Monty Python's SPAMALOT - Finland / Fish Schlapping Song
I first saw Spamalot on Broadway on my birthday in 2005, with David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria, and the incomparable Tim Curry. I had no idea that 3 pages of the program and the very first song would be dedicated to Finland. I laughed so hard I thought I'd die. When my mom and dad and sister came for Christmas, I saw it with them, and it was just as fabulous second time around.
Some lovely pirate has put on the whole opening of the musical on YouTube, including David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria discussing the migratory habits of African swallows! Watch it fast, before some Broadway Police will have it yanked off YouTube. And I keep telling people, if you have to beg, borrow, steal, or sell bodily fluids, get yourself to New York (and/or London) to see this — it will be worth every penny, and then some.
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Ha! If that weren't rude enough, in the London West End version, they open the song with a FINLAND FILM!