Over the weekend, I watched the campy old classic, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. It had been years since I last saw the film in its entirety, but TiVo was wise enough to know that I would enjoy seeing it again, so there Baby Jane was in my Suggestions list.
The film is truly delectable in its melodramatic excess, and the vicious dynamic between the two sisters is made that much richer when one considers that Joan Crawford and Bette Davis truly despised each other in real life and tortured each other in myriad ways during the movie's production.
It's odd that both actresses should later share the experience of having a daughter write a tell-all book about the horror of growing up with an academy award-winning sadist.
Almost immediately after seeing poor, half-roasted Blanche finally be rescued from the clutches of her insane, sand castle-building sister, I began to crave a viewing of the French & Saunder's clip below.
If I could be anyone else in the world (besides Prince, but a gay Prince, not just an androgynous hetero), I would be Jennifer Saunders. I think she's brilliant, and her career looks like it brings her enormous enjoyment. Dawn French ain't half bad, either.
So, if you have ten minutes, sit back and enjoy this hilarious spoof. (Just ignore the French subtitles. Or read them if you'd like. See if I care.)
Gotta love those silly Brits,