Here's a fantab spoof of those great Gerry Anderson "Supermarionation" programs performed by none other than the comedy team of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Obviously dating from the mid-sixties (my guess being the magic year of '66), this skit was done when the duo was/were (dependin' on where ya readin' this!) so secure in and of themselves and their talents that they didn't have to bother trying to break into the Amerigan entertainment market like too many Britsters (and Cook and Moore eventually) did only to fall flat on their goose eggs. (Not that Cook and Moore failed, far from that in fact given a stellar early SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE appearance and better-than-average movie/sitcom roles...no Eric Idle-styled schlup-ups for these two!!!) A big heaping hunk of thanks to Dawn Eden for pointing this one out on her own blog!
Saturday, June 24, 2006