My favorite character on the Muppets was always the Swedish Chef which is why when Spamalot opens and the first song is the Fishslapping song, I am already hooked. There is something about Scandinavians with large fish and slapping each other or throwing them around a kitchen that just makes me laugh and want to join in. I don’t know what it is but it is always hilarious. I think everyone in the theatre agreed that it is absolutely the perfect way to parody a show as well as open the show Spamalot which is now on tour. So what is the Fishslapping song from Spamalot.
They basically have a ton of people dancing around in Finnish clothing slapping each other, dancing and singing with large fish. There is something about British comedy that always makes someone being slapped with a large fish that is always funny. I have no clue what it is, but when you actually watch it and see it, you can’t help but to laugh as well. It’s sort of like when you’re a kid and watching the Muppets and you see the one Muppet who throws the fish at the movie screen or the Swedish Chef who cooks and tosses them around the kitchen and you either start laughing or just want to join in.
Anyways, I absolutely love the opening number of Spamalot and the Fishslapping song which is the perfect way to open a show about insanity, parody and killer bunnies. If you haven’t seen Spamalot or the touring cast which is live right now, I highly recommend it. You can read my Spamalot reviews and buy spamalot tickets by click any of the links in the post. The show is absolutely hilarious and even if you aren’t a fan of British humor or Monty Python, the show is still funny for everyone. The Fishslapping song is a great way to start, even though it is very Monty Python, but the show is great for everyone, even if you don’t like the Fishslapping song from Spamalot. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you like or hate Monty Python’s spamalot and if you like or hate the Fishslapping Song.