In our family, it's an in joke not associated with Monty. We like to watch those horrible half hour shows about cops and jails and such. In the detention area they have a plastic chair with restraints in which they put difficult or violent offenders. I immediately yelled, "Comfy chair" and we were talking about the probable uses of said device for bondage.
Believe it or not, they're available for just that. Rule 34, doncha know :P
Nice to know there are teens continuing the fine tradition of quoting Monty Python. :)
In my brain, I immediately go to "we have no need of comfy chairs" from the most recent season of Doctor Who. :)
(Snicker,) "I made him say 'Comfy chairs'!"
Haven't seen it yet. No spoilers!!
Even though I wasn't even there, this made me smile like I was in on it too. I'm alone when I quote Monty Python to my friends, it's nice to feel connected by something so simple. The other day at work I mentioned "woody words" and "tinny words", and everyone walked away from me, I guess it's like a secret club. (for the cool kids)
Yes, it is the cool kids' club.
2010-07-02 04:38 am (UTC)
Are you saying that the boy didn't get it? He should have been slapped with a fish.
He not only wasn't familiar with it, he appeared to be convinced that she was going on about something completely obscure. Fish slapping was definitely in order.
Walking with a friend (akicif
) through Richmond, Surrey one evening a young couple were walking towards us ... and as we got close, they stopped us and asked "What's Captain Kirk's middle name?", we both said "Tiberius", they said thanks and we walked on.
Looking at myself and my friend, neither of us was wearing anything overtly SFnal ... so I guess either it was a random drive-by trivia quiz, or something about our beards and glasses that gave it away!
Yay for Monty Python references (as I recall it's the thing that made "Sliding Doors" such a fun SF movie!)
I still have a soft spot in my heart for Sliding Doors. Now you're making me want to go watch it again! :)
Magician, a friend of mine once had a co-worker spontaneously ask him "Hey Mike, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"
Of course, he replied "Spongebob Squarepants", and the co-worker turned to another colleague and said "Told you he'd know." =)
For some reason, "The Comfy Chair" always (always!) takes my brain to "The Prickly Heat!" and suddenly I'm remembering a skit from the Sonny and Cher show, where Cher (and several other female cast members) are all tied up and being sold as slaves, and when he pics her (since she's been given the choice of her new owner or some torture called "The Prickly Heat") she begs for the prickly heat. Or something. (That's how MY brain remembers it anyway)
Did I mention I wanted to be Cher when I grew up? No wonder I'm kinky. *sporfle*
I don't remember that skit, but I do remember the show. Why wouldn't you have wanted to be Cher?
I got to play the Monty Python version of FLUXX at CONvergence yesterday :) Fun stuff!
I hope quoting Monty Python never goes out of fashion. A few years ago when a senior in college, my friend helped me out by being an actor in my scene I had to direct and as we'd walk around to find things we needed and places to rehearse, we would yell Monty Python insults back at each other.
I do believe my favorite story about Monty Python quotes was one year when my friends and I went to Scarborough Faire on its closing day (Memorial Day, so the employees have been there for *three* days in a row on top of any other exhaustion).
We didn't actually hear the triggering quote, but the faire staffer suddenly got very loud and said "Oh! Yes! Please quote more Monty Python at me! I haven't heard nearly enough this season!" Might have actually chased the offending patron a short distance too.