Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The greatest German Baroque composer...



I admit, I'm a big Monty Python fan, and this is by far my favorite skit (well, it's tied with Dead Parrot). How Arthur Figgis, aka, Graham Chapman, managed to say "Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahn wagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mitt ler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm", not once, but TWICE in one continuous uncut scene - frankly, I'm in awe. I wonder how many takes....

Although much of the name is nonsense, I ran it through Babel Fish, and this is what came out:

Johann Gambolputty de of Ausfern schplenden more schlitter crasscrenbon fried more digger dingle dangle dongle dungle burstein more banger horowitz ticolensic more grander knotty spelltinkle of grandlich grumblemeyer more spelterwasser kurstlich himbleeisen course more thrasher apple of breaker dares good evening please in more nurnburger bratwustle mitz weimache gladly kept in track more luber hundsfut more gumberaber preserves danker calf meats memo of ler more aucher from Hautkopft of Ulm?

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