Friday, 3 October 2008

Dr Maroon and Mrs Pouncer?

. . . . and a good excuse to show some classic adverts . . .

26 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

What a pair! And Melissa rhymes with Clarissa! But Dr Maroon wouldn't have been so friendly to that Italian chappy trying to chat up his lady friend.

scarlet-blue said...

Obviously Mrs P is a lot younger than Joanie . . . but I imagine they are pretty similar . . . and Dr Maroon is probably more like Len, than Norman Wisdom . . .
Sx

having my cake said...

Bwahahahaha... Fabulous :)

Joe said...

Reminds me of our old Hawaiian Punch commercials (well, a little bit)...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hvOVx_0nc

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Ms Cake, did you see the promotional video for the vacuum screamer? . . . Oh my . . !

Hello Joe, you are quite right, these commercials are virtually indistinguishable . .

Sx

Joe said...

Well ... virtually indistinguishable ???
Well yeah ...I guess ... How odd.

BEAST said...

Ha Ha Ha , the good old vacuum screamer , I cant imagine Mrs P allowing that sort of thing

Kate Lord Brown said...

Thank you Miss Scarlet, what fun (and so much more amusing than the old Cointreau ads) - a Dad at school bears a startling resemblance to old Len. Every time I see him, I expect him to be chucking his drink around. Come to think of it, he often does. Dr M and Mrs P aren't down this way are they?

scarlet-blue said...

Sorry Joe, I'm being a snarky sod. I apologise, you can puncture me if you like.

I think Mrs P is in a flap about the vacuum screamer, Beast. She prefers the spin dryer method, she's old fashioned like that.

Hello Kate, I believe Mrs P is from Reading and Dr Maroon is from Scotland. I think Dr Maroon may well be a Sean Connery type . . . . they both seem to know an awful lot about engineering and helium . . .

Mrs Pouncer said...

I would like to know where this vile rumour started? I am not from Reading. Wendums is, and Boyo, and Gyppo and Mrs Boyo, of course, but I'm from somewhere far, far classier.

Reading. Good God.

scarlet-blue said...

Mrs P, I think, is from a classy place close to Reading, but not Reading . . . apologies.

There's a new comedy programme on BBC2 that is set in Reading called 'The Beautiful People' . . . Reading can't be all that bad?
Sx

:: Wendy :: said...

Reading is indeed full of beautiful people, though not exactly sartorially eloquent, and some other of more dubious character to add that little dash of spice.

scarlet-blue said...

I will have to come for a visit Wendy . . . it seems like the place to be seen at the moment.
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

It is the Alngonquin Round Table of the Thames Valley

Dr Maroon said...

Christ Scarlet, I haven't laughed so much for a while. I wish I'd seen these sooner.
You have it exact!
Exactement!

Well done that girl!

Ax

scarlet-blue said...

Kev . . . are you saying Mrs P is Dorothy Parker? I think you could be right.

Thank you Dr Maroon, it is how I imagine your meetings . . . somewhere between Reading and Scotland . . . in Norwich perhaps?

Sx

Glamourpuss said...

Leonard Rossiter was so brilliant in those ads. Great fun.

Puss

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I imagine the tryst took place in a Travel Inn near Northampton. This clip was great. Just how I imagine both of them! (Except Maroon would be wearing a kilt).

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Puss, I think Leonard Rossiter is brilliant, I've been watching re-runs of 'Rising Damp' on a freeview channel - so flipping clever. Timeless.
Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Daphne, Yes, definitely at a 'Travel Lodge'! And they would have breakfast at a 'Little Chef' . . . . with Mrs P bursting out of her slutty dress . . .
Sx

EmmaK said...

I adore Leonard Rossiter. Did you know he had a fetish for bluestockings and had an affair with Sue MacGregor of all people?
http://www.kdwebserver.co.uk/~celeb/prod_pictures/macgregor_sue.jpg

scarlet-blue said...

Sue MacGregor! And why not?!
Rossiter was brilliant, I wish they made ads like they used to . . . I'm sounding old!
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Amusant, Daffers and Scarls. Tres. It doesn't bother me, but Maroon won't go to a Travelodge as he insists on somewhere with a ballroom, a library and a billiard table. He always checks in as Professor Plum.
Nor will he go to East Anglia, Scarlet. The cleft palates and calipers unsettle him.
Northampton! Honestly, Daphne. Do you think Maroon is some sort of Traveller in Ladies Footwear? Good heavens. No, it's somewhere more northerly, and with a certain amount of cachet attached. More than that, I won't say.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Cleckheaton.

savannah said...

i had no idea . . .

but then, what do i know, sugar? i mean me being american and from the south to boot! ;) xoxo

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: I'm from the UK and 'Cleckheaton' may as well be in the US for all I know . . . do you get place names like that in the US? I can't imagine 'Scunthorpe' or 'Bridlington-on-Sea' being in the US . . .

Kev: 'Cleckheaton'??, Nah, they'd meet in Luton . . . or perhaps Milton Keynes . . .or Dunstable?

Mrs P: I've got it!!!! It's Gretna Green!!!! Are we all invited?? Oh come on, give us a clue . . .

Sx