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Monday, October 27, 2008

Before Spinal Tap, before The Beatles...



There were The Rutles. Going to the vault this week for a little-known homage to the Fab Four by Monty Python's Eric Idle. Really, the first true mocumentary that was just as funny as Spinal Tap would be a few years later, and as good a parody of sixties mania as any Austin Powers flick. (Look for cameos by many of SNL’s early stars like Bill Murray and John Belushi as well.)

2 comments:

phillybikeboy said...

Another mockumentary worth noting is the Bad News Tour, from Michael White's Comic Strip. It predates Spinal Tap by a couple years, and is wonderfully bleak. Part 2Part 3

Greg said...

Of course - the Rutles had talent, which was well hidden in Spinal Tap.