I just got around to watching Fleabag. I shouldn’t have left it so long. I binged on both series over consecutive nights. It was marvellous. The writing is first class.
Fleabag (narrating): I once read a story from the paper to Boo and Hilary about how a little kid repeatedly stuck rubber-ended pencils up the class hamster’s arsehole, because he liked it when their eyes popped out. He was sent to a juvenile bootcamp.
Boo: They sent him away? But he needs help!
Fleabag: Yeah. He pencil-fucked a hamster.
Boo: He’s obviously not happy. Happy people don’t do things like that. And anyway, that’s the very reason they put rubbers on the ends of pencils.
Fleabag: To fuck hamsters?
Boo: No, because people make mistakes.
From Fleabag, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.