February 24, 2005

Pretentious? Moi?*

Sheila and her Posse collectively have written an hi-larious mock review of Christo's Central Park Sheet Fetish.

I think the real punchline is that this gang of funsters could have submitted the piece to any number of arts publications whose editors would never have known it was a joke.

Heh, as they say, indeed.

*One of my family's favorite quotes. Any guesses?

UPDATE: Lemuel of Deleted By Tomorrow rings the bell: Fawlty Towers is the answer we were looking for. This line is from an episode called "The Psychiatrist". Along with another called "The Germans," it is easily one of my favorites. (We can't award Lemuel the full day's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat, because our judge Simon notes that he attributed the line to John Cleese's Basil. It was actually the line of the swinger guest Mr. Johnson:

(Image courtesy of the link above.)

It was repeated later by Sybil, accompanied by one of her patented laughs.

Posted by Robert at February 24, 2005 02:47 PM

I do want to submit it somewhere, without saying "this is a satire" and see if it gets published. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: red at February 24, 2005 03:18 PM

Steve Martin. I don't know the context, though.

Posted by: Eric at February 24, 2005 03:30 PM

Red - Heh.

Eric - Maybe, but I'm thinking of something a) earlier and b) British.

Posted by: Robert the LB at February 24, 2005 03:41 PM

john cleese: fawlty towers (I loved it! my favourite quote too, along with "dont mention the war!")

Posted by: lemuel kolkava at February 24, 2005 03:51 PM

You are correct, Sir! "The Psychiatrist" and "The Germans" are pretty much our favorite episodes.

Posted by: Robert the LB at February 24, 2005 04:03 PM

Is there a prize? (Blow on the head? A boot in the teeth and a dagger up the strap?)

Posted by: lemuel kolkava at February 24, 2005 04:19 PM
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