What is the first thing that you do after you come home from a hard day at work? If you are like most people, you want nothing more than to stretch out on the sofa and to forget about the day. The easiest way for you to do this is to turn on the telly and watch a little bit of comedy. One of our favourite comedy shows has been and always will be Absolutely Fabulous, but did you realise where the show got its start? Jennifer Saunders does a wonderful job of playing on the show, and while it [More]
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders do a parody of the movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
There are many times in life when we might be facing an uncomfortable situation. Some of us may face it when we have to meet someone important and we aren’t quite sure how to react. That was the case when the Vicar was meeting a priest from another area, but something most unexpected happened. The vicar was busy trying to hold a conversation and act naturally. It was then that the doorbell rang and she got unexpected company. It was Alice Tinker and in typical fashion, she was doing something unexpected. Rather than just coming over for a visit, she [More]
When we look back at our past, we often see things that we had perhaps forgotten. That is especially true when we are going through a box of old items that may have been stored away for quite some time. It’s often shocking when we find what was hiding in those boxes. It appears as if the Vicar is having one of those moments and Alice is there to share it with her. She brings down an old box and finds a Black Sabbath album inside. Of course, Alice wonders if it is a gospel group. They then see where [More]
One of the most special events in any of our lives is going to be the day that we get married. It is not only the fact that we are joining together with our significant other, we also have a honeymoon to look forward to as well. Those are events that are never going to be repeated, and they are some of the most special we will experience in our life. When Alice Tinker gets married to Hugo, the two of them go on vacation and when they get back, they are anxious to tell the vicar about what took [More]
There is something about casual conversation that just seems to fascinate us. It doesn’t matter if we are in the middle of the conversation or viewing it from the outside, it tends to move along quickly. There doesn’t even need to be an interesting topic, we just need to let the other person talk about what they like and it works out well. In Dibley, there are often conversations that are not only interesting, they are quite funny as well. That is especially true when the committee gets together. Typically, they banter quite well but in this case, they are [More]
More than likely, you have a favourite comedian that is always able to make you laugh. They seem to be able to pull us up out of the darkest mood and put a smile on our face, regardless of how we are feeling. That is the case with the comedy team of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. They just seem to find a way to make any situation seem funny and we love them for it. If you have watched French and Saunders in action in the past, you realise that it is not out of character for them to [More]
Starring: Helen Mirren, Julia Sawalha, Jennifer Saunders & Dawn French
In my opinion, the Graham Norton show is the greatest chat show that has ever been on television. When he has celebrities appear on the stage, you never quite know who is going to be there together and you never quite know what is going to take place. It is part of the magic of what he brings to the table and we certainly do get a look behind the scenes in the lives of many of those celebrities. On this particular show, Graham Norton had two of the most amazing women on the stage at the same time. Dawn [More]
I remember taking a lot of school trips in my lifetime but I never remember any of them that were quite the same as what was experienced by French and Saunders. Of course, watching some of their antics while they were on the trip brought a lot of funny memories back as well. It doesn’t matter if French and Saunders are portraying schoolchildren on a class trip or if they are imitating a movie or famous actors, what they do is amazingly funny. You will come back to this video time and to enjoy what they offer.
It doesn’t matter who we are, we are going to be passionate about something. Sometimes, it makes us do things that we wouldn’t usually do, especially when we aren’t getting our way. Some people take it to the extreme but others go through normal channels to let their voice be heard. On the Vicar of Dibley, they are also passionate, and that is especially true when someone tries to take away their town. They had a petition signed (with the funniest results) but it seems as if the vicar needs to take things to the next level. She does so [More]
It is difficult to count all of the hours that I have spent watching Dawn French over the years. When you just add up the Vicar of Dibley alone, it really amounts to more than I can possibly imagine. That isn’t to mention all of the times that I have seen her performing standup comedy or alongside Jennifer Saunders for a brilliant parody. This video, however, is something I am happy to have added to my list. Dawn French has the ability to transform herself into almost any personality that you can possibly imagine. We have seen her do personalities [More]
Have you ever really been upset about something and felt as if you needed to take things to the next level? Of course, we have all felt that way at some time or another. Sometimes we feel so passionate about it that we write a letter, or more than likely, an email to voice our opinion. The town of Dibley is experiencing such a crisis when they don’t have enough water. When they hold a committee meeting, David lets them know he has written a letter to voice his dissatisfaction. The only problem is that the letter is very polite. [More]
French and Saunders are quite the comedy team and this parody proves that they can make audiences laugh, regardless of the situation. In this skit, they take on The Piano, and they work their way masterfully through it. You will be laughing from the moment that it starts and you won’t stop until long after it is over! The Piano was a dramatic film released in 1993 about a piano player (who was mute) and her daughter. Although comedy was not a big part of this movie, it certainly is a large part of this Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders [More]
If there is one thing I appreciate about the telly, it’s the fact that you never quite know what you are going to see. In some cases, it is a comedy, or perhaps you see a drama but through it all, they are there to entertain us. One thing that many of us love about the telly are the reality type shows, including the Antique Roadshow. We get to see real people in real situations finding out what their precious antiques are worth. As a fan of Dawn French, we recognise just how versatile she is. That is especially true [More]
When most of us think about Dawn French, we are likely to first think about her in a role, such as what she played in the Vicar of Dibley. We might also think about some of the comedy she has done over the years, and she certainly has done her fair share of standup as well. For those of us who really know Dawn French, however, we think about the partnerships she has forged, especially with Jennifer Saunders. Over the years, French and Saunders have put together some very funny routines. In most cases, they are poking fun at someone, [More]
When we look back over the years, there have certainly been many funny moments on the Vicar of Dibley. Dawn French never fails to please and she always has the ability to make us laugh. Of course, sometimes it helps to turn back the dial and to look at the beginning so that we can appreciate where we have come from. In this video, we get to take a look at the arrival of Dawn, when she first appeared on the Vicar of Dibley. She is on the pulpit, giving her first speech and it just seems as if things [More]
When you watch a television show on a regular basis, it seems as if you get to know the individuals who are behind the show and the cast almost on a one on one basis. We know there are ups and downs and we follow the plot quite closely. When it comes to any show with Dawn French included, we also love the comedy and that is what makes her such a special individual. In this well-known clip from the Vicar of Dibley, a formal introduction is taking place. Of course, we recognise that introductions are not inherently funny but [More]
How often do you get frustrated over little things in life that just seem to grate on your nerves daily? It seems to happen to me quite frequently. When it happens one time, it may not be a big deal but as it happens over and over again, it can quickly get frustrating. That seems to be the case in this video, and Alice is the target of the vicar’s frustration. She seems to have a habit of picking up the vicar’s phone to answer it for her, but the vicar would like to answer her own phone. She gives [More]
As fans of Dawn French, we try to watch everything she plays in, regardless of how large or small. That is especially true of the Vicar of Dibley, which is perhaps what she is best known for. The show was fantastic and the only thing we didn’t like about it is that it eventually came to an end. I can’t tell you how many times I sat and laughed at what was going on in each episode. If you love the Vicar of Dibley, you may be wondering where it was actually filmed. Yes, the show itself was a sitcom [More]