55 plus 28: Beneath the Planet of the Saturday Smile

Posted: 14 September 2019 in 55 plus, saturday smiles
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You know, I wonder if anyone’s suspicious that I’m getting a bit desperate with the titles of these Saturday posts. Naaah, shurely not…

Long before I started the countdown blogs, every so often, on a Saturday, I’d put up some YouTube videos or some single panel editorial cartoons, or even some ‘funny newspaper headlines’… some silliness, anyway.

Silliness, even in the roughest of times, the worst of days, is never unimportant. Indeed, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate silliness as one of the best, the most superlative, things about humanity.

And after the week we’ve all had, we deserve much silliness; so here’s some more bits of silliness.


My lad pointed out to me that we’re coming up – in a couple of weeks – to Monty Python‘s 50th anniversary. That seems as good a reason as any to show you this, The Argument Sketch


May I introduce you to… Gerald The Gorilla

Ah, can’t believe I’ve never put this one up: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore with One Leg Too Few

An old BBC ad for childrens’ television, which always gives me a smile, anyway

And for grownups, this from the BBC: Perfect Day

And a couple of short ones, from Mitch. For his usual shows, Mitch will often ask for three news stories from the audience and will write a one-off song about them. When he does kids’ shows, however, he does something different. here are two of my favourites from them

Phil’s Fishy Ballet

And Guinea Pig Squash

See you tomorrow, with something else.

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