Friday, 10 October 2014

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling ........

Was a fictional character played by the late and great comedian Peter Cook.

Off topic I know  .....

Streeb-Greebling was a stereotype of the upper class English twit, described as "narrow-minded" and occasionally a " heartless bastard ".

John Cleese of Monty Python fame described him as one of Cook's range of " men, particularly English men, so trapped by their culture that they never knew how to live ".

The comedy duo of Cook and Dudley Moore featured Streeb-Greebling in their classic review beyond the fringe.

Every time I see a Great Crested Grebe I am reminded of this character. 

1 comment:

  1. Scary how a character created many years ago is still relevant today.