Sunday Roast: Catherine Tate & David Tennant

Catherine Tate is the chav schoolgirl, and David Tennant is the new Scottish English teacher.  But, she ain’t bovver-ed, right?



26 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Catherine Tate & David Tennant

  1. All I need is a transcript from 3:30 on in the clip and I’ll be fine!

    There’s to be a new Doctor, next year. Reminds me of when they would get a new James Bond. Just when you start to become comfortable with one, they change.

  2. From 3:30.

    “Am-est I bother-ed?”


    “Am-est I bother-ed, forsooth? Looketh at my face…looketh at my face! Is this the bother-ed face that thou sees before thee?”

    (ref: Macbeth—Is this a dagger that I see before me, the handle towards my hand?)

    “Right I’m calling your parents”


    Sonnet:My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red than her lip’s red;
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun,
    If hair be wires, black wires grow on her head.
    I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
    In some perfumes there is more delight
    Than the breath with which my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know,
    Music hath a far more pleasing sound;
    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
    As any she belied with false compare.

  3. 5th,
    Whatever she says at about 4:22, the audience laughs really hard there, and I still can’t get a handle on it at all. I couldn’t get enough of the sonnet for a search, but you solved that part well.

    That old boy has the right idea about farming, except he hasn’t heard about government subsidies yet!

    I clicked through the Catherine Tate vid to see what else was there, and I found a clip of her with Lenny Henry, which caused me to find this:

  4. I did get the “bite me, alien boy!” at the end of the sonnet, first time ’round.

    It took several more tries to get the line at 4:22. Now I have it.

  5. LOL, House.

    Lenny Henry is someone I really like–not “brilliant”, but reliably good.

    He did however write and star in a sitcom called ‘Chef’, long before the whole celebrity chef craze of recent years.
    His character in it, as the Chef, reminds me of ‘Blackadder’ in his use of language and general attitude of being constantly cheated by life and thwarted by morons. It is superbly written and acted and very very funny.

    Lenny Henry also happens to be married to the enormous but phenomenally brilliant Dawn French of ‘French and Saunders’ ( Jennifer Saunders of AbFab fame).

  6. In Chef, I thought the “morons” were the wait staff. 😀
    He had a different name for each rank in the kitchen, then there was “the morons”, and I forget what he called the wine stewards.
    Chef is the only thing I’ve seen Henry in, I had never seen him do standup. He was in a movie called “True Identity” which I saw but can’t remember other than he hid from mobsters by pretending he was white.

    I didn’t know he was married to “The Vicar”. What can I say, Tom Arnold married Roseann Barr.

  7. For those who enjoy those sorts of things, there’s a new song parody up at my brain. I hope you like it. The video (if it still works), has an unusual introduction of the band, The Association. It’s to their fast-paced song “Along Comes Mary”. I enjoy a challenge. I hope you like the results.

  8. hey Wayne, I checked out your latest work. 😀

    house–how lovely you’ve seen Chef. I think it’s one of the best sitcoms ever. .

  9. BBC channel is running AbFab from 7pm central tonight, until 4am.

    The BBC channel’s Doctor Who marathon starts New Year’s Eve at 11pm central, with The Christmas Invasion, same one I saw the other day. It runs all the way to Saturday night at 9pm, concluding with The End Of Time Part 2.

    • House,

      I am SO jealous of you right now! AbFab AND Doctor Who marathons!?

      I tried watching The End of Time Part 1 on Youtube, but I only got to part 5 of 7 before the videos started coming down. Pissed me off, let me tell you.

  10. La Croix! 😀

    Either that was the most briliant product-placement in history, or La Croix owes Jennifer Saunders a ton of money for the advertising!.

  11. Cable systems need to go a la carte, and offer everything.

    As backward as Alabama is, the PBS network here is pretty good. I haven’t had it for a while, but they went through all the Chef episodes two or three times. I used to not have cable, and Saturday night with the Britcoms, (after the inevitable Lawrence Welk Show, of course), was the best night for tv. Still is.

  12. That makes sense.

    The End Of Time, Part 1, was premiered Friday in the UK, and Saturday here. Part 2 is this Saturday at 7:30 pm at the end of the marathon.

    • Damn, I missed the polar bear…I hope he found the blubber bits in the sofa.

      Oh, I guess he did…

      Note to self: Buy new sofa for the Zoo lounge.

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