In our last episode of Little Britain, we found Mr Mann, shopping for a painting of a Disappointed Horse. He leaves the shop with a painting of a Displeased Owl to put next to the painting of an Inconvenienced Badger he already has at home.
A fellow fan of Little Britain wrote: “The inconvenienced badger found the displeased owl rather vexatious, actually. Couldn’t get along. Mr. Mann should be returning one or the other in just about a week or so – he can’t decide which, for the moment.”
I’m betting he’ll return both. With that extra cash burning in his pocket, he’ll be going to the record shop where he’ll be asking for an album featuring a Chorus of Fish Singing in Antarctica. The shopkeeper will actually FIND a Chorus of Fish Singing in Antarctica, and Mr. Mann will ask: “are they singing in Swahili?”.
The shopkeeper will ask for Mar’gret’s help. A Chorus of Fish Singing in Antarctica in Swahili will be found in the pile to the left. “But does the album cover feature a photograph of the fish wearing tuxedos?”. Wouldn’t you know it, yes it does, will say the shopkeeper. “Are the fish also wearing red bow ties?” Mr. Mann will further add. “Must they really be red?” The shopkeeper will ask. “I’m afraid so” will be Mr Mann’s reply. “These fish are wearing grey bow ties unfortunately”, the shopkeeper will answer, despondent. “Ah, that’s most unfortunate” Mr. Mann will say.
“But I do have an album featuring an A Capella Group of Guinea Pigs Reciting Passages of the Bhagavad Gita. In Swedish.” the shopkeeper will say. “Yes but are they wearing black tutus” Mr. Mann will ask. “Because I’ll only buy it if they’re wearing black tutus on the album cover. “As a matter of fact, the guinea pigs are indeed wearing black tutus!”, the shopkeeper will say victoriously. “All right then, I’ll take it”.
And Mr Mann will go home to listen to the A Capella Group of Guinea Pigs Reciting Passages of the Bhagavad Gita. In Swedish. Of course he’ll still find a very good reason to eventually ask for a refund.