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Old 08-01-2013, 05:39
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Connie, I love the song and dance man video and found it before finding this forum. I've watched it multiple times since it captures all those scenes so nicely. I only wish you would add in the Pearl Fishers duet from William and Mary. I love watching them practice but also the final product a bit later in the episode.

I get a huge laugh every time I see the look on MC's and NM's faces and MC's body language when the really good guy singer is singing and getting the ladies all happy in the Crown.

And I also can understand why he was so happy about the photo. I have a shutter bug in the family and some experience myself, and catching that moment is a wow!

Connie, also I clicked on the Desert Island link and nothing seems to be loading. Is there a secret to it, or is it just too long after the fact?
I ended up uploading the duet as an individual vid after receiving multiple requests.


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Old 08-01-2013, 06:16
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Doc martin s3 ep4

I like the way they’ve led up to Pauline’s addiction on previous episodes. Despite the fact she can sometimes be mean you at least feel sympathy for her where as I can’t conjure up any sympathy for poor Penhale.

There are so many women like Mrs Oakshot (the horrible city slicker mother from last weeks ep) and Carrie Wilson who actually exist. They have them portrayed perfectly on DM.

Love Pauline’s line when DM tells her to “do that at home” Pauline says “Oh, I do!”

I like Al in this episode. Love LG’s reaction to Mrs Wilson’s “accident” right down to the swinging of the bag at the end of the scene. Difficult to believe that Mrs Wilson would forget the Princess but this gives DM the opportunity to display his distaste for dogs and time for Mrs Wilson to get into the hotel, find Edward fitting and back to DM’s car.

A nice moment of compatibility between LG and MrsT. Mrs T likes her eating metaphores re men. “eat him with a spoon” and “All men are the same. If it’s thrown down on a plate in front of them they grab a knife and fork.”

LG does her inaccurate reading of DM’s character again in the office by assuming he doesn’t want to go to Penhale’s party and then understandably confuses DM. We understand it’s her jealousy but can also see that DM is totally in the dark. And then again when DM’s about to ask if she wants another glass of wine.

DM tries to kiss LG and he says sorry TWICE in this ep. Once when he has to leave LG and rush off to see Al and then to AJ when Edward gets taken away by the ambulance.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:22
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Connie, also I clicked on the Desert Island link and nothing seems to be loading. Is there a secret to it, or is it just too long after the fact?
The link still works for me. It can also be downloaded on iTunes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m6rc
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Oh, I have a question for anyone in the UK or who knows about British expressions. What's that, "Happy as Larry", thing Edward says to Doc? Who's Larry and why is he happy?
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Meaning: Happy

Origin:
Larry - certainly the best known character in the world of similes. The expression he instigated is most likely to be of Australian or New Zealand origin. The earliest printed reference currently known is from the New Zealand writer G. L. Meredith, dating from around 1875:

"We would be as happy as Larry if it were not for the rats".

Almost all the other early citations are from Australia or New Zealand; for example, this from Tom Collins (the pen name of the popular Australian writer Joseph Furphy), in Barrier Truth, 1903:

"Now that the adventure was drawing to an end, I found a peace of mind that all the old fogies on the river couldn't disturb. I was as happy as Larry."

But who was Larry? There are two commonly espoused contenders. One is the Australian boxer Larry Foley (1847 - 1917). Foley was a successful pugilist who never lost a fight. He retired at 32 and collected a purse of £1,000 for his final fight. So, we can expect that he was known to be happy with his lot in the 1870s - just when the phrase is first cited.

The alternative explanation is that it relates to the Cornish and later Australian/New Zealand slang term 'larrikin', meaning a rough type or hooligan, i.e. one predisposed to larking about. 'Larrikin' would have been a term that Meredith would have known - the earliest printed reference is also from New Zealand and around the time of the first citation, in H. W. Harper's Letters from New Zealand, 1868:

"We are beset with larrikins, who lurk about in the darkness and deliver every sort of attack on the walls and roof with stones and sticks."
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I just finished my rewatch of S3 E4 and feel perked up. What a wonderful episode. Okay, I think they're all wonderful, but, well, this one is really special.

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Oh, I have a question for anyone in the UK or who knows about British expressions. What's that, "Happy as Larry", thing Edward says to Doc? Who's Larry and why is he happy?
Right on, Biffpup! Love that episode as the rest.

For the Larry quote, check this out:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-lar1.htm
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:35
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I get a huge laugh every time I see the look on MC's and NM's faces and MC's body language when the really good guy singer is singing and getting the ladies all happy in the Crown.
I think this especially shows MC's drama experience and stage presence - a beautiful cameo

Love the ' When will I see you again ' karaoke and switching the mike from one hand to the other so deftly while turning is very difficult.

For such a masculine man, he does a very good female impersonation - remember those building society ads ?

Magic man - so talented
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:19
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I'm sure many of you have watched MC's Islands of Britain. I uploaded the bit with Stuart Hill a couple of years ago because I thought it was interesting. What do you guys think about his situation? I just received a request for a 'video response' (a more recent interview with Mr Hill) on my vid page so it was brought to my attention again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BtQmT8MCp8
The world is richer for people like Stuart Hill, isn't it. I fear that if anyone in the government took him seriously, his claims wouldn't stand a chance. Someone would certainly "find" a legal reason that Forvik "belongs" to Scotland, or legal enough to convince whatever court has jurisdiction.

Still, we need our Don Quioxotes, and his passion for Forvik Island is certainly harmless enough, and rather touching. I for one wish him well.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:04
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I had never rewatched this episode and am so glad I did now.

First of all, that scene of DM running away from his glimpse of AJ and Edward was absolutely marvelous. I hope it didn't require too many "takes." It somewhat reminded me of a little boy peeking into his parents' bedroom and being frightened of the "primal scene" in Freud's terms.

Are there any other times where we get a direct glimpse into DM;s mind, as in the flashback he has while driving, with AJ grinning at him?

As to cleavage-flashing Carrie, I swear I couldn't really tell if she was "getting" to DM or not -- he played slightly flustered inscrutability so well. So, like Louisa, I was very relieved when he described her as "narcisstic, hypochondriacal and incredibly annoying."

Al Large did look so wan and emaciated -- good job Joe Absolom.

The scene where a jealous Louisa asks DM to go the party -- I think DM's reaction was a rather typical male one. Very few men would have picked up on her jealousy, especially if they were completely innocent of what they were suspected of. But very cute scene.

On a darker note ....I find the running over the dog scene rather unsettling, not just because of what it is, but because this is a man who was devastated by a similar accident to his dog, which I think had happened by the time this was filmed? Or if not, even eerier.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:28
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Meaning: Happy

Origin:
Larry - certainly the best known character in the world of similes. The expression he instigated is most likely to be of Australian or New Zealand origin. The earliest printed reference currently known is from the New Zealand writer G. L. Meredith, dating from around 1875:

"We would be as happy as Larry if it were not for the rats".

Almost all the other early citations are from Australia or New Zealand; for example, this from Tom Collins (the pen name of the popular Australian writer Joseph Furphy), in Barrier Truth, 1903:

"Now that the adventure was drawing to an end, I found a peace of mind that all the old fogies on the river couldn't disturb. I was as happy as Larry."

But who was Larry? There are two commonly espoused contenders. One is the Australian boxer Larry Foley (1847 - 1917). Foley was a successful pugilist who never lost a fight. He retired at 32 and collected a purse of £1,000 for his final fight. So, we can expect that he was known to be happy with his lot in the 1870s - just when the phrase is first cited.

The alternative explanation is that it relates to the Cornish and later Australian/New Zealand slang term 'larrikin', meaning a rough type or hooligan, i.e. one predisposed to larking about. 'Larrikin' would have been a term that Meredith would have known - the earliest printed reference is also from New Zealand and around the time of the first citation, in H. W. Harper's Letters from New Zealand, 1868:

"We are beset with larrikins, who lurk about in the darkness and deliver every sort of attack on the walls and roof with stones and sticks."
Right on, Biffpup! Love that episode as the rest.

For the Larry quote, check this out:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-lar1.htm
Thank you, cc.cookie and Susie Sagitarius. Very interesting. I learned something today.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:40
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I had never rewatched this episode and am so glad I did now.

First of all, that scene of DM running away from his glimpse of AJ and Edward was absolutely marvelous. I hope it didn't require too many "takes." It somewhat reminded me of a little boy peeking into his parents' bedroom and being frightened of the "primal scene" in Freud's terms.

Are there any other times where we get a direct glimpse into DM;s mind, as in the flashback he has while driving, with AJ grinning at him?

As to cleavage-flashing Carrie, I swear I couldn't really tell if she was "getting" to DM or not -- he played slightly flustered inscrutability so well. So, like Louisa, I was very relieved when he described her as "narcisstic, hypochondriacal and incredibly annoying."

Al Large did look so wan and emaciated -- good job Joe Absolom.

The scene where a jealous Louisa asks DM to go the party -- I think DM's reaction was a rather typical male one. Very few men would have picked up on her jealousy, especially if they were completely innocent of what they were suspected of. But very cute scene.

On a darker note ....I find the running over the dog scene rather unsettling, not just because of what it is, but because this is a man who was devastated by a similar accident to his dog, which I think had happened by the time this was filmed? Or if not, even eerier.
Hi, New Park. Regarding your question about seeing directly into Martin's mind, I think this could be the only case (AJ's smile - in his mind - is hilarious). Well, should we count Martin's dream in S5?

As to the dog, I'm very much a dog lover (currently have two) and I can't help but cringe every time I see and hear that scene. But for some reason, once the unfortunate deed has been done, I'm okay with it. It could be because everything that follows is fun or fascinating or both. For example, I like watching DM twice very clearly look down the street, then up the street, making sure there are no witnesses. It's a natural reaction, but the way he does it gets me every time. And then he proceeds to carry it around all over the hotel, even handing it to AJ when they're in Edward's room. "Hold this." And he's still sitting there holding it as he and AJ wait for the ambulance. LOL! I wonder why AJ doesn't at some point ask, "What IS that thing you're carrying around, Marty?" But you're right, it's disturbing, at least at first. I guess this is a good example of dark humor.

Another thing this reminds me of is the fact that this production company handles special effects so very, very well, and that attention to detail carries through even to the sound effects. As soon as my cringe subsides after poor Princess Tinkle's demise, I always think about how realistic the sound effect was. Later in S3 another highly realistic sound effect makes me cringe again. It's when Louisa's "horrible friend" Holly falls off the ladder at the sea wall. When we rewatch that episode, listen to the sound as she hits the ground. Gosh, these folks are good at what they do.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:08
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I just finished my rewatch of S3 E4 and feel perked up. What a wonderful episode. Okay, I think they're all wonderful, but, well, this one is really special.

Carrie Wilson (and her cleavage) is such a pro at flirting and every single encounter she has with Martin is hilarious.

Here's a continuity error, I think. When Joe finds Al trying to climb in the window of one of the ever-changing list of homes he and Bert live in, Joe tells Al, "I call my dad twice a week." In S4 Joe's brother tells the Doc that their dad died at a fairly young age.

When Edward arrives at AJ's place, he finds her sitting glumly in her kitchen with the world's most depressing music playing on her old record player. This always makes me laugh, even when I might be a little down myself (isn't it nice how this show can help us sometimes in everyday life?). I'm feeling depressed, low, lousy. Hey, I'll find the MOST depressing music I can find and play it as I sit here sadly. Hah! I swear there have been moments when I've felt that way and ended up laughing as I've thought of AJ and her sad music.

So, about AJ and the painter and their "encounter", this is where the comedy enters into the description, "comedy-drama". DM is absolutely hilarious as he literally screams at the sight, and then runs quickly out of the house, bumping into a table at a precarious location (on his body), limping to his car, and getting outta Dodge as quickly as he can, even hitting the windshield wiper switch in his haste. I love that as he imagines the scene while driving away, AJ turns and smiles at him. Brilliant!

When he almost hits Carrie Wilson with his car, that intelligent setting-up of the scene (is there a word for that?), that's almost like choreography, comes in again. Louisa and Gremlin both enter the scene from stage left (what do you call that in film?), almost simultaneously. I always get the feeling that they're as one, both in the same situation. They're both jealous. In fact, when DM says, "Go away", to Gremlin, I feel that Louisa feels that he's saying it to her too. And then DM and Carrie drive away. Gremlin and Louisa both sort of skulk away, looking crestfallen. Louisa's faithful old purse certainly gets a workout in this moment. She spins it and then literally swings it around.

I love Carrie's "big hands" comment to DM, followed by his mumbling, confused reaction when she kisses him on the cheek. Also in that same scene, after Doc shoos Princess Tinkle away and Carrie startles him by reappearing, his shout is priceless. Gosh, this is a good episode!

And shortly afterward, we get the all-time best line: Osteoporosis and sexual intercourse on kitchen tables don't mix.

Hey, Shop Girl (or anyone else), what's that thing in the room off Doc's kitchen (where his fridge is, at least for now) that looks almost like a doll house? It's shaped like a house, with a roof, and two stories. What on earth is that and what's Martin doing with it?

Speaking of kitchens, we're treated to another utensil reference from Mrs. I could eat him with a spoon Tishell when she's inadvertently getting Louisa all worked up about Carrie. "Even the bravest of souls can be distracted by the harpy's song." And then, "All men are the same. They can't help it. If it's thrown down on a plate in front of them, they grab a knife and fork." I do, do, do so hope that Sally Tishell returns in S6. What a great character, fantastic actress, and the writers give her such good lines.

I think it's interesting in the scene at the surgery when Carrie accuses Martin of blushing that he says, "I don't change my mind", referring to Penhale's party. Not long after that he does indeed change his mind, unusual for him, and a sure sign that the relationship is actually starting to move forward. Too bad that Louisa is SO confused in that moment. This is almost like the poster child for their difficulties in communicating (poster scene?). He tells her he'll go to the party. She's wound up with jealousy, thinking he's going because of Carrie Wilson. And he, of course, has no clue what she's wound up about and says, "I have absolutely no idea what you want me to say."

Fortunately this is quickly followed by Louisa's just-about best moment, when Martin tells Carrie he needs to talk to her and Carrie says to Louisa, "Will you excuse us?" Louisa, who in last week's episode allowed the creepy neighbors to invade her home, this week got tough, put her hand on her hip, and wiggled her shoulder at Carrie without saying a word. It was sort of a, "Girl, this is my man", kind of gesture and it was fun to watch.

Then we get Martin's failed attempt at a kiss, which blows me away because here they are in a room packed with people, and he actually tries to KISS her! Amazing. That's when I knew, when I first saw this episode, that things were about to start moving forward quickly. He even smiles at her as she leaves to rescue her soon-to-disappear car! Wow!

Oh, I have a question for anyone in the UK or who knows about British expressions. What's that, "Happy as Larry", thing Edward says to Doc? Who's Larry and why is he happy?
Love the stuff you pointed out from this episode (big hands, sigh!). Great Louisa episode - she had some memorable and playful scenes that must have been fun to shoot.

When Carrie is almost hit, love her lines. "He didn't actually hit you, did he?" "There's a world of difference between getting a fright and suffering from shock." She almost acts like a teacher trying to calm two students down and she keeps looking at Martin as if to say, "You're buying this? Really?" And the scene where she pops in to say hi is just gold. I could watch that scene over and over again.

One thing I thought was odd was that Martin entered AJ's house through the living room, which he has never done before. Of course, if he had used the usual kitchen door he might have gotten a much worse angle of what was happening Either that or AJ would have seen/heard his car pull up outside the door.

I have also noticed that dollhouse looking thing in the pantry and have no clue what it might be. Only idea is that it is just another decorative shelf.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:24
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I'm sure many of you have watched MC's Islands of Britain. I uploaded the bit with Stuart Hill a couple of years ago because I thought it was interesting. What do you guys think about his situation? I just received a request for a 'video response' (a more recent interview with Mr Hill) on my vid page so it was brought to my attention again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BtQmT8MCp8
Love his "tilting at windmills" attitude and it seemed that Martin appreciated that about him.

The other day when I was looking again at some of your articles, I re-read one about The Islands of Britain and again loved MC's attitude about the people on the Isle of Man. He talked in the article (as well as in the documentary) about all the people coming up to him to brag about how they don't have to pay taxes. I like the fact that this bothers a man who makes a great deal of money and I would assume pays a lot of taxes. Just another thing about this guy that makes me love/admire him that much more.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:34
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Doc martin s3 ep4

I like the way they’ve led up to Pauline’s addiction on previous episodes. Despite the fact she can sometimes be mean you at least feel sympathy for her where as I can’t conjure up any sympathy for poor Penhale.

There are so many women like Mrs Oakshot (the horrible city slicker mother from last weeks ep) and Carrie Wilson who actually exist. They have them portrayed perfectly on DM.

Love Pauline’s line when DM tells her to “do that at home” Pauline says “Oh, I do!”

I like Al in this episode. Love LG’s reaction to Mrs Wilson’s “accident” right down to the swinging of the bag at the end of the scene. Difficult to believe that Mrs Wilson would forget the Princess but this gives DM the opportunity to display his distaste for dogs and time for Mrs Wilson to get into the hotel, find Edward fitting and back to DM’s car.

A nice moment of compatibility between LG and MrsT. Mrs T likes her eating metaphores re men. “eat him with a spoon” and “All men are the same. If it’s thrown down on a plate in front of them they grab a knife and fork.”

LG does her inaccurate reading of DM’s character again in the office by assuming he doesn’t want to go to Penhale’s party and then understandably confuses DM. We understand it’s her jealousy but can also see that DM is totally in the dark. And then again when DM’s about to ask if she wants another glass of wine.

DM tries to kiss LG and he says sorry TWICE in this ep. Once when he has to leave LG and rush off to see Al and then to AJ when Edward gets taken away by the ambulance.
Yes, you're right, they're giving us a good lead-in to Pauline's gambling problem so that later, when everything falls apart for her, it isn't a sudden shock. Too bad they couldn't do something like that late in S4 so when she vanishes in S5 we aren't left scratching our heads.

I do love that line too, when Doc tells Pauline to "do that at home". "Oh, I do."

Hey, that's true, TWO sorries in one episode! Wow!
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I ended up uploading the duet as an individual vid after receiving multiple requests.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnGmQpO_80
One of my favorite all time YouTube videos. MC's singing voice is very good in this scene (I used to do a lot of singing so I know good from bad ). The whole storyline in that episode about Billy finding the music and talking William into trying it was a fun part of that episode for me. And when they first walk into the house and William corrects him that the lyrics are French and not Spanish and then they start trying it out - all really good stuff.

I saw this video before watching the episode, and only then realized how significant Mary's walking into the house is for the storyline. When you see the episode, it just makes the hug that much more meaningful. In my opinion, one of the great screen hugs ever.
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Love the stuff you pointed out from this episode (big hands, sigh!). Great Louisa episode - she had some memorable and playful scenes that must have been fun to shoot.

When Carrie is almost hit, love her lines. "He didn't actually hit you, did he?" "There's a world of difference between getting a fright and suffering from shock." She almost acts like a teacher trying to calm two students down and she keeps looking at Martin as if to say, "You're buying this? Really?" And the scene where she pops in to say hi is just gold. I could watch that scene over and over again.

One thing I thought was odd was that Martin entered AJ's house through the living room, which he has never done before. Of course, if he had used the usual kitchen door he might have gotten a much worse angle of what was happening Either that or AJ would have seen/heard his car pull up outside the door.

I have also noticed that dollhouse looking thing in the pantry and have no clue what it might be. Only idea is that it is just another decorative shelf.
Hi, Shop Girl. I'm glad you pointed out LG's lines after Martin almost ran down Carrie Wilson. Yes, she does seem to be interceding almost as a teacher and, when Martin doesn't seem to see the light, I can just hear your line going through her mind, "You're buying this? Really?" Love it.

I guess for the scene to work, Martin has to enter AJ's house through the living room, and it hadn't actually occurred to me until you mentioned it, but this is the one and only time he doesn't enter through the kitchen. Maybe he had a premonition.
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Hi, New Park. Regarding your question about seeing directly into Martin's mind, I think this could be the only case (AJ's smile - in his mind - is hilarious). Well, should we count Martin's dream in S5?
And Martin's dream in S1!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:45
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I have also noticed that dollhouse looking thing in the pantry and have no clue what it might be. Only idea is that it is just another decorative shelf.
I guess that's all it is, but it sure seems like a strange thing for Martin to own. Maybe it was there when he moved in and he just left it.

I found some "dollhouse bookcases" online, but they're all described as being for kids' rooms.
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And Martin's dream in S1!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, YES, right! Bopping myself on the forehead right now.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:50
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Thank you, cc.cookie and Susie Sagitarius. Very interesting. I learned something today.
Me, too! Thanks!
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Hi, Shop Girl. I'm glad you pointed out LG's lines after Martin almost ran down Carrie Wilson. Yes, she does seem to be interceding almost as a teacher and, when Martin doesn't seem to see the light, I can just hear your line going through her mind, "You're buying this? Really?" Love it.
The other thing about that whole scene is the contrast between Louisa & Carrie. Louisa in jeans, high neckline top, light jacket - Carrie in low cut dress. Louisa wearing trainers on her feet - Carrie wearing open toed wedge sandals. Louisa immediately being very helpful picking up everything scattered on the pavement - Carrie playing "Damsel in Distress".

I think Louisa is very confused about Martin's demeanor toward Carrie in this incident, but what she doesn't know is that he has just suffered the shock from AJ. And I also think he feels guilty because he almost hit her because he was driving through town with his eyes closed. Yikes!
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One thing I noticed while rewatching this episode are the dogs. At 29:31 into the episode (Doc taking out the garbage right after the scene with Louisa and Joe at the pub) both Gremlin and Princess Tinkle are sitting outside the door to the surgery vying for the Doc's attention. Of course he shoos both of them off but Carrie's dog comes up, whines and wants attention and is rewarded by getting the boot from the Doc. Gremlin reaction reflects Louisa feelings during this episode in a way, sort of an "I am here and have always been here for you. I want attention too but I do not feel like I can compete with the cutesey little 'attention whore' yip dog".

Another thing I noticed pertains to the 'eye color' debate, perhaps it was because I rewatched it 'close up' on my computer instead of my TV. Grey and Blue-Grey eyes are alot like Hazel eyes-their color changes depending on what colors are being reflected into them and the nature of the light in which they are viewed. Women with these eye colors know how to change the appearance of their eye color with eye makeup and clothing color selection, it is no different for men except most men don't give a c**p what color their eyes appear to be and they do not, in general, wear alot of eye makeup and mascara (unless they are Julian Clary).

At 15:37 into S3/E4 (right after Carrie kisses the Doc in the car) there is a closeup of the Doc and his eyes appear very blue-the left is a darker blue than the right due to light reflected by his dark blue suit and it being further away from the windows, the right is a bit lighter and has a bit of grey. The lighting for this scene is modified natural light and the grey of the car interior enhances the effect. At 22:53 into the episode (the scene where Carrie is having a caffine induced 'heart attack') the eyes appear grey especially the left one which is more illuminated by the modified natual lighting. The interior colors of the set in this particular shot are not playing much of a role because the light is hitting more directly than in the car scene which makes them appear more grey.

It would be interesting to see if he has a bit of brown around the irises. If so they would technically be Hazel without alot of the gold/amber coloring mixed in with the blue. (The blue and amber/gold parts of Hazel eyes combine to make the eye appear green in most Hazel eyed people. Yellow +Blue=Green).
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:39
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I think this especially shows MC's drama experience and stage presence - a beautiful cameo

Love the ' When will I see you again ' karaoke and switching the mike from one hand to the other so deftly while turning is very difficult.

For such a masculine man, he does a very good female impersonation - remember those building society ads ?

Magic man - so talented
Yes, magic indeed!
And switching the mike and staying in tune to the music with his movements. Definitely gets me every time!

Ditto on the building ads! Reminds me of the Paul O'Grady appearance when he does the posh walk out with the two dogs. He's just gorgeous no matter what.

Overall, I love seeing the moments when he goes from being MC into any character/acting persona. It seems to happen in just a flash of a moment and I am totally in awe of someone who can be that adroit at it and totally pull it off. And it is sometimes just his face, sometimes his whole body, and sometimes just his voice (like when he goes into an American accent on a couple interview shows) that do the change.
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:57
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Hi, folks

Just got off the phone with KCET, public TV station in Los Angeles. They have scored the LAST remaining DM coffee warmers (someone posted the photo a couple of months ago.) They're sending me seven - so if six of you want one, I'll be happy to send them out. Just let me know. First come, first served!
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Old 08-01-2013, 22:12
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I guess that's all it is, but it sure seems like a strange thing for Martin to own. Maybe it was there when he moved in and he just left it.

I found some "dollhouse bookcases" online, but they're all described as being for kids' rooms.
I wonder if that's the housing for a clock? The two objects on the bottom could be pendulum weights.

I noticed the nice Asian looking box on the mantel in the surgery that AJ asks about. plus two Buddhas in the room during this episode.
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Old 08-01-2013, 22:44
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Hi, folks

Just got off the phone with KCET, public TV station in Los Angeles. They have scored the LAST remaining DM coffee warmers (someone posted the photo a couple of months ago.) They're sending me seven - so if six of you want one, I'll be happy to send them out. Just let me know. First come, first served!
Ooh, I hope I'm not too late! These are DM bun warmers, right?
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