BROTHER MAYNARD, Gee!
Brother Maynard saves the day in The Holy Grail, only to be eaten by the Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh. But only, and I want to make this perfectly clear - only, after translating Joseph of Arimethea’s clue to the last resting place of the most Holy Grail.
Legend has is that Joseph transported the Holy Grail to Glastonbury, England in 63 A.D. Now, if you believe - - (Say Amen!) Tom (Bosom Buddies) Hanks (who invokes this legend in “The DaVinci Code”); then Glastonbury (the site of ruins of a HUGE cathedral) was where Joe Ari went to (well the cathedral was built later). Also, rumored to be at Glastonbury are the graves of both Arthur, King of the Britons, and Queen Gueneviere. And a nearby spring is where Launcelot is rumored to have lived out his life as an Eremite (an ‘ermit named ‘erman).
I do not know the geography of England, but if you are interested, then go - Google Yourself! This file is about Brother Maynard! Gee!
We all know Eric the ‘alf an Idle, but - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001385/. For more (I didn’t know there was a “Christmas Vacation II”)!!!!!!!!
History tells us that Blackbeard was done in by First Lieutenant Maynard, of the HMS Pearl. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbeard , also a character in the movie “Blackbeard’s Ghost”, aptly. But this is not a file about Blackbeard or “Yellowbeard” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086618/ (BTW Marty Feldman’s last movie – he died during the filming).
(Ooooooooh!!!!!!!!!! a good question (3 out of 5) for incoming members - -
“What sort of jewelry did Harvey “Blind” Pew (Cleese) wear in the movie “Yellowbeard”? Ans. - ‘e ‘ad acute ‘earing!”
(BTW Cleese and Chapman wrote for Feldman and for David Frost, on the BBC in the early days. Peter Cooke was their mentor (and also comedy team partner of Dudley Moore). That is, before Moore debuted in the US of A with Goldie (Sock It To Me) Hawn and Chevy (And You're Not) Chase in “Foul Play”)
(BBTTWW – Chapman, Idle, Cleese – Feldman, Ray Romano’s father (Peter Boyle), Cheech AND Chong, Peter Cooke, David “Major Tom” Bowie, Madeline Kahn (“nice knockers” (from “Young Frankenstein” also with Boyle and Feldman)), and Spike Milligan (from “LOB” as one of the prophets whose disciples liked what Brian was saying better) are also in this movie which was filmed on the “HMS Bounty” from St. Petersburg, FL. It was built to scale but had an extra 50 foot in the middle for the camera crews to film the Marlon Brando version of “Mutiny on the Bounty”).
The movie (Yellowbeard) was a wreck! An HHG, if you will! A-bomb! (as in totally un-clear as opposed to nu-clear).
So, speaking of Maynard, and ship wrecks – what comes to mind?
Why naturally “a three hour tour”. Pre-Gilligan, Bob Denver was a character called Maynard G. Krebs (the “G” stood for “Walter”), a beatnik at Dobie’s Pad!
Now this was 1959. No Hippies smoking banana peels on Haight-Ashbury Street. No roaches, no Beatles! AND Monkees (you have to read this footnote, below) were not ancestors of humans, NOT YET. The TV show was called “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”. Dobie was what we today would call a “Preppie” while his best friend, and antithesis, Maynard G. Krebs, was a beatnik. Maynard’s next job was as First Mate on “The Minnow”.
Therefore, my identity here is a compilation of the best and the worst of all of the “Maynards”. Brother, Lieutenant, and “G”. All of whom are depicted in the fact or fiction section of the Watford Public Library. Amen! (Crack two)
Also see - Tuesday Weld, Warren Beatty, John “Sergeant Schultz” Banner, and
Far Out Space Nuts.
(As a real Far Out Spatially Nutty aside, I met Gilligan on the Dinner Theater Circuit, met Mary Ann too (but did not get lucky). Bought a few drinks for them, just to sit and actually talk with stars of my youth.
But back to reality – I never met a Python that I didn’t like!
Brother Maynard, Gee!
What Rock Star, who is still alive and kicking, and who had a bit role in “Yellowbeard”, had to change his name in order to comply with ASCAP rules (entertainers have to have unique names, no duplications) as the Monkees already had a bloke named “Davy Jones”? “No this is not a trick pirate question about Davey Jones’ Locker.) (Yet, it does kinda fit in weirdly to the topic - at least in the twisted logic of a Pythagorean.)
Ans. Gonna cause a little confusion here, mind if we call you David Bowie? David Bowie! Yes, Space Oddity’s - Major Tom’s REAL name is Davy Jones.
Now to bring this logical loop around full circle. Sir Mick Jagger was in “The Rutles – All You Need Is Cash” – Monty Python and Saturday Night Live (with cameos by Mick, Bianca, George Harrison, and even Paul “Rhyming” Simon.) Why does that close the circle? Because the song “Angie” was about Bowie’s wife “Angie” with whom Bowie and Jagger (how shall I put this?) menaged to have sex with at the same time. (Gee those Brits are fun!)
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