Saturday, April 9, 2011

Too Short To Be Haughty

Too short to be haughty: The picture that immediately springs to mind is from the classic sketch written by Marty Feldman & John Law and first performed on The Frost Report in 1966. John Cleese was the haughty upper class toff looking down on the middle class Ronnie Barker who in turn looked up to John Cleese and looked down on the working class Ronnie Corbett, who got a pain in the back of his neck. Ian Dury had his own personal class issues coming from a working class father and a (at least) middle class mother, he would often effect a cockney worker's accent not quite in keeping with his upbringing, the little rascal.

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