Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Terrifyingness, thy name is...

We have something of a Worzel obsession going on at our house (hence the incident on the weekend involving two brooms, a wig, a mannequin head and a dress) ... it started off innocently enough... but now we watch it nearly every night! And any guests foolish enough to stumble into the vicinity of our lounge will be invariably treated to a screening of at least one of our fave episodes. This one ranks the highest, featuring as it does many of the "unique" features of the show that make it so fucked up great: Worzel's love of solving problems with senseless violence, blatant sexism, beheadings and dismemberments, classism and, well... it's a show about talking scarecrows, that should really say it all.

Since you, my loyal reader, aren't able to be here in person... please take a cyber-trip to my lounge and enjoy this special blog "screening" (eg. a few cobbled together screengrabs with some cursory comments underneath):

Hmmm... nothing says light hearted romps ahead like a body tied to a stake!

Mere minutes into the episode, Worzel attempts to decapitate a female scarecrow... because she refuses to marry him (bloody feminists!) The dubiousness of this as a solution to problems of a romantic nature aside, it should also be noted that the bride-to-be in question also looked like this:

Yes, a rotting cadaver.

Worzel then attempted to woo her by procuring himself a new head; an "Andsome Ead". The Handsome Head? Well, it looked like this:

After the head is placed on (a scene in which Worzel REMOVES HIS EXISTING HEAD!!) Worzel then returns a courtin'.

His beautiful intended agin:

Unfortunately, despite his attractive new Errol Flynn style visage, the lady scarecrow is unimpressed and proceeds to decapitate him and then fling his limbs vigorously into the cornfield.

Send your therapists bill direct to the BBC!

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