Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bring out your dead!

I mentioned that I had recently snagged a copy of the Holy Grail, but did not mention the fact that Graham took an interest in the box and wanted to watch it. OK, I thought, lets do it.

So the initial seen about the velocity of sparrows carrying coconuts etc. was lost on him, as you can imagine, but then it cuts directly to the scene where a cart of corpses is being pulled through filthy muddy medieval streets by Eric Idle, who cries "Bring out your dead!" Hmm, I'm thinking, does Graham get this? Sure enough, by the time John Cleese brings out the old dude who says "I'm not quite dead yet" Graham tells me to stop it, "this is too scary." I put on the Garbage Trucks video and calm was restored....

Cut to pre-school, the next week (this is as recounted to Mary by Graham's teacher). Graham's class is being shown some knights of some sort, and Graham gets all excited and launches into a torrent of verbalization. The teacher doesn't really catch any of it, until the end, when Graham says: "Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!", and she realized that he was quoting from the Grail. In this case, the apple truly does not fall far from the tree.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude, stop traumatizing your poor kid, read a childhood development book and play some age-appropriate game with him. Afterward, rent "Snakes on a Plane", and watch together, I'm sure he'll have another verbal outburst when his teacher has a lecture on reptiles.