THE EYE AT 50 BLOG

Vicar demands more fucks
Posted by Adam Macqueen, 22nd June 2009 | 5 comments

Reverend George Pitcher misses the point of a joke and takes issue with the Eye’s last cover in his Daily Telegraph blog here.

Just to prove there’s no no-fuck policy, a quick reminder of December 1993.
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And to prove there’s no objection to buggery in the Eye office either…
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Comments

Comment by matthew davis
June 22, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

there was also the post-jeremy Thorpe trial “Buggers can’t be losers” cover

Comment by Adam
June 23, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

You’re quite right. With a “sod” thrown in for good measure, too…

http://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers.php?showme=458

Comment by Lyle
June 24, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

Ah, yes, the Jeremy Thorpe case — the one involving a self-confessed player of the pink oboe, as Mr Cook so inimitably phrased it? Good times.

Comment by Adam
June 24, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

Or should that be it as the great Christopher Booker phrased it? He maintains he alone wrote that judge’s summing up for the Eye, which Cook later extemporised upon for the Amnesty International gig (watch bits of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUrnTTJQQYg ).

Actually the pink oboe was definitely one of the additions on the night – legend has it, provided by a passing Billy Connoly, as a frantic Cook demanded extra euphemisms from the rest of the cast backstage.

Comment by Lyle
June 29, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

Ta for the YouTube link! Fantastic insights on a comedy gem.