Monday, October 05, 2009

Happy 40th, Monty Python! (And Now, For Something Completely Different)

A word or two was often all it took,
Just "Crunchy frog?" or "Dinsdale!" and we're off;
Skits, recited like our holy book--
"Nudge, nudge, wink, wink", or Anne Elk's nervous cough.
The parrot sketch; a cheese-shop free of cheese,
Mrs. Premise's chat with Mrs. Conclusion;
Michael Baldwin's name--which means, if he's
Not Bruce, that's going to cause a little confusion.
"Albatross!" "What's brown and sounds like a bell?"
The stirring song of Eric the Half a Bee
Deleted scenes, with Satan up from Hell
And crucifixion not for us to see.
You've influenced us more than you may know:
Happy Birthday, Monty Python show!

Oct. 5, 1969--Monty Python's Flying Circus premiers. BBC story.

For your one-stop shopping, the Monty Python YouTube Channel. Revel in it.


1 comment:

The Ridger, FCD said...

My brother and I still call each other Bruce!