Gabby and I dedicated this weekend to Jennifer Saunders, because the woman is brilliant and amazing and we both want to marry her. Seriously. Here is one of the reasons why:
Isn't she just perfection? This parody is so funny, it's spot on and totally legitimate. Dear Madonna: this is what you get for not agreeing to appear on their show! Jennifer looks gorgeous in this as well.
We spent this weekend watching the new Comic Strip, which was "Five Go to Rehab" as well as a documentary about thirty years of The Comic Strip. Jennifer as Margaret Thatcher is completely hilarious, and the new episode was brilliant as well. LOVE the Famous Five.
We also watched Let Them Eat Cake, as well as two Absolutely Fabulous specials - "Absolutely Fabulous: A Life", and "Gay" which has Whoopi Goldberg in it. I love Ab Fab, Jennifer and Joanna are so great together, and Jennifer's writing is comedy gold.
The Comic Strip and Let Them Eat Cake also star Dawn French, who is another very funny lady. I love French and Saunders, because in a way they remind me of myself and Gabby. There's this card titled "The Friends" which describes us so well:
It's like we share this secret connection that is invisible to everyone else, and it seems like Jennifer and Dawn do as well. There was a blooper in "The Making of "Five Go to Rehab"" where Jennifer is reading something on a piece of paper out loud, and for whatever reason she finds the piece of paper hilarious, so she starts cracking up, and as soon as she looks up and Dawn sees her face, Dawn loses it as well. She has to look away because she cannot look at Jennifer without laughing. The two guys in the scene with them are completely clueless as to what the two women are laughing at. This is the genius of French and Saunders; it's like they share a brain sometimes. That is how stuff like THIS can happen:
"I enjoy the thinking up of it... thinking of it up."
"Thinking... no. It up thinking of."
"That. I enjoy the thinking of up it."
THAT. That is how they work so well together, because they quite simply have arrows in between their heads, as illustrated on the card. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you FRENCH AND SAUNDERS: thinking of up it since 1987! May they continue the it up thinking of for many years to come.
Their male co-star in Let Them Eat Cake shouts the following at them in one of the episodes, after they have been babbling on for much time:
"WILL YOU SHUT UP, YOU TIRESOME TWATS!"
and I am CERTAIN that many people have wanted to shout the very same thing at me and Gabby. The thing is, though, that we are too cool to care, and so are Jennifer and Dawn. They will continue to do their thing, and haters are gonna hate, but so what? It's not about the haters, it's about the lovers. Yes, that sounds a little bit wrong, but I mean, I wanna be Jennifer's lover. I'm sorry, what? I digress.
I love it when these two get married in the "Gay" special. They were practically already married anyway, but it's just so funny to actually watch them say those vows to each other, in front of Whoopi Goldberg. AB FAB FOREVER.
This picture makes me so happy.
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!
A Norwegian girl in London