Run it up your mast By Ed Park|2014-12-30T10:15:18-08:00January 28, 2009|1975, comedy, Eric Idle, George Harrison, Monty Python|3 Comments Author Recent Posts Ed Park Latest posts by Ed Park (see all) Bring on the Lucie by Hallelujah the Hills - October 9, 2015 Experiment: Two Words - July 27, 2013 POV - July 19, 2013 George Harrison on Eric Idle’s Rutland Weekend Television playing his Pirate Song. (Via VSL) Like this:Like Loading... Related posts: My night of Rutlesmania Happy 65th birthday to Beatle Ted…I think? Four-string serenade Share This Article FacebookTwitterEmail 3 Comments Ingrid February 1, 2009 at 3:50 am - Reply I love it. Are there more?(Also, I had the same hairdo, unfortunately, as George in 8th grade.) Michael February 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply Oh that’s great; I have that on a boot, but I’ve never seen it. Thanks for posting it! I think Eric Idle’s relationship with the other Pythons was a lot like Harrison’s with the other Beatles. This and fewer mysteries will be expounded upon whenever I get around to putting up this “Beatles and Comedy” thing I’m working on. Oh, and I liked the little modified Beatle-kick George does at the end. Out of all of ’em, I think he’s the one I would’ve most liked to have met. Ingrid February 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm - Reply Michael, George’s humor is so deliciously subtle. One of my favorite interviews in Anthology is when he’s talking about how difficult it was to sing the Rubber Soul- era songs live, and so to cover up the rough bits they’d “wave, or give them a little Elvis leg” — and then there’s a clip of the Beatles playing Paperback Writer, and sure enough, George gives a tiny little wave during the harmony, and the crowd goes nuts. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.