Saturday, 27 February 2010

Coronation Street: The glorious Jackie Dobbs

Reprinted with permission from the wonderful TV blog PauseLiveAction

I know she’s not everyone’s cup of acting tea, but I always love Margi Clarke’s appearances on Corrie as Tyrone’s mother, Jackie Dobbs.

Jackie has her own barmy code of conduct. It’s ok for her to steal her darling son’s honeymoon tickets at his wedding, but it is not ok for anyone else to do him wrong. And Molly has done Tyrone wrong. Crashing into the corner shop like a pink-haired stormtrooper, Jackie confronted her erstwhile daughter-in-law, rather marvellously calling her a “plate-faced slapper with elevator knickers.” Jackie knows the type, you see – Jackie is the type.

If she ever gets hold of Kevin Webster, there won’t be much left of him apart from a few chest hairs and a smear of oil.

10 comments:

John said...

Let's hope Jackie and Deirdrie actually get a few scenes together this time. I never tire of Jackie bringing up their "jail time" at the most embarrassing moments. Maybe in front of George and his wife this time?

seapenguin said...

I so hope that Jackie finds out about Molvin SOON - her reaction will make all the cringing more than worth it. She's brilliant just now.

Walzing Matilda said...

John that would be a great scene, Jackie gatecrashing one of the Barlow's "teas". Why has the theft of the tickets not been mentioned by anybody? It is the usual soap amnesia. Great line again from her yesterday to Molly about stocktaking - Prices Up, Knickers Down - LOL, just a shame the aunties werent in t'Rovers at that moment to witness it!! LOL

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd see anyone worse than Theresa. I'm so wrong...

Eden said...

Wish I could get my own hair this shade of pink.............x

Clare said...

I for one think she's hilarious. Shouting tart at Molly - She bloody well deserves it!! I hope she'll stay a wee while this time.

Anonymous said...

Aunty Pam will sort that horrible Jackie Dobbs out.

She's done it twice already and this time it will be for good. Come on Team Pam, where are you when we need you.

Tvor said...

She is awful, she really is and i SO enjoy watching her!!! elevator knickers indeed!

Cobblestone said...

Yes, even though she sends a shudder thjrough me, I enjoy her in small doses. Now what I'd really like to see is more Jackie v. Aunty Pam ... Speaking of which, where is she?

gab said...

shes such a hypocrit and tyrones falling for it again

shes changed he said to jack-oh dear tyrone

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