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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Old Lady Juice

So. Some of us are careering towards senility like a wobbly old woman towards a stack of discounted baked beans - with predictable hilarious results - thanks to genetics firmly dredged from the shallow end of the gene pool.

Who'd like to see what senility is like with a simple experiment? One that you can do from the comfort of your own armchair!

Why not watch a long-running soap opera that you used to watch a long time ago and try and compare and contrast with the version now. For example, I just come back from watching long-running Australian stalwart soap 'Neighbours' today for the first time in about since the Conservative Government was in power. The sets were all the same, but the people were different, and in some cases, the same character played by someone completely new.

I sat there, noting to myself "Didn't you used to have blonde hair?" Why is she living with you now?" "So, are they the grandson or the nephew?"

I was so confused I almost wet myself. Ta-da! Experiment complete!

Next week: pretending to be epileptic by the use of strategically-placed car batteries

10 comments:

Imogen said...

*snarls*
Be nice, I adore neighbours and am thoroughly prepared to defend it to the first broken nail despite teeny tiny flaws only percievable to the jaded mind.
And remember, everything's just fine and dandy as long as its funny.
:)

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Oh, please let there be photo's of next week's instalment.

Please!

CyberPete said...

Well there can be a simple reason as to why the character is played by someone else: they wanted more money.

Simple solution: They were in an oilplatform explosion in the south China sea.

See! Voila! By the way, when are we getting our Halle Berry acceptance speech mate?

Tim said...

Wasn't it great how Jim Robinson popped up in The OC and managed to die in almost exactly the same way? Although the bigger budget meant he fell into a swimming pool rather than the kitchen table...

kyknoord said...

So I guess you want the nipple clamps back?

Snooze said...

When I watched Neighbours Jim Robinson was still alive on it. When I saw him on The OC, it never even crossed my [tiny] mind that that meant he was no longer on Neighbours - thanks for the update, tim. Lee, is Helen still on? She looks just like my therapist.

St. Dickeybird said...

I'm thinking what Inexplicable Device is saying!

Mr Kenneth said...

Snooze! Both the character of Helen Daniels and the actress who played her are dead and have been since 1999. This is not the world of male heterosexual hairstyling, things move on.

kyknoord said...

Incidentally, you've been quoted, O eloquent experimenter.

Kirses said...

i managed to catch the last ten minutes of neighbours the other day...and was flabbergasted to see harold bishop strangling paul robinson. - not sure whether he managed to kill him or not, but he certainly weasn't looking too flash when the theme tune kicked in.