Daily Dialogue — November 19, 2012

November 19th, 2012 by

LADY PRESENTER: Hello, and welcome to ‘The Middle of the Film’, the moment where we take a break to invite you, the audience, to join us, the film-makers, in ‘Find the Fish’. We’re going to show you a scene from another film and ask you to guess where the fish is, but, if you think you know, don’t keep it to yourselves! Yell out so that all the cinema can hear you. So, here we are with… ‘Find the Fish’.
STRANGE MAN: I wonder where that fish has gone.
STRANGE WOMAN: You did love it so. You looked after it like a son.
STRANGE MAN: And it went wherever I did go.
STRANGE WOMAN: Is it in the cupboard?
AUDIENCE: Yes! Yes! No!…
STRANGE WOMAN: Wouldn’t you like to know? It was a lovely little fish.
STRANGE MAN: And it went wherever I did go.
MAN IN AUDIENCE: It’s behind the sofa!
STRANGE WOMAN: Where can that fish be?
MAN IN AUDIENCE: Have you thought of the drawers in the bureau?!
STRANGE WOMAN: It is a most elusive fish!
STRANGE MAN: And it went wherever I did go.
STRANGE WOMAN: Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
STRANGE MAN: A-fish, a-fish, a-fish, a-fishy, ooooh.
STRANGE WOMAN: Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
STRANGE MAN: That went wherever I did go.
MAN IN AUDIENCE: Look up his trunk!
MAN IN AUDIENCE: Yeah, it’s hidden in his trousers!
FISH #1: That was terrific!
FISH #2: Great!
FISH #4: Wonderful.
FISH #2: Yeah!
FISH #5: Yeah.
FISH #3: Best bit so far.
FISH #2: Fantastic!
FISH #1: Yeah.
FISH #2: Yes! Really great!
FISH #6: Very piscine.
FISH #5: Ha ha hah.
FISH #6: Yeah. Hee, hee, hee, hee.
FISH #4: Oh!
FISH #6: Ahh.
FISH #1: Heh.
FISH #2: They haven’t said much about the meaning of life so far, have they?
FISH #1: Well, it’s been building up to it.
FISH #4: Has it?
FISH #2: Has it?
FISH #3: Yeah, I expect they’ll get on to it now.
FISH #5: Personally, I very much doubt if they’re going to say anything about the meaning of life at all.
FISH #6: Oh, come on. They’ve got to say something.
FISH #3: They’re bound to.
FISH #2: Yeah.
FISH #4: Yeah.
FISH #1: Yeah.

The Meaning of Life (1983), written by Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Terry Gilliam & Eric Idle & Terry Jones & Michael Palin

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Breaking the 4th Wall, suggested by Shaula Evans. Today’s suggestion by Teddy Pasternak.

Trivia: Python refused to show Universal Studios a film script, figuring, as Eric Idle said, “If we couldn’t work out how to make a Monty Python film, they couldn’t tell us.” Instead they showed them a poem, which was a summary of the film, and a budget projection. “And to their credit,” says Idle, “they paid for the film on that.” Idle recites the poem on the DVD version of the movie.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Teddy: “To call this breaking the fourth wall is an understatement. These masters of the meta completely destroy it.”

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