Thursday, December 25, 2014

Downton Abbey charity parody, features AbFab's Patsy, George Clooney; rips off It's a Wonderful Life

This was part two of the show's philanthropic text Santa self-mockery this year and included George Clooney, as well as the series' writer/creator, Julian Fellowes, who delivers comic lines very well. To see the servant's cut-throat game of strip poker in part one, go here.
     AbFab's Patsy dropped by in the Angel Clarence role from It's a Wonderful Life, in order to show Lord Grantham what life would have been like had he never been born and had never gone broke.

Speaking of sendups which borrow from It's a Wonderful Life, AKSARBENT was (after being referred by Huffpost) perusing the admonitions to RKO from the Breen office about unacceptable references in Frank Capra's aforementioned classic, now considered a paragon of wholesomeness.
     The unbelievable objections prove once again that nothing is pure enough for a blue nose wielding a blue pencil.
     Our choice for Most Idiotic was the warning to RKO (above) to ensure that 1946 moviegoers, many of whom had just beaten back the Nazis and/or Hirohito's soldiers, had better not get the idea that either George Bailey or Clarence, his angelic keeper, had completely disrobed while their clothes were drying out.
     Oh, geez.

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