Video: When Messiah comes unstuck

Video: When Messiah comes unstuck


norman lebrecht

December 22, 2013

Media analysts at Slipped Disc Central have been scouring every frame of the video below in an attempt to isolate its everlasting appeal. They conclude that the moment at 0:22, when Messiah reaches round to touch his boxer shorts, is one of Handel’s subversive masterstrokes, on a par with Hombre, my fu…. and Come for tea, my people.


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  • SergioM says:

    Now THAT’S funny!

  • David Boxwell says:

    This guy got well acquainted with grief, and gave his cheeks to them . . .

  • He was merely demonstrating the possibilities of ‘Every Valley’.

  • Jimbo says:

    Ha,ha, like that episode of Frank Spencer.

  • Butt: Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory.

  • sixtus says:

    If only “Spider-Man Turn off the Dark” on Broadway had been this entertaining it wouldn’t be closing on January 4!

  • MWnyc says:

    Part the First opens with “Come for tea, my people” and ends with

    “His yolk is over easy, His coffee is light.”

  • cabbagejuice says:

    Looks like Peter Pan showed up for the wrong night.