Saturday, January 09, 2010

Resurrecting the Chimp

My Comedist Brothers and Sisters,

Over the holidays, my old college roommate was back in town so he, I, and another old friend met to drain a couple and catch up. The bar where we met was playing a montage of old clips and in the series was a bit from Mr. Ed and from Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. For those too young to remember Lancelot Link, take any of the Austin Powers movies and keep everything exactly the same, except that the entire cast was comprised of chimpanzees. Here's a video from his rock band, the Evolution Revolution:

When seeing them so close to each other, it became clear that talking chimps are inherently funnier than a talking horse. Here's a clip from mr. Ed so you can compare.

So, why is it that talking chimps are funnier than talking horses?

If you want to take the easy line that they are more like humans, then explain why talking chimps are funnier than talking babies:

So, why are chimps so funny?

Live, laugh, and love,

Irreverend Steve