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Matt Lucas, on Ingenuity

Vickypollard

"I remember being in a chemist a few years ago, and a very loud girl who looked like Vicky Pollard came in with a bag of hot, vinegary chips that were stinking out the shop. The pharmacist said, 'Excuse me but there's a sign saying No Eating In The Shop.' And she said, 'Well I aint eating them.' And she wasn't – she was holding them in her hand. And I thought, well there you go, you've had a victory, haven't you? So I kind of, I admire Vicky – she has ingenuity."

Little Britain's Matt Lucas, on his character Vicky Pollard, in an interview with the Guardian.

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  1. "I remember being in a chemist"

    So I guess chemist means pharmacy in the UK, right?

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 4, 2009 2:17:59 PM


  2. What a horribly depressing interview. Perhaps they should have assigned a journalist who appreciated Matt Lucas. Doesn't have to be entirely adulation, but the negativity was unwarranted.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 4, 2009 2:28:48 PM


  3. Agreed. The journalist was horrible here and seemed to be looking for the worst. "Gee he didn't make me laugh once at lunch."

    @ CRIPSY - yes, a chemist is a pharmacy, both words are used interchangeably.

    Posted by: Gregus | Sep 4, 2009 3:11:56 PM


  4. "Pharmacy" used interchangeably with "chemist"? No - not in Britain. The word has a hint of "posh" and "foreign" about it. "Chemist" it is - everywhere!

    Posted by: Coemgen in the UK | Sep 7, 2009 1:50:23 PM


  5. What is this? The result of a slow news day?

    Posted by: Gale Cheter Whittington | Sep 7, 2009 11:47:03 PM


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