Friday, April 2, 2010

Monty Python - Always look on the bright side of life

‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ was originally featured in the 1979 Python film The Life of Brian. The song takes place at the very end of the film when Brian, played by Graham Chapman, is being crucified for involvement in a kidnap plot. A character on a nearby cross, Mr Frisbee III, played by Eric Idle, attempts to cheer up Brian by singing this song, a manifestation of the British custom of keeping a 'stiff upper lip' during a crisis. Soon, the other people being crucified join in singing and whistling. The film then fades to the music.

Chanted on football terraces, featured in numerous TV montages of disgraced celebrities and even sung at funerals, ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ has been voted the U.K.’s favourite comedy song.

Cheer up, Brian, you know what they say...

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