Spike Milligan, Medical Reformer
October 31, 2011 8:26 PM   Subscribe

Spike Milligan, Medical Reformer: another delight from Letters of Note.
posted by Iris Gambol (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I love Spike Milligan. His war memoirs are absolute gut-busters as well as being surprisingly poignant at times. Absolutely nobody can not like them.

On the subject of things, has anybody else here ever seen the brilliantly depressing old Peter Sellers movie The Optimists? That was the first film that ever made me want to kill myself. I believe I was about five.
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:11 PM on October 31, 2011 [3 favorites]

I told you I was ill.
posted by Wolof at 10:30 PM on October 31, 2011 [5 favorites]

Curse this wind! No more curried eggs for me!
posted by Decani at 12:06 AM on November 1, 2011

Milligan once put an ad in Private Eye's lonely hearts column, reading 'Spike Milligan would like to meet a rich, well-insured widow – intention: murder.' According to legend, he recieved several responses.
posted by permafrost at 3:34 AM on November 1, 2011

Now the site unusable by iPhone disease has spread to this one too. I can read the transcript, but it's not the same.

It was great here how the administrator, clearly a fan, got into the fun immediately while also trying to answer the questions.
posted by oneironaut at 4:01 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

Do YOU play the saxphone?
posted by sneebler at 4:51 AM on November 1, 2011

Just brilliant as his stuff always is.
posted by leslies at 5:46 AM on November 1, 2011

I suspect that doctor was Peter Sellers or Harry Seacombe seeing patients under a pen name.
posted by jiawen at 8:07 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

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