The Knights of Camelot: "We're knights of the Round Table, we dance whene'er impec-cable, We dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and Spam a lot. / We're knights of the Round Table, our shows are for-mi-dable. But many times we're given rhymes that are quite un-sing-able, We're opera mad in Camelot, we sing from the diaphragm a lot. / In war we're tough and able, Quite in-de-fa-ti-gable. Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable / It's a busy life in Camelot!"
King Arthur: On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
Dayton's old and very lovely Victoria Theater....every Summer they host a Classic Film series. This was the last one of the year. Oh to be surrounded by all manner of Pythonaniacs. Old, young and every age in between. And the next afternoon, *P* got us all tickets to "Spamalot" which will be part of Dayton's Broadway series at the Schuster Theater. So, next April we will all be singing along with Knights once again! I know, Bill and I have already seen "Spamalot" but you can never have TOO much SPAM can you? ~~~~~~~~~~ King Arthur: I am your king. Woman: Well I didn't vote for you. King Arthur: You don't vote for kings. Woman: Well how'd you become king then? [Angelic music plays... ] King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king. Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
One of my best friends, *P*, meets up with a very friendly Knight...at least he did not say, "Ni!" ~~~~~~~~~~ Knight 1: We are now no longer the Knights who say Ni.We are now the Knights who say..."Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing. Z'nourrwringmm.
There was a sing a long before the movie began...that's a very old, classic Wurlitzer organ on stage. Everyone sang quite robustly, following the words on the screen. We sang along with many 1930's songs but finished with a Monty Python classic....
There was a trivia contest and a costume contest. Here are some of the lovely medieval, pleasant peasants! Hello Girls!
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look? French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types. King Arthur: What are you then? French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king? Sir Galahad: What are you doing in England? French Soldier: Mind your own business.
The first time *P* and I saw The Search For The Holy Grail on the screen together was in....um....um....OKAY! It was in 1974!! We were Seniors in High School. I am old! I know I am! And I loved Michael Palin THEN, and I love Michael Palin NOW! You are surprised? Hey! Brian Dennehy is not the ONLY crush I have...the worst case I admit but not the ONLY case! I am a pitiful soul aren't I? Wait! Don't answer that! More on our weekend soon....it was a busy one! I wish you all a sweet week...hugs to you all. Susie Q ~~~~~~~~~~ French Soldier: Your Mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!