Thursday, December 20, 2007

A time to sip an eggnog martini

This is Paul Simon and Steve Martin performing a sort of Christmas monologue. Reportedly the track comes from a "Saturday Night Live" rehearsal, but never made it to air for some reason.

For our friends in the Home Nations, "Saturday Night Live" (or simply "SNL") is a long-running television programme that has served as the starting point for most of America's comedy catchphrases. Americans always struggle with the fact that SNL doesn't exist in Britain. We'll say something like, "It was better than 'Cats,'" and you will just sit there and stare at us in that way you always do.

One thing I find interesting is that I can hear my own comedic timing in this. That's not surprising, I guess -- when I was a boy, I listened to Steve Martin records over and over and over (perhaps a questionable decision on my parents' part, but there you go).

My favourite part comes at 03:20.


Unknown said...

Yup, its time time get a Santa costume. I bet the blood stains don't show as much as they do on the clown suit.

Crystal said...

I am coming to Leatherhead the 3rd week of January! Weeee!

Since I have never been there before, I will bust out my SNL phrases just to see what the look is.

However, I am pretty sure it resembles the look the Englishman that I work with gave me when I asked if he knew of any wines that tasted like strawberry koolaid.