Wednesday, January 10, 2007

For Sir Anthony and anyone else who needs to snigger today

Yes - I've been looking for this for years. Here it is in all its glory - Mr JP himself doing avant-garde dance on old BBC Riverside Programme. What IS he doing and what WAS he thinking of?


Blogger St. Anthony said...

The passing years haven't burnished the memories... it really is as crazed and plain ludicrous as I remembered.
Was it the gormless mime in general, the particularly nice bit near the start when he pretends to eat his arm, the hopping about like a disturbed frog or the dirty old tea-towel around his waist?
Or is it just the general po-faced but deeply insane air of the whole thing that makes it so painfully funny?

2:27 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Oh, I've been trying to convince Geoff of the existence of this for ages, and here it is at last. Wonderful.

Mind you, Jimmy Pursey has provided me with a few laughs over the years. One was a brilliantly funny rant on Beyond The Implode explaining why he was better than Iggy Pop (frustratingly, it was deleted pretty soon afterwards, I think because it might have been taken the wrong way by BNP twats). The other was his appearance on the front of Sounds circa 1979 when he had shaved off his eyebrows because his girlfriend had left him.

3:41 pm  
Blogger dh said...

Very good that. I like the bit where he gets Blondie's bum in his face.

5:18 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

So embarrassing - my hand went straight to my mouth.

5:20 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

St Anthony - it's truly marvellous

Betty - oh good - show it to Geoff - he'll love it

DH - he's the one that sang 'if the kids are united' - remember? I'm sure alot of men would like Blondie's bum in their face.

Arabella - it really is jaw-droppingly terrible isn't it. Hope it made you laugh.

6:33 pm  
Blogger St. Anthony said...

And would have paid good money for Blondies's bum, or indeed any other part of her anatomy, in their face.
Do you remember his ill-fated attempt to help George Davies (minor London crim)? Including the song 'George Davies Is Innocent' ... whereupon it was swiftly proven in court that Davies was as guilty as they come ... prompting the hapless Mr Pursey to rerelease the song as 'Cockney Kids Are Innocent' ... who knew you could hear the Bow Bells as far as Hersham?
God, he's given some laughs over the years.

7:45 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

George Davis is living with a policeman's daughter and the graffiti in Limehouse is still there (according to tonight's paper).

Thanks, Romo. I'll practise those moves at the weekend.

8:56 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

St Anthony - twatattack! that's what we say round our house when we see such hilarity as that. I use dto be fascinated by George Davis is Innocent grafitti when I was a kid - and Astrid Proll is Innocent - does anyone remember that? What happened to her? Was she Baader Meinhof or was that Patty Hearst?

Geoff - hope you enjoyed it - can't you film yourself practising the Pursey special jumps to bring it all up to date as a bit of a homage?

Ha ha - I have to watch it again.

9:21 pm  
Blogger Howesy said...

I thought it was rather good.
I always enjoy watching my 7 year old dancing like that after eating too many muffins. (that's her eating the muffins, not me.)

9:40 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

My first ever cat was called Muffin. When I was very small my mum tried to take him to the vet in a tote bag (I remember watching her through the window struggling) and he escaped and lived wild at the bottom of the garden for a bit. Never came in again and spat alot. Probably couldn't forgive her for trying to put him in a bag. Larkin was spot on about parents.

10:26 pm  
Blogger St. Anthony said...

Yes, dear Astrid was Baader Meinhof ... I know a number of them were bumped off while in prison ... was she among them?
George is living with a copper's daughter? The nark!
'Lived wild at the bottom of the garden, never came in and spat a lot' ... we had a kid like that down our road when I was young.

7:51 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

St Anthony - I've just remembered - it was Free Astrid Proll. Apparently she got extradited back to Germany and more recently has worked as a picture editor in the UK - and she has published a couple of books too.

9:35 am  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

Nice boots!

Excellent stuff there RoMo! I'll be laughing all the way home now.

5:41 pm  

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