I’m running around doing far too many things this morning, so blog posting will be a little sparse. To keep you entertained, here’s a scene from the 1966 British comedy, “Don’t Lose Your Head“. It’s the thirteenth in the “Carry On” movie series, and is a spoof on the Scarlet Pimpernel stories by Baroness Orczy, dating back to 1905, concerning an English nobleman who sets out to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution. Needless to say, things go hilariously wrong on all levels, almost all the time.
I grew up on a diet of the “Carry On” movies. I suspect their influence is still visible in my sense of humor . . .
Is there a doctor in the house?
pretty good. must be a french thing.
Those are hilarious!
Best "touch" in that whole thing, of course, is the placing of the intended-excuted-to-be in the "face-up" prone position (which, of course, was NOT the regular procedure in real-life) – presumably, so that he could "see what's coming"…
An old joke has it that, that was the positioning that might be done with those who were particularly-serious "offenders", or were especially-hated – in order to increase the "punishment" to the maximum-possible, of course!