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Corrie - Return of the Stape

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HeidiKat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:23:26

Did anyone else laugh their arse off at the line "My name is Chips, Mr Chips." grin grin grin

meditrina Mon 24-Oct-11 21:25:52

Yes and no.

I'm old enough for a false name to an estate agent to have a really nasty resonance.

But perhaps here they were aiming at the teacher?

I did really enjoy Mary singing as she left the courtroom. I think she's channelling Blanche.

HeidiKat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:26:55

I'm old enough for a false name to an estate agent to have a really nasty resonance.

Excuse my ignorance but what does that mean?

phatcat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:28:25

suzy lamplugh

Tequilamockinbat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:28:42

Suzy Lamplugh

Tequilamockinbat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:29:03

Oops x-post

HeidiKat Mon 24-Oct-11 21:30:28

Oh just googled her and that is sad, never heard that story before sad.

kitya Mon 24-Oct-11 22:01:58

Im loving Mary in the courtroom. She's the best thing in it for me.

gregssausageroll Tue 25-Oct-11 09:29:00

No, as an estate agent I didn't find the comment funny only because I know what is coming in the storyline and it is a big fear for me and the staff who work for me and do viewings. Sorry if that sounds dramatic but it is a danger.

HeidiKat Tue 25-Oct-11 10:50:05

It was just the way he panicked and said the first thing he saw never mind how ridiculous it sounded, further confirming him as the most inept criminal ever. I wasn't aware of the Suzy Lamplugh case, it was a bit before my time as I was born in the early 80s, didn't mean to cause offence to anyone, sorry.

MurielTheActor Tue 25-Oct-11 15:11:24

Yes - Mary in the courtroom - fabulous grin and Brian doing Brucie grin
I remember the Suzy Lamplugh case - horrible story (her mum who did so much work for improving safety for women died recently).
But that surely can't mean we can't be amused by the Mr Chips line?

BiscuitNibbler Tue 25-Oct-11 15:45:51

I thought the Mr Chips line was a reference to the film Goodbye Mr Chips.

meditrina Tue 25-Oct-11 15:55:32

Yes, but Kipper and Chips? Read the spoilers. I think it was meant to be sinister.

BiscuitNibbler Tue 25-Oct-11 16:14:55

Good point, meditrina, hadn't realised what was going to happen. I remember the Suzy Lamplugh case too, but had forgotten the name Kipper, and do now think this was intended to be sinister.

meditrina Tue 25-Oct-11 16:28:35

Having now read the spoilers, it's clear that Corrie has (once again) lost the plot. But it just sounds pathetic and dire. And if they're going to have an almost throw-away line which drags up a feature of a notorious murder, it doesn't give confidence it will be well written either.

I think Mary is about the only thing worth watching for. (Roy's mother nearly back on course, after the pathetic stuff she got earlier).

MurielTheActor Tue 25-Oct-11 17:03:05

No - definitely a reference to Goodbye Mr Chips (he was a teacher after all).
Kipper and Chips? Not exactly a well known phrase is it? (or am I missing something? hmm)

meditrina Tue 25-Oct-11 17:41:56

I didn't mean it as a conjoined idiom! Just as ideas that fit well - fish and chips? (Or ORT characters, if we're thinking of teachers)

And I did acknowledge that they could have been aiming at the teacher in my first post.

But with the upcoming storyline, the similarities to the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh have to be the dominant association.

I wonder if either her family (as the case is still open) or the Foundation, were consulted about this storyline?

HeidiKat Tue 25-Oct-11 19:34:53

But I thought it was Rosie he was kidnapping and not the estate agent, that's what they said on This Morning today anyway?

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