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 actress Emily Perry.

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

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