Thursday, October 1, 2009

Speaking of great things to come out of the UK...

I took a trip down to Tucson last weekend to see Spamalot and let me tell you, it was the greatest thing ever.

One day, many many years ago, my brother and I discovered a VHS tape of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in our collection. To tell you the truth, I'm really not sure how it got there. My theory is that my Mom got it from someone or found it in the discount bin at the video store. I don't think she actually ever watched it. Jeff and I put it on one day when we were bored and discovered one of the most quotable movies on the planet, an instant favorite. I don't even know how many times I have watched it since. It was obviously enough to know basically all the dialogue in the broadway adaptation, Spamalot, before ever having seen the play. I won't even go into the reenactments that we used to do at my friend's house after school because I wouldn't want to out her as a total loser. I'm a lost cause, but she's a doctor now (almost) and I want her patients to be able to take her seriously.

So imagine: someone takes one of your favorite movies of all time, adds hilarious song and dance routines, some unexpected twists and surprises, and even throws in your favorite song from one of their other movies for good measure. How could you not enjoy that? I sure as hell did.

Plus I got this t-shirt. Coolest thing ever.


  1. "So imagine: someone takes one of your favorite movies of all time, adds hilarious song and dance routines... How could you not enjoy that?"

    I think that depends on which one of my favorite movies of all time we're talking about. With Holy Grail it's awesome. With Citizen Kane on the other hand... wait, who am I kidding? That would ROCK.

    "He doesn't like that 'mister' / he's just good old Charlie Kane!"

  2. Citizen Kane, the musical. I think you're on to something.

  3. "Spamalot" was a blast! "Cats" can go to hell.

    Also, I would like to "Fight Club" as a musical.

  4. Fight Club the Musical? Oh dear.

    "No one fights like Brad Pitt,
    Douses lights like Brad Pitt,
    In a wrestling match nobody bites like Brad Pitt!
    For there's no one as burly and brawny,
    As you see he's got biceps to spare!
    Not a bit of him's scraggly or scrawny,
    And ev'ry last inch of him's covered with hair...."

  5. That last line should be

    "And ev'ry last inch of him's completely shaved bare..."

  6. Lol, oh you guys..;)

    Spamalot was awesome, I'm glad we all got to see it together!

  7. Mike, I think that's too dirty. Well, maybe just dirty enough.


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