The Universe and Me

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Mrs Pepperpot

I was working on deletions and stumbled on a children’s book about a character named Mrs Pepperpot. Couldn’t help thinking of the Python ladies. Surprisingly there’s an entire series about her written in the 1960s and 70s by Norwegian author Alf Prøysen (probably not an alien Muppet with his own TV show.) Mrs Pepperpot learns to swim, minds the baby, even goes berry picking. This might not prove very entertaining except for one problem: Mrs Pepperpot has the tendency to shrink to the size of a teaspoon without warning and at most inconvenient times. So she ends up in some jams. And drawers full of macaroni. She probably has nothing but the name in common with the Monty Python characters who were named after the 19th century thick pots that held pepper when it had to be ground by hand.


  • At 4:13 PM, June 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not sure, but I think the Dr Who fans also affectionately refer to the Daleks as Pepperpots.


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