Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Allan-A-Dale" (Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, 1965)

A hilarious clip from Cook & Moore's 1960s TV series Not Only But Also, probably the best showcase for Peter Cook, the ex-Cambridge man who revolutionized British humor.

Notice the usually I-Want-The-Spotlight Cook trying to hide in the background. Perhaps his reticence is because, although Cook's genius was as a writer, he didn't write this. It was actually conceived by a Cambridge classmate of Cook's for a Footlights Revue production in the late '50s. I just hope the guy got paid.

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