Love John Cleese, Dr Who with David Tennant of course and love this post Sarah hope you are feeling better after your eye operation my mum had similar Ian
I’ve made no secret about my vintage Doctor Who fandom on this blog. Recent comments by comedian John Cleese reminded me when he made an art-related appearance on the legendary television series in 1979.
For his brief dialogue, story editor Douglas Adams served up a piece of art babble worthy of Vogon poetry status. Cleese and actress Eleanor Bron give the Doctor’s time machine, the Tardis, a critique that could straight out of Saatchi gallery press release. (See the John Cleese clip from “The City of Death” at this link. )
Cleese: “For me, one of the most curious things about this piece is its wonderful… afunctionalism.”
Bron: “Yes. I see what you mean. Divorced from…