Top Five Moments from The Good Life (as requested by brewsternorth)
- "You take one more step and I'll drop you where you stand." Or any other moment in which Barbara demonstrates her inner core of steel.
- "I am the silent majority."
- The one where they all get drunk and nearly do wife-swapping. All right, I may be slightly overstating here, but the illicit sexual tension is palpable!
- Margo's fashion sense generally, of course, but particularly her conviction that every task requires a dedicated dressing-up costume. I would go for her housework outfit myself, if I wasn't worried about being mistaken for a mad fascist.
- "Don't trip over the mountains. Don't trip over the mountains....."
Top Five Cocktails (as requested by caledonius72)
- The Caipirinha: I love limes, and this is the best lime cocktail.
- The Bramble: Scarily easy to drink.
- The Manhattan: Not too fussy about the type of whisky but should be light on the vermouth. A maraschino cherry to garnish is a must.
- The Mojito: Weirdly, I had never had one of these until a couple of weeks ago, but now I intend to make up for lost time.
- The Banana daiquiri: Although it's very hard to find one with just the right balance between fruit and booze, when it's done right it's a joy. And I love bananas. Bananas are good.
Five Top One-Episode Characters that Should Have Had Their Own Show (However Brief) (as requested by sallymn)
The question didn't specify, but I've stuck to the Whoniverse for this one.
- Jackson Lake fights steampunk crime, of course! At some point he'd get recruited by Victorian Torchwood but they weren't formed until 18 years after the Next Doctor, so... *handwaves massively* But his son would be top
jailbaittotty by that time, so I'm sure we can work something out.
- "Hey Nonny, It's Shakespeare!" a.k.a. the Thigh-Slapping Bisexual Adventures of the Bard of Avon. Every episode begins and ends with a comedy sonnet and is packed to the rafters with heaving bosoms, men in tights and pseudo-literary double entendre. Bringing a bit of filth back to BBC costume drama, that's what the public want.
- "The Ood Life". Formerly servile aliens move to suburbia to start a new life and shock the neighbours. Hilarity ensues.
- "Cooking with Chantho". A very short-lived show: how many ways are there to serve your own internal milk, after all?
- "Cybermat and Cybershade": or Mat and Shady to their friends - a jolly cartoon for kids of all ages. I've even started to write the theme song: "They love their Cybermasters / And serve their evil ends / They're scheming little bastards / But they're the best of friends!" Cuddly toys in the shops by next Christmas, I reckon. Order now and avoid the rush!
I would have suggested Ross from UNIT batting the forces of the undead but they already made that show and it was rubbish...
Top Five Dangerous Ladies (as requested by wheeler)
- Emma Peel, obviously. Not least for her charming modesty about her own kick-ass-ness.
- Angela Petrelli. She dreamed you'd be hopeless twenty years before you were born, and has been laying down plans to deal with you ever since.
- Sue White from Green Wing. About as certifiably dangerous as they come. Do not poke.
- Karen from Outnumbered. Able to reduce grown men to gibbering wrecks with her relentless philosophical interrogation. Pretty impressive for a six-year-old.
- Anna from This Life. Mainly dangerous to herself, but still iconic. (But This Life + 10 didn't happen, all right?)
I hope to return shortly with the other responses, some of which require