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Old 16-01-2013, 10:22
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One thing that left me puzzled on monday (though it was a great episode imo), is why Winnie was giving daft answers to the health tester?
Mrs Brown was earlier 'coaching' Grandpa in the wrong answers -so he would prove to the assessor that his mental state was not all it should be -then he'd be taken off Mrs Brown's hands for a fortnight. She could then have her holiday. Winnie overheard and thought they were the correct answers.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:08
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I think Susie Blake can play the bitch better than Sorcha Cusack and Mrs. Nicholson is meant to be an unlikeable character (off the top of my head, the only unlikeable character in the series) that Mrs. Brown continually cuts down to size.

I loved tonight's episode - the phone, with Agnes toying with the cameraman, the blind draughtsman, the snow comment and the farting bra were excellent and it relied a lot more on observational comedy/witty lines rather than slapstick. Great episode. I'm a fan of Miranda and I think that had it's strongest episode of the series tonight as well...strange how they hit their stride at the same time.
The actor who plays Rory, [who's also BOC's agent, said this series would better than either of it's previous ones, and this is being borne out so far. Pity about the second xmas episode but I don't expect much from those anyway. It's the series episodes that bring home the bacon, so to speak.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:45
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The actor who plays Rory, [who's also BOC's agent, said this series would better than either of it's previous ones, and this is being borne out so far. Pity about the second xmas episode but I don't expect much from those anyway. It's the series episodes that bring home the bacon, so to speak.
It'll be very interesting to see what happens re. a fourth series. I imagine the fact that TV ratings have gone through the roof in the UK means that all bets are off and the BBC are telling Brendan they want more of the same.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:59
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The BBC told John Cleese the same and he refused and we are all left wondering what might have been, maybe one more series and then have a break.
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Old 16-01-2013, 13:54
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The BBC told John Cleese the same and he refused and we are all left wondering what might have been, maybe one more series and then have a break.
I would definitely go with another series next year, as the momentum is there for it. There is always the danger of overkill of course, and I'm sure Brendan is fully aware of it, but there is no sign the show has peaked or is past it's sell by date.
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:12
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I got the live show 'Good Mourning Mrs Brown' on DVD for Christmas and I was so excited that I was saving it for a time when I could really relax and get into it - put it on this afternoon only to find it's just the same as the series, same jokes, same scenes etc, I was absolutely gutted.

Looked online and every single review was the same, most said they walked out at the interval because they'd seen it all before and knew the gags before they were said. Apparently they weren't told it wasn't new material and some were rather peeved at forking out for the tickets when they'd already got the DVD.

I'm quite disappointed if I'm honest, I didn't think it was going to be pretty much exactly the same, with same script and everything.
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Old 16-01-2013, 20:02
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I got the live show 'Good Mourning Mrs Brown' on DVD for Christmas and I was so excited that I was saving it for a time when I could really relax and get into it - put it on this afternoon only to find it's just the same as the series, same jokes, same scenes etc, I was absolutely gutted.

Looked online and every single review was the same, most said they walked out at the interval because they'd seen it all before and knew the gags before they were said. Apparently they weren't told it wasn't new material and some were rather peeved at forking out for the tickets when they'd already got the DVD.

I'm quite disappointed if I'm honest, I didn't think it was going to be pretty much exactly the same, with same script and everything.
For anyone who is a fan of the TV show, I'd advise them to steer well clear of any DVDs of the stage show. There is tons of this stuff on Youtube and I've never watched any of it.

The stage show has been around for many years in different guises, but the TV show is the much more polished version.
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:11
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not happy with s3.

definately nowhere near as funny as the first two.

the boxing day ep was imho the weakest to date, bad advert for a much better programme
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:40
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I got the live show 'Good Mourning Mrs Brown' on DVD for Christmas and I was so excited that I was saving it for a time when I could really relax and get into it - put it on this afternoon only to find it's just the same as the series, same jokes, same scenes etc, I was absolutely gutted.

Looked online and every single review was the same, most said they walked out at the interval because they'd seen it all before and knew the gags before they were said. Apparently they weren't told it wasn't new material and some were rather peeved at forking out for the tickets when they'd already got the DVD.

I'm quite disappointed if I'm honest, I didn't think it was going to be pretty much exactly the same, with same script and everything.
On the back of the DVD it clearly say, "see Mrs Browns TV show as you've never seen it before-all your favorite bits, but ruder and much more outrageous".
It's not perfect, it may have been made before the show became well known as it is in a small Dublin theatre but it's still funny.
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:43
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On the back of the DVD it clearly say, "see Mrs Browns TV show as you've never seen it before-all your favorite bits, but ruder and much more outrageous".
It's not perfect, it may have been made before the show became well known as it is in a small Dublin theatre but it's still funny.
I am aware of that, so obviously I was expecting 'ruder and much more outrageous' footage, like it says. But it was pretty much exactly the same. I was saying the lines out loud before they were said on the DVD.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:11
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The first Mrs Brown I saw I thought was very funny and very different. However, each one I've seen since then I am less and less impressed and actually quite bored. I don't find it funny at all now and all her swearing is really boring and not funny.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:32
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I would definitely go with another series next year, as the momentum is there for it. There is always the danger of overkill of course, and I'm sure Brendan is fully aware of it, but there is no sign the show has peaked or is past it's sell by date.
I think specials are probably more likely than a series, Only Fools and Horses went on for many more years with just the specials and it didn't hurt its popularity, would like to see Mrs Brown and family do a special outside the house and Folly's even it's just set in somewhere like Glasgow,
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Old 20-01-2013, 12:41
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Sharon - Winnie's daughter - is played by his sister in law (she's Cathy Brown's sister in real life)
There's more nepotism going on here than in the mafia, lol
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:35
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Betty got a proper scene.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:39
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So far this weeks been a lot funnier than last weeks

One arm bandit...going for the jackpot....ohh Mrs Brown
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:42
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Betty got a proper scene.
She looks pretty good this series too
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:44
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Oh God the old simpsons gag...
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:46
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Oh God the old simpsons gag...
Though Brendan freely admits to recycling old gags and even references to where some of them have come from.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:48
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She looks pretty good this series too
And seems a bit more comfortable in front of camera now too.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:51
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And seems a bit more comfortable in front of camera now too.
Yes, most of these people had very little acting experience prior to MBB and absolutely no experience of television.....it's only natural that they would start to grow into the role a bit.
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:00
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lol at the end... didn't see it coming..
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:01
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lol at the end... didn't see it coming..
She was quite lecherous at the end....."Get up them stairs!"
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:04
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Tonights was much better and a lot funnier than some of the other episodes......and I love Mrs Brown
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:04
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Just brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!!
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:05
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Funniest episode so far for me. This series has been on top form.
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