Friday, 12 December 2014
Ah, good old Ottery. One of the two episodes, along with Qikiqtarjuaq, people most often tell me are their favourite - depending, I suppose, on whether your tastes run to otters and yellow cars, or polar bears and travelling lemons.
I've already put up most of the things I find interesting about this episode, plus a deleted scene, in the post I wrote when it came out, here. All I can think to add is:
- The person Martin was demonstrating how not to lift a box to when he twisted his ankle was one of the agriculture students he lives with, and occasionally pays to assist him when an Icarus Removals job needs more than one person.
- I am not a vegetarian, but Herc's argument sounds horribly convincing to me, and makes me think I really probably ought to be.
- The 'How many otters can you imagine' conversation originally happened in Limerick, following on from when Martin tells Douglas he can imagine a thousand stewardesses. But Limerick ended up (as virtually all my scripts do) far too long, and the otter conversation was the easiest to cut. And thank heavens we did, because it fits far better here, and we'd never otherwise have got to hear about St Mary, and her ottery martydom...
Posted by John Finnemore at 7:19 pm