The Vicar of Dibley

Season 1 Episode 2

Songs of Praise

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 1994 on BBC
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A BBC TV program decides to film a segment in Dibley, leading to all sorts of romantic misunderstandings, well, auditions for the church choir.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • David: Am I alone on Sundays in preferring not to shake hands with the malodorous creature in the next pew?
        Jim: No no no no... I quite like that bit
        David: Let alone kiss them
        Jim: I love that bit!

      • Geraldine: Two nuns are driving along on a stormy night when they are pulled over by a vampire. One nun says to the other, "Show him your cross" The other yells out the window, "Get out of the way, you toothy git!"

      • Man trying out for choir: I'm very big in the gonads.
        Geraldine: I don't doubt that for a moment. Is that important for singing?
        Man: The Great Ottley and Netterton Amateur Dramatic Society. Character tenor.

      • David:( as a less mature viewer) Let's just flip over to BBC1; apparently the vicar's got a nice pair of knockers!
        Geraldine: (teasing) I didn't know you'd seen my breasts, David.
        Leticia:(slyly) He's certainly seen mine.
        Jim: (flat) Everybody's seen yours.

      • Owen: Look, could we move on? Some of us have got arms that are urgently needed up a certain sheep's backside.
        Geraldine: You flirt!

      • Alice: Everytime I see Hugo, I feel like I've just eaten a whole cow pat!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (7)

      • Geraldine (to Alice): Read on Macduff! This is a reference to Shakespeare's Macbeth Act V Scene viii where the original line was "Lay on, Macduff".

      • Geraldine: Introduce me to Uncle Bulgaria.

        Uncle Bulgaria was the oldest of The Wombles.

      • Geraldine: He's Scottish and I love McVittie's biscuits!

        McVitties is a large company which manufactures biscuits and wasfounded by two Scottish businesses.

      • Jim: (flat) Everybody's seen yours.

        This is a reference to the previous episode when Mrs. Cropley explains that she was Lady Godiva the year previous and without a body stocking!

      • Geraldine: Then you remember Nicholas Witchell works there (i.e at the BBC).

        This is a reference to the BBC reporter who went on to become the royal correspondant.

      • Geraldine: Leave television to Felicity Kendal and the Impossibly-Tiny-Bottom Club.

        Felecity Kendal is a British actress who is well known for her role as Barbara Good in the BBC television series The Good Life.

      • Songs of Praise is a BBC programme where the history of songs is looked into and songs are sung by the public and choirs.