, Jesus.
5. I actually know people like this. And they are (almost) related to me.
So, who to pass the baton to? Let's see... Oh. I know.
How about Steve, Vix and Heather for starters?
And I don't mind if you love K&K as much as I do. In fact, the more the merrier.
But if your choice is different then the reasons better be bloody good ones!