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December 6, 2010 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Oh goodness gracious. Thank you interwebz. You provide things I didn't even know I was asking for. Great post.
posted by hippybear at 3:19 PM on December 6, 2010

Well, this truly is befitting a legend that will last a lunchtime.
posted by frodisaur at 3:20 PM on December 6, 2010 [3 favorites]

I'm not finished listening yet, but this just keeps getting better as it goes along. Country square dancers? Will they wear tight trousers? Someone really needs to seriously think about doing this in real life.
posted by frodisaur at 3:27 PM on December 6, 2010

I haven't found any self-identification of the creator yet. There's a lot of use of the personal pronoun "I" in the text but no indication of who it is. Except that it's someone born (or as the text implies, broadcast) six months after the original show.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:57 PM on December 6, 2010

All you need is lunch.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:59 PM on December 6, 2010

Was the video directed by Dick Leicester?
posted by George_Spiggott at 4:04 PM on December 6, 2010

The creator's identity is an intentional mystery but the "© Rutle Corps 2010" at the bottom of the web page suggests this acorn is not far from the original tree.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:04 PM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

Be real. Please be real, and please involve Neil Innes recording new Rutles music. That's all I ask for, Santa.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:18 PM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

Brilliant, as was the original, and with a few "new" ditties too.. The writers use of the more obvious guitar and piano licks (and Martin's string ensembles and horn parts lines) to great effect has always floored me. I did however, miss hearing "I Must Be in Love" (from their "Hard Day's Rut" period) -- or as Nasty pronounced it in the original, "I moost be in luve". Hilarious.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 8:33 PM on December 6, 2010

Brilliant. Better (and perhaps more popular) than God.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:21 PM on December 6, 2010

I'm hoping to get the Rutles Rock Band game for my wii for Christmas. I heard it gets really trippy when Bob Dylan turns them on to tea.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:29 PM on December 6, 2010 [2 favorites]

This is just brilliant. This needs to be released officially, on itunes, with Steve Jobs making a Stimpy face.
posted by Catblack at 2:48 AM on December 7, 2010

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