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: Is your dad still alive? Carla Connor
: Oh-ho. Oh yeah. You plant a bomb and that older codger'll come crawling out the wreckage, gagging for a glug of rum.
: [when Carla has been arrested for drink-driving
] How could you? Carla Connor
: Oh does it matter? It's been done. I've been done! Whichever way you look at it, it's a total disaster.
: [after Carla admits her feelings for him
] You know, friendship is underrated. Carla Connor
: Please... I have trotted out that "I don't want to lose your friendship" so many times. Peter Barlow
: Well I don't. I really don't want to lose yours.
: [an AA meeting
] ... and with God's help - or whoever it is up there whose keeping an eye on me - that's how it'll be for the rest of my life. And it will be. Blanche Hunt
: Have you finished? Ross
: ...Yes. Blanche Hunt
: Can I ask you something? Howard Lee
: Well we don't ___ Blanche Hunt
: They say that alcohol loosens the tounge. Well you must have took ten-to-the-douzen with drink inside you, or did you get tanked up ___ Deirdre Barlow
: Mother! Blanche Hunt
: What? Deirdre Barlow
: Don't be so rude! Blanche Hunt
: Well I think he needs telling! I've never heard so much self-indulgent whinging in all my life! Ken Barlow
: Blanche! Blanche Hunt
: Is there some... correlation between how boring you are and how much you drink? Peter Barlow
: Blanche, what we normally do at this point, is let other people in the group reflect on what the speaker has just said. Blanche Hunt
: And what am I doing? Chewing corn for gummy parrots? Howard Lee
: Ross was just trying to help those here with a drink problem, to see that they're not alone. Blanche Hunt
: I'm surprised no-one's fallen asleep! I thought my tea tasted funny. What did you lace it with, ProPlus? Melanie
: I found it very illuminating. Sorry my name's Melanie and I'm an alcoholic.
[They all greet her
: No I did, I found it really interesting. I always do when you speak. Blanche Hunt
: You want to get out more - wait 'till you try bingo - you'll hyperventilate.
: [as the Barlows meet George and Eve, Blanche is very drunk
] Kids on every corner - lurking and spitting, pavements knee deep in dog-doo, murderers running actories - on it's not like it was around here. There was a time when stupid people, with nowt to steal - could leave the doors open! Ken Barlow
: You're painting a very negative picture, Blanche. Deirdre Barlow
: She's a very negative person. Blanche Hunt
: I'm a realist - I don't live in fairy-land like you do. Eve Wilson
: Everywhere's got a problem, hasn't it? George Wilson
: Exactly - there's good and bad everywhere. Blanche Hunt
: Good and bad in this room!
[Points at Deirdre
] Blanche Hunt
: This one - she were in prison! I nearly died of the shame. Deirdre Barlow
: Mother! Nobody needs to know that! Blanche Hunt
: [points at Ken
] He's had more affairs than Soft Mick! Peter Barlow
: I think you've had enough Blanche. Blanche Hunt
: Oh! Well you certainly have!
[points at Peter
] Blanche Hunt
: And this one 'ere, he's an alcoholic, you know! Leanne Battersby
: I'll just get you another glass, Blanche, with tea in it. Blanche Hunt
: Oh! And now I'm being told off by the former prostitue! Oh naughty Blanche! Naughty!