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Urban Legend
« on: 06-26-2002 12:12 »

Does anyone know how the silly walk goes? If you do, can you give me each step?

Urban Legend
« Reply #1 on: 06-26-2002 13:22 »

MMmmm..I don't know...but I know what you are talking about.

"Sorry I was late, my walk has got rather sillier lately!"
David A

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 06-26-2002 13:42 »

It would be really hard to describe it in text.  You should just watch that episode, so you can see how it goes.

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #3 on: 06-26-2002 16:42 »

Bah, amatuers, there is in fact a MINISTRY of silly walks which include many different walks.

But I believe you might be referring to the most well known performed by John Cleese. It bears a resemblance to the Nazi goose-step march, legs high in the air, doing little jumps and then three long paces without moving the top of your body.

Peasant 1: "OOh, must be a king!"
Peasant 2: "How do you know?"
Peasant 1: "He hasn't got shit on 'im!".

"Live forever or die trying."

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 06-26-2002 16:57 »

 laff I love Monty Python.
Remember....every sperm is sacred.

Urban Legend
« Reply #5 on: 06-26-2002 17:40 »


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DOOP Secretary
« Reply #6 on: 06-26-2002 18:02 »

Submit a description of your silly walk, and we'll decide if it's worth funding. The very real problem is one of money. I'm afraid that the Ministry of Silly Walks is no longer getting the kind of support it needs. You see there's Defense, Social Security, Health, Housing, Education, Silly Walks ... they're all supposed to get the same. But last year, the Government spent less on the Ministry of Silly Walks than it did on National Defence. Now we get 348,000,000 a year, which is supposed to be spent on all our available products.
Zed 85

Space Pope
« Reply #7 on: 06-27-2002 03:37 »

My favourite silly walk (apart from Cleese's) was when they were showing archive footage of silly walks and it was Graham's where he walked to the middle of the shot, turned around, looked at the floor and bounced all the way back of screen.  laff

Starship Captain
« Reply #8 on: 06-27-2002 03:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2002 03:58 »

John Cleese did some silly walking in Fawlty Towers, too. In one episode (The Germans if I'm not mistaken), after a blow to the skull, he does a lot of shocking and wacky things as a result of a concussion--including a hilarious parody of goosestepping--and it's the single funniest thirty minutes he's ever produced. The outrageous physical abuse Cleese put himself (and everyone else) through ensured the show a short, short life--but it will never be forgotten.

(I really have to get all these DVD collections. But when would I find the time to watch them all?)

German Guest: "Will you stop talking about the war!"
Basil (Cleese): "Me? You started it!"
German: "We did not start it!"
Basil: "Yes you did! You invaded Poland!!"
Zed 85

Space Pope
« Reply #9 on: 06-27-2002 07:57 »

Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
The outrageous physical abuse Cleese put himself (and everyone else) through ensured the show a short, short life--but it will never be forgotten.

Truely a great show.

Along the lines of physical abuse, there was the time when John hit Andrew Sachs (Manuel) over the head with a frying pan. When John reached for the pan in the kitchen there were two, a fake light one for hitting Andrew with and a real one as a set prop. He got the real one by accident and so that massive "BWAG" when pan hit head was NOT a pre-recorded sound effect.  wink

And yet they did not stop filming which was even more amazing.  smile

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