Our resident agent provocateur Clarissa, it turns out, hasn’t heard of Monty Python. Bit ironic, that. And needs immediate addressing. So I very charitably left her links to Monty Python‘s Wikipedia entry, and directed her to their Spanish Inquisition sketch. Didn’t expect that, I bet. Then, remembering she’s from Canada, I left her the link to the Lumberjack Song.
I’m nothing if not sweetness and light.
However, although Monty Python has an enormous following in the Anglophone world, I find the excellent — and often far more satirical — A Bit of Fry and Laurie not as widely watched as I would like it to be. It’s a pity, because decades down their première, some Fry and Laurie sketches are just as chillingly relevant. Indeed, we seem to have burrowed deeper into ignorance, moral dictatorship, and rabid idiocies.
It is Teachers Day in India today, and on the occasion, let me present : The first sketch from the first episode of Fry & Laurie, which deals with the catastrophic dangers of ‘sexy talk’ in the classroom. Feel free to recommend your own favourites!