But it was expensive.
We are so very lucky that where we are going is a university town and so many of our favourite comedians often tour the college circuit. Marcus Brigstocke was there just a month or two ago. Carmarthen also boasts a cinema (for when Joe Hill’s film Horns based on his incredible book is finally released) as well as a playhouse for the theatre. The university theatre department is also there and I am sure we will see some great student productions as well.
And be in the green wide open spaces.
And look for wildlife.
We’re armed with a bat detector and a set of cool Nordic walking poles from some amazing friends of mine.
But we wanted one last thing. One last special day out. One last glorious hoorah.
And we did it. There could have been *nothing* better than this.
It was bloody brilliant (but I don’t need to tell you that, do I?)
It was an all singing, all dancing extravaganza (with young, fit dancers doing the silly walk as John Cleese has had two hip replacements and obviously can’t do it anymore) with old favourite songs like Sit On My Face and The Penis Song (with additional new verses)
It was a very good mix of the show and the films.
And then of course it hits me.
BOOM. What’s in the fridge? Why only my favourite Python Eric Idle--who comes out of the fridge in the film The Meaning of Life to sing the Galaxy song!
Utter fantastic. I nearly peed my pants when Stephen Hawking came zooming down the path and bumped off Brian Cox.
There was a good ole sing song to the Bruce’s Philosopher’s song (which
I can play on the ukulele) Join in singing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6AhepWgYg4
Albatross (it’s bloody sea bird flavour!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PJix23IeF8 turned into Nudge Nudge (Know what I mean…say no more!) Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ona-RhLfRfc
Mr Anchovy wants to be a lion tamer segued beautifully into the Lumberjack song. There was this brilliant moment where the conversation went like this:
At least we thought we did.
Mr Anchovy: I wanted to be…a systems analyst.
Wild applause from the audience. Which then turned into the song we all love. Incidentally, I can also play this on the ukulele.
There were so many old favourites…My theory about brontosaurus’ by Anne Elk, Blackmail, Spam and Finland, Crunchy frog, argument clinic, the penguin on your telly is about to explode, Gumby flower arranging, Every Sperm is Sacred from Meaning of Life and so much more. There were animations (old and new), film footage from the show featuring Graham Chapman (the dead one who sadly couldn’t make it on account of being dead) and my all time favourite clip from the show was featured--the Batley Townswomen's Guild re-enacting the battle of Pearl Harbour. Watch it here and be ready to cry with laughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcSMaNlcDPs
But the end (which came all too soon) was the cleverly titled spontaneous encore-- a big sing along to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from Life of Brian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo