Thursday, February 12, 2009

Top Ten TV Characters to get stuck in a lift With

Thanks to Medium Rob I have been intending to do this meme all week. Instead I have been sidetracked by the hilarious conversation about it on his blog, and the fact that I am still catching up workwise from too much snow and vomity children. (So far this term of a possible 29 days I could have had children in school I've only managed 15), so to say I am behind on my work is something of an understatement, and it's half term next week...

Anyway. Here are my top ten choices. It's a bit Spookcentric, but I reckon MI5 would be a lot of help in a lift...

1. Ros from Spooks. Because she is dead cool and hard as nails and wouldn't panic. And if there happened to be a madman in the lift/someone had a massive panic attack , she would sort it no problem.

2. Lucas North. Well, he is the sexiest man on the planet after all. Also he'd be pretty cool headed too, and no doubt would be able to find a secret panel to help us all escape.

3. Which brings me to Malcolm. Who would no doubt be wired up to the lift and in communication with Ros and Lucas, and be able to spring us by using some kind of fiendishly clever electronic device. He wouldn't actually have to be in the lift to do this, so this is probably cheating. In which case I'm going to ditch him and the rest of the Spooks cast (all of whom would have their uses) and say :

3. (again) should by rights be Dr Who, but as he'd get his sonic screwdriver out and get us out in no time at all, that would be too easy. But Dr Who needs representing in this lift, so I'll opt for Mickey as he found such a useful trapdoor in The Age of Steel.

4. And Donna because she'd make me laugh. Particularly if she was still in Time Lord Doctor/Donna mode. (She'd also probably be better at getting us out then the Doctor in that state)

5. Then I'd also have to include Gene Hunt, because he looked so hot when he was trapped with Alex in Ashes to Ashes (though admittedly not in a lift) and I'd like to see him undo his tie in just that way again...

6. Richard Hammond because he wouldn't take up much room.

7. Dawn French who would take up a lot of room, but again would make me laugh. Plus she and Richard Armitage might get to have some interesting conversations of the, but I thought you loved me/I never knew you were leading a double life kind.

8. I know everyone else has chosen Stephen Fry for intellectual purposes, and I would too if no one else had, but for the sake of being different, I'll call in Robert Peston who can explain everything we need to know about the credit crunch, while Ros, Luke and Malcolm plot a way to blow a hole in the floor and get us out, Mickey searches for a trap door, and Doctor/Donna blinds us all with science.

9. As we might all be in need of having our spirits roused (and there aren't enough women in this lift), we'd better have Victoria Wood to sing us a silly song.

10. Lois from Family Guy who could mother us all, so I don't have to.


Everyone else's memes are here, here , here and here.

11 comments:

MediumRob said...

You don't think Victoria Wood singing in a confined space might get irritating after a while?

Jane Henry said...

Oh probably. I was just thinking I needed someone musical, funny and female. And she was the only one that sprung to mind...

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Jane Henry said...

OTOH praps I should just forget Victoria and have the Doctor after all. He could appear handily with his sonic screwdriver just when Victoria is getting too irritating.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Am assuming you mean the Tenth Doctor (that is DT)??? He's only an afterthought? Mind there is competition...

And you may have difficulty persuading him into your lift what with all those blondes about in Rob's lift!

yes, it has been incredibly silly but in the best possible way!

I love your spookcentric list btw

Jane Henry said...

He's not really an afterthought, Lisa. I just thought it might be more fun to try it without him. But Rob pointing out how annoying Victoria Wood might become necessitated his presence after all. And OF COURSE it would be the 10th Doctor. Who else??? I also deliberately didn't invite Dougie, because I know he's reserved for YOUR lift...

God this has been fun. Yes, very very silly. But also very very fun.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I also deliberately didn't invite Dougie, because I know he's reserved for YOUR lift...

Now THAT'S what I call friendship! (as opposed to the unseemingly scrum that is taking place over DT!)

Yes, VERY silly fun indeed...

MediumRob said...

Well, you might be happy but I've got the blondes lift all to myself. You can't see it, but I'm doing the Snoopy dance right now.

Jane Henry said...

It may not surprise you to learn, Rob, that I'm not all that interested in the blondes (except as competition, in which case, keep 'em, so I can join in the DT scrum in Persephone's lift.)

MediumRob said...

Everyone wins with the blonde lift.

[More dancing]

Jane Henry said...

Nice to see you bringing so much happiness into the world, Rob. Now I'd better dance off to pack...