Monday, 30 March 2009

Street Combat in Cologne

...the opening scenes in this sketch from Monty Python, "The Attila the Hun Show," bear an eerie resemblance to the pitched battles for personal space on the sidewalks and byways of Our Fair City. Perhaps Koelners are simply reenacting their glory days in battle with the Visigoths! Somehow, that makes the NHL-style body-checking more tolerable.

Here's the sketch, plus bonus footage of Terry Jones--whose resemblance to Gordon Brown never ceases to startle me--performing his report as the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs via strip tease: