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Alice Horton

Alice

Portrayed by
First appearance
Occupation
Verger
Spouse
Hugo Horton (1998-)
Last appearance
'The Vicar in white'
Status
Married



Alice Springs Horton (née Tinker) is a main character in the hit British comedy series 'The Vicar of Dibley'. She is married to Hugo Horton. Alice Horton is the verger at the town of Dibley and first learned under Reverend Pottle, until he died in 1994. Alice was then rather bewildered until the new "Vicara" came along.


Personality Edit

Dim-witted and naive Alice is the vicar's best, and most loyal, friend in the mad village of Dibley. Having lived a very sheltered existence, and been reared by a clinically insane mother, Alice often drives the vicar to distraction with her useless advice, empty-headed comments and general misunderstanding of the world outside the village. However, there have been notable occasions where Alice has offered very loving and sincere advice, and has shown genuine concern for the vicar. Despite this, she is generally held in extremely low esteem by the other villagers, particularly David Horton, who detests her and her low intelligence.

Profile Edit

Alice of course lives in Dibley. However, it was never actually stated whether or not she was born in Dibley, however this is most likely as she states that she and Hugo had known each other for twenty six years prior to their marriage. Alice became the verger at the local church, learning under the late Vicar, Reverend Pottle.

When the Reverend Pottle died and Reverend Geraldine Granger (or "Vic-Stix" as Alice liked to call her) arrived, and she and Alice quickly befriended each other. She has an unnamed mother, who was later sectioned in an asylum, and a sister named Mary, who is in fact even more unintelligent than Alice, as seen in 'The Christmas Lunch Incident', where she keeps mistaking Christmas for Easter, and is kept in the house, occasionally let out to meet guests.

Alice and Hugo were shown to be fond of each other and eventually married after the Vicar played Cupid. She gave birth to her first child, Geraldine (named for the Vicar), and then went on to have nine more unnamed children.


TriviaEdit

  • She rarely gets Geraldine's end jokes
  • Her mum told her that Jesus Christ was born in Dunstable, with which she passed on to the Sunday school-Christmas Carol kids
  • She gave birth to Geraldine Horton on December 24, when she was portraying Mary, and thought she actually had given birth to the "son of God"
  • She believes that since her name rhymes with Chalice, she is a descendant of Jesus
  1. She believes that the reason why she had 10 children was to populate the Earth with God's children, to which Geraldine explained that it was because she doesn't know how condoms work.
  • Her father is a alcohol-addict, or an irresponsible alcoholic
  • Her father gave her a piggy bank when she was little and saved his money in it and told her that when she was older she could buy a castle with the money. Alice proposed that she used that money to help replace the church's stain-glass window that was shattered by a fallen tree during the storm. When Geraldine counts up Alice's money, excluding the money that wasn't British mint, it added up to a farthing.
  • Her father was drunk dusk to dawn
  • Alice has a sister, though her mother told her about her father's children in the other villages, making them her half siblings
  • She spread gossip that Geraldine was a lesbian, after misunderstanding that Rachel Hunter had come to quicky change her clothes at the vicarage, not have sex.

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