Mimi Labonq

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Mimi Labonq
'Allo 'Allo! character
First appearance Good staff Are Hard to Find
Last appearance A Winkle in Time
The Return of 'Allo 'Allo!
Portrayed by Sue Hodge
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Occupation Café Waitress & Resistance Agent
Nationality French

Mimi Labonq is a fictional character on the BBC situation comedy 'Allo 'Allo!. She first appeared in the fourth season, and stayed with the show until the end.

Mimi (played by Sue Hodge) is small, blonde and athletic, and passionately hates Germans. She used to be a Resistance gang leader in Paris before she became a waitress. Rene Artois, her employer, has to remonstrate with her about her enthusiasm for German-killing: "If you poison them here, people will think that it was our food that did it!" Besides homicide, her talents include singing, which provokes some friction with Rene's wife Edith Melba Artois. When she started appearing on the show, she was mostly portrayed as stiff and rarely even smiled. She eventually became more easygoing as the story went on.

Like the other waitresses, Mimi is soon having an affair with Rene, and is not above being taken upstairs by patrons of Rene's café. At one point, she comes across a large amount of money that does not belong to her, and observes: "A good girl would not even think of taking this money – good thing I'm a tart!" as she helps herself to a good share of the cash.

After the war, she seems to have stayed on at the cafe.