Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A symbolic form of rape


Having got into a nostalgic mood after finding that Jimmy Buffet news, imagine the excitement when the BBC News website revealed the finding of the long lost The Wardrobe sketch from the Pete & Dud show. Not the original television recording, which has somehow been wiped, but the text that has enabled the sketch by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore to be re-enacted with Dud (played by Adrian Edmondson) waking up screaming from a dream. Pete (played by Jonny Sweet) decides to attempt to decipher Dud’s dream using Freud’s theories and comes out with the immortal line: “Reading the newspaper, in Freudian terms, is a symbolic form of rape.”
14-07-2010 losepeteanddudsketch
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