Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monsterpiece Theater

Well, I didn't watch The Unseen Alistair Cooke on Masterpiece Classic Sunday night, and at this point there's no telling when or if that will even happen. C'est la vie! But in my previous post about the program, in the comments section Deborah reminded me of Monsterpiece Theater! Anyone besides me & Deborah remember these skits? In the spirit of all things Masterpiece, I decided to share a few YouTube clips here...

The 39 Stairs:



Upstairs, Downstairs:



Dr. No:



If you have a favorite segment, feel free to leave the link in the comments!

13 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

I LOVED these! Thanks for reminding me how much....

Ruth said...

@Bev - Oh you're welcome! glad you enjoyed the clips!

Deborah said...

YAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dances With Wolves!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR4AaJxduek

heidenkind said...

Chariots of Fur!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4a0rEogx54

Ruth said...

@Deborah - Thanks for the post idea! These clips were a lot of fun to revisit. Dances With Wolves is hilarious!!

@heidenkind - Thanks for the link - Grover and Harry throwing around "old chap" and "old bean" cracked me up!!! Great pick!

Renee Ann said...

Love 'em!

Deborah said...

do you remember that they also did a Mystery parody, Mysterious Theater with Vincent Twice Vincent Twice. Though I think those only featured Sherlock Hemlock. Oh Sesame Street..it's hilarious how many adult stuff they do that just goes over kid's heads.

Ruth said...

@Renee Ann - Glad you enjoyed the clips! :)

@Deborah - Okay, I have NO memory of Mysterious Theater! Tragic! I'm gonna have to check out some clips on YouTube...Sherlock Hemlock is awesome. Those were the good ol' days...LOL! ;)

chezjulie said...

These are WONderful.

Ruth said...

@chezjulie - I know! I am so glad Deborah reminded me of these because I have gotten a real kick out of watching the clips again. Thanks for commenting!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I think Alistair Cookie is the reason I love Cookie Monster so much. The 39 Stairs was a particular favorite of mine. The end cracks me up every time!

"You okay?"
"I do not know."
"Stay there, we still on camera."
"Hurry."

When I was old enough to watch Masterpiece Theater with my mom, I remember thinking that Alistair Cooke stole his name from Monsterpiece Theater. My mom laughed for a long time when she had to explain that to me. I was quite incensed.

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Oh my gosh, I hit up YouTube for some of the Mysterious Theater clips that Deborah mentioned and I'm sitting here laughing myself silly. I had completely forgotten these!

Dial M for Mother:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OstByA2mq7Q

Ruth said...

@Ruth - Oh too funny! I wonder if I had similar notions about the origin of Alistair Cooke's name, only I can't remember them? LOL

And thanks for sharing the Dial M for Mother skit - too cute!