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October 15, 2007

Fuggy Victoria Hervey

Lady Victoria Hervey cracks me up. She looks like she's trying to win our hearts by acting the hugely stereotypical part of a wacky British country-dweller who does a lot of gardening, goes skeet-shooting in her spare time on the grounds of her manor, has an eccentric aunt who sells pickled vegetables at the village market, and says things like, "I say, that's just ducky," and, "Pip-pip, old chap!" And hey, the way the new fall season is going, it's entirely possible that, say, The CW will buy into her act and greenlight a show, Wellington's Boots, about a charming young English lass named Mavis "Wellie" Wellington who hits it big in the U.S. selling gardening gear on QVC... but can't cultivate a thriving personal life with three pounds of manure and a hoe! Look for it as part of a comedy block with Aliens in America, minus the charm but plus some serious pectoral muscles on the nice-but-dim downstairs neighbor, Jesse Metcalfe, who can bring a whole WORLD of faux-gardening expertise to the show from his Desperate Housewives stint. Throw in Jon Bon Jovi, a driven yuppie roommate played by Soleil Moon Frye, and Loni Anderson as the nosy but fur-clad neighbor, and you've got at LEAST two episodes before that thing gets unceremoniously canceled and replaced with shortened reruns of 7th Heaven episodes.

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