Passengers We Love: Don Logan
"Open the door. I hope this crashes." Well, we've all felt like Don at some point, right? (some casual swearing)
It's been a while since the last Cabin Pressure but what better occasion than this? Let's cut through all the hack 'pigs flying' gags and celebrate the #bravehero that gets onto a flight with their own talisman, their own live security blanket, their own porcine rock.
This lady bought her own Emotional Support Pig onto a flight, and we can only weep at the circumstances that lead to the poor animal being 'disruptive', and them both having to deplane. Deplaning is always awful, not least because it is an abhorrent word.
Let's hope for a future where we can avoid distressing scenes like this. I propose finding an emotional support animal for the emotional support pig, just so that it can carry out its duties unfettered by stress and distraction.
OK, OK, I know we only just posted about CooDon / BryGan a few weeks ago in semi-breathless anticipation of their new series, but now it's almost at an end, we think some remedial appreciation is in order.
The endless (but still funny) James Bond impressions aside, it's been a very different beast to the first season. The power dynamics have shifted, with Rob Brydon in the ascendance, suddenly getting the Hollywood scripts and the young blonde - previously the sole domain of Signor Coogan.
Steve C still gets SOME action, of course (thanks, repeat offender Yolanda the photographer), but they're almost equals now, Brydon with a new strut and a swagger and a much less submissive role as he jousts with Coogan. The most joyous parts, though, are still when they revel in each others' company, egging each other on to do (vaguely obscure) impersonations. Bask in this clip, unseen on TV, but part of the DVD extras:
Two grown men trade improvisational comedy and impressions as they drive around the more panoramic side of northern England. If you haven't seen The Trip, then we're insanely envious because watching it for the first time...well...is this not happiness? Anyway, here at Shandy Pockets, we're barley able to contain ourselves at the thought of the upcoming sequel, set in rural Italy. Read more about the HERE and delight in the clip, below...
Passengers we love: Swingers Mike
Here you see the complete transformation of a passenger, from complete non-taker to unwilling accomplice to the most enthusiastic visitor to Vegas there has perhaps ever been, in fiction or reality. Still, as long as they're gonna give daddy the Rain Man suite.
Passengers we love: Iggy Pop
Released in 1977 on the Lust For Life album, this is one of Iggy's best known, allegedly written while winging his way down the S-Bahn in Berlin. And who's that singing back vocals in the chorus? Why, it's little Davy Bowie. POPFACT. The sing has been covered tens of time, most notably by Siouxsie and the Banshees. But we'll go with the original...here set to a video of classic Hollywood moments by someone with much time on their hands...
Passengers We Love: Leonard Rossiter
IN A TIME...when plane travel was still relatively glamorous, and the funniest thing you could do was spill a glass of cheap wine over poor Joanie Collins. Kind of a risky marketing tactic you'd think, given the exotic stylings of arch rivals Martini, but if you're British and of a certain age, these are the ones you remember...
Aw, poppet. This lacrosse player was traveling with his school and dared to breach the boarding system. All good fun until his coach makes him apologise to the entire cabin. We like how he tries to get away with a quick "sorry" before he gets pulled back and has to go with the entire prepared statement. Life lesson learned? Good, that's all we ask.
Passengers we love: Raymond Babbit
Qantas never crashed...
My dogs are barkin' today...
Tell us about the special people you shared YOUR journey with.