Act 8 – Gwen Warren “The Spoon Lady”

When I first saw this, I thought it was an old sketch from Fast Forward: from some angles, Gwen has an alarming resemblance to Jane Turner dressed as Matron Sloan from A Country Practice.

As you can see, the act of spoon playing is a very physical act requiring ongoing stamina, something that seemed to be pushed to its absolute limit at around 1:36 or so.   I suspect the ostensibly random key change at 1:15 couldn’t have helped – I’m also guessing that this wasn’t part of the act, rather it was the house band having a bit of a laugh at the expense of an overambitious septuagenarian.

Still, despite these challenges, Gwen didn’t drop a single note.  Or spoon for that matter.


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The web's first site dedicated to 'Pot Luck', a talent show made by the Grundy Organisation for Network Ten Australia. 'Pot Luck' ran for only one season in 1987, and enjoyed a mild revival in 1993 when some of the more ambitious acts were featured as filler on 'The Late Show' on ABC-TV. Best remembered for highly critical resident judge, Bernard King.
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