Dis is me, Eccles

Dis is me, Eccles
Dis is me, Eccles

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ancient comedy team reunited

All eyes were on the O2 arena last night, where a group of 1960s comedians (described by Mick Jagger as "a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money") were reunited in a performance of "Monty Python and the Holy Smoke", also known as "The Spirit of Vatican II".

Spanish Inquisition

Cardinal Kasper and friends in "Nobody expected the CDF".

The names on stage were legendary: people who we thought we'd never see again - such as Hans Küng, Tony Flannery, Basil Loftus, and Lorenzo Baldisseri - and they performed all those comic sketches we remember from the 1960s.

Basil

Basil Loftus - later starred in "Fawlty Dogmas".

As expected, we had a revival of the famous "Dead Parish" sketch, in which the customer complains that nobody attends his church any more, and the shopkeeper tries to persuade him that guitars and clown masses are the answer.

Silly walks

The Ministry of Silly Walks - liturgical dancing from Liverpool.

A touch of glamour was provided by Prof. Tina Beattie, who starred in "The Killer Joke", the tale of a woman who writes such a funny book (God's Mother, Eve's Advocate) that everyone who reads it dies laughing.

We also enjoyed the "Argument" sketch, in which an innocent pope goes into the Tablet offices, and finds himself engaged in a meaningless dialogue, in which everything he says is contradicted.

Da Bishop

It's Da Bishop! And he's caught one of his deacons blogging!

Finally, the audience joined in with enthusiasm when Paul Inwood appeared on stage to lead them in a chorus of his notorious hymn "I'm a lumbering hack and I'm OK, ch-ch", backed by the ACTA choir.

Paul Inwood

Paul Inwood.

Of course, it is now illegal for anyone to put on a public performance without including at least one of Stephen Fry, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking, and this show was no exception. But curiously their pompous atheism fitted in very well with the rest of the proceedings.

11 comments:

  1. a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money") Who is Mick Jagger to judge?

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    1. To be fair, I think this was deliberate irony on the part of bruvver Jagged.

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  2. Oh the irony - if only it really was there.

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  3. The pope and the Tablet in disagreement? That would really be comic, can't wait for the DVD.

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  4. They are about as funny as this washed up site. Youre about as funny as a screen door on a submarine.

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    1. This site aint sposed to be funny, dere bruvver, it is spiritaul nuorishment for the saved - and for you too.

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    2. Yeah rite. Youre a goof ball and I know you are the alter ego of that towering buffoon Lapin. So stop denying it. ha ha. You cant hang arounf Damiens site anymore with your army of idiot alter egos. hahahahahahahahahaha. What ya gonna do now?

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    3. My comments have to wait approval eh, you chicken thief. WQhat are you scared of? I don't moderate mysite. You can say anything you want. Im not a wimpering shivering little wet dog like you are.

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    4. Creul words, Bosco, my dere, and more evvidence that you is unsaved. Ask bruvver Goeffrey Sales to explane.

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    5. I aint askin Mr Sales nothing. Times getting short. Them muslims will be knockin on englands door soon. You better get yourself saved befor they come and cut your head off. Wont be much problem with your scrawny little pencil neck

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  5. Bruvv Eccles is also Bruvv Bosco & the rabbit. The rabbit's location comes up on their tweets, but Bruvv E's does not, Superman/Bruvv Kent etc.

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