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Mrs B you blow my mind!
Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 1 (DVD)
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Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 1 (DVD)
Advantages: Side splittingly funny must watch
*Brilliantly funny Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll stars as out-spoken Irish mammy Agnes Brown in this brand new comedy series that aired on BBC One.
*Join Agnes Brown as she indulges in her favourite pastime - meddling in the lives of her six children! Whether she's tackling love, life, death or dealing with the in-laws - Mrs Brown is one mammy you don't mess with. Prepare for a riot of bad behaviour - it's a little bit rude, a little bit crude and hysterical fun for everyone.
*Director: Ben Kellett.
*Actors: Brandon O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Dermot O'Neill, Eilish O'Carroll.
This is on the sleeve of the DVD I bought for my Husband for Christmas. Very cheap on Amazon site. The prices vary a lot for this DVD so it is always worth shopping around for it.
Well as I say bought for a Christmas present for my husband and was well worth the money. So far though we have only managed to watch one of the Discs as we have been quite busy since Christmas.
But what a hoot this is a very funny series and we both found it hysterical, I laughed so much I thought I was going to have a heart attack. His (Her) antics "were something else mommy", to para a phrase hilarious right from the offset to the very end of the disc. Still remembering we have yet to watch disc two yet so hold on to your seats Mable were going in!
Mrs. Brown's Boys is an award winning sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll. The show is based on the character Agnes Browne, and her family who are played by real life close friends and family of O'Carroll's. Slated by critics, the show has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United Kingdom, where it is recorded.
Agnes is a very nosy woman, who is always interested in other people's lives. Loves making a fool of her neighbour and best friend Winnie.
Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney) - Cathy is Agnes' daughter. She is a lonely middle-aged woman who is always on the look-out for a man. Going by the current series on TV he is a policeman.)
(Dermot O'Neill) - Grandad is Agnes' father-in-law, who she always makes a fool of. He is lazy and is always complaining, which makes Agnes mad.
Mark Brown (Pat "Pepsi" Shields) - Mark is the eldest of Agnes' sons, who lives with his wife Betty Brown (Amanda Woods ) and his son, Bo no. who we never see. Mark never learned to read and write at the school, for which Agnes took the blame, until Cathy told her it was the teacher's fault, owing to the fact he'd been at school for 8 years and not missed a single day. Well she would wouldn't she. Betty is very strong-minded and is not afraid to put Agnes in her place when needs be.
Bo no Brown (Jamie O'Carroll) -Bo no is Agnes' grandson he stays over at Agnes' house on a regular basis. Bo no is played by O'Carroll's real life grandson
Rory Brown (Rory Cowan) - Rory is Agnes' homosexual son, who is scared of telling his mum that he is gay because he thinks that she will be ashamed.
Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood) - Dino is Rory's Scottish boyfriend. He and Rory manage the hair salon that they work in together.
Dino is also a chef, and cooked for Hilary and Agnes when they had dinner together, with Hilarious results. Dino is also Rory Browns love match. His gay partner, watching these two skirt around trying to keep the fact from Mrs Brown is hilarious. Although Rory keeps trying to broach the subject when he finally gets around to it she says "I know all about your illness".
Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan) - Dermot is Agnes' youngest son, who is commonly seen in giant costumes. Dermot has found himself in trouble with the law after burgling with his friend Buster Brady. Dermot is played by the best friend of O'Carroll's son Danny, Paddy Houlihan.
Talk about keeping it in the family.
Maria Brown (Fiona O'Carroll) - is Agnes' daughter-in-law, who is married to Dermot. She is a nurse from a wealthy family, who always seems to be quiet. She and Dermot have triplets, all boys, named after three of The Beatles: John, George and Ringo. Maria is played by O'Carroll's real life daughter, Fiona
Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll) (Real life son of Brendan) Is always looking for an easy way to make money and is Dermot's best friend . He was the best man at Dermot and Maria's wedding. He has a soft spot for Cathy.
Then we have Trevor Brown (Martin Delany) - Trevor is another of Agnes' sons. He does not appear in the first series, but returns in the Christmas special after his term with the missionaries ends. Trevor is played by Martin Delany, O'Carroll's son-in-law, married to his real-life daughter, Fiona. keeping it in the family again.
Winnie McGoogan -played by O'Carroll's real-life sister (Eilish O'Carroll) .She is my favorite character it has to be said, Winnie is Agnes' next door neighbour and best friend. She is always seen either in Foley's Bar or at the kitchen table with Agnes. She is a quiet, harmless soul and is always made a fool of by Agnes. She is married to Jackson McGoogan he is usually ill or accident prone so we never get to see him.
Sharon McGoogan (Fiona Gibney) - Sharon is Winnie and Jacko's daughter. In the pilot episode "Dermot's Dilemma", Sharon was played by Marion O'Dwyer. In the later series, Sharon is played by O'Carroll's sister-in-law, Fiona, sister of his wife, Jennifer.
Hilary Nicholson (Susie Blake) - Hilary is Maria's mother. Hilary is very wary of Agnes, and does not approve of Maria marrying into the Brown family. In the first series, Hilary was portrayed by Sorcha Cusack.
Mr. Foley (Mike Nolan) - The landlord of the local pub, Foley's. In the first and second series, Mr. Foley was portrayed by Smug Roberts.
I think that pretty much covers all the characters. The first series is taken from the TV show and because of the success here and in Ireland they decided to do the same with series Two and Three. I can't wait to own them too as each one is tear making funny and oh my poor sides. I laughed so much.
I have watched them all on the TV too and loved a particular episode when Grandad wanted to find out what his friends would say at his funeral. So needless to say the family rallied round and did him an open coffin wake. Sounds awful but honestly apart from the irreverent feel it was hysterical.
Then We have another episode where Agnes and Winnie gatecrash what should be a hen night only to find out it is a funeral wake as well. There she is dancing around singing "sex bomb" with a huge willy bulging from her skirts.
I know it's so bad it is really funny. Honestly you just have to watch them. Even if it is only a episode from the TV. Which incidentally they are running Episode three of at the moment.
Summary: Well worth getting the DVD and can't wait to get the rest and sit and watch them back to back.