The flagon with the dragon

Today Kate Shrewsday wrote about modern court jesters in the UK, and I was reminded instantly of the old Danny Kaye film The Court Jester (1956*). The humor of that era might not play well today but I’ve never forgotten and never stopped giggling (like the 13-year-old girl I was) over the silly verbal gymnastics in these two “flagon with the dragon” scenes.

*Movie buffs will have to explain to me why the movie is dated variously as 1955 or 1956. All I can determine is that it was produced in 1955 and released in January 1956.

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12 replies

  1. Well, what a treat. I love Danny Kaye and I do recall this from a very long time ago. Good clowning never, ever loses its appeal, PT! Thank you!

  2. One of the great scenes in a wonderful movie.

  3. I’ve always just loved this 🙂

  4. Some things are classic. Great scenes. Thanks for the giggles!

  5. Reminds me of I Love Lucy’s “Vita, vita vegamin” or something like that.

  6. the vessel with the pestle is the brew that is true. Got it!

  7. That’s one of my favorite movies ever, and a great scene. I often quote it in my mind.

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