I’d like to return this parrot…

Straight from today’s headlines:

The proposed EU ban on exotic birds comes after Britain confirmed that a parrot died in quarantine of the same H5N1 strain of bird flu that has devastated poultry stocks and killed more than 60 people in Asia….

e's pinin
Causing, of course, another Python Flashback:

… Mr. Praline: ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

The deceased parrot isn’t funny, but the skit is.

Toy plush available here.


  1. Jim in Texas says:

    Hmmmm, you got the “Cheese Shop” skit too?? That’s at least as funny as the “Pet Shop”

    Yes, yes, I know, you’re highlighting the Asian Flu thing, I was just curious. Besides, I lived in England, the bird’s as likely to have snuffed it from freezing to death!