Betty: Is there something wrong with me? I can't understand why people like her.
Geoff: I can understand why people like her. I can't understand why intelligent people like her.
Betty: It's like, if you were in a bar where she was performing, you'd carry on your conversation.
Geoff: She's the new Sade. Coffee table music.
Betty: It's like the 80s all over again. When pop music was very polished, accomplished and boring. I hate pop music now.
Geoff: I bet this is going to go on for the full hour. They're not going to show any Elbow or Hot Chip. It's the BBC trying to outdo ITV. If she hadn't been on that Nelson Mandela thing we wouldn't get a full hour of this...Well, actually we probably would. Because everybody's supposed to think she's some sort of genius.
Betty: I'd prefer James Blunt to this. At least you can laugh at him. He's a Tim Nice But Dim figure to me. This is just depressing.
Geoff: It's a choice between this...Joan Armatrading...The Wombats...Sod it, we're watching The Wire.
Betty: "When you walk through the garden..."
Geoff: "You gotta watch your back..."
Betty: "Well I beg your pardon..."
Geoff: "Walk the straight and narrow track..."
Betty: "If you walk with Jesus..."
Geoff: "He's gonna save your soul..."
Betty: "You gotta keep the devil..."
Geoff: "Way down in the hole..."
Betty: "He's got the fire and the fury..."
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