There is the same comic contrast between the characters' unbridled enthusiasm and their dowdy clothing and heavy Eastern European accents.
By the end of Ann's episode, the formerly dowdy Jersey girl is certainly more stylish.
In the first series, a recurring film sketch, ‘Drudge Squad’, followed the exploits of a special police unit run by dowdy housewives wearing scarves over their curlers and carrying shopping bags.
Only the dowdy daughter, Martha, treats him with kindness, teaching him to read and shielding him occasionally from her siblings' harshest jibes.
I found it hard to believe that I had ever located anything attractive in this dowdy woman with her bleached blonde hair, her nonexistent figure and her masculine voice.
Gone is the willowy beauty, and in her place is a thin, pinched, dowdy lady, an eccentric Victorian who wears ugly hats.
Only when we meet these paragons at a literary festival or a bookstore signing do we discover that they're blue-rinsed dwarfs, clownish geeks, dowdy grannies, troglodytic professors, extras from a Lord of the Rings movie.
She writes a weekly series called The Beseleys for a nameless and dowdy woman's magazine of the sort Dewar helped to fill when she was a jobbing journalist.
His hands, which he'd put lightly on his wife's shoulders to persuade her to go home, felt something very irregular underneath that sensible, dowdy dress.
Television pundits lambasted her image as a frumpy housewife who delivered dull speeches while clad in dowdy grey or brown suits.