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Jul 30, 2008 03:11 AM

Two Fat Ladies

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  1. Good, I really enjoyed this program.

      1. re: maria lorraine

        Thanks for the tip Yayadave. I always loved the Two Fat Ladies, not only for their cooking, they were quite the characters too! Watching their tours through the English countryside (on their motorcycle with side car) was an added bonus. A DVD to add to the Christmas list!

        1. re: Axalady

          Christmas list was my first thought, too. (Right after posting on Chowhound!) One for me and one for neighbor John.

      2. Thank you Dave! That was one show I just had to see each week. Such individual characters they were. Too bad about Jennifer.... and the absolutely horrible early life Clarrisa had. They certainly rose above their adversities and endeared themselves to a wide international audience. Long Live Butter and Cream!

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            1. re: Gio

              Oh, my! Just thinking about them makes me smile.

        1. When I was at journalism school a fellow student interview Jennifer Paterson for an assignment. She said she was lovely, but absolutely hatstand!

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          1. re: greedygirl


            Never knew the word, and just went and looked it up. Wonderful word.
            Thank you, greedygirl!

            1. re: greedygirl

              Jennifer, hatstand?! I'm gobsmacked!

              So much for the "Queen's English"!!!

              1. re: Axalady

                Hatstand = bonkers = crazy. I wasn't sure where it came from myself, and just looked it up. Apparently originated in a British comic called Viz. You live and learn.

              2. re: greedygirl

                There was a wonderful retrospective (maybe) that I saw of her life - it was so fascinating.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  Do they run repeats of this anywhere? it sounds great but I never saw it.

                  1. re: sugarsnapp

                    I don't even remember where/when I saw it. I'll try googling a bit later and see what I find.

                    1. re: sugarsnapp

                      It's on Cooking Channel on Saturday nights.

                      1. re: sugarsnapp

                        Sugarsnapp, if you are still reading CH and were referring to the JP restrospective, it is a Special Feature on the last of the 4 DVDs in the Two Fat Ladies series. It's available on Netflix. As a young woman, Jennifer resembled Katy Perry - another entertaining exhibitionist!

                        The first episode on each of the 4 DVDs is captioned but the others aren't. However, I discovered that if you access an episode individually (rather than clicking the Play All option), it will have captioning. On my TV anyway. Go figure.

                        1. re: greygarious

                          I just went to youtube and watched her/them on it.
                          a bit hard to follow because words are heard before their mouths move, but................still very enjoyable.
                          I'll be Jennifer was a tigress........... :)

                  2. I used to catch them on PBS and always got a kick out of them. One the food was really interesting (they used things I had never used in cooking), two who they cooked for was always a hoot and three I got a kick out of the massive amounts of butter and bacon they used! Oh they were fun to watch!

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                    1. re: libgirl2

                      i tried to find some online video for the show and couldnt find squat. oh well.