Jedburgh grannies bring lockdown joy through their hilarious Tik-Tok videos

Two grannies from Jedburgh have provided the tonic of laughter during lockdown through a series of hilarious Tik-Tok musical tributes.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:35 am
Babs Hogg and Sally Munro as Kenny and Dolly. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Sally Munro, 65, a care assistant, and retired machine operator Babs Hogg, 64, have developed a cult following with their hilarious impersonations of famous musical collaborators. They have performed as everything from Laurel and Hardy, with a rendition of the legendary duo’s Trail of the Lonesome Pine, to Dr Hook’s If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold it Against Me).

They’ve also popped up as the nuns from Sister Act, the ladies from Abba, Sonny and Cher, and even Islands in the Stream duo, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

The friends have had great fun raiding their own and family members’ wardrobes for the tributes.

Babs Hogg and Sally Munro as the ladies from Abba. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

But more than anything else they have helped bring some light relief into the lives of people struggling through lockdown.

Sally said: "It all started when I was sitting in my niece's house, my partner in crime’s daughter. We were having a coffee and she said ‘do you two not use Tik-Tok’ and we said no, but she coaxed us into it and away we went.

"Her daughter filmed it and put it on Facebook and immediately everybody was commenting and it just went from there and got out of control so we just kept it going.”

Particular favourites include their performances as The Andrew Sisters, singing Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and as Father Abraham and the Smurfs.

All the Tik-Tok videos are available to see on Jedhart ‘s Here Past and Present Facebook site at www. facebook.com/jethartshere

Sally added: "It's the dressing up that’s the laugh and it's amazing what you find in the back of your wardrobe.

"We started in March and people commented that the videos were really cheering people up, especially those who can't get out and we now have a massive fan club.

"We can hardly walk along the street without people stopping us and asking when our next one is .

"I don't think we're going to stop now because we are kind of hooked and we really enjoy it by bringing fun into people's lives at a difficult time during the pandemic . We can’t wait to to start raiding the charity shops.”