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Incident At Wainscotting Manor #73

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Arnthwaite Grimper’s prowling brought him, at this precise moment, immediately behind Lord Grope’s chair. He rested his hands on the back of it and continued by asking:
“Would you like me to continue, Lord Grope?”

The above line is left blank. It should contain more of Lord Grope’s blustering, but given what I’ve said already, let’s just pass over it, shall we?

“Very well, your Lordship. I shall merely gloss over your clandestine affair with Doris Menagerie-Bowen - one of Her Majesty’s Ladies-in-Waiting - who is waiting no longer, having produced a healthy eight pound baby only last weekend.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Oh dear! (In the first line, should that word be "brought"? Maybe I'm misunderstanding it but I think it might be a typo.)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Didn't realize that was the last one for the day. Really love this series, Drew. I could just see the Pythons doing this, with either Carol Cleveland or Connie Booth as Lavinia. I don't think it would work having one of them dressed up as her. It was nice to have Carol around when they actually needed a woman to be relatively desirable. She was Margaret Dumont to their Marx Brothers (even though Ms. Dumont could never be described as "desirable").

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Dammit, yes - rectified, thanks Christopher. Pretty sure it wasn't a typo, just didn't notice it lol.
    Poor Margaret Dumont, she had to put up with a lot - but she helped make the films, she was so superb at playing the straight woman. I reckopn Connie Booth could do a brilliant Lavinia :)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Yeah, Margaret Dumont was an integral part of those films, and a great comic foil for Groucho. My favorite slight directed towards her was from Duck Soup.

    "We're fighting for this lady's honor, which is more than she ever did!"

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Hahaha! Now I have to dig out some DVDs!

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