In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian ... See full summary »
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1989   1987  
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 Dame Edna Everage / ... 14 episodes, 1987-1989
Emily Perry ...
 Madge Allsop 14 episodes, 1987-1989
Robin Houston ...
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In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, receives in her exclusive, grand luxury residence, where she 'holds court' for the happy few, several international celebrities (actors, singers...) which are all expected to be humbly grateful for the priceless privilege to get an audience with her, and receive both inclusive praise ('we stars') and constant sneers displaying the host's utter superiority, while the public gets a similarly whimsical treatment. Her good-for-nothing sidekick, ancient 'bridesmaid' Madge Allsop, is another cross-dresser, whose main function is to be shamelessly abused. Written by KGF Vissers

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12 September 1987 (UK)  »

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Dame Edna Megastar  »

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Oh Joy oh Rapture
4 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is Dame Edna just as she is in person -- a consummate entertainer! Please try to see her in person, you must do yourself a favor. DE was so very current, so this is a snapshot of certain age. The only reason for not giving it a 10, is because of my personal lack of knowledge of British references throughout the show.

Always surprises, always on target, always multiple steps ahead of the audience and guests.

Prior to this show, I only "heard" about Madge Alsop, so it was a delight to finally see her in the flesh.

I was so thrilled to see her DVD available, that I bought it without any information of what to expect.

That she managed to get some guests of great renown is simply a tribute to DE! Hold your gladdies high, and enjoy possums everywhere! ..Zoe

PS for those of you who are too caught up with who she is, please do yourself a favor and suspend belief for a while, let go and laugh!


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