Monday, 24 April 2017

Remembering Coronation Street's Phyllis Pearce

One of the many great things about watching Coronation Street for years, decades even, is the affection you develop for some of the characters. A few can walk off the cobbles and be instantly forgotten, but others will stick in your mind as if you knew them personally.  

One of my perennial favourites was Phyllis Pearce, played by Jill Summers.  Phyllis was given a mention just recently in Coronation Street in a bit of a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment. She was gravel-voiced and purple-haired and many fans became a dab-hand at doing their Phyllis impersonation of "Ooh! Percy!".

In this wonderful clip below, Phyllis tries to woo Percy (who steadfastly refused to be woo'd by ayone, and especially by Phyllis) into attending an art class with her. 

"There'll be models," she tells him, to which he replies. "What do you think I am? A pervert?"

It's well worth a little look.

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maggie muggins said...

Ooh, I remember Phyllis Pearce! Loved her! We could sure use some characters like this now.

Rebecca said...

I agree, I loved Phyllis!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting how often this particular storyline has been recycled? Phyllis-Percy, Hayley-Roy, Cathy-Roy. Also, Nick Tilsley taking the job as live nude model.

Jo said...

Brilliant clip, I haven't seen anything as funny in Corrie in absolute ages.
Also the proper northern accents are great, even they aren't as good as they used to be. Just last week we had Audrey ' aarsking' and Jenny aarnswering'.

Anonymous said...

'Do you want a cuр of teeeeeeaaaaa?' - Рhyliss was wonderful :)

Tvor said...

She was a great character and I've heard that in real life, Jill Summers was a real firecracker.

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