In a skit inspired by ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ the cast of Downton Abbey are joined by special guests in support of iTV’s Text Santa campaign. In the clip we see that Lord Crawley is again facing possible financial ruin, and an angel, Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) of Absolutely Fabulous fame provides him with an alternate view of life on the estate without him.
The next thing you know the estate is being overrun with Americans. Mr Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) arrives bearing gifts of undergarments from his London department store, and George Clooney appears as George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood.
Soon there’s umbrellas in drinks, strip poker in the kitchen (you cannot unsee Mosley’s tattoos), and a post-Edwardian group selfie.
[via Daily Mail]