The Dame Edna Experience - The Complete Series 1

 
9780790790541: The Dame Edna Experience - The Complete Series 1
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She's no ordinary star, she's a megastar! Larger than life and brimming with wit and hilarity, she's Dame Edna Everage! And she's inviting you to explore all her nooks and crannies in The Dame Edna Experience. Available for the first time ever, this series of six variety/chat shows (or, as Dame Edna calls them, "monologues interrupted by total strangers") is guaranteed to keep you in stitches. Celebrity guests (foils for Dame Edna's rapier wit) include Sean Connery, Charlton Heston, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jane Seymour, Larry Hagman, Rudolf Nureyev and Joan Rivers!

DVD Features:
Featurette:The BAFTA-winning program An Audience with Dame Edna Everage Ester: Dame Edna Everage, a 30 minute talk show from the U.K. in which Dame Edna 'bares all' so to speak.
Interviews:Two interviews with Dame Edna creator Barry Humphries, one of which is conducted by Dame Edna herself!
Music Clips:Dame Edna performs her theme song "Niceness"
Other:Exclusive Dame Edna introduction PLUS the Madge button!

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Dame Edna Everage--an Australian housewife turned megastar in her own mind--is possibly the most entertaining person alive. Of couse, she's not actually a real person; she's the alter-ego of comic genius Barry Humphries, the cocoon from which Edna bursts out like a radiant butterfly. Her 1980s talk show, The Dame Edna Experience, proves an ideal format to wallow in her splendor. Though the hairstyles and fashion choices of her guests may have dated--Jane Seymour looks like a meringue pastry topped with shaved cinnamon--Edna's dazzling egomania and Humphries's wicked, sure-footed wit are amazingly fresh. Whether she's wheedling sex tips out of Zsa Zsa Gabor, flirting with Charlton Heston, trading fashion tips with Jerry Hall, singing a duet with Cliff Richard, practically yawning in Sean Connery's face, or simply reveling in her own marvelousness, Dame Edna will charm your pants off. On top of the talk show, there's a short interview that Dame Edna does with Barry Humphries himself (spooky!) and a TV special in which Dame Edna takes completely unrehearsed questions from an audience of British celebrities. Her effortlessly funny improvised responses will leave you agog. --Bret Fetzer

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