Faith is not certainty so much as it is acting-as-if in great hope.
It was one of the best spoofs ever!
Spoof? How is it a spoof?
Love it! Where does he find these things?
Here, there, and everywhere, Susan. Lapin is a gold mine for this blog.
It is a spoof, Grandmere, because in order to protect the threatened spaghetti crops in Bosnia-Hetzegovina, the BBC Panaorama documentary pretended that they were actually filming in Italy!
Oh, I see, RR. Thanks for the explanation.
He found it because he vividly remembered it from 1957 and went looking for it on the off-chance, Susan. No inspiration involved.
Now that is too too too funny!!!And I was not quite yet born yet, but was on my way, later that year.No wonder I love spaghetti so much.
hey, I can't get this at work, but when I get home.... because you know, this is my birth month (and year!)
You youngsters make me so jealous. Oh to be in my 50s again.
Well, I was 12, but I didn't know much about the BBC, but I never thought spaghetti grew on trees, cause I was raised on a farm. ;-)
Susan, being raised on a farm will do that to you.
Ah, we learn something new every day, especially from Mimi. I wonder if I could plant it here in the high desert? I imagine probably not, alas.
Paul, I don't believe the habitat includes high desert environments.Lapin's commentary is probably worth including here. I couldn't put it in the post, because it would give the game away."Panorama" was the BBC's top, dead serious weekly affairs and political discussion/interview programme in the 50's and 60's. One programme ended with this short on spaghetti production. I watched it the night it was first broadcast. It's totally deadpan, and when it was finished, Richard Dimbleby (who was also - to give you some idea of his gravity - the guy who did the commentary for the Coronation in 1953) closed the show, deadpan, with the statement "And that's Panorama for today, April 1st, 1957".
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