50 foot resting parrot promotes Monty Python reunion

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Veho, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Remarkable bird, magnificent plumage.​

    So as some of you may or may not know, (surviving) members of Monty Python are having yet another reunion (they must have run out of money again). And to promote the main event, a live performance... somewhere, sculptor Iain Prendergast, in reference to the iconic dead pining parrot sketch, created a massive fiberglass dead resting parrot and plopped it unceremoniously on the bank of the river Thames in London, where it now lays, pining for the fjords. But rest assured, it is not dead, its total lack of movement is due to it being tired and shagged out after a long squawk.

    And to all of you claiming it has passed on, is no more, has ceased to be, has expired and gone to meet his maker, that he is a stiff, bereft of life, rests in peace, his metabolic processes now history, that he's off the twig, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible, that it is, in a nutshell, an ex parrot I assure you, he is merely stunned after being dropped on the head. Norwegian Blues stun easily. Look:

    If it weren't nailed to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies!​

    And in case we haven't beaten the dead parrot enough, here's the offending original sketch in its entiriety:

    And now it's time to stop this as it is altogether far too silly.

  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    It might have been resting, however anything that close to the Thames is not likely to be alive for long, especially if it was already in a health impaired state.
  3. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Bring out your dead. Bring out your dead careers.
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  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Terry Jones perhaps did not do as much as the others (though I would not sniff at lot of his stuff), and I suppose there is the recurring joke that most younger people would probably know Michael Palin more from his travel documentaries, but the rest seem to have gone on to do good things.
  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    The sad thing is, they could do a pretty good rendition of the sketch with Graham Chapman.

    Actually, knowing Monty Python, I wouldn't even be that shocked.
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  6. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Best skit of the show in my opinion....

    Of course nothing beats the movie, damn now I want to watch it again...
  7. Drink the Bleach

    Drink the Bleach This New Member died on Sep 10, 2014

    Apr 5, 2014
    United States
    Monty Python-related content was never that funny. I also used to find Adam Sandler quite the humor but then I stopped being nine years old. Holy Grail was a little funny because it was just silly, but nothing about Montey Python has ever been smart. But I also don't know much of the old show anymore, there may or may not be a gem I'm not aware of.

    But dead parrot, not funny.