Let Them Eat Cake is a delectable comedic treat from the always entertaining Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Letting them loose spoofing the Court of Versailles at the time of Marie Antoinette was genius. Basically we have a French Blackadder with a cast of mostly women!
Jennifer Saunders plays the Comtesse Columbine de Vache who lives at the Palace of Versailles and lets us in on the...comings and goings, shall we say, of the court! Lots of gossip and scheming behind the scenes and let's just say that Marie Antoinette was only the second most despised woman in France!
Dawn French plays her sneaky nymphomaniacal former prostitute maid Lisette and the supporting cast is "abfab" with Alison Steadman (our shrill Mrs. Bennet) as Columbine's arch rival Madame du Plonge and Adrian Scarborough as the acid-tongued manservant/wig-master Bouffant! Lucy Punch (Elaine from Doc Martin) plays Madame du Plonge's naive but knowing daughter Eveline du Plonge.
Lisette: "You'll have to have a tryst again, like you did last summer."
Columbine: "Yes! Tryst again, like I did last year."
Columbine: "Will you shut the frock up!!!...at the back there, it's undone."
"The liaisons were dangerous. The wigs were lethal!"
Some wonderful person (thank-you, thank-you, thank-you) has put them all on YouTube. Here is the first part of Episode 1 The Pox to whet your appetite. Enjoy this frothy confection!!!!
Cheers! P.S. This one is strictly for ages 18 and up ;)