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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

fetchez la vache!

cow tossing

If you're a Monty Python groupie like me, you've already clued in to the fact that both "fetchez la vache!" and my tossed-cow animation are nods to the infamous Taunting scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail — nothing like a few catapulted cattle to get rid of those pesky knights at the gate. "Run away, run away!"*

But why am I tossing a cow on my blog? Because last night I went to see Monty Python's Spamalot™ at the Canon Theatre in Toronto and I've been smiling ever since. Not to mention a few instances of giggling for no apparent reason and some inappropriately loud singing/whistling in the mail room. "Always look on the bright side of life!" (My neighbours have long suspected I was a bit odd. Now they're sure.)

In case you haven't already figured it out, I liked the show. A lot. From first glance at the program ("Patrons are asked not to smoke or speak Swedish in the theatre. Please use cell phones whenever possible."), to the audience sing-along finale (complete with confetti bombs), it was a thoroughly happy — if frequently tasteless — night. You should go!

Meanwhile, visit the official cow tossing game and have yourself some fun!

* No cows were harmed in the making of this entry.


At 8:25 am, Anonymous Rilea Python said...

I'd just like it to be known that just because you're a fan of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' that doesn't mean you're a fan of Monty Python itself. There is an obvious difference between the two. Those who just watch the 'Holy Grail' and none of the Python's other stuff and proclaim to be Python fans are complete rubbish!
At Spamalot? I was one of the extreme few in the theater house to laugh at all the jokes they put in from 'The Flying Circus.' Sad!

Python fakes are one of my largest pet peeves and a fast growing problem to the community of Python fans.


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