Thursday, April 17, 2008
Pim Pom Pom Pom Pom
Spike Milligan would have been 90 yesterday. I missed by a day, damn.
Sadly he passed away in 2002 so never made it to 90.
Anyway a long time ago he made a series called The Q Series and this clip is from the Q6 series of the Q Series which was in fact the second series. It started at Q5 and then proceeded through Q6, Q7, Kuwait Q9 and There's a Lot of It About. Q was a surreal television comedy sketch show which ran from 1969 to 1983 on BBC Two. The first and third series ran for seven episodes, with the remainder running for six episodes, each of which was 30 minutes long. Each series was numbered, starting with Q5 — possibly because the project to construct the Cunard liner QE2, launched in September 1967, was dubbed Q4 — and continuing in ascending order, through to Q9. The final series was renamed There's a Lot of It About, after, according to Milligan's autobiography, the BBC felt the public might find Q10 too confusing.
[Wikipedia] If you are a true fan and want to see the Q Series on DVD you can sign the petition here.
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.