You know you've arrived when Sesame Street does a spoof on you. I can't embed the video, but you can click on THIS LINK and watch Carson and the Dowager Countess - or at least their muppet versions in a delightfully funny spoof called Upside Downton Abbey.
I even had one friend suggest that last night's power outage at the Super Bowl must have been a woman... because it was so perfectly timed with the beginning of Downton Abbey.
Did you watch? No spoilers, please.