Terry Power

Terry. It's a proper name. It falls into the same category as Kevin, Barry, Reg and Derek - names that people were called in the 70s but people wouldn't dream of calling their newborn these days. It's a damn shame we say - bring back the good old unglamorous English name! So to celebrate all that is good and true, we bring you this Tuesday - top five Terrys...


1. Terry Wogan. He might be bowing out, but he's still the champ. Apparently his toupé is up for a lifetime achievement BAFTA next year.


2. Terry Nutkins. Famous for having an extraordinary haircut and variously severed fingers - can you imagine him being let on to kids TV these days? I think not.


3. Terry Waite. His resilience did the Terry fraternity proud. And I still chuckle at the rusty bicycle joke. Yes, that does make me a bad person. I'll say three hail Bernbachs before I go to bed tonight.


4. Terry-Thomas. Hellllllo. The Terry with the unexplained and enigmatic hyphen. The ladykiller of the Terrys - a rare breed indeed.


5. Terry's Chocolate Orange. The Mike Tyson of Christmas chocolate (pre-rape era of course). Hide away in your bedroom when your weird relatives come round on Boxing Day and attempt to devour a whole one whilst playing a Hungry Horace marathon.

Sorry to the many Terrys that didn't quite make it. Towelling, McDermot, McCann and Venables to name but a few. As always, let us know any good ones that we missed in the comments, kind readers.

6 comments:

  1. Top Terry-tastic work. Surely Pratchett, Gilliam and Christian must have merited serious consideration?

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  2. Ah yes. Christian. An honorable mention. I think we'll save him for another top 5 tuesday... hmmm, top 5 annoying TV presenters anyone?

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  3. Terence Trent-D'arby surely. The most pretentous Terry.

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  4. Terry McDermot. Keep him well away please

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  5. What about Terry Tibbs the wheeler dealer geezer from fonejacker?
    He'll be on the blower any moment now.

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  6. Viz's Terry Fuckwit was always a favourite of mine.

    Coincidentally, I went to school with a kid called Terry Fuckwit, though he pronounced it 'Foo-wit'.

    Not really.

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