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A Midsummer Night's Scream

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As the nights begin to draw in, it’s time to snuggle up with a nice cup of soup and the latest issue of Stuck in the Middle.
So, without further ado, here’s our usual rag-bag of things that have made us laugh this week, and a look at what’s to come.

Cat of the Week
Cat of the Week is back! Sort of.
We have a wonderful video of a no holds barred encounter between a kitten and a house plant. Sadly, due to some technical issues on Twitter, we can’t show it to you right now. So here are a couple of teasers while you wait for the main course.
Find out who wins next week, grapple fans!
Speaking of Fifi Pottier, the owner of the above cat, I just thought that we’d mention that Fifi has just released her debut novel Vampire Emily. We haven’t read it yet but we thought we’d give it a plug anyway as it looks rather good. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
Vampire Emily eBook: Pottier, Fifi: Kindle Store
Classic Comedy Corner
We’re all excited because there’s a Laurel and Hardy season coming up on Talking Pictures in July. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of reminders in our What’s on the Telly? section.
Here’s a nugget from 1938’s Blockheads.
Laurel and hardy block-heads (1938)
Laurel and hardy block-heads (1938)
Nostalgia Nook
For some strange reason this still makes us laugh.
For the record, we do make our own mashed potatoes and wouldn’t dream of using a powdered alternative.
Smash Mash Potatoes Advert
Smash Mash Potatoes Advert
What's on the Telly?
Not one, but two Mel Brooks classics brighten up our screens this week.
First up is the ever-green spoof Western, Blazing Saddles. It will be appearing without adverts on BBC4 on Thursday at 22:10. Book your sofa-time now.
Blazing Saddles (1974) - TV Films UK
Then, just as you think you’ve died and gone to Heaven, along comes The Producers which surely holds a place in just about everybody’s comedy pantheon. It’s utterly unmissable, so double up on that sofa booking because it’s showing on BBC1 on Friday at 22:35.
The Producers (1968) - TV Films UK
Just sayin'
Just sayin'
It's a bit suprising that ...
… we don’t have a section for crossword clues. Here are a couple that we made earlier.
1) Meghan obsessed rodent gets all nasty at first, sitting on docks - lunatic! (5, 6)
2) Crusty old rat-licker becomes yobbish nuisance initially chasing twisted spire - lunatic! (5, 6)
Answers on a postcard, please …
On the subject of crosswords, we recently discovered that Dave Gorman is now setting a few under the names of Bluth and Django. We’ve enjoyed the ones we’ve solved so far.
That reminds us to remind you that whenever anybody waves a YouGov poll at you, send them directly to this wonderful episode of Modern Life is Goodish and then ask them about Ant and Dec.
Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish - Series 3, Episode 8 | Full Episode
Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish - Series 3, Episode 8 | Full Episode
Football and how to spot it
It’s not the same with nobody in the grounds but hopefully we’ll all be back next season. Come the glorious day, you can find your way around with this fabulous new spotters’ guide from The Daily Distress’s children’s editor, Big Chief ICU.
At the Football with Big Chief ICU
A classic groaner from our chums at The Daily Dafty.
Cartoon Corner
Here’s a wartime Bob Clampett classic wherein Bugs encounters a gremlin …
Bugs Bunny, Falling Hare; Warner Bros. (1943)
Bugs Bunny, Falling Hare; Warner Bros. (1943)
And just because it makes us happy ...
We’ll play you out with out favourite song. Get with the beat, Baghy!
Bare Necessities
Bare Necessities
Be sure to join us next week for the full cat vs. plant contest and some more things to make you smile.
In the meantime, we wish you all a merry Wednesday and a great week to come.
Keep those kitty pics coming …
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