Yes, but do you have a flag?

15 Mar

A post over at Red’s Basement regarding Engelbert Humperdinck reminded me of a Eddie Izzard quote from his “Dress To Kill” comedy hour. If you haven’t seen it, well, you’re no friend of mine.

  • “His name changed from Jerry Dorsey to Englbert Humperdink! I mean, I’d just like to be in the room when they were working that one through: “Zinglebert Bambledack! Yingeebert Dangleban! Zanglebert Dingleback! Winglebert Humptiback! Slupbum Waller!” “What?” “Alright, Kringlebert Fishtibuns! Steveibuns Buttrentrunden…” “No, Jerry Dorsey! I like—” “No we can’t… Let’s see, we have Zinglebert Bambledack, Dinglebert Wangledack, Slupbum Waller, Klingibum Fistlbars, Dinglebert Zambeldack, uh… Jerry Dorsey, Englerbert Humptiback, Zinglebert Bambledack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dinglebert Wingledank” “No, no, go back one!””

The show is a testament to intelligent humor…it’s one of the best hour long comedy shows I’ve ever seen. Check it out if you get a chance.

  • We stole countries with the cunning use of flags. Just sail around the world and stick a flag in. “I claim India for Britain!” And they’re going “You can’t claim us, we live here! Five hundred million of us!” “Do you have a flag? … No flag, no country!”
  • “I grew up in Europe, you know, where the history comes from. And uh…oooh yes. You tear your history down, man! Thirty years old let’s smash it to the floor and put a car park here!”
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