Last Laugh?

Tomorrow Britain votes on whether to leave or remain in the EU. The campaign hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs and – whatever the outcome – our battle scars will last for some time.

Here’s a wonderful spoof of the What have the Romans ever done for us? sketch in the Monty Python film Life of Brian to lighten the mood a little and remind everyone of one thing we Brits do supremely quite well – ironic humour!

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Last Laugh?

  1. I’ve seen it before but this is just brilliant! I shall remember this video long after all the hoo-ha of the EU Referendum has died down. Thanks for lightening the tone of the debate.

  2. Supremely is closer to it. I once, in a course, wanted to play an episode of Third Rock From the Sun, which had just won an Emmy and an educator’s award for a slightly comic version of Shylock’s “Hath not a Jew eyes…” about what it is to live as an alien on the third rock. They insisted on Fawlty Towers. In the end we compromised and did both, then set a comparison discussion the week later. In the end, despite all the discussion, they insisted on telling me they preferred Fawlty Towers. Although there really is something sublime about the rat basil.

    1. You mention two of my favourite comedies – love the alien point of view in Third Rock and the satire on snobbery in Fawlty Towers, with the two principal actors throwing everything into their unhinged performances.

  3. One of my favourite takes on the whole debacle. It wasn’t my preferred outcome sadly, but I’m glad it’s over for now and the country can get on with deciding how we deal with this decision. Crossing my fingers that Britain can rise to the challenge now we’re all alone in the world!

  4. Oh man remember in life if Brian when they say

    crucifixion, nasty eh?

    Oh I don’t know, better than getting stabbed.

    Stabbed?! That’s over in a second, crucifixion takes hours!

    Yeah we’ll at least it gets you outside…

    …You’re weird.

    Woo but anyway yeah this is funny too.

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