Sunday, 23 February 2014

Corrie Weekly Awards for February 17 - 20

You Say It's Your Birthday: I think Steve and Lloyd thought their birthdays came together too, getting an eyeful of naked Tina.

Pants on Fire award: Peter, in Weatherfield, lying to Carla that he's still in Paris waiting for his late afternoon flight.

Switched at Birth award: Never mind Michelle's kid/s, Amy prefers museums to games? Whose child is she? Tracy even agreed there might have been a switch!

Like mother like daughter award: Uh oh, Amy's becoming very good at manipulating isn't she?

Scrubber award: Tracy, appropriately, get to dress up as a Victorian maid.

Inner Geek award: Roy and the steam engines and later, with his train set.

Manipulation Award: Todd gets the gold medal this week for his performances and using Sean to make inroads with Marcus. And it worked.

Flash in the pan award: Marcus and Todd. Quick, innit?

Lines of the week: 
Dennis "Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb" (see ya!)
Mary to Rita "Do you really want to enjoy years of loneliness and weight problems before the lucrative comeback tour?"
Gloria to Ritchie "We've got an oral contract" Ritchie "Which isn't worth the paper it isn't written on"
Tracy about the costume "Me, Steve and Amy could all fit in it and still have room for packed lunches"
Gloria "What do you want to drink? We don't serve Horlick's"
Tracy to Steve "Why are you dressed like a pimp?"
Gloria "You've taken me in. Mended me broken wings. Released me back into the wild."
Sean "It was the gentlest knock back ever. I feel like i've been beaten up by angels' wings"
Mary "Doesn't that make you a nuclear blast, Rita?" Rita "I could live with that!"
Gail "Purse full of euros, heart full of dreams. All went wrong at the last minute" and "she'll be living it up while i'm careering towards old age reading pamphlets on stair lifts and mobility scooters"

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Frosty the Snowman said...

180 deg turn award: Dennis seemed genuinely sorry and desperate to make amends with Rita and repeated over and over again how he loved her, then suddenly he runs out of the pub and dashes off with the woman in the nylon wig and stops to rub Rita’s nose in it. Totally inconsistent writing.

Out of your league award: That etype jag is a sought after collector’s item that would take ages to source and would cost in the region of £100 thousand pounds. That skanky old Gloria would be able to afford it or even the insurance at her age is just laughable.

Sick to the stomach award: Sluttish Tina and leering dirty old man Peter. Hate watching them slobbering over each other, not sure who is the most uncomfortable – the actors or the viewers.

Shut up award: Silly thick little Katie and her constant pointless uninformed opinions – she really irritates me for some reason.

Arm folding award: Sean and Michelle constantly in this stance – it looks so dismissive and sloppy the whole time, why are the Directors not directing?

Act in your client’s best interest (not) award: so Marcus didn’t turn up and the couple right after bought the dream house from right under their noses. No estate agent would let this happen without speaking to Maria/Marcus first and giving them a chance to better the offer.

Anonymous said...

In your face - Dennis FINALLY getting one on old misery guts Rita. What a PITA she's become. Now, we've got to listen to her whining about lost love etc. But, the writers are to blame for this crap - what a waste of decent talent. I guess finding another girlfriend for boring Sophie was a priority.
He always gets his man - Todd finally bagged his trophy - Marcus who did a 180 and jumped on Todd like he was a life raft and him a drowning man. Another waste of a decent character so somebody else could have a storyline - the ever boring and wooden Maria.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Phony exit award: We've read that Sue Johnston has filmed her last scenes but nothing about Dennis. That exit was so out of character after begging Rita to take him back that I think he jumped in the car to shock some sense into her. My bet is that he only gets a couple of miles down the road before leaving Gloria. Hopefully, Rita will realise what she nearly lost. I do hope it's that way and not that Gloria throws him out and he comes back, begging for forgiveness. Again. Of course, Rita may not believe he came back of his own accord and so the story goes on for another few months. Philip Lowrie is not due to leave until the summer so whatever the story is, he'll be back soon.

Newfy Pearl said...

I think after all of the grovelling Dennis got the security he thought he wanted - to be in Rita's good graces. Then look at her sour face even after she got her own way. No wonder Dennis bit the bullet and fled. So I had no problem with this scene. I rewound it twice to enjoy it again and again. lol
In regards to Marcus. Ick!
I have to say though I find it funny how during this storyline people are shocked and disgusted at how Marcus is being led astray....whereas people were cheering when that sleazy nurse did the same with Todd. Times are changing? Both storylines are/were just plain wrong. A home wrecker is a home wrecker no matter what the gender!

Newfy Pearl said...

By the way - when Gail said 'careering toward old age'...shouldn't that have been 'careening'?
Do the writers do this on purpose to show Gail's stupidity, or is it truly a faux pas on the part of the writers?

corrierules said...

Newfy Pearl: "career" was used properly.

I'll get me anorak.

Anonymous said...

Either term would have been correct.

Newfy Pearl said...

I stand corrected...though if you google...careen is the usual word used in this instance.

Anonymous said...

Newfy Pearl, couldn't have said it better re: Dennis and Faceache Rita. I hope that if Dennis comes back he doesn't spend all his screen time wimping around after Rita, hope they stay apart. Would be better if he somehow stayed with Gloria rather than a predictable split. Smelloid

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