Saturday, 2 April 2016

B is for Babbit - #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to today's six degrees of separation.

Babbitt is one of a number of alloys used in bearing metal. When someone says alloy to me I immediately think of copper and Brass.
Brass brings to mind the well known saying 'where there's muck there's brass' which was the main premise centred around the old TV show called Brass and staring Timothy West.
Timothy West is famously married to Prunella Scales who I can not think of without smiling fondly when I remember her wonderful portrayal as Sybil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers.
The sitcom is set in  Torquay and tells the tale of Sybil and her down trodden husband Basil as they try to run a  guest house. This would work perfectly if it wasn't for the guests who Basil finds particularly difficult to deal with.
Only twelve episodes of Fawlty Towers were ever made and it was written by the real life husband and wife team of John Cleese and Connie Booth.
Booth is no longer an actress of writer and is now a trained psychotherapist. This was a very similar career path to ex not the nine o clock news writer and actress Pamela Stephenson.

And so today we have somehow found our way from Babbitt to Pamela Stephenson in just six degrees of separation.

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff, Jo. All very interesting trivia. I would have loved you to connect Babbit back to Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit somehow. :-)

    I did a parody of entertainment news, a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon a few years back:

    http://ragtaggiggagon.blogspot.ie/2012/10/six-degrees-of-kevin-bacon.html

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    1. I nearly got Aardvark back to Kevin Bacon but that was when I thought the flying Scotsman was built in Birmingham and it wasn't.
      Glad you're enjoying the posts.

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  2. I love finding out various degrees of separation--makes the world feel smaller somehow.

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    1. Me too. Isn't it amazing where the mind takes you?

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  3. That was awesome! I loved Fawlty Towers!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lori

    My A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written
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    1. You too Ravyne. See you next week.

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  4. Great B! Proof that you can be informative AND entertaining.

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    1. Thanks Shawn. Hopefully I can maintain this for the next 24 posts. :)

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