Coronation Street is the longest running soap opera in the world, as well as being one of the most popular with viewers. Its desire to portray gritty storylines injected with high drama is what makes the show so well-liked. Over the last 54 years, there have been plots and characters that have resonated with us and become part of our lives, such as the horror we all felt when Richard Hillman went on his killing spree, or the fantastic one liners that escaped Blanche’s mouth. All these factors and so much more have made for a great show.
Although the soap opera is nowhere near its final curtain call, it is now moving its set to new cobbled streets elsewhere. To celebrate this next stage in the shows ‘life’, Gala Bingo, who have an official partnership with Coronation Street, are celebrating with a range of promotions and events. What’s more, in keeping with their Corrie games, they have also put together a full list of the most famous quotes in the shows illustrious history.
Here are some of Gala’s favourites…
“Elsie Tanner’s heart is where a fella’s wallet is – and the bigger the wallet, the more heart she’s got”.
This iconic quote from Hilda Ogden is about her thoughts of the then ‘street siren’, Elsie Tanner. This unforgettable and opinionated character is still amongst people’s favourites today, and is why the quote is still a classic.
“Listen, you’ve got legs longer than I am, and you’re an ex pole dancer, so something tells me it’s a bit easier for you to find blokes, do you know what I mean?”
A proper corker from Janice Battersby when on a quest to find love at the Singles Night at the Rovers. It perfectly captures what Janice is about, and accurately sums up how many of us feel when looking for love.
“I don’t see your gran because she died. You don’t see your daughter because you hit Charlie Stubbs over the head with an ornament”.
Ah, yet another reason why Deirdre will forever be a woman after our own hearts. This memorable quote from 2010 was in response to Tracy saying she understood her mum missing Blanche.
“This turkey is so dry, it could choke a camel”.
We couldn’t have Deirdre in our top five without a word or two from Blanche, after all, she was the queen of classic quotes. This quote was her reactions to her daughter’s Christmas dinner; haven’t we all wanted to say this but never have?
“No there’s never been a law about lesbians, I’ve Googled it”.
Love or hate her, Sally Webster has said some truly memorable quotes, and this one is one of our favourites. Although said in 2010, this quote will surely stand the test of time and be around in years to come.
There are so many more excellent one liners we could have used, but this little list includes some of the best from the more comprehensive version Gala have put together. Of course, these only scratch the surface of the many quotes that help make Coronation Street the classic it is today.