Angela Lansbury as teapots: a thread
May 19, 2020 1:06 PM   Subscribe

PLEASE STOP TELLING ME MRS. POTTS SHOULD BE IN THIS. I DIDN’T FORGET ABOUT HER. I’M NOT AN IDIOT. THAT’S THE WHOLE REASON I CHOSE TO COMPARE ANGELA LANSBURY TO TEAPOTS. [twitter thread] SHE’S DELIBERATELY NOT INCLUDED AS IT WOULD JUST BE COMPARING ANGELA LANSBURY TO HERSELF. PLEASE. JUST. STOP.

Does what it says on the tin
posted by hippybear (20 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
 
And it's wonderful. It goes on for much longer than one might expect. It's lovely when people put their cleverness toward doing something delightful like this.
posted by Gelatin at 1:22 PM on May 19 [11 favorites]


The new pot dispensary has opened.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:31 PM on May 19 [7 favorites]


Oh, wow.
The 50 side-by-side likenesses via thread reader.
The author's committed to the bit, though: I don’t actually own a single teapot, let alone one that in any way resembles Angela Lansbury. Sadly.
I don’t even actually like or drink tea.
- Amanda@Pandamoanimum May 11

[A twitter commenter links to PBS Science's Why these sea slugs look so much like David Bowie, from 2019, which draws from Tracy Dendy's Bowiebranchia blog
(Nudibranchia or other opisthobranchia compared to the various looks of David Bowie), another creative labor of love.]
posted by Iris Gambol at 1:53 PM on May 19 [10 favorites]


Now do Matlock and padlocks.
posted by Fizz at 2:05 PM on May 19 [4 favorites]


Would you accept Helen Mirren & cocktails?
posted by Iris Gambol at 2:23 PM on May 19 [16 favorites]


Apparently this is a thing, and the Mirren thread brought me much laughter and joy! Thanks!
posted by hippybear at 2:41 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Laughter and joy being much sought after commodities in this day and age. For me, anyway.
posted by hippybear at 2:42 PM on May 19 [3 favorites]




Goddamn is Helen Mirren amazing.
(Bowie & the Lanz too)
posted by Saxon Kane at 3:06 PM on May 19


My favourite kind of humour is “someone clever had too much time on their hands.” Quarantine seems to inspire such. This is a golden example.
posted by armeowda at 8:22 PM on May 19 [5 favorites]


Not complete without Mrs. Lovett teapot.

(Also, it took me a second to get the bit where someone referred to Angela in "Gaslight," and another person insisted there is no such movie.)
posted by NorthernLite at 8:58 PM on May 19 [12 favorites]


Holy fuck, I just looked up and realised that landsbury was in her forties for most of Murder She Wrote. Jesus.
posted by smoke at 4:36 AM on May 20 [2 favorites]


I love that this exists. Clearly this woman deserves a MacArthur grant. Helen Mirren and cocktails is also seriously on point.
posted by Mchelly at 9:12 AM on May 20


So delightful!
posted by machine at 9:33 AM on May 20


Would you accept Helen Mirren & cocktails?

I WOULD ACCEPT DAME HELEN IN A BOAT.
AND I WOULD ACCEPT HER WITH A GOAT...
AND I WOULD ACCEPT HER, IN THE RAIN.
AND IN THE DARK. AND ON A TRAIN.
AND IN A CAR. AND IN A TREE.
SHE IS SO GOOD, SO GOOD, YOU SEE!
SO I WILL ACCEPT HER IN A BOX.
AND I WILL ACCEPT HER WITH A FOX.
AND I WILL ACCEPT HER IN A HOUSE.
AND I WILL ACCEPT HER WITH A MOUSE.
AND I WILL ACCEPT HER HERE AND THERE.
SAY! I WILL ACCEPT HER ANYWHERE!
I DO SO LIKE DAME HELEN MIRREN!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU, SAM I AM.

Also cocktails.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 11:18 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


Holy fuck, I just looked up and realised that landsbury was in her forties for most of Murder She Wrote. Jesus.

She was 59 when the series premiered.
posted by padraigin at 11:27 AM on May 20 [2 favorites]


this is a nice thing. I've never used color picker in search, is that how this person is working their magic?

And Thank you, metafilter, or not inspiring the grar that twitter has.
posted by eustatic at 11:59 AM on May 20




She was 59 when the series premiered.

Omg you're totally right, I was looking at "years active", not birthdate on wikipedia!
posted by smoke at 4:56 PM on May 20


I've been watching Murder, She Wrote and the ensembles showcases in this twitter thread are a major part of my enjoyment!
posted by Gor-ella at 10:49 AM on May 21


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