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November 1, 2012 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Asstrology is a number from Eric Idle's new musical, What About Dick?, which will be available for download on the 13th.
posted by clarknova (17 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yes, that is Tracy Ullman.
posted by clarknova at 11:15 AM on November 1, 2012


Sorry, Eric, reality beat you to it already: Jacqueline Stallone's Rumpology Reports!
posted by benito.strauss at 11:47 AM on November 1, 2012


"Idle's work in Python is often characterised by an obsession with language and communication: many of his characters have verbal peculiarities, such as the man who speaks in anagrams, the man who says words in the wrong order, and the butcher who alternates between rudeness and politeness every time he speaks." - from the wikipedia entry
posted by joecacti at 11:56 AM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amazing cast.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:14 PM on November 1, 2012


Please tell me that Idle has better plans than becoming the next generation's Benny Hill. At least the cast list promises more than that song did.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 12:35 PM on November 1, 2012


Please tell me that Idle has better plans than becoming the next generation's Benny Hill.

Yes, he should uphold Monty Python's exacting standards of good taste and considered restraint, and remember the subtle and gentle humor that made him famous!
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:52 PM on November 1, 2012 [12 favorites]


Can we construe from this that Idle has abandoned his life's work of endlessly recycling everything that people liked about Python until it has been ground into a fine powder and carried off by the breeze?
posted by Grangousier at 12:59 PM on November 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Jeez people, lighten up.

I always try to look on the bright side....
posted by Pendragon at 1:15 PM on November 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


If the man does nothing for the rest of his life but drool into a cup and then dump the contents on unsuspecting pedestrians below his hotel window, I'd still put him in the pantheon of Comedic Gods.

And avoid his hotel.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:43 PM on November 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Please tell me that Idle has better plans than becoming the next generation's Benny Hill.

Is he abusing short bald men in the presence of large-breasted women again? Geeze. The Devil finds work for Idle's hands, indeed.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:54 PM on November 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


My favorite Eric Idle sketch (from his 1970's solo series, Rutland Weekend Television).
posted by w0mbat at 3:59 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I must say, there's is nothing in this video which gives me cause to revise my opinion of Idle as either songwriter, or humorist (low, in both cases).
posted by smoke at 4:39 PM on November 1, 2012


Well I for one can't wait to get a closer look at Eric Idle's Dick.

Bonus points if Tim Curry plays Eddie Izzard's father.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:21 PM on November 1, 2012


They are quite clearly, and correctly, saying ARSEstrology. Because they are British, and correct.
posted by Decani at 5:58 PM on November 1, 2012


I've been told that I have a lovely butt. But that's from people that have seen it. They say, been there done that.
posted by Splunge at 7:15 PM on November 1, 2012


Do they not know their lines? since when is it okay to bring the script up with you?
posted by BurnChao at 1:03 PM on November 2, 2012


My favorite Eric Idle sketch (from his 1970's solo series, Rutland Weekend Television).

"Machine wrapped with butter?"

"Machine wrapped with butter."
posted by Grangousier at 3:33 PM on November 2, 2012


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