"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book."
PS: I think there really is a direct line of subversive comedy that runs from the Marx Bros., through Peter Sellers, The Goon Show, The Beatles, Monty Python, SNL, SCTV...seems these days most "comics" are self-obsessed navel gazers. Python credits the Fabs as major inspirations. I've gotta admit though, watching much of the Python episodes nowadays can be a tad grating...all the endless shrieking...but there's still a sh*tload of brilliant moments. And "Holy Grail" and "Fawlty Towers", tough to beat. Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" "Brazil" "12 Monkeys"(one of my fave flix ever...)Also, can't deny the George Harrison angle here..."Hand Made Films" and all that!
George never got credit for his super wry and dry sense of humor...or for his devastating left-cross,right upper-cut combo that left many an unsuspecting journalist reeling in dazed anguish.
Edited by - airdog on 05/25/2002 12:49:56