French and Saunders (1987– )
Dawn French: Various Characters, Herself, Various characters, Various roles, Bobin, Dawny Corden, Evangeline Idiot, Fanny, Lexie, Mammy...
Dawn : Quite frankly the internet is just a world of hideous filth waiting in earnest to corrupt our children! Why, one only need enter in a harmless barnyard term - like "poo cock" - and there's no end to the smut that appears!
Jennifer : With me on the couch today is our financial specialist Dawn French. Hello Dawn!
Dawn : Hello!
Jennifer : Now Dawn is here today to talk to us about what's going on in the market today. Dawn, tell us a little bit about what we might find in the market today.
Dawn : Well, in the market today you'll find apples, bananas, all types of fresh produce and things of that nature. Of course if we're talking about a farmer's type market you'll find all sorts of knick-knacks including those little plastic flowers that dance when you talk to them. of course they're not the Japanese ones, they're the imitation English ones.
Jennifer : Right. Actually I was talking about the financial market.
Dawn : Oh, the financial market! Well in the financial market right now people are very concerned about... money.
Jennifer : Perhaps you could tell us, for instance, what one might be spending if one wereto invest in gold?
Dawn : Right, well, for about fifteen pounds you can get a fine thin chain bracelet. For twenty five pounds you can get a necklace and perhaps your initials in some of that curly swirly writing. But I feel duty bound to warn you that if you are looking for something such as a chunky identity bracelet, you may find yourself paying upwards of fifty pounds.
Jennifer : Well! A word to the wise, there!
Jennifer : A lot of our viewers seem to be having a lot of trouble discerning the difference between a pension scheme and a unit trust.
Dawn : Oh yes, I get that one a lot. Now listen, people, I don't know how many times I can explain this to you. The first one is a PENSION SCHEME, and the second is a UNIT TRUST.
Jennifer : Well, that clears that up, then.
Dawn : And once I have given you that capital letter, what will you be doing with it?
Jennifer : Well, if I can go out on a limb here and make an executive decision, I am going to say that we will be photocopying it, probably passing it around the office and tacking it up on bulliten boards. Exciting!
Jennifer : Now, I've prepared a little mock-up for you Jo, I hope that you approve. Would it be safe to say that THIS is the size that you'd be thinking of for your book "Rock Stars and Their Toilet Seats"? Pop-up size, Jo?
Dawn : Yes, well, that size, definately, but certainally not that thick.
Jennifer : Of course, yes. And although we've got Princess Stephanie in there for the mock-up, obviously it WILL be Bob Geldolf. And I wonder, Jo, have you given any consideration to incorperating pop-up?
Dawn : Can I suggest something? Plop-up.
Dawn : [pretending to be Madonna reading from her new children's book] Now, once upon a time there was a naughty, dirty little girl who sang and danced her way to the top. She didn't care who she was horrid to in order to get famous. She even did a nude book where she showed her vixen toilet parts to everyone, and depicted scenes of depravity with young and old gay boys and girls licking and poking her. When she grew up she realized she didn't want her own children to read this smut or to see her on stage twirling her nipples and grinding with a man dressed as the Pope. One day a big wise rabbit called Philip Berg hopped up to her and suggested that she should study the ancient mystic and esoteric knowledge of the first five books of Moses and explore a path to fulfillment via spiritual and scientific laws of the universe that govern the cosmos and the human soul. And so she did. She set about repenting and making herself a better person. She washed out her filthy mouth and the words "mother", "sucker" and "cock" never passed her lips again. She thanked the big rabbit and all his creed and asked how she could show the world that she was now a new and spiritually clean person called "Enid". He gave her a $26 red friendship bracelet, available at blahblahla.com and a catalog for further merchandise. This is a true story, and if you don't believe me, go fuck yourself.
Jennifer : Celebrity gossip! So I decided to see a play about a week ago. A small thing, something to do with morality in the art world, very high brow. Well the curtains opened, amazing, lavish sets. Great acting. But you'll never guess what happened. This woman, all of a sudden, walked across the stage. It was Madonna! She just walked over to the fireplace, took off her coat, and then proceeded to lounge about for the entire show. I mean, what was she thinking? And the actors of course were totally professional, acted as if she wasn't even there. Perhaps she thought that Gwyneth Paltrow was doing a show there and she would just stop by to say hello. But then she had the nerve to take the curtain call with those people!
Dawn : What a deluded cow!
Jennifer : Yes, but you haven't heard the whole of it! I went back a few days later hoping to catch the play undisturbed, and she did it again! Walked right over to the fireplace, took off her coat so I knew she was staying.
Dawn : My God. Ever since that woman moved to London it's like she thinks she owns the place. Well, did you at least get your money back?
Jennifer : No. But I did sell the story to Pop Trash magazine. Big bucks!
Dawn : Tell me something, Jennifer... if you castrated a Glow Worm, would it be delighted? Ha-ha-ha! And I mean that sincerely, folks.