The other day, I had a clip of Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe performing his character 'E.L. Wisty' who regularly philosophized on a park bench about his Great Thoughts on the world.. Later, when he and Dudley Moore teamed up for their series, Not Only, But Also, on the BBC in the mid-1960s, they created a couple of someone similar characters, at least in theory. That would be 'Pete & Dud', two lower-class cockneys who fancied themselves all-knowing about the ways of the world, and and analyzed all the details in various settings. 'Pete' tended to be more of a know-it-all, while 'Dud' a touch more insecure, trying to keep up. But together they were a wonderful pair.
It's been three years since I posted them waxing about doctors, which is far too long to long without jumping back to them. (Which you can see here.) So, let's correct that. Here they are breaking down the world of fine art. I get the sense that the two often ad-libbed a bit through these, Peter Cook going off on his own tangents a bit more often, and you can likely see that here where at one point Dudley Moore struggles to keep from cracking up.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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