Reply to post: Re: Elphin safety

Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

Robert Carnegie Silver badge

Re: Elphin safety

"Good Omens" (1990) apparently was out before "The Nick Revell Show"(1992), but Nick Revell's complicated relationship with houseplants may have appeared earlier. Threats against inanimate objects arguably include Zaphod Beeblebrox threatening to do some computer reprogramming with an axe (the computer's feelings were very hurt), and an anecdote from some touring entertainer long, long ago concerned a troublesome lavatory cistern whose owner explained to her theatrical paying guest, "You have to surprise it, Mr. ____" - which I suppose means a sudden sharp pull.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03p77t9 seems to include Miriam Margolyes re-telling this as happening to Lionel Blair.

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