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March 11, 2005 8:52 AM   Subscribe

We're Knights of the Round Table
We dance whene'er we're able.
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot.
We eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.
We're Knights of the Round Table.
Our shows are formidable,
But many times we're given rhymes
That are quite unsingable.
We're opera mad in Camelot.
We sing from the diaphragm a lot.
In war we're tough and able,
Quite indefatigable.
Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable.
It's a busy life in Camelot.
posted by terrapin (43 comments total)

 
I have to push the pram a lot.
posted by terrapin at 8:53 AM on March 11, 2005


thanks for finishing that for us, terrapin. I was going to have to kill you if you left that hanging.
posted by 40 Watt at 8:58 AM on March 11, 2005


I saw Spamalot in NYC on February 22nd and I really enjoyed it. Hank Azaria is quite a laugh and David Hyde Pierce does an admirable job - I was impressed. Tim Curry made the mistake of addressing the audience as "Chicago" and was throughly given a raspberry by the audience but only because we loved him as King Arthur.

And if you haven't seen it already, they have "Knights of the Round Table" performed in LEGO. It's found on the DVD set, as well as at iFilm: Monty Python Lego
posted by moxyberry at 8:59 AM on March 11, 2005


I have to push the pram a lot. posts by everybody else today wayyyyyyyyy down the page.
posted by soyjoy at 9:01 AM on March 11, 2005


On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:03 AM on March 11, 2005


soyjoy, I was going to complain about the formatting also, but instead I ended up watching Camelot in Legos (34MB QT) a dozen times in a row. (Also available in a smaller 6MB QT)
posted by Plutor at 9:04 AM on March 11, 2005


It's only a model.
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:04 AM on March 11, 2005


I saw Spamalot in Chicago in December and absolutely loved it. It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:05 AM on March 11, 2005


What I want to know is, who plays the killer rabbit?
posted by Decani at 9:25 AM on March 11, 2005


Know what? I love Flying Circus. I have the big DVD box set. I own all the movies, too. But I would never mention Monty Python in a social setting, because some nerd will start spitting out dialogue and thinking that he's funny. I can't imagine it's that much more entertaining when it's done live by people in costumes, even when there's additional material written by a septugenarian.

You can rent the actual, original, movie for three bucks and you won't be paying Eric Idle to rape a corpse. Please stop encouraging that fucker to tarnish and squeeze the last of the milk out of something we all enjoyed.

Remember how spot-on loserish it was in The Office when David and Finchie referenced the Dead Parrot Sketch? I would rather sit through Mamma Mia, church AND eye surgery than Spamalot.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:29 AM on March 11, 2005


Killer Rabbit
posted by Niahmas at 9:29 AM on March 11, 2005


Killer Rabbit

Soundboards!
posted by Niahmas at 9:30 AM on March 11, 2005


After viewing the DVD, particularly the special piece about all the locations used in the film, my family and I were thrilled to be invited to spend nine days in Scotland—actually, I was asked to audition and train about 15 kids to take to sing with the Scottish Opera's children's opera version of Burns' "Tam o' Shanter"—we got to be witches and drunks—and lo! we forced our Scottish hosts, who had never seen Grail, to take us to Castle Doune. Yes, they give you coconuts, and yes, it's a thrill to see every one of those locations. Great shots of the Son (then 14), standing by Herbert's window, "But Father, I want to SI-I-NG..."

As the Son said, "Are we geeks or what?" I replied, "Shut up and bang the coconuts together. You know you want to." And he did.
posted by ancientgower at 9:47 AM on March 11, 2005


Ni !
posted by spock at 9:54 AM on March 11, 2005


Jesus Christ! That rabbit's DYNAMITE!
posted by newton at 9:56 AM on March 11, 2005


See Spamalot last month...in preview. Here's my post, which includes the NPR stories (with an extended cut from 'I am not dead yet':

http://tinyurl.com/3tzeb
posted by gleenyc at 10:05 AM on March 11, 2005


Wow, a Python FPP just as I find out I'm going to get to see Terry Jones live in a couple weeks.

Wheeeee!

(and for the record, if anyone's living in the area of Panama City, FL, (or going to be Spring Breaking here) he's giving a free lecture and signing down in Seaside at their community center on 3/25)
posted by InnocentBystander at 10:17 AM on March 11, 2005


Thanks, gleenyc! Just in case that tinyurl expires, I am going to link to your review again.
posted by terrapin at 10:18 AM on March 11, 2005


I want to apologise for the formatting. I thought the light-hearted nature of the post warranted it, but I can see now that it makes reading the front page a little difficult. I appreciate that you all were tolerant.
posted by terrapin at 10:42 AM on March 11, 2005


I would rather sit through Mamma Mia, church AND eye surgery than Spamalot.

Thank God...that's one less person on line ahead of me for tickets. Enjoy Mamma Mia.
posted by spicynuts at 10:46 AM on March 11, 2005


I also saw it in previews last month. Here's my review, plenty of spoilers abound.

Short version: I hold Python near and dear to my heart, and I rather enjoyed it - as did my wife, who has no real Python experience.
posted by Remy at 10:51 AM on March 11, 2005


No, no, no. It's "And my wife is brianenjoyed it too".
posted by fvw at 11:06 AM on March 11, 2005


I enjoyed Spamloat as well, although I wish I hand't sat in the rightmost seat on the mezzanine. Nearly missed that rabbit. The musical takes several liberties, for those who prefer their texts faithful.
posted by myopicman at 11:10 AM on March 11, 2005


I find it hilarious that when I went to the Shubert Theater site to price some tickets, the billing pop-up verifier thing required me to type in the word "trousers."
posted by scratch at 11:13 AM on March 11, 2005


The fiance (woo, fiance!) and I are going to see this in June. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the post!
posted by onlyconnect at 11:33 AM on March 11, 2005


I used to link to Cam a lot.
posted by wendell at 11:41 AM on March 11, 2005


My five favorite things about this thread:
1. InfidelZombie
2. spicynuts
5. moxyberry

/me attacks castle wall with sword
posted by Fezboy! at 12:04 PM on March 11, 2005


I saw Spamalot in January in Chicago. I think my friend and I got the last two tickets in the city... My take: it's not great theater, but it *is* great fun. I was actually more amused by those 'bits' they'd added just for the show. David Hyde Pierce doing "Ya Gotta Have Jews" was a wonderfully out there highlight.
posted by louise42 at 12:07 PM on March 11, 2005


Remember how spot-on loserish it was in The Office when David and Finchie referenced the Dead Parrot Sketch?

As a matter of fact, no. And referencing The Office is less loserish because... ?
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:54 PM on March 11, 2005


My apologies. I meant "recited the lines from The Dead Parrot sketch." And yes, it would be just as loserish to recite an entire episode of The Office and think that it made you worth listening to.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:23 PM on March 11, 2005


onlyconnect : "The fiance (woo, fiance!) and I are going to see this in June. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the post!"

Congrats, onlyconnect! (I assume from the enthusiasm it must be a fairly recent development.)
posted by graventy at 2:43 PM on March 11, 2005


Saw this February 23rd, thought it was very funny. Complaining about Python variations is much like complaining about Hitchhiker's Guide variations- if they have the blessing of the author(s), I'm all for it.
posted by Maxson at 3:43 PM on March 11, 2005


Hitchhiker's Guide variations are a special case - they're rewritten by the author.
posted by NickDouglas at 6:47 PM on March 11, 2005


Congrats, onlyconnect! (I assume from the enthusiasm it must be a fairly recent development.)

Apparently so!
posted by soyjoy at 8:04 PM on March 11, 2005


Terry Jones will also be at the University of Pennsylvania on March 23rd at 6pm.

Seems like he's making the rounds.
posted by moooshy at 8:59 PM on March 11, 2005


Spamalot rules. The "I'm Not Dead Yet" T-shirts were a hit, too.
posted by Slagman at 9:18 PM on March 11, 2005


Although I am alarmed to learn that the movie came out more than 30 years ago. It was a turning point in my preteen life.
posted by Slagman at 9:19 PM on March 11, 2005


I hear that the show absolutely smited 'em.
posted by Vallenwood at 9:23 PM on March 11, 2005


During the Chicago dry run, the Trib reviewed early and later versions, noting the improvement along the way.
posted by dhartung at 10:48 PM on March 11, 2005


Uh oh: Spamalot' Subscribers to Get Spam ... a Lot
from Slashdot

CrazyWingman writes "It looks like the list of e-mail addresses subscribed to the lists for the Broadway show 'Spamalot' has been nabbed by spammers. The New York Times is reporting that the list was posted on a page that could be found by looking at the source of other Spamalot webpages. All I have to say is that I hope the creators of the Spamalot website have been sacked."
posted by gleenyc at 3:27 PM on March 12, 2005


All I have to say is that I hope the creators of the Spamalot website have been sacked.

Sadly, no. However, those responsible for sacking the creators of the Spamalot website have been sacked.
posted by soyjoy at 10:07 PM on March 12, 2005


Please stop encouraging that fucker to tarnish and squeeze the last of the milk out of something we all enjoyed.

I saw Idle's Broadway show of MP songs and it was awfully depressing. But Spamalot sounds like it's going to be good. My bro saw it (I can't go til May) and said the new stuff is even better than the old. Apparently the Lady in the Lake steals the show. Can't wait.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:57 AM on March 14, 2005


Monty Python's Spamalot debuts: Reviews, other stuff
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