Newcomers Liz and Jim McDonald (Beverley Callard and Charles Lawson) popped into The Rovers Return to suss out their new neighbours in 1989...
Liz took a good, long squint at Mavis Wilton (Thelma Barlow) and Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire):
Jim: "What are you looking at?"
Liz: "Those two plain Janes at the bar, quietly knocking it back."
Jim: "Free country, isn't it?"
Liz: "Yeah, I know, but I didn't think they were the type."
Jim: "You're enjoying yourself, aren't yer? Standing here putting labels on everybody."
Liz: "I love it!"
Liz on Ken Barlow (William Roache): "Now, here's a mystery man!"
Liz: "He's too smooth for round 'ere, a bit too 'shiny-shoed'. I bet even his wife don't see him in his vest and underpants."
Jim: "Eh, now listen, I quite fancy his wife."
Liz: "Well... she's not plain."
Jim: I know, I could... er... breathe on her glasses."
Of course, at that point in time, Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride) was unaware that Ken was indulging in a spot of heavy breathing with Wendy Crozier (Roberta Kerr).
And there was so much else going on.
Jim and Liz little realised just what a fascinating street they'd moved to...