YouTube Transcription #12 Not Going Out
Not Going Out is a British sitcom written by, and starring, Lee Mack, a popular stand-up comedian. He is regularly seen on TV game shows because of his very fast-thinking wit. Not Going Out has finally finished, after seven series.
Lucy: Well done, Lee. It’s just as well only English people “speak” mime.
Lee: I didn’t know she was going to look round. Not as round as that anyway. Why is a pregnant woman going up a mountain in a cable car?
Daisy: It’d be too far to walk in her condition.
Lucy: Well, she can’t be going to sit in that filthy, unhygienic cafe all day. I’m the only one stupid enough to be doing that!
Lee: Maybe she’s just fat. You know, like “beer belly” fat. Like men get. Maybe she used to be a man. Maybe she still is. You speak fluent English, don’t you?
Woman: Your boorish manner brings disgrace to both you and your country.
Lee: You could have told me you spoke English. That’s quite rude, what you just did.
Woman: Yes, please forgive extreme rudeness I just showed you.
Lee: Yeah. The sarcasm’s not very attractive, either.
Lucy: I’m very sorry about my companion’s insensitive comments. British people aren’t all like that. So, erm… why are you going up the mountain?
Woman: To be with my family. They own the “filthy, unhygienic cafe” at the top of the mountain.
Lee: I’m very sorry about my companion’s insensitive comments. British people aren’t all like that.
“Well done” means “you did a good thing” but in this case it is sarcasm: the opposite meaning.
“Mime” is the English word for acting with no voice. The Japanese word “pantomime” is a very different meaning in the UK. It is a comical Christmas play.
“Look round” means to look in a different direction. It also means that something has a round, circular, shape.