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.
The other day I heard Spamalot was on tour and in DC at the Warner Theatre so I decided to click on the banner to the right for Goldstar to see if any tickets were available. Sure enough I got a Spamalot ticket for about $20 and decided to see the show. The questions is, is the Spamalot on Tour cast as good as the broadway cast and is it worth buying Spamalot tickets for a touring cast. The truth is that yes, the touring cast of Spamalot is actually probably better than the original Tony winning broadway cast and it is 100% a must see show. Even if you don’t like Monty Python. Buy Spamalot Tickets on sale by clicking on the Goldstar banner to the right of this post.
“The Air and Space Museum…I thought it would be an empty building….Wow!” One thing that I enjoyed about the touring cast is that they made jokes about Washington DC and have jokes lined up for every city that they go to. It not only makes the show more relevant to you, but it is absolutely hilarious when the show customizes itself. The jokes stay very true to the original movie of The Holy Grail by Monty Python, but at the same time they have modernized some of the characters and the songs from the show.
One of the funniest modernized parts of the show is when they have Lancelot come out of the closet. All of the sudden he performs a disco song with a bunch of drag queens. It was almost like being at Priscilla Queen of the Desert, but with less sequins, feathers and glitter. Then in pure Monty Python comedy, when King Arthur is talking to the Lady of the Lake, he said he always thought she was a fairy and not a woman. Then she goes back and says no,,,Lancealot is the fairy, didn’t you see the last act or number. The entire show is filled with Monty Python one liners and you even have the Knights that say Nee making an appearance. You have the homicidal rabbit and you get an entire cast of amazing performers.
I highly recommend that you buy Spamalot tickets for when it’s coming to your city. The touring cast had an amazing array of talent with singing, acting and pulling off a purely Monty Python movie that is fun for everyone in the family. You probably shouldn’t bring little kids to the show as they may not get many of the jokes, but Spamalot is a family friendly show that everyone will love. I give the touring cast of Spamalot 4 and a half stars out of 5. That is one of the highest rankings I have ever given a show. Not only did they do an amazing job, but they took the show to an entirely new level. Spamalot on Tour is 100% worth seeing. The songs, the acting and the choreography make it 100% worth going to.