a prophet in her own country

From: Scottie Bowman <rbowman@indigo.ie>
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 03:50:26 EST

    Whatever about the myths of Ancient Greece, for some
    of us the name Sybil is forever associated with 'Fawlty Towers':
    far & away the most brilliant sitcom we Brits ever produced
    - but probably too long ago for most bananafish.

    Simply to recall the look of fear & fury on John Cleese's face
    as he cries: 'Coming, Sybil....' to his bossy-boots wife as played
    by Prunella Scales - is to find oneself laughing once again
    with an awful self-recognition.

    With her sculpted coiffure, her fine, girdled figure & her
    complacent dominance of all she surveys, she is very much
    the sort of female Salinger did not seem to care for. How much
    better, though, to make her the subject of hilarity, as Cleese
    & Connie Booth did, than the sniffy contempt J.D. tends
    to deploy (despite all his grand talk of Fat Ladies.)

    Scottie B.

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