You have to understand, I love this show so much… I know it’s not a perfect show. The spit take scene is lame and the monkey motif is labored, but none of that matters! It does what a musical is supposed to do: it takes you to another world. And it gives you a little tune to carry with you in your head, you know? A little something to help you escape from the dreary horrors of the real world, a little something for when you’re feeling blue, you know?
I’m afraid you’ve read somewhere that rudeness in old age is amusing.
Rosamund Painswick - Downton Abbey S5E5