Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Don't Mention the War!

Hilarious John Cleese... Check out the audio story at NPR:

Hooligans No More: Cleese's World Cup Decorum
(audio will be availably shortly)
All Things Considered, May 16, 2006 - When the World Cup begins in Germany next month, fans from England will be faced with the task of not being too rude to the host country. Part of the problem: a lingering bitterness about World War II. Years ago, comic actor and writer John Cleese transformed that hatred of all things German into humor on the TV show Fawlty Towers. Now, he's created a song called "Don't Mention the War" to instruct his countrymen how to behave when in the Fatherland.

The story is great, and the song is pretty funny too. However, you may need to check out the stories page and click on the "Music Interludes View" to hear the song.

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