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Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Series

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Two Fat Ladies
Acorn Media

Two Fat Ladies

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

We gave it an A-

The high-camp, high-fat British cooking show Two Fat Ladies roared onto U.S. TVs as the ultimate guilty pleasure. Two chubby foodies rode across the U.K. on a motorcycle — Jennifer driving, Clarissa wedged into the sidecar — cracking wise and stopping everywhere from school cafeterias to safari parks to fix meals for the most disparate groups imaginable (e.g., nuns, hunting parties). The grub could kill you (how many calories in bacon-fried venison?), and their hygiene stank. (Jennifer would stick her long red fingernails into raw meat and lick them.) But the banter was delicious, as when Clarissa talked smack about pheasants (”They have gang bangs!”). Sadly, Jennifer died of lung cancer in 1999; the extras give her a moving, surprising tribute (she once beat out Greta Garbo for a date!). Even without the food, this scrumptious set deserves an A.