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Monday, 22 November 2010

Coronation Street Tram Crash drinking game

So, I can't have been the only one to notice that since they announced that there'd be a tram crash the powers-that-be have been playing us the noise of a tram going over some points at least once per episode, so that we all forget that there's never been a tram on that viaduct ever-ever-ever, and actually that no one's mentioned even the viaduct itself since Don Brennan drove into it. Have they? Maybe I'm wrong but we definitely have heard the chuck-chuck-chuck of a train on a track a lot more recently.

You could even hear it on When Walford Met Weatherfield, when Eileen and that-one-out-of-Goodness-Gracious-Me-who-I-didn't-even-know-was-in-Eastenders were drinking tea (out of cups with saucers!)

So I propose a drinking game from now until the 6th of December. You don't have to drink alcohol for this - your tipple of choice can be tea or orange juice or even Ribena for all I care - at least then you'll be well-hydrated, unlike us lushes who'll be so drunk Monday the 6th that we'll be tittering as the heroic Dr Carter strides in like John MacLane in Die Hard. (Oooh, though, please don't let there be any broken glass and bare feet! I have SUCH a phobia of that, I watch that scene in Die Hard from behind a cushion).

So, anyway, back to the game. All you have to do is drink one drink every time you hear the tram. Take two drinks every time someone mentions the tram. Three drinks every time someone - no spoilers so take it as everybody - mentions about how happy they are, about how they love their life/spouse/children, about how they want nothing to change. Then by the time it comes we'll all be too sozzled to care! Tis nearly the season, and all that.

Cheers!

9 comments:

Sea Penguin said...

Bottoms up Rebecca! I'd half-planned on being paralytic anyway, just to get myself through "the bloodbath":))

Chewy said...

Nevevevevever been a tram going across the viaduct

well, apart from on the opening of around 3000 episodes :p

Glenda Young said...

Sounds like a good game to me. I know we've seen the tram in loads of episode openings but Rebecca's right, they are giving the show an ominous rattle every episode now to remind us of what's-a-coming...

Chewy said...

lol true xD even Anna gave it an ominus mention xD last time I remember it being mentioned was when Tracy wanted to sell No.6 and a estate agent mentioned it could bring down the price having a tram running at the end of the street xD

Tvor said...

It's been rarely mentioned though, and only ever shown in the opening credits. You never heard it rattle by up until recently. At least on EE you hear the underground whistle by regularly and have had for years.

Isn't the crash on Dec. 6, though, not the 2?

Clare said...

I'm up for it *cheers*

Rebecca said...

Tvor you might well be right - I've got my dates mixed up probably

Tvor said...

That's an extra episode or two to play the drinking game!

Anonymous said...

the tram was clearly seen when kelly 'the one with the legs!' left

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