Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Kath and Kim and Me

I have a confession to make. I love Kath & Kim.


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.
  1. 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)
  2. Kath's hair - ever wonder where my inspiration came from?
  3. Kim's baby's name: Epponnee-Raelene Kathleen Darlene Charlene.
  4. This exchange:
      Kim: Here's your statue, Mum.
      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.
      [Exasperated]
      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!

Yadda yadda yadda...