Monday, January 25, 2010

Get on with it

In the director's cut of the cult classic 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' there's a deleted scene where the Dingo (from the tall castle full of women between 16 and 19 and a half who have a beacon that is grail-shaped) seems to be enjoying her time on screen until several characters tell her to 'Get on with it' to move the story along.

It really didn't add anything to the story so I can see why it was cut. However wasn't that long of a scene, so leaving it in really wouldn't have hurt anything (except sales of the video with the scene added for the seriously hardcore fans who had to have it to complete their Monty Python collection). See the scene here.

I bring this up because How I Met Your Mother just celebrated it's 100th episode. (Quick primer for those unfamiliar with the show, it's the story of a guy telling his two children about how he . . . you'll never guess . . . met his mother.) With each episode lasting roughly 22 minutes (without commercials), that means the narrator (Bob Sagat, which seems to work) has been telling this story for 2,200 minutes, or the equivalent of more than 36 hours. I'm trying to imagine a scenario in which any two teenage kids would listen to their dad's story for more than a day and a half (so far).

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