Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

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Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Dunshelm » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:04 am

Why did Mrs Grimwold stay with her husband?
As far as I can tell she's an ambiguos character that has helped many dungeoneers make it to level 2, but her husband would be totally what we'd call 'the opposition'.
LOL. Im sorry but the character of Mrs Grimwold fascinates me
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by MoanaLiza » Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:40 am

Well, I've heard people say that opposites do attract. Mrs. G does not help dungeoneers half the time. She keeps trying to set Festus on them, especially if the dungeoneer hasn't got anything that will benefit her or her beloved pooch (or whatever he is). She even tried to sell a dungeoneer a map. Anyway I see you are new here, so welcome to this ever growing sometimes crazy community of KM fans. May your times here be fun and happy ones :)
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Purgatory » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:48 am

your wrong.  
she had to keep him away from killing the team off on a number of times.  (season 3 well way to level 2)
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:00 am

Yep, there was the time we saw them together when she had to keep him away from the dungeoneer, who Grimwold wanted to hit with his club: "Grimwold, what have I told you about 'itting the visitors!!".

I (obviously) think Mrs. G. is great. She is interesting, and you never quite know what her intentions or motives are. She can be really helpful but still rather threatening at the same time. I love some of her inflections and sudden changes of mood. The scenes are also really well written, too- I can't help but laugh at the "Knit one, pearl one, drop one, grab one, 'UUURL ONE! GEDDOUDOFIT!" piece. The map scene is fabulous too- "her" reactions when the team want to look at the map and ask her what she'll do with the horn are a lot of fun. It's also quite amusing, in retrospect, that instead of listening carefully and engaging, several of the teams spend most of the Mrs. G. scenes trying to work out if that ragged cackling old thing is supposed to be male or female!

I'm not really sure why she stays with her husband. She seems to be able to control him a bit; I suppose he's good protection when nasty things come up from Level 2 through the wellway! They really are Knightmare's very own soap-operaish dysfunctional family, with a strangely male moody "wife", husband who can't speak and spends all his time chasing things with his club, and a quasi-canine that won't stop "barking".

A spin-off series is surely in order. ;)
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Fidjit » Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:22 am

It's a great pity that Mrs G. didn't go on to series four. She was a great character.

And I think they could have done what the puppetry did with Smirky. Do a Festus kind of thing. Reminds me of Fluffy off of Harry Potter and the Philosiphers Stone.
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:16 pm

It's a great pity that Mrs G. didn't go on to series four. She was a great character.

And I think they could have done what the puppetry did with Smirky. Do a Festus kind of thing. Reminds me of Fluffy off of Harry Potter and the Philosiphers Stone.
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Fidjit » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:15 pm

We can do a Fluffy thing with one of it's heads missing... Festus has two heads but used to have three (Series 3 Team 2)   :-/
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by MrP » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:26 pm

Does anyone else see Mrs Grimwold as a direct replacement for Mildread - i.e. the dungeon witch/crone?

In that context, I can't help but feel that Mildread was the far better character. Less comical, and some of the tricks she concocted to try and lead dungeoneers to their deaths were fantastic. She genuinely appeared to be a little bit deranged.

I realise this is a Grimwold thread so I'll shut up now - just wanted to chip in!  ;)
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Fidjit » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:32 pm

Unless you want your head bitten/beaten/nagged off!  ;D

Courtesy of Festus/Grimwold/Mrs. G ;D

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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Drassil » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:58 pm

a Festus kind of thing. Reminds me of Fluffy off of Harry Potter and the Philosiphers Stone.
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Dunshelm » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:01 pm

They should have kept her in series 4 yes.
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by Moocowthingy » Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:08 am

Does anyone else see Mrs Grimwold as a direct replacement for Mildread - i.e. the dungeon witch/crone?

In that context, I can't help but feel that Mildread was the far better character. Less comical, and some of the tricks she concocted to try and lead dungeoneers to their deaths were fantastic. She genuinely appeared to be a little bit deranged.

I realise this is a Grimwold thread so I'll shut up now - just wanted to chip in!  ;)
I think they both are dungeon crones but both very different.  Mildread was my original Fvae charecter as she was one of the KM chars that ever actualy instaled any amount of fright into me.  Her and Mogdred are about the only ones that ever did that as I was already 11-12 when KM first went out.  Mildread realy made me sit up and take notice when teams entered a room with Mildread in you realy did think that now this is a dangerous situation.   Hmm did she ever actualy kill anyone?.

Mrs G is a different kettle of fish.  You never know what kind of mood shes in, helpful or not.  The charecters main strength is the comedy value and the aid of invisible thing Festus.  The 2 just work so well together and Mrs G is acted superbly.

Overall, Mrs G and Mildread are two of my knightmare faves.

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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by KaM » Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:56 pm

Grand. I loved the Mildred voice throwing, especially on the mackem guys at the beginning of S2 (wehey!). There was something very surreal about it all.

About the point of Mrs G and hubby; surely the Ogre must have been played by David Verrey(?). Agreed with all the points about comic factor. Almost tragi-comic, even. 'HURL ONE!' - guess the poor mutt must have been scared stiff half the time. Knightmare would be missing an awful lot with these cult characters - it's all about a general atmosphere and world in itself, and the distinguishable contributions go so far in the memories of it all.
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Re: Mrs Grimwold and her hubby

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:12 pm

I like Mildread a lot too, but I like Mrs. G. more because a little bit more unpredictable in how she's going to act. She's also funnier. I do like to imagine that they're both still in the dungeon somewhere playing tricks on one another, working out ways to get rid of the other and trying to push the other out of the precious kitchen.  
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Post by Wolfshead » Fri May 14, 2004 5:07 pm

Is Mrs G a witch and why did she marry an Ogre?

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