Coronation Street has always stood out as the soap that does comedy best. With new producer Kate Oates promising to keep this at the forefront of the show, we should be getting laughs from Corrie for many more years to come. Recent episodes have shown us that the writers are already embracing this approach, with fewer life and death scenarios in favour of the more light hearted storylines and a great deal of innuendo. That’s not to say the drama isn’t there, but they are certainly keeping the gags front and centre, especially with the older characters.
But what would Coronation Street be like without all the jeopardy and heartache? What if we plucked out all punch ups, murders and terminal illnesses and replaced them with rounds of applause and belly laughs to accompany the remaining comedy scenes?
I took some random scenes from the last few years of Coronation Street and added some laughter, creating a fictional episode of the show as a studio sitcom. Here’s the result:
Could Corrie's future be entirely in comedy? I tried to watch the video as if I'd never seen the show before, and I think it works. Let me know your thoughts...
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