March 04, 2008

Gratuitous Obscure UK Political Humour Post

Paisley to step down as Northern Ireland first minister.

Heck, I thought he was dead.

There's a wonderful little throw-away gag in the Michael Ellis episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus. As the hero (Eric Idle) is passing through a Harrod's knock-off, he passes what is labeled the "Paisley Counter". Of course, one would normally expect ties and other items made out of the fabric. Instead, however, it features a line-up of Ian Paisley look-alikes, each one carrying on about how evil Papist practices must be "stamped out by the iron boot of Protestantism" in thick Irish accents.

Call me whatever, but that bit has always made me smile.

Posted by Robert at March 4, 2008 06:03 PM | TrackBack