"I Have Nothing Against Your Right Leg… The Trouble Is, Neither Have You"

2008
Jan
18

Something about certain of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore’s comedy bits never get old. Of course, 30+ years of “hire the handicapped” campaigns and “non-traditional casting” help to keep it current, and “politically incorrect” (I HATE that term, but it fits). Although, today a one-legged man could conceivably play Tarzan, with CGI filling in the second leg. Heck, the only thing keeping Christopher Reeve from resuming his old role as Superman is the fact that he’s dead… and a few more years and that won’t be an obstacle either. What am I rambling on about? I don’t know, watch the video.

In spite of the obvious visual element of Dudley Moore hopping around, this bit worked incredibly well in audio-only format, in Cook & Moore’s 1974 Original Cast Album LP of their stage revue “Good Evening”, which I enjoyed two years before first seeing them do it on Saturday Night Live (and a baker’s dozen years before the performance on the YouTube clip).

I’ll even threaten to anger the Copyright Gods by offering an mp3 of the totally unavailable album cut. Enjoy.

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