Madge Allsop: Edna's bridesmaid

Title:
Madge Allsop: Edna's bridesmaid
NFSA ID:
1143773
Year:
1987
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

One of the reasons behind Dame Edna Everage's success as a character is her rich backstory, created by Barry Humphries.

Here on her 1987 talk show The Dame Edna Experience , Everage introduces her supremely downtrodden bridesmaid, Madge Allsop, played here by British actor Emily Perry.

Everage constantly denigrates Allsop, using her as a dowdy, comedic foil to her own fabulousness. Here, making her sit on a camp chair next to her and making her work in servitude to Everage's high profile guests.

Clip taken from season one, episode one of The Dame Edna Experience.