Wednesday, February 07, 2007

And Now For Something Completely Different...

We recently exposed our daughters to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Needless to say, they laughed themselves silly, and were glad to finally understand the silly references we've been making to it all these years.

So when we heard that Spamalot was coming to our area, we made arrangements to take the girls.

It was great fun. We all loved it. There was much loving homage to the film, and a few musical numbers that had nothing at all to do with it but were thrown in for gratuitous humor. The production values and the cast were excellent.

If you're a Monty Python fan, it's definitely worth catching.


At February 07, 2007 10:32 AM, Blogger nanc said...

we've exposed our kids to george and gracie, benny hill, the three stooges, the old looney tunes, monty python (i like fawlty towers) and a host of classics.

our son's fave, however, as is mine, is "a fish called wanda" - with the exception of a few bad words and sexual innuendo - it's rather harmless.

they actually prefer the old to the new. i believe elbro's kids also like the older stuff.

At February 07, 2007 11:27 AM, Blogger cube said...

It's good stuff. What's not to like?

Too much of the new stuff is a derivative remake of an oldie and, many times, not as good.

At February 07, 2007 12:12 PM, Blogger Jill said...

I loved the old Monty Python and even Benny Hill. But I was also surprised at how many people dont get it. I guess some people dont pay attention.

Cute dog. I'm still working with Daisy. Now she wants to pester me to go out every two to three hours during the day. S doesn't tear up stuff as much, except for toilet paper and things on tables near her reach. Good Luck!

At February 07, 2007 12:25 PM, Blogger cube said...

jill: Monty Python can bring the utterly silly and the deliciously cerebral together... simultaneously & without warning. Some people don't get it & never will. It's their loss.

Elke hasn't torn up much yet, but that's because she is getting constant supervision when she's not in her crate. Thanks, I'll need the luck ;-)

At February 07, 2007 10:27 PM, Blogger Raggedy said...

I love Monty Python.
Thank you for the information.

At February 08, 2007 9:31 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

Such a great stage show! Well done for a production that you'd not expect to translate well.

We laughted through the whole thing. The opening number was especially hilarious...Hubby is Finnish.

At February 08, 2007 10:53 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Aw, you saw Spamalot?!? I'm SO jealous!

At February 10, 2007 5:09 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: Ha ha. :-P


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