Sunday, March 4, 2012

The great Spike Milligan

I grew up to the comedy of Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. I'd wish that for anyone. Legends. To lighten the rainy day, a dose of Spike, a master of words and comedy.

"The value of English."

"The bum of the flightlebee."

"A local disturbance."

"And verily, by morning, thy could strike matches on them."

A Silly Poem
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,

I'll draw a sketch of thee,

What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?

'What is a Bongaloo, Daddy?'

'A Bongaloo, Son,' said I, 

'Is a tall bag of cheese
Plus a Chinaman's knees
And the leg of a nanny goat's eye.'

'How strange is a Bongaloo, Daddy?' 

'As strange as strange,' I replied.
'When the sun's in the West 
It appears in a vest 
Sailing out with the noonday tide.'

'What shape is a Bongaloo, Daddy?' 

'The shape, my Son, I'll explain:
It's tall round the nose 
Which continually grows 
In the general direction of Spain.'

'Are you sure there's a Bongaloo, Daddy?'

'Am I sure, my Son?' said I.
'Why, I've seen it, not quite 
On a dark sunny night

Do you think that I'd tell you a lie? 

Things that go 'bump' in the night

Should not really give one a fright.

It's the hole in each ear
That lets in the fear,
That, and the absence of light!

Elephants are contagious!
Be careful how you tread.
An Elephant that's been trodden on
Should be confined to bed!

Leopards are contagious too.
Be careful tiny tots.
They don't give you a temperature
But lots and lots - of spots.

The Herring is a lucky fish
From all disease inured.
Should he be ill when caught at sea;
Immediately - he's cured!

A great kiddy poem.

And who can forget the Goon Show.

1 comment:

  1. Justin:
    Where racism and fandom collide:

    Spike Milligan - Pakistani Daleks
    Spike's unique take on the Daleks' home life...
    Rosalie: Oh I know! Pre political correctness comedy.
    Simon: I love that Pakistani dalek sketch... Put him in the curry!
    Brigitte: I think I have them on cassette somewhere. They may well turn to dust if I try and play them though (assuming I can locate a cassette player!).