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PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 05:55 AM

UK: Corrie Faux Pas: White Tennies in Paris!
 
I've lost a lot of faith in the writers of Coronation Street after last night's (8-mo delay) episode on my local CBC station:

Whilst on a family trip to Paris Craig's girlfriend and he decide to escape and flea to Berlin to lead a new independent life.

But while in the Gare du Nord waiting to board the train each are clearly shown wearing white as white could be tennis shoes... and as every Fodorite knows this is a tremendous faux pas as we all know that it is so gauche to dare wear white tennies anywhere in Paris.

How could the writers get it so wrong - or - were they trying to show this trendy-to-the-hilt Midlands' couple who back in Manchester would have thought they were wearing cool sneakers, to be a bunch of clueless rubes in the big city?

ira Jul 10th, 2007 06:09 AM

Hi PQ,

Definitely the latter, or so the current wisdom on this board would indicate.

((I))

flanneruk Jul 10th, 2007 06:28 AM

Like their 60 million compatriots, they just don't give a stuff.

No self-respecting Englishman - or chav - cares a devalued eurocentime (or whatever they call their funny money) what <i> les grenouilles </i> think about anything.

Robespierre Jul 10th, 2007 06:29 AM

<i>A flea and a fly were trapped in a flue
Said the flea, &quot;Let us fly&quot;
Said the fly, &quot;Let us flee&quot;
So the fly and the flea flew through a flaw in the flue.</i>

Or maybe they flue to Berlin?

Maria_H Jul 10th, 2007 06:29 AM

Which &quot;Midlands&quot; couple was that? Corrie (and Manchester) is in the north-west!

PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 06:40 AM

Maria - thanks for the geography lesson. I guess it's Manchurian couple? and hos are you and Charlie Stubbs getting along? (remember i have an 8-month delay in the shows)

Maria_H Jul 10th, 2007 06:52 AM

They would be Mancunians. Craig is long gone and you don't know what happened to Charlie Stubbs!!

ira Jul 10th, 2007 06:54 AM

&gt;I guess it's Manchurian couple?&lt;

Mancunians live closer to Paris than Manchurians. :)

((I))

hetismij Jul 10th, 2007 07:02 AM

But maybe the were a couple of Manchurians in Montargis :D

PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 07:14 AM

&lt;you don't know what happened to Charlie Stubbs!!&gt;

i do because i was in London for a week in February and Tracey's trial was just starting. But don't know bloody details but he of course had it coming to him.

Maria_H Jul 10th, 2007 07:27 AM

Charlie got his come-uppance - and so did Tracey in the end...

PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 07:38 AM

Well we always thought that those two deserved each other!

Pvoyageuse Jul 10th, 2007 07:41 AM

No self-respecting Englishman - or chav - cares a devalued eurocentime (or whatever they call their funny money) what les grenouilles think about anything.

The grenouilles' feeling is reciprocated !!! -:)))

Pvoyageuse Jul 10th, 2007 07:44 AM

How could the writers get it so wrong - or - were they trying to show this trendy-to-the-hilt Midlands' couple who back in Manchester would have thought they were wearing cool sneakers, to be a bunch of clueless rubes in the big city?

I'd rather worry about their arrival in Berlin. Will they be denied their first beer by the German fashion police?

PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 10:11 AM

Well the writers' faux pas's (how to do plural of faux pas?)

also included unreal train connections.

First the star-struck young couple were late for their train and were seen chasing down what clearly was a Eurostar train - which would be impossible as you can't run to catch a departing Eurostar train from the Gare du Nord concourse as they did - but have to go thru special entry area.

It could have been though one of the Eurostar train sets being used on Gare du Nord-Lille run that supplements TGVs on that line - but this would be no way to head for Berlin

And then the next train, where a tearful Craig left a balking but even more tearful xxxx on the platform after she changed her mind - this was clearly a Thalys train - OK for a Berlin trajectory but Craig had said before that they had to change in Mannheim - which would have entailed a TGV-Est train from Gare de l'Est.

And after they missed the first train Craig said they were out 35 euros - way to cheap it seems for paris-berlin.

So Craig left for Berlin whilst xxxx found her loving parents who were searching for her in Gare du Nord.

Pvoyageuse Jul 10th, 2007 10:16 AM

faux pas's (how to do plural of faux pas?)


One doesn't..... Un faux pas, des faux pas.

SallyCanuck Jul 10th, 2007 10:18 AM

Oh - so Tracy got hers....I'll have to find what that is on the corrie site.

As for Craig and the girlfriend - I found myself thinking who cares about them....hopefully, they'll get on to something more interesting now.

PalenQ Jul 10th, 2007 10:19 AM

oui en francais mais en anglais, ou nous avons the meme word?

several faux pas

writers did three faux pas - i guess it would be the same - yes dictionary confirms that

PatrickLondon Jul 10th, 2007 01:19 PM

A soap opera.. and you expect <i>accuracy?</i>

fnarf999 Jul 10th, 2007 01:28 PM

The kind of location and continuity impossibilities you describe are common in all types of TV show and movies. Ask anyone whose city has been featured in a movie for examples. The &quot;Seattle&quot; in &quot;Sleepless in Seattle&quot; was unrecognizable, and the story would have required near-light-speed travel in a number of instances.


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