Is this Zoot . . . or Dingo?

Gna submitted this question on Thursday, shortly past 10 (the one after Thanksgiving when she wasn’t entertaining. I don’t mean to say that she’s not ENTERTAINING now. She’s entertaining everyday, but that is like saying she’s enchanting, or witty, one of those general attributes that you find in some people but not in others (in Biggles for example – hup, two, hup, two, by the right squad! All that stiff upper lip, milit’ry mumbo jumbo! I mean Don Big-gles is brave. Who else would ask Ginger if s/he were a poof. I know I wouldn’t whether I was wearing antlers or not). I simply meant that she was not entertaining guests when she posted this picture and question) . . . Now, where was I?

Oh, yes, Zoot or Dingo? Definitely Zoot as this is a “Welcome, gentle Sir Knight. . . “ pose. Most of Dingo’s scene was cut (this is the spanking scene in which she says; “Oh, wicked, bad, naughty Zoot!”, and then . . . (well, we all know what Dingo wants after the spanking).

The reason I bring this up six weeks after the question was posted was something said by our webmistress with regard to the Cleese’s beach house shot and her relationship with “The Boys”.

That is, she said that the actual 3 people (six, sir) . . . 6 people who play the Pythons (don’t even bring up number 7 - Leppo) were referred to (at lease within the inner circle of which our Gna was privy to) as “The Boys”.

Now in the original theatrical release, Dingo’s comments made at the camera, directly to the audience, and the conversation with other characters from other scenes which had gone before was cut. (Text of this scene is repeated WAY below, like at the bottom of this blog – hit Ctrl End if you are overly anxious. Or, if you can wait, then please PLAY the following).

The rerelease on Home Video (Oh, the golden olden days of Video! The days that killed the radio star! I still have my hand crank VCR (I had it upgraded to whale oil of course), included the aside to the audience and the multi-scenic jumping about ending with God saying; “Get on with it!

Now consider “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. After the credits Ferris has a conversation with we the audience telling us to leave as the movie was over. Or consider my personal favorite “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” in which my best friend, Dobie, often speaks directly to the audience. These are humorous ways of involving the audience. Often, elements of humor can be translated into “Horror” or “Stark Reality” type films. For this I must refer to “Fahrenheit 451” ((No Gna NOT Michael Moore’s movie “Fahrenheit 9/11”) those Californians – always jumping to show that they have less than six degrees of separation from some cinematic or cinematographic star.) In this scene (in which Montag has just purchased his third full-wall Flat Screen Television (all set up in one room, covering three walls [from a book written in 1953 and made into a film in 1966]) The TV announcer is cueing Montag’s wife (in the Montag living room) to respond as a character in an Interactive play; when to read the lines that she was sent in the mail (as was every woman in the city named “Linda” {women named “Linda” I did not mean that the city was named “Linda”.}). Or as in “The Tingler” where certain seats were equipped with a joy buzzer than was set off at intervals to make you SCREAM (the only way to rid your body of the Tingler, a monstrous being which infected people) – or in Jaws 3D where the shark appears lunging at the audience (redone for Marty’s horror in the future in “Back to the Future II”).

Thank you for reading my response to Gna’s question, which as I look back could have been answered in one word). Now, here is the portion of the script which some of you were too anxious to wait for. Notice, I told you how to get to here. You can find your own way back, so there Phhht-hht-hht-hht!

It's not the real Grail?
Oh, wicked, bad, naughty, evil Zoot! She is a bad person and must pay the penalty! Do you think this scene should have been cut? We were so worried when the boys were writing it, but now, we're glad. It's better than some of the previous scenes, I think.
At least ours was better visually.
Well, at least ours was committed. It wasn't just a string of pussy jokes.
Get on with it.
Yes, get on with it!
Yes, get on with it!
Oh, I am enjoying this scene.
Get on with it!
Oh, wicked, wicked Zoot. Oh, she is a naughty person and she must pay the penalty, and here in Castle Anthrax, we have but one punishment for setting alight the grail-shaped beacon: you must tie her down on a bed and spank her.
A spanking! A spanking!

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i want out: just about lost me there, but it is a good thing!
Actually, your delightful over-analysation of both a 35-second scene AND your own verbal sidetracking was entertaining. Kind of like reading the footnotes in my "Strictly-Unnoficial, More-than-fully-annotated Script of the HoLY GRaiL."

BroMaynardG at 9:15 am January 05

At least I found out that you can only have 10 tags to a post!


BroMaynardG: The fiwst wewelease of the Gwail included at least this one pweviously-deleted scene.

Does the current wewelease of Bwian have similawly pweviously-deleted scenes?


Susana Mendonca at 9:14 am January 05

I read that there's an Eric Idol scene where ther's a "nazi" jew Terry Jones now regrets taking off.